ANNOUNCEMENTS

Activity Sign Ups

Annual Awards Mess Dinner

Our annual awards mess dinner will return Wed 29 May this year. It will serve as our weekly training night (Do NOT go to Richmond Green Secondary School).


Cadets will have the chance to participate in a military mess dinner (with food!) and is a highly-anticipated event. It's a time for the cadets to celebrate the success of the year with their peers and join in on activities, presentations. Annual awards will be presented to deserving cadets.


Location: BMO IFL hall. 3500 Pharmacy Ave, Scarborough, ON, M1W 3Z3.

Date: Wed 29 May

Time: Arrival is at 1800-1815 hrs and departure is at 2145 hrs.

Tickets: $10 (subsidized fee). Get yours at the KIT SHOP before they run out (by Sun 19 May)!

Hamilton Warplane Heritage Museum

A day-trip for the Hamilton Warplane Heritage Museum is planned for Sun 26 May. All cadets are welcome.

Keep an eye out at this space for details in the future.


ADA: Barrie Air Show

Note: Details are being released from the area office. Details are as accurate as we are aware of at this point.


The area office is host a trip to the Barrie Air Show and Canadian Armed Forces day on Sat 15 Jun. Spend a day to learn about our military, see loud jets soar the skies, and also to fulfill the mandatory CAF Famil PO.


There is no cost to participate in this activity. Transportation and lunch is provided. Bus timings are expected to be 0745 hrs - 1700 hrs.


LDA: Canoe day / trip

There may be an opportunity for a canoe trip / day over 29 / 30 Jun in the Borden area. As an adventure training, approvals are being sought at this time and details are coming in the next few weeks.


If cadets are interested, and available, please sign up below to join the interest list.


Concept of execution


Meet the Chief

A Youth Appreciation Night that allows youth leaders to meet the Chief of various community service and support group. Such service includes St. John Ambulance, Police, Fire fighter and much more. This will take place at the Cafe of Bur Oak Secondary School at 6 June 2024 between 19:00 to 21:00.


Uniform Exchanges

Update: Put in your request by Fri 17 May to have common-size exchanged by ACR. There is currently a uniform-order freeze in the system.

Cadets with ill-fitting uniform parts are to place exchange requests on the squadron dashboard. It takes 2-4 weeks to service requests so request early!

All uniform parts are, in general, available. Exchange requests for out-of-stock sizes may see a delay.

Squadron Dashboard (click "Exchange uniform parts at the bottom"): https://dash.8globemaster.com/Cadets/Dashboard.aspx

Direct link for uniform exchanges: https://dash.8globemaster.com/Cadets/UniformExchange.aspx

Please follow the instructions to sign in with your Cadet 365 account. First time user of the dashboard needs to grant the dashboard view permission to Cadet 365 basic info (included in the instructions).

Marksmanship Day

A Marksmanship Day is scheduled for Sun 19 May. This is to satisfy the training requirement for all Level 1; and Level 2 & 3 Fast Track cadets. 


Keep an eye out at this space for details in the future.


Annual Ceremonial Review (ACR)

Our Annual Ceremonial Review for 2024 is set for Sun 9 Jun (approx 0800 - 1530 hrs It is mandatory for all cadets to attend this graduation parade. It signifies the end of the training year. However, some smaller activities and social events will still run in June.

Friends and family are welcome to join as spectators.

July and August are summer training months and all squadrons are in stand-down mode.

Field Training Exercise

The Spring Field Training Exercise (FTX) will commence on Fri 31 May (evening) - Sun 2 Jun (afternoon). Cadets will be allocated in hard shelters and tenting.

This FTX contributes towards the PO x90 fundamental training. All cadets who have not attended an FTX this training year should attend. The next opportunity will be in the next training year, in the fall.

All cadets can sign up. Priority goes to cadets who will need this weekend to qualify for their levels.

Level 5 participation is required to organize and lead this activity.


Squadron Sweaters

Squadron sweaters are now available in the KIT SHOP for a discounted price!

Purchase yours by Sun 12 May!

Location Change: Wed 8 May

Due to a permit change, regular parade night for Wed 8 May is being MOVED.


Do NOT show up at Richmond Green Secondary School.


Instead, parade night will run at Our Lady Queen of the World Catholic Academy

Address: 10475 Bayview Ave, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 3P2.

Royal Canadian Legion Cadet Medal of Excellence

The Royal Canadian Legion Cadet Medal of Excellence nomination is open until Sun 28 Apr. Please see the Nominal Form for details.

Squadron Photo Night

Photo Night will be taking place on Wed 24 Apr 2024. Further details will be provided through Warning Order. 

The Dress will be C1.


Come with your best uniform, and your brightest smiles!

Spring Tagging

Spring tagging is from Fri 26 - Sun 28 Apr 2024. Tagging is the primary fundraising activity for the squadron and is run two times a year. Funds raised go directly to squadron activities such as permits, activity buses, food, equipment, outing subsidies...etc.


To fulfill fundraising goals, cadets should allocate time for at least 2 half-day shifts. The shift options are: 1) Fri evening, 2) Sat morning, 3) Sat afternoon, 4) Sun morning, and 5) Sun afternoon. Efford-based incentives for individuals and their flights are in place to encourage participation.


Parents / Guardians are asked to drive your cadet to and from the tagging locations (stores).


Tag boxes will be distributed to cadets prior to shifts to streamline the process and minimize driving time. Please ensure you attend Wed 24 Apr training night for tag boxes.


See Tagging Orders for full details.

Shift sign up link: https://forms.office.com/r/xvuUNMjgff

Summer Course Applications

Summer course applications due Thu 28 Mar 1700 hrs. Applications past this date will only be considered for backfill opportunities.

Summer courses are free of charge, and available to current cadets only.


Summer Training course cadet applications

The following courses are currently available:


Application Link: https://dash.8globemaster.com/SummerCourse/8




National Course course cadet applications

The application process for the following national courses (Level 3+) started in Sep 2023:


To be published:



CTC staff cadet applications (Level 3+)

The following locations are currently in backfill application:

In region

Out of region

Virtual



Application Link: https://dash.8globemaster.com/SummerCourse/8

Follow up by email (8air[at] cadets.gc.ca) for

2023-AIR-CADET-SUMMER-TRAINING-OPPORTUNITIES.pdf

Region Directed Activity - Gliding Day

8 Squadron's next gliding day is scheduled for Sat 20 Apr. 30 cadets are able to participate. Sign up is required. A quota is reserved for each level. First-come-first-served for cadets who have not had a glider flight. Sign up past the quota will be placed on a waitlist to be backfilled. Selection will be published once the list is filled. The next gliding day is schedule for Fall 2024.


Area Directed Activity: Treetop Trekking

Note: Due to the short distance between Richmond Hill and the training location, this has been deemed a parental-drop-off activity by RCSU. Please drop off and pick up your cadet at the training location (Treetop Trekking).


Central Ontario Area (COA) will be conducting an Area Directed Activity (ADA) Supported Day (ADA 9) for all Cadet Corps/Squadron (CC/Sqn) on Sun 21 Apr. We are aiming to have all cadets participate in this fun activity.


Sports Team / Competition

One of the aims of the Cadet program is to promote physical fitness. As part of the Sports Team, you will have an opportunity to participate in a variety of physical activities such as basketball, spike ball, or anything sports-related that you suggest. In addition, the Sports Team also offer other possibilities such as representing our squadron in sports competitions with other squadrons/corps! 


The Sports Team meets weekly on Fridays (2030 hrs - 2200hrs) at the Ross Doan Public School gym. 


If you are interested in joining practices, please sign up here.


For questions about the Team, including the 883 invitational comp on 18 May 2024 at Denison Armoury, please email FSgt Feng (SFeng647@cdt.cadets.gc.ca).

Marlies Game - Cadet Day

Date: Sunday, March 24, 2024

Dress: Appropriate civilian clothing

Timings: Game starts at 1600 hrs

Cost: $23


8 Squadron is looking for interest for the Cadet Marlies Game. Should there be enough interest, we will open up for payment. Should there be close to 40 cadets attending, the squadron will provide bus transportation from Tom Graham Arena (1400 hr departure; 1900 - 2000 hrs arrival, depending on game end time and traffic).


Sign up by Fri 1 Mar, indicate in remarks section if you will still attend should transportation not be provided. Payment due after 1 Mar. Visit back often for potential update on payment and/or bus transportation.

Squadron Stand Down

On 13 March 2024, the squadron will not be having Wednesday training night due to March break.


Wednesday training will resume on 20 March 2024.


All other activities at school facilities will also be cancelled from 11 Ma

Cadet Fitness Assessment

8 Globemaster Squadron will be hosting our annual Cadet Fitness Assessment (CFA) this coming Wednesday, 21 Feb 24! This is an activity of the Air Cadets to promote the physical fitness aspect of the program. Cadets will be able to participate in activities to test their strength, endurance, and flexibility. This is a unique opportunity to measure your personal fitness and to set individual goals for improvement. Please ensure that your health card on your person, and dress in appropriate athletic attire and footwear.

Recruit Swearing-in ceremony

Recruits who joined in the new year will be sworn in on Wed Feb 28 during closing parade (2100 - 2130 hrs).

Parents are welcome to witness the ceremony in the gym. Pictures are welcome, while respecting parade protocols.


March Break Trip 2024

Update: Cadets can sign up on Kit Shop (below) for waitlist backfill, but do NOT pay. Email 8Air@cadets.gc.ca to cancel waitlist.

8 Globemaster Squadron is hosting an optional March Break trip to Halifax NS, (incl. some of: CFB Shearwood, CFB Greenwood, CFB Halifax,) from Sat 9 to Fri 15 March 2024. This is to fulfill the aims of Citizenship, Leadership, and stimulate interest in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) of the Cadet program.

RCSU (Atlantic) is hosting our squadron and various CAF Famil activities are being arranged. Due to ever-changing operational tempo, planned tours may be reshuffled or substituted and new adventures added.

Come spend a week with your fellow cadets and see something different!


Note: This trip is currently undergoing the final approval process at Regional Cadet Support Unit (Central). Approval is expected to arrive by cadet selection deadline.

Details

Sign up

Selection

Payment

Parental Consent / Waiver


Please check your Cadet 365 email daily for potential updates.

Questions about the trip or sign up: 8Air@cadets.gc.ca

PO 513 Workshop

This January 27th - 28th we will be having a virtual Guest Speaker workshop series!


The PO 513 Workshop series is a virtual workshop which enhances common training skills, providing the opportunity for cadets to enter consolidated training with peers, different corps, and other squadrons. With a focus on leadership and instructional techniques, the PO 513 Workshop series is available for Sgt+, and contributes greatly to fostering social and cognitive competence, and developing leadership attributes.


Please view PO 513 (2024) Joining Instructions  for details and requirements.


Ski / Snowboard Day

8 Globemaster is organizing a Ski / Snowboard / Snowblade day at Lakeridge Ski Resort on Sat 3 Feb evening.


Date: Sat 3 Feb Evening

Details: Please check Warning Order for details.

Signup & Payment: Kit Shop Item

Cadet Correspondent Workshop - Call for Interest

Submissions for Cadet Correspondent Workshop are now being accepted. 


Cadet Correspondent Workshop is a virtual Cadet365 training, conducted over the span of 5 weeks with weekly meetings covering the basics of policy, best practices, and skills required to capture and draft engaging quality content for regional social media streams. This also provides cadets with the skills necessary to draft local writeups and become knowledgeable to support our squadron's photographic needs. The workshop includes some written and media exercises and is delivered by qualified RCSU UPARs.


Please view 2023-24 Cadet Correspondent Warning Order  for details and requirements.


If interested, complete the Cadet Correspondent form and submit by no later than Wednesday, January 17, 2024. Please note, only candidates who are accepted to the course will be contacted directly. We thank you for your interest and wish you success! 


6 Feb to 5 Mar 24

Tuesday evenings from 1830 – 2000 hrs

8 Feb to 7 Mar 24

Thursday evenings from 1830 – 2000 hrs


Effective Speaking Team

“Fear of public speaking can be overcome with effective public speaking tips, skills and strategies.”

Robert Moment

 

To be able to effectively speaks is to allows individuals to convey their thoughts with clarity and precision, ensuring that their message is not only heard but also understood. It cultivates confidence, enabling individuals to express themselves convincingly and persuasively whether it is under a public or private setting . In the professional world, effective speaking one of the most crucial skill to be acquired for it makes good leadership, negotiation and teamwork, allowing individuals to influence and inspire their peers. By developing cadet in the art of public speech cadet can over come their fear to voice themselves in front of crowd and strangers, propelling them to be better leaders and member of sociality.

 

8 Globemaster Sqn effective speaking club will be hosting its first meeting on Tuesday 16 Jan 2024 and every Tuesday after until competition.

Meetings: Tuesdays (Microsoft Teams)

Dress: Appropriate civilian dress.

Signup: Sign-up Link

Holiday Stand Down

8 Globemaster Squadron will be on holiday stand down from Saturday December 23rd, 2023 - Sunday January 7th, 2024. Their will be no training nights on the Wednesdays during this period, and our normal schedule will resume on Monday January 8th, 2024

Note:

Specific teams such as marksmanship may have a special schdule during this period, which will be confirmed with cadets directly in advance.


Happy Holidays!!

Squadron Holiday Party

Celebrate the joyous season with 8 Globemaster at the Squadron's Holiday Party!


Join in on an evening filled with great food, fun events, festivities and more. We will gather at the Richmond Hill Legion Branch 375 on Wednesday 20 December, from 1830hrs to 2130hrs. Get your ticket now for a memorable experience, watching your fellow cadets perform, working with friends on activities and having a fun time all together!


Ticket sale closes end of 14 December, or when tickets run out. Tickets to be purchased at the Kit Shop. Payment must be made by E-transfer by end of 14 Dec; or cash at canteen on Wed 13 Dec.

Location Change: Wed 6 Dec

Due to a permit change, regular parade night for Wed 6 Dec will be CANCELLED.


Do NOT show up at Richmond Green Secondary School.


Instead, the squadron has arranged 2 special activities (bowling and indoor rock climbing) for cadets to relax and bond. These activities are optional and cadets not attending will have a night off.


Location Change: Wed 29 Nov

Due to a permit change, the location for Wed 29 Nov parade night will be at Bayview Secondary School.

Address: 10077 Bayview Ave, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 2L4

Do NOT show up at Richmond Green Secondary School.

Remembrance Day Parade

This year's Richmond Hill Remembrance Day Parade is taking place on Remembrance Day, Sat 11 Nov.


8 Globemaster Squadron will be participating in the Remembrance Day Parade to honour our veterans and the fallen. Cadets are expected to participate and attendance will be taken. The parade is open to public, thus all parents and the public are welcome to attend and view the parade. 


Date: Sat 11 Nov 2023

Drop Off Time: 1000 hrs (0945 for senior cadets)

Drop Off Location: Richmond Hill Centre of Performing Arts Parking Lot

(Note that Yonge Street and Wright Street will be blocked off in advance of the Parade)

Dress: C1 with Poppy (Thermal layers are recommended; cadet parkas and winter gloves mandatory. Cadets without blue uniform to wear "Black and White" and dark winter jacket.

(Backpacks NOT allowed. There will be no storage for personal belongings)


The parade is scheduled to march on at 1030 hrs, and dismissal is scheduled for 1145 hrs at the Elgin Barrow Arena parking lot. Parents may pick up your cadets following dismissal.

A luncheon is hosted at the Richmond Hill Legion (233 Centre Street East, Richmond Hill) from 1200 to 1300 hrs. Supervision is the responsibility of the parents.


See Warning Order for more details.

Coding Club

🐍 Explore the world of Python with 8 Globemaster's Coding Club! 


Join us for Python teaching sessions and perhaps some inspiring guest speakers! Whether you're a newbie or experienced to coding, you'll enhance your skills and network with like-minded tech enthusiasts. Don't miss out on this opportunity to unlock your potential! 


Our weekly meetings will be held every Friday at 1900 hrs on Microsoft Teams, and best of all, the dress is civies! Sign up with this link to get started!

Meetings: Fridays 1900hrs (Microsoft Teams)

Dress: Appropriate civilian dress.

Signup: Sign-up Link

Positioning of Poppy.pdf

Wearing of the Poppy

Poppies are to be worn on all uniforms from 27 Oct 23 to 11 Nov 23. It is to be worn in the following fashion:


See image on the left for reference.

Poppy Campaign

In support of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 375 in Richmond Hill, cadets have the opportunity to help veterans fundraise while performing community services. This is to support the community service aspect of the Cadet program and can be counted towards community hours. This year's poppy campaign is on Sat 4 Nov with three shift options:


Cadets will be drop off / picked up by their own parents / guardians. Cadets doing full-day shifts will be reimbursed with lunch money.


Signup: Sign-up Link

Media Team

Involvement is the key to succeeding in cadets, and those in media team engage frequently within the cadet community and events!

As the connection between cadets and the community, we undertake tasks such as blurb writing, photo taking, Instagram posts, and so much more! Media team cadets are a group of passionate artists, communicators, and photographers who undertake the squadron's major creative endeavours, such as the design and layout for the ACR, Dining in booklets, and much more!

If you wish to grasp a unique opportunity that allows you to practice your design, arts, and leadership skills. Join an enjoyable supportive club, and gain valuable experience designing and participating in exclusive media team events. Then join media team!

Meetings: Mondays 1830 - 1930 hrs at Richmond Green Secondary School. One in-person meeting a month (the rest are virtual on MS Teams)

Dress: Appropriate civilian dress.

Signup: Sign-up Link

Rocketry Club

Rocketry club will be starting up soon (27 Oct), the week after Fall Tagging. This date has been changed due to Fall FTX as well as Fall Tagging.

Our usual meetings will be held on Microsoft Teams at 1830-1930 hrs. In-person meetings will be determined in the future and will be held at Richmond Green Secondary School on Tuesdays from 1830-2000 hours.

Practices: Starting Fri 27 Oct: Fridays 1830 - 1930 hrs MS Teams.

Dress: Appropriate civilian dress.

Signup (by 25 Oct): Sign-up Link

Recruit Swearing-in ceremony

Recruits will be sworn in on Wed 1 Nov during closing parade (2100 - 2130 hrs).

Parents are welcome to witness the ceremony in the gym. Pictures are welcome, while respecting parade protocols.


The dress (blue) uniform can be worn starting Wed 8 Nov.

Cadet Co-op - High School Credits for Cadets

The cadet training year co-op program has returned! Earn high school co-op credits by completing this training year.

Please see the registration form and FAQs in the documents below.


Some key notes to highlight:


All questions can be directed to cadetcoop@ucdsb.on.ca

After-School Cadet Co-Op FAQs 2023-2024.pdf
2023-2024 After-School Cadet Co-Op Fillable Registration Form.pdf

Fall Tagging

Fall tagging is from Thu 19 - Sun 22 Oct 2023. Tagging is the primary fundraising activity for the squadron and is run twice a year. Funds raised go directly to squadron activities such as permits, activity buses, equipment, outings...etc.


Note: The 19 - 22 Oct weekend will be busy for us! 3 activities are running this weekend. We have i) Tagging Thu 19 - 22 Oct (2 half-day shifts required for Level 2+); ii) Cricket Conquest at CFB Borden on Sat 21 Oct; and iii) Gliding on Sun 22 Oct. The Thursday shifts are added this season to accommodate cadets who may want to participate in the other activities. Please read all the respective warning orders (published next few days) to determine how they will work for your schedules.


To fulfill their fundraising commitments, Level 2 - 5 cadets are required to tag for 2 half-day shifts (min one shift on Sat / Sun). The shift options are: 1) Thu evening, 2) Fri evening, 3) Sat morning, 4) Sat afternoon, 5) Sun morning, and 6) Sun afternoon.

Parents / Guardians are asked to drive your cadet to and from the tagging locations (stores).


Tag boxes will be distributed to cadets prior to shifts to streamline the process and minimize driving time. Please ensure you attend Wed 18 Oct training night for tag boxes.


See Tagging Orders for full details.

Cricket Conquest

Note: The 19 - 22 Oct weekend will be busy for us! 3 activities are running this weekend. We have i) Tagging Thu 19 - 22 Oct (2 half-day shifts required for Level 2+); ii) Cricket Conquest at CFB Borden on Sat 21 Oct; and iii) Gliding on Sun 22 Oct. Please read all the respective warning orders (published next few days) to determine how they will work for your schedules.


The Central Ontario Area is hosting a sports and fitness activity day at CFB Borden on Sat 21 Oct. Up to 120 cadets are able to participate. Sign up is required; first-come-first-served. Sign up past the quota will be placed on a waitlist to be backfilled. Selection will be published periodically.


Gliding Day

Note: The 19 - 22 Oct weekend will be busy for us! 3 activities are running this weekend. We have i) Tagging Thu 19 - 22 Oct (2 half-day shifts required for Level 2+); ii) Cricket Conquest at CFB Borden on Sat 21 Oct; and iii) Gliding on Sun 22 Oct. Please read all the respective warning orders (published next few days) to determine how they will work for your schedules.


8 Squadron's next gliding day is scheduled for Sun 22 Oct. 30 cadets are able to participate. Sign up is required. A quota is reserved for each level. First-come-first-served for cadets who have not had a glider flight. Sign up past the quota will be placed on a waitlist to be backfilled. Selection will be published once the list is filled. Another gliding day is schedule for Apr 2024.


School permit cancellations

From time to time, the Richmond Green Secondary School will run various activities and we will have an alternate location. Please note the following changes:


Wednesday (parade night)

Oct 11 - Alternate location (TBC): Richmond Hill Legion

Dec 27 & Jan 3 - Winter holiday

Mar 13 - Mid-winter break

May 8 - Alternate plan TBC


Monday (mostly Band)

Oct 9 - Thanksgiving

Nov 20 - Check with OPI & SCIC

Dec 25 & Jan 1 - Winter holiday

Feb 19 - Family day

Mar 11 - Mid-winter break

Apr 1 - Easter Monday

May 20 - Victoria day


Note: Permit cancellations may change throughout the year.

Field Training Exercise

The Fall Field Training Exercise (FTX) will commence on Fri 13 Oct (evening) - Sun 15 Oct (evening). Cadets will travel to CFB Borden / Blackdown CTC.

This FTX contributes towards the Level's training requirements and is allocated for 50% of the squadron. The next opportunity is planned for 24 - 26 May 2024.

Level 5 participation is required to organize and lead this activity.


Recruiting 2023 - 2024 Training Year

We are now recruiting for the 2023 - 2024 training year! Please check "How to join" more information.

Drill Team

Drill Team is starting up again! 

Drill Team focuses on executing squad and individual drill with precision. It also provides additional opportunities to learn, practice and perfect more advanced drill movements alongside your fellow cadets, both juniors and seniors. We will be practicing routine sequences to a competition standard with the aim of representing our squadron to compete against other squadrons and corps. Whether you are looking to improve on your individual drill or if you are experienced in various levels of drill, including parade drill, all are welcome!

Practices: Starting Fri 19 Sep: Fridays 1800 - 2030 hrs at Ross Doan Public School (Gym).

Dress: Appropriate civilian dress.

Signup: Sign-up Link

Sports Team

New this year is the Sports Team on Friday evening! Come meet new friends; or come with your cadet friends for an evening of physical activity fun!

Participation is optional. A sports team may be selected from frequent participants should there be inter-squadron sports competition in the future.

Time: Fridays 2015 - 2200 hrs at Ross Doan Public School.

Dress: Appropriate sports attire.

Signup: Sign-up Link

Biathlon Team 2023 - 2024

Biathlon is a Winter Olympic sport consisting of cross-country skiing and shooting. Cadets from our squadron have competed at the Central Ontario Area and Regional (Ontario) competitions in the past. Joining biathlon team is a great way to try a new sport, improve your physical fitness, and meet new friends!

The initial competitions (local, and area) will be in the run-and-shoot format. So no experience is required! Regional candidates will be given the opportunity to practice cross-country skiing and the regional competition will be in the ski-and-shoot format.

The area (stage 2) competition is scheduled early in order for the cadets advancing to have time to perfect their skiing skills. The team will therefore start at the beginning of September. Recruits can join by Sun 24 Sep. Tryout will commence shortly after to select the 4x 2-person competition teams.

Practices: Starting Sun 10 Sep: Sundays 1600 - 1830 hrs at Richmond Hill Legion.

Area (stage 2) competition: Tentative Date: Sat 28 Oct. Location: CFB Borden. Parental-dropoff.

Dress: Appropriate civilian sports attire.

Band 2023 - 2024

8 Globemaster’s squadron’s band flight is not like any other bands out there. We are a marching band that focuses on training leadership, so that we can help YOU grow as a leader. Band flight also offers many music learning opportunities, including marching routine choreography as well as professional level instruction from our world class band officer. Don’t worry if you have no experience in music, we have great mentors and fellow cadets that are always willing to help each other out with improving. JOIN BAND!

Practices: Starting Mon 25 Sep: Mondays 1830 - 2130 hrs at Richmond Green Secondary School (gym / classroom)

Dress: Appropriate civilian attire.

Signup: Come to Monday practices

Marksmanship Team 2023 - 2024

Marksmanship Team will start practicing after Biathlon comp (Sun 5 Nov). Cadets interested in marksmanship can gain further practice by practicing with the biathlon team.

Practices: Starting Sun 5 Nov: Sundays 1830 - 2130 hrs at Richmond Hill Legion. To be confirmed: Optional skill-improvement sessions on Thursday or Saturday evenings.

Area (stage 2) competition date: 24 / 25 Feb.

Provincial (stage 3) competition date: 12 - 14 Apr.

Dress: Appropriate civilian sports attire.

Signup: Sign-up Link

Ground School 2023

The National Cadet Online Ground School is a prerequisite to apply for the Glider Pilot Training Course and the Power Pilot Training Course. The ground school runs from Sep to Dec and an exam is conducted in Dec to contribute to the overall scoring rubric. Other factors include cadet career performance, school performance, and performance at the course interview. Glider and Power Pilot courses are open to cadets Level 3 and 4 and above, respectively.

8 Globemaster runs an in-person session in parallel to the National Online Ground School on Tuesdays from Sep to Dec, 1830 - 2130 hrs at Richmond Green Secondary School. Instructors include licensed pilots and flight instructors in order to maximize the cadets chance of success in the competitive course selection process.

Junior cadets (Level 1 & 2) are welcome to participate, as it can take a few iterations to understand the material. However, note that some material is, by nature, advanced aviation topic at the high-school-physics level.


Meets: Tuesdays, Richmond Green Secondary School (starting 26 Sep)

Signup: Sign-up Link

Dress: Appropriate civilian attire.

Training Year 2022 - 2023

Summer Stand Down

The local squadrons are in stand-down mode from July to August. Cadets will be in summer training or having a break. Staff may check emails periodically. Look for updates here end of August for training year 2023-24 announcements!

Summer Course / Staff Cadets / Exchange Applications (Updated 31 May 23)

Signup Link: https://dash.8globemaster.com/SummerCourse/8

Summer courses are free of charge, and available to current cadets only.


Joining Instructions now available!: https://cjcr365.sharepoint.com/:f:/r/sites/cen/Shared%20Documents/J35%20-%20Operations%20and%20Plans/Joining%20Instructions?csf=1&web=1&e=tVwzJW 


Summer Cadet Co-op has returned! Details and registration forms can be found in the link below.

Any questions shall be directed to cadetsummercoop@ucdsb.on.ca 

www.ucdsb.on.ca/programs___initiatives/school_programs_k-12/summer_semester_programs/summer_semester_cadet_coop 


CAP course cadet applications (Level 1 & 2) are past due. Continuous applications accepted.

Course dates have changed as of May 2023.


If unable serials allocated to our squadron, contact summer course officer for potentially loaded on serials below:


Virtual course cadet applications (Level 3+) are past due. Continuous applications accepted.


National Course application (Level 4+) are due Sun 5 Feb 2023


Cadet Training Centre (CTC) and CAP (Cadet Activity Programs) staff cadet application (Level 4+) are due Wed 15 Feb 2023

* Please include achievements in remarks field during signup.


CTC course cadet applications (Level 3+) are past due. Continuous applications for backfill accepted.

The following courses are currently available:


The application process for the following national courses (Level 3+) started in Sep 2022.

2023-AIR-CADET-SUMMER-TRAINING-OPPORTUNITIES.pdf

Training Year Close-out

The cadet training year mirrors closely the regular school year. Cadets train at the local squadron from September to June. July and August is summer training season, and runs with other cadet units at the Regional level.


In order to complete each cadet's training record, please have a look at your current progress and advise discrepancies with your respective Level WO or Level O. The results will be posted throughout May as they come in. Cadets can check their training progress via the squadron dashboard: https://dash.8globemaster.com. Log in with your Cadet 365 credentials.


In general, eligibility requirements for qualifying for a level are as follows:

In general, eligibility requirements for promotions are as follows:

End-of-year BBQ

Reserve your free meal ticket for 1 burger and drink for Wed 14 Jun. Please reserve by Mon 12 Jun to ensure we have enough food for everyone.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/end-of-year-bbq-tickets-652489452517


Socialize with your peers one last time for this training year.


Presentations will be made and fun activities all night.

Power Famil Flights

8 Globemaster Squadron is planning to conduct a handful of power famil flights in various Fri / Sat / Sun evenings in June. Target audience is senior cadets with demonstrated interested in the pilot training program. Junior cadets may also have a chance to be observing passengers in the backseats.


Selected participants will be contacted individually. Schedule will be based on weather and aircraft availability. Please read Warning Order carefully for details. Cadets fly for free! This experience is comparable to a $100+ flight when done commercially.



Note: This activity is in various stages of approval process and details are expected to solidify by early June.

Barrie Air Show

8 Globemaster Squadron is planning to host a trip to the Barrie Air Show on Sat 10 Jun. Cadets who have completed their fundraising commitments this year gets on the bus for free.

Note: This is the day before our Annual Ceremonial Parade


Annual Ceremonial Review (ACR)

Squadron Photo Night

Squadron photo night is occurring on Wed 31 May. Dress is C1.


Come out with your best smile!

Drone certification / famil day

8 Squadron is planning to run a Drone Familiarization and Certification Info session on Thu 18 & Fri 19 May evenings.


This activity is contingent on location availability and weather, and may be confirmed closer to the activity date.

Thu 18 May: This is expected to be a virtual session 1830 - 2100 hrs to go over certification process and classroom material.

Fri 19 May: This is expected to be in-person at Toronto Polo Club 1830 - 2100 hrs for hands-on practice (must have attended 18 May session).



Cadets will have hands-on opportunity to fly a typical camera drone. Cadets interested in getting their Basic or Advanced drone certification will be given direction in May and June to complete their exams and flight tests. Basic certificate requires minimum age of 14 years old. Advanced certificate requires minimum age of 16 years old.


Selected cadets are also extended the opportunity to operate a video drone during the next FTX for some awesome footage for our social platforms. Indicate availability to operate the drone on upcoming FTX in the remarks section when signing up.


First Aid Certification Course

8 Squadron is running a Standard First Aid & CPR certification course on Sat 20 - Sun 21 May 23 (Victoria Day long weekend).

The course is free of charge to the cadets. Interested cadets can sign up to reserve a spot. 18 spots are available for this course.



Successful participants are authorized to wear the first aid badges on their uniforms.

Squadron Sweaters

Squadron sweaters are now available in the kit shop! Purchase yours by Wed 10 May.

Mess Dinner

Our annual mess / awards dinner will return Wed 24 May this year.


Cadets will have the chance to participate in a military mess dinner and is highly encouraged to participate.


  Location is at BMO IFL. 3500 Pharmacy Ave, Scarborough, ON, M1W 3Z3.

Arrival is at 1800-1815 hrs and departure is at 2145 hrs.


Ticket sales have now closed.

Gliding Day

After a few years, the cadet gliding famil day is back! 8 Squadron's gliding day is scheduled for Sat 6 May. Cadets experience the thrill of flight in the Cadet glider (with qualified famil pilots / instructors) and learn all about flying.


80 spots are available for the day. Sign up is required. Sign up past 80 will be placed in a waitlist to be backfilled.

Cadets fly for free! (lunch & transportation included). This experience is comparable to a $230 fee when done at a civilian club.


Marksmanship Famil Day

Marksmanship Day


Cadets who still require to participate in a recreational marksmanship activity has the opportunity to join on Sun 7 May at the Richmond Hill Legion.


Level 1 is expected to spend the day at the Legion, while level 2-4 will be in shifts.


This activity is linked to the PO x06 which is a requirement to complete level training for the year. Level completion is one of the eligibility requirements for promotions.


Field Training Exercise

The Level 3 & 4 Field Training Exercise (FTX) will commence on Fri 26 May (evening) - Sun 28 May (afternoon). Cadets may be in hard shelters or tenting, depending on weather.

This FTX contributes towards Level 3 & 4's mandatory training. All Level 3 & 4 should attend. The next opportunity will be next training year.

Level 1 & 2 may sign up, especially those who did not attend an FTX this year. Priority goes to cadets who will need this weekend to qualify for their levels.

Level 5 participation is required to organize and lead this activity.


Careers in Aviation

Cadets interested in a career in aviation and would like to attend the Careers in Aviation Expo on 6 May may contact the squadron (8air@cadets.gc.ca) for tickets.

https://www.careersinaviation.ca/

Royal Canadian Legion Cadet Medal of Excellence

The Royal Canadian Legion Cadet Medal of Excellence nomination is open until Wed 26 Apr. Please see the Nominal Form for details.

Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) strike

The PSAC has kicked off the strike on Wed 19 Apr.


While the local squadron civilian and military staff is not part of the public service union, many of the regional (i.e. Ontario) and national staff, and the broader Department of National Defense (DND) community are. Various impact will be felt through the Cadets organization.



Below is a summary of updates of potential impact to the squadron:


Please continue to monitor this space, and other channels (e.g. weekly emails) for updates.

Tagging

Spring tagging is from Fri 14 - Sun 16 Apr 2023. Tagging is the primary fundraising activity for the squadron and is run twice a year. Funds raised go directly to squadron activities such as permits, activity buses, equipment, outings...etc.

To fulfill their fundraising commitments, Level 1 - 5 cadets are required to tag for 2 half-day shifts. The shift options are: 1) Fri evening, 2) Sat morning, 3) Sat afternoon, 4) Sun morning, and 5) Sun afternoon.

Parents / Guardians are asked to drive your cadet to and from the tagging locations (stores).


Tag boxes will be distributed to cadets prior to shifts to streamline the process and minimize driving time. Please ensure you attend Wed 12 Apr training night for tag boxes.


See Tagging Orders for details.

Note: Due to temperature: Dress will be C3A (without tunic). Parka as required.

Air Cadet Activity Day

Update: The activity has been reschedule to Sat 6 May by the base. This is our scheduled Gliding day. Sign up below.

Annual Ceremonial Review Parade

Our Annual Ceremonial Review parade will commence on Sun 11 Jun. This is a mandatory event for all cadets. It is a great way to conclude the year with showcases from the cadets. Parents and friends are invited to join.


Cadets can expect full day participation (approx. 0800 - 1600 hrs). Guests can expect early afternoon (approx 1230 - 1600 hrs).


More details to come.

Cross-country ski clinic

A cross-country ski clinic is proposed for Sun 26 Mar.


Details to be posted soon:


Sign up by Wed 22 Mar

8 Globemaster Kit Shop

A Kit Shop is where a member of a unit go to get unit-specific gear. 8 Globemaster has created one for your convenience!


We will start by selling basic items previously available at canteen: polish, name tags...etc.

More items will be added as they become available. Bring up your chain of command to see what the cadets are interested in getting!


Come have a look! Open 24/7: https://kitshop.8globemaster.com 

March Break Trip 2023

8 Globemaster Squadron is hosting an optional March Break trip to Montreal, Quebec City, and CFB Bagotville from Sat 11 to Wed 15 March 2023.

CFB Bagotville is hosting our squadron and the following is expected:

Come spend a week with your fellow cadets and see something different!

Details

Sign up

Selection

Payment

Parental Consent / Waiver


Please check your Cadet 365 email daily for potential updates.

Questions about the trip or sign up: 8Air@cadets.gc.ca

Drill Team

Drill is one of the main components of the cadet program, and if you would like to practice your drill more, drill team is for you! We meet on Mondays at 1830 hrs at RGSS and are currently recruiting new members. We have competitions, cookies, and a lot of fun! Anybody is welcome!


If you have any questions, contact Sgt Romero (CRomero222@cdt.cadets.gc.ca)

Effective Speaking

The Effective Speaking program is returning! In collaboration with Toastmasters, an international public speaking organization, cadets will be able to develop their effective speaking skills and gain confidence. Meetings will be on Tuesdays, online, with the first meeting being 31 Jan 23.


If you have any questions, contact WO2 Wang (JWang780@cdt.cadets.gc.ca

Field Training Exercise

The Level 1 & 2 Field Training Exercise (FTX) will be run on Fri 10 Feb (evening) - Sun 12 Feb (afternoon). Cadets will be in heated shelters, with some training and activities conducted outdoors in the snow.

The Level 3 & 4 FTX will be run on Fri 26 - Sun 28 May.

This FTX contributes towards Level 1 & 2's mandatory training. All Level 1 & 2 should attend. The next opportunity will be next training year. This is a great opportunity for cadets to network with their peers.

Level 5 participation is required to organize and lead this activity. Level 3 & 4 cadets who want to help with organizational tasks can sign up, and be selected should there be sufficient space.

See what a typical FTX may look like

Warning Order (information): Link

Permission Form: Due NLT Wed 1 Feb 23


Holiday Stand Down

8 Globemaster Squadron will be in holiday stand down mode from Sat 24 Dec - Fri 6 Jan.

The training year generally follows the YRDSB calendar.

Individual teams / clubs may have alternate (optional) plans scheduled. Please check with the senior cadet / supervising officer when in doubt.


Happy Holidays!

Parent Info Night

8 Globemaster Squadron will host its annual Parent Info Night on Wed 14 Dec 1930 - 2030 hrs at Richmond Green Secondary School Cafeteria.

Parents interested to meet the Squadron Sponsoring Committee (SSC) and staff to know more about the squadron operations are welcome to attend.

A brief Q & A session will follow the presentation.

The Salvation Army - Christmas Kettles

There is an opportunity to earn volunteering hours and contribute to the local community by participating in the Christmas Kettles effort by the Salvation Army in the Richmond Hill and Vaughan areas.


What is the Christmas Kettle Campaign?

The Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign is a fundraising effort that occurs each year during the Christmas season.


What happens to the money raised?

Funds raised through donations made at Christmas kettles, together with other sources of funds, help provide direct, compassionate, hands-on service to over 1.9 million people each year in Canada, restoring hope and dignity to those who might otherwise remain invisible in society.


Date options (Wed - Fri):


Location options:


Dress: C1A (with Parka & Gloves. Toques if outdoors)


Supervision: Parental drop off and supervision. Cadets will attend in pairs.


Options varies based on availability at sign up time. Please provide multiple preferences for scheduling.


Sign up: Availability form (location options constantly changes until confirmed).


General public can also volunteer by registering directly with The Salvation Army.

Squadron Holiday Party

The squadron Holiday Party will be held on Sat 10 Dec 22 at the Royal Canadian legion Br. 375 (233 Centre St E, Richmond Hill, ON)

The event is from 1600 hrs - 2100 hrs and cost $20 per person.


Come enjoy a delicious dinner, fun games, a talent show, photo booth, and much more!

Spaces are limited, so don't miss out on this once-a-year fun event.


Cadets interested in attending may sign up here by Wed 7 Dec.

SSC will be collecting money by Wed 7 Dec at Canteen on Wed night.


Cadets interested in also participating in the talent show may sign up here.

Signups close on 7 Dec 22.

Vimy Pilgrimage Award Orientation

The Vimy Pilgrimage Award is an annual award given to Canadians aged 14-17 in recognition for their contributions to their community. The award consists of a week-long fully funded educational trip to Belgium and France to learn more about Canada’s contributions during the First World War through daily visits to sites such as museums and memorials.


The applications for the 2023 Vimy Pilgrimage Award are open until 20 Dec 22, with the program scheduled to occur from 2 Apr 23 to 10 Apr 23. Those who are interested in applying for this amazing opportunity are invited to attend the virtual orientation this Monday, 5 Dec 22, at 1830 hrs. As a previous award recipient, and now an ambassador of the program, Sgt Sar, Evelyn will be speaking about her own experience during the program, the application process and tips, as well as answering any questions you may have.


Sign up at the following link.


If you have any questions, feel free to email Sgt Sar (ESar1877870@cdt.cadets.gc.ca).


3rd Change of Command Ceremony | Depart with Dignity

The Sponsor, Officers, Staff, and Cadets cardinally invite you to attend our 3rd Change of Command Ceremony and Depart with Dignity for Maj Yu on Sat 3 Dec 1000 hrs - 1200 hrs. Cadets to arrive at 0900 hrs.

Mark your calendar! This is a mandatory activity for cadets. Excused letter to be sent to Flight Commanders, if required.

Please see poster for more info.

Recruit Swearing-in ceremony

Recruits will be sworn in on Wed 16 Nov during closing parade (2100 - 2130 hrs).

Parents are welcome to witness the ceremony in the gym. Pictures are welcome, while respecting parade protocols.

Marksmanship Team 2022

Marksmanship Team will start practicing after Biathlon comp (Sun 13 Nov).

Practices: Starting Sun 20 Nov: Sundays 1800 - 2130 hrs at Richmond Hill Legion.

Area (stage 2) competition date: 25 / 26 Feb.

Provincial (stage 3) competition date: 7 - 9 Apr.

Dress: Appropriate civilian sports attire.

Signup: Contact Sgt Sar (ESar1877870@cdt.cadets.gc.ca)

Dropoff and Pickup Area

Please note that the driving lane closest to the school is not permitted for drop off/ pick up. Parents/guardians wishing to drop off/pick up their cadets may do so in the secondary lane. See image on the left for reference.

8 Globemaster's 10th Year Anniversary Pin

To celebrate our squadron's 10th anniversary, cadets are authorized, and required, to wear the 10th anniversary pin on the cadet uniform until 1 Nov 2023.


They are to be worn horizontal and centred on the left pocket of the tunic, halfway

between the bottom of the pocket flap and the bottom of the pocket.

Should there be multiple pins, the anniversary pin will take precedence and be worn on top.


Recruits can wear on the left chest area until the uniform is distributed.


Thank you for all the cadets who participated in the design contest, and cadets who voted for your preferred design.

Congratulations to Sgt Brisa Liu for having the best design.

Remembrance Day Parade

This year's Richmond Hill Remembrance Day Parade is on Sun 6 Nov. The meetup will be at 0930 hrs at 10268 Yonge Street Richmond Hill, On, L4C 3B7 in the North parking lot and the service at 1100 hrs. Dismissal expected before 1200 hrs at Elgin Barrow Arena (43 Church St. South, Richmond Hill, On, L4C 1W1). All cadets are expected to attend and excuse letters are required for absences. Parents are welcome to participate as spectators at the cenotaph (10100 Yonge St., Richmond Hill, ON L4C 1T8). Dress is C1. Recruits are to wear a white dress shirt, a black tie, black pants, and black shoes.


Sign up at the following link.

"No Stone Left Alone"

Continuing last year's success, 8 squadron is participating in the "No Stone Left Alone" campaign where cadets visits veterans grave to place poppies, flags, night lights, and perform light cleanup. This is to support the community service aspect of the Cadet program and can be counted towards community hours.

This activity will run on Sun 30 Oct 1300 - 1600 hrs at Holy Cross Cemetery (8361 Yonge St, Thornhill, ON L3T 2C7) and cadets will meet at on location. Dress will be in FTUs.

RCSU (Central) Letter

Please see below letter from RCSU (Central) Commanding Officer regarding support challenges to cadet training this year.

Letter to Parents_Spt Challenges EN (1).pdf
Letter to Parents_Spt Challenges FR.pdf

Tagging

Tagging is back from Fri 14 Oct - Sun 16 Oct. Tagging is a main fundraising activity for the squadron and is run twice a year. Funds raised go directly to squadron activities such as permits, activity buses, equipment, outings...etc.

To fulfill their fundraising commitments, Level 2 - 5 cadets are required to tag for 2 half-day shifts. The shift options are: 1) Thu evening (CANCELLED), 2) Fri evening, 3) Sat morning, 4) Sat afternoon, 5) Sun morning, and 6) Sun afternoon.

Parents / Guardians are required to drive your cadet to and from the tagging locations (stores).


Updated 13 Oct (for tag box pickup / drop-off procedures): Tagging Orders are available for reference.

Sports Day

8 Globemaster Squadron is running a Sports Day on Sat 29 Oct in support to the mandatory training program. Come spend some quality time with your peers while maintaining physical fitness.

There is no cost to the cadet. Attendance will be taken.


Location: Langstaff Community Centre Munshaw Gym B.

155 Red Maple Rd, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 4P9

Closing Parade

As with pre-COVID, parents are welcome to join our closing parade each training night starting at 2100 hrs (9pm) at the gym. Please line up at the back of the gym. Dismissal is 2130 - 2145 hrs.

Masks and other personal health measures are optional - based on personal choice.

Co-op credit

Any current cadet who already has achieved at least one high school credit and is a student in Ontario (not necessarily from UCDSB) can use cadet training time to earn co-op credits.


FAQ

Registration Form


Completed form to be sent to the Training Officer Lt Lampert at TrgO@8globemaster.com.

Biathlon Team 2022

Biathlon is a Winter Olympic sport consisting of cross-country skiing and shooting. Cadets from our squadron have competed at the Central Ontario Area and Regional (Ontario) competitions. Joining biathlon team is a great way to try a new sport, improve your physical fitness, and meet new friends!

Practices: Starting Sun 2 Oct: Sundays 1600 - 1900 hrs at Richmond Hill Legion.

Area (stage 2) competition: Date: Sun 13 Nov. Location: CFB Borden

Dress: Appropriate civilian sports attire.

Signup: Contact WO2 Forchune (alan.forchune20@8globemaster.ca)

Annual Validation And Cadet 365 accounts

Annual Validation Forms and Cadet 365 passwords (for accounts that have not been onboarded) have been sent to returning cadets via email.

Please return Annual Validation Forms by 30 Sep. Cadets may not be able to participate without completing the form.

For assistance with these items please follow the chain of command to the attention of the Admin Officer Lt Chung.

Ground School 2022

Ground School Signups are now open!

Please signup at the following link.

If you have any questions or cannot access the form, please contact WO2 Wang Julian (julian.wang20@8globemaster.ca), FSGT Li Jeffrey (jeffrey.li20@8globemaster.ca), or WO2 Li Jacky (jacky.li20@8globemaster.ca) 

Ground School Outline

Summer Training 2022

Summer Training is occurring in 2022! Please see summer training for more information.

NEW

UCDSB is running summer co-op for all cadets. For more information, click here!


Borden Airshow From June 18 to 19

Canadian Armed Forces Day and Air Show - Borden, Ontario | 18 - 19 June 2022 (bordenairshow.ca) 

Canadian Armed Forces Day Air Show! Air Cadets with their uniforms get admitted FREE, other visitors need to pay $10 for entrance

General Onboarding of Cadets to Cadet365 - Resources for Cadets

Staring in March, Cadet365 account credentials will be distributed by Squadron staff once available.

Resources to guide cadets through the onboarding processes are available at www.canada.ca/cadet-365.

The resources are developed specifically for cadets to enable self-help wherever possible. 


Silent Auction 2021

“Vision Impossible!” – A Challenge by the CO

During wars, battles and even common accidents, many people suffer injuries, and some lose their lives. We may never understand what they have gone through, what sacrifices they have made, because we are the lucky ones. Therefore, are you willing and ready to try a little bit of their experience and frustration?

First, this "challenge" must be carried out under the direct supervision of parents (adults). This is for safety purposes. No exceptions.

The “Vision Impossible!” challenge details:

1. Cadets should take a look at the “Challenge Report Form” first, before taking the challenge. <https://forms.gle/FMS2dmxnSnDpiLe47>

2. Cadets must inform, and explain the “Vision Impossible” challenge to parents and obtain their permission and consent. Parents are the “time keepers” as well.

3. The duration of the challenge should be in the range from 30 minutes to 2 hours the maximum. The challenge can be stopped at any time, and must stop after two hours.

4. Participating cadets must discuss with their parents about the intended duration.

5. The participant will use a “sleep mask” or a scarf to blindfold their eyes in order to give up complete vision, and stay in total darkness during the challenge.

6. The challenge must be taking place during a normal daytime routine, such as eating a meal, watching television, playing with dogs/cats, having fun with others, etc.

(Certainly participants can try doing homework, play video games, read a book, draw a picture, play piano... etc.)

7. During the challenge, a participant should think about: (suggestions only)

a. What if, suddenly, I really lost my vision forever?

b. What changes do I need to make in my future?

c. What assistance do I need to carry out my future plans?

d. How would my parents and the others who care about me, feel about my ordeal?

After taking the challenge, please take time to report your unique experience; using this link to the questionnaire: <https://forms.gle/FMS2dmxnSnDpiLe47>

➢ The Challenge will be closed at 2100 hrs Sunday 14 Nov 21.

Your courage to take this “Vision Impossible!” Challenge is remarkable ! After the Challenge, without the “blindfold”, I hope you can see the world again, with New Vision!

Parent's Night 2021

Parent's Night 2021

Squadron Halloween Challenges

"It’s Spooktober! The Health and Wellness Team will be hosting a series of activities for the Hallowe'en Challenges event! Get creative and show off your festive spirit for a chance to win prizes!"

CO-OP Education Cadet Program

The CO-OPERATIVE EDUCATION CADET PROGRAM 2021-2022 TRAINING YEAR is now open for registration.

 

Attached are the “Q & A” and the “Registration Form”.

 

Read the attached Q & A carefully. If you are interested to apply, complete the fillable application, obtain a transcript from your school and be sure to have signatures from your teacher and parents, then send the application to CI Kato, she will request CO’s signature on your behalf.

Don't forget that you also need to sign.

*The earlier you submit the application, the earlier you can accumulate the minimum of 90 hours.

 

Note that the 90 hours includes Wednesday training and any hours that you attend optional teams/clubs.

i.e. Ground School, Marksmanship, Monday Night Band practice, etc.


Please contact CI Kato if you have any questions or concerns.

Remembrance Day Parade

This year's Richmond Hill Remembrance Day Parade is taking place on Remembrance Day, Sat 11 Nov.


8 Globemaster Squadron will be participating in the Remembrance Day Parade to honour our veterans and the fallen. Cadets are expected to participate and attendance will be taken. The parade is open to public, thus all parents and the public are welcome to attend and view the parade. 


Date: Sat 11 Nov 2023

Drop Off Time: 1000 hrs (0945 for senior cadets)

Drop Off Location: Richmond Hill Centre of Performing Arts Parking Lot

(Note that Yonge Street and Wright Street will be blocked off in advance of the Parade)

Dress: C1 with Poppy (Thermal layers are recommended; Wearing of Parkas to be confirmed closer to the date of parade)

(Backpacks NOT allowed. There will be no storage for personal belongings)


The parade is scheduled to march on at 1030 hrs, and dismissal is scheduled for 1145 hrs at the Elgin Barrow Arena parking lot. Parents may pick up your cadets following dismissal.

A luncheon is hosted at the Richmond Hill Legion (233 Centre Street East, Richmond Hill) from 1200 to 1300 hrs. Supervision is the responsibility of the parents.


See Warning Order for more details.