27 November 2013

Below is a link to the map showing 2 Field Ambulance (building BB-130) at Garrison Petawawa.

Click HERE

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
 
 
1. The following cadets have made the first cut in preparation for the Zone Competition in North Bay in February:
-Logan Boland
-Callie Wagner
-James McCafferty
-Shanon Rochat
-Erik Fleurant
-Olivia Croft
-Leslie Wilkinson
-Kamrie-Lyn Lavoie
-Georgia Keetch
-Henry Thomas

These ten cadets will continue to practice on Thursdays at the Armoury from 1800-2100hrs unless otherwise stated.

2. Level Four cadets who are part of the rocketry club are to meet at the Armoury on Thursday evening from 1830-2100hrs.  More information about when cadets can join the rocketry club will be announced shortly.

3. Ground school for cadets wishing to apply for the Glider Pilot Scholarship (GPS) and the Power Pilot Scholarship (PPS) is every Wednesday night from 1800-1830hrs and every Friday from 1900-2100hrs unless otherwise stated.

4. Drill team practice takes place every Monday from 1830-2030hrs unless otherwise stated.

5. Don't forget to get your lottery tickets.  Each cadet must sell at least one book of tickets.

6. 638 Squadron will be conducting a standard first aid and CPR course on Saturday, November 30 to Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 2 Field Ambulance (building BB-130) at Garrison Petawawa.  Cadets are to arrive at 0830hrs and are to be picked up at 1600hrs.  Dress is appropriate civilian attire.  Cadets much bring a lunch each day and a water bottle.  The contact for the course is OCdt Alexander McGinley.  He can be contacted at 613-635-6087.  The following cadets are scheduled to be on the course this weekend:
-Kamrie-Lyn Lavoie
-Georgia Keetch
-Leslie Wilkinson
-Amber Boley
-Samantha Hill
-Zackary Hodder
-Michel LeBlanc
-Jade Johnstone
-Sage LaRiviere
-James McCafferty
-Meshwa Patel
-Megha Patel
-Amber Luloff
-Caileb Bellerive
-Owen Cummings
-Morgan Cummings
-Sara Hill
-Olivia Croft
-Anthony Tarso
-Christopher Secker
-Calille Smale
-Victoria Brown-McKie
-Nancy Secker
-Iam Mackie

7. Best wishes to the Level Five cadets who are participating in the Level Five Professional Development Weekend in Trenton this weekend!  Learn lots and have fun!

8. There will be no biathlon practice this weekend.

9. Sports night next Wednesday, December 4, 2013.  No uniforms...wear your PT gear.

10. Mark your calendars...the 5th Annual Ottawa Valley Cadet Christmas Formal is scheduled for Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 1900-2300hrs at the Kyrenia Club at Garrison Petawawa.  The Kyrenia Club is one of the Junior Ranks' Messes and is located in Building L-105 (146 Nicklin Parade Square).  All cadets from the Ottawa Valley are invited to attend with a guest.  Dress is formal attire for females and uniform for males.  White dress shirt and bowtie with the uniform is optional for males.  Tickets are $7.00 each and will be sold at the door.

Biathlon Practice

Next Biathlon Practice will be Sunday, December 8th.
Details to follow.

Level 5 Workshop

Instruction for Level 5 Cadets attending the Workshops in Trenton this weekend.
Depart
When: Friday, November 29th 1730 hrs (5:30 PM)
From: Irving Big Stop, 1751 Paul Martin Drive, Pembroke
Return
When: Sunday, December 1st @ 1530 hrs (3:30 PM)
Arrive: Sunday, December 1st @ ~ 1900 hrs (7:00 PM)
Location:  Irving Big Stop, 1751 Paul Martin Drive, Pembroke
Have a fun weekend and LEARN LOTS so you can come back and share with us.

For more details about the workshop see the Joining Instructions handed out 27 Nov.
Our regular parade night tonight is NOT cancelled.  However we will not be having a CO's Parade during third period.

As always parents and/or guardians should use their judgement when deciding whether or not to venture out on the roads to bring their son/daughter/ward to cadets.
Cancellation Policy Due to Weather

There may be a requirement to cancel a regular training night and/or activity from time to time due to weather conditions.  Every effort will be made to publicize the cancellation on the Squadron's Facebook page and Squadron's blog by 1300hrs on the day in question.  We encourage all cadets and parent/guardian(s) to check these two sources for updates.

As always parents and/or guardians should use their judgement when deciding whether or not to venture out on the roads to bring their son/daughter/ward to cadets.

10 November 2013

Drill Team Practice for Monday November 11 is cancelled



Wednesday, November 6, 2013
 
 
1. Air rifle marksmanship practice is every Thursday from 1800-2100hrs and is open to all cadets who wish to attend.  Dress is appropriate comfortable civilian attire.

2. Level Four cadets who are part of the rocketry club are to meet at the Armoury on Thursday evening from 1800-2100hrs.  More information about when cadets can join the rocketry club will be announced shortly.

3. Ground school for cadets wishing to apply for the Glider Pilot Scholarship (GPS) and the Power Pilot Scholarship (PPS) is every Wednesday night from 1800-1830hrs and every Friday from 1900-2100hrs unless otherwise stated.

4. Drill team practice is CANCELLED on Monday, November 11, 2013.  Drill team practice takes place every Monday from 1830-2030hrs unless otherwise stated.

5. Don't forget to get your lottery tickets.  Each cadet must sell at least one book of tickets.

6. All cadets are encouraged to participate in the City of Pembroke's Remembrance Day Ceremony on Monday, November 11, 2013.  For more information please read the information letter that was sent home on Wednesday, October 23, 2013.  You can see the letter by clicking here.

7. Thank you to the donor who donated $15.00 towards our goal to reach $500.00 for the Petawawa Cenotaph Project.  We are now at $375.00.

8. All cadets are encouraged to participate in the Squadron's Sunset Gourmet fundraiser.  40% of all sales stays with the Squadron. 

9. A standard first aid and CPR course is scheduled for Saturday, November 30 - Sunday, December 1, 2013.  A signup will be posted this coming Wednesday for cadets who are interested.  The class size will be limited to 20 cadets.

10. Mark your calendars...the 5th Annual Ottawa Valley Cadet Christmas Formal is scheduled for Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 1900-2300hrs at the Kyrenia Club at Garrison Petawawa.  The Kyrenia Club is one of the Junior Ranks' Messes and is located in Building L-105 (146 Nicklin Parade Square).  All cadets from the Ottawa Valley are invited to attend with a guest.  Dress is formal attire for females and uniform for males.  White dress shirt and bowtie with the uniform is optional for males.  Tickets are $7.00 each and will be sold at the door.

03 November 2013

638 Squadron's Fund for the Petawawa Cenotaph Project

638 Squadron's fundraising efforts have raised $360.00 so far for the Petawawa Cenotaph Project!

$110.00 was raised from Operation Buzz Cut where we sold tickets to see who got to shave Mr. Solimine's head before his BMQ in St Jean.

$77.00 was raised from our Pie in the Face raffle which saw OCdt Alex McGinley, OCdt Brian Snelgrove, Mr Luc Garneau, and Capt Duchene get pies in the face for a good cause.

$173.00 was raised at our used book sale on Saturday.  Thank you to the cadets who volunteered to work the table, to Sue Antler for arranging everything for the sale, Dave Harris who helped supervise, and to everyone who donated books.

Our goal is to present a cheque to the Petawawa Legion prior to Remembrance Day.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
 
 
1. Air rifle marksmanship practice is every Thursday from 1800-2100hrs and is open to all cadets who wish to attend.  Dress is appropriate comfortable civilian attire.

2. Level Four cadets who are part of the rocketry club are to meet at the Armoury on Thursday evening from 1800-2100hrs.  More information about when cadets can join the rocketry club will be announced shortly.

3. Ground school for cadets wishing to apply for the Glider Pilot Scholarship (GPS) and the Power Pilot Scholarship (PPS) is every Wednesday night from 1800-1830hrs and every Friday from 1900-2100hrs unless otherwise stated.

4. Best wishes to our cadets who are representing 638 Squadron at the Regional Orienteering Championship in Mansfield, Ontario this weekend!

5. Drill team practice takes place every Monday from 1830-2030hrs unless otherwise stated.

6. Don't forget to get your lottery tickets.  Each cadet must sell at least one book of tickets.

7. A very big thank you goes out to Cpl Halverson with some help from her volunteers planned and executed an awesome Halloween Party for the Squadron.  WTG!

25 October 2013


Invitation

 
The Commanding Officer, Sponsoring Committee, Staff,
and Cadets of 638 Algonquin Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron cordially invite you and your guest(s) to attend our
Commanding Officer’s Parade
on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at the
Historic Pembroke Armoury
177 Victoria Street, Pembroke, Ontario
Guests are asked to be seated by 2030hrs
Dress: DEU 1A for military members or
business attire for civilians
The Reviewing Officer for the parade will be Mr. Bob Denault, President of Branch 72 of the Royal Canadian Legion.  A short service of Remembrance will be incorporated into the parade.
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
 
 
1. Air rifle marksmanship practice is every Thursday from 1800-2100hrs and is open to all cadets who wish to attend.  Dress is appropriate comfortable civilian attire.

2. Level Four cadets who are part of the rocketry club are to meet at the Armoury on Thursday evening from 1800-2100hrs.  More information about when cadets can join the rocketry club will be announced shortly.

3. Ground school for cadets wishing to apply for the Glider Pilot Scholarship (GPS) and the Power Pilot Scholarship (PPS) is every Wednesday night from 1800-1830hrs and every Friday from 1900-2100hrs unless otherwise stated.

4. Drill team practice takes place every Monday from 1830-2030hrs unless otherwise stated.

5. Annual validation forms and Squadron Handbooks were handed out to all cadets last week.  The annual validation forms and the "acknowledgement" page of the Squadron Handbook are due back to the Squadron office by Wednesday, October 30, 2013.

6. Regular training on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 has been cancelled and instead cadets will be invited to the Armoury for a Halloween Spooktacular. Timings are 1830-2100hrs (6:30-9:00pm).  Dress is either costume or PT gear.

7. Don't forget to get your lottery tickets.  Each cadet must sell at least one book of tickets.

17 October 2013

 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
 
 
1. Air rifle marksmanship practice is every Thursday from 1800-2100hrs and is open to all cadets who wish to attend.  Dress is appropriate comfortable civilian attire.

2. Level Four cadets who are part of the rocketry club are to meet at the Armoury on Thursday evening from 1800-2100hrs.  More information about when cadets can join the rocketry club will be announced shortly.

3. Ground school for cadets wishing to apply for the Glider Pilot Scholarship (GPS) and the Power Pilot Scholarship (PPS) is every Wednesday night from 1800-1830hrs and every Friday from 1900-2100hrs unless otherwise stated.

4. Our Fall Bush Ex is scheduled for this Saturday, October 19, 2013 to Sunday, October 20, 2013.  Cadets are to be dropped off at the property Saturday morning at 0800hrs.  This exercise will proceed rain or shine (please pray for shine).  For more information please consult the permission slip which can be downloaded from HERE.

5. Drill team practice takes place every Monday from 1830-2030hrs unless otherwise stated.

6. Annual validation forms and Squadron Handbooks were handed out to all cadets last week.  The annual validation forms and the "acknowledgement" page of the Squadron Handbook are due back to the Squadron office by Wednesday, October 30, 2013.

7. FCpls and below who are interested in trying out for the flag party must add their name to the sign up sheet on the Squadron's bulletin board.  Tryouts will take place on Wednesday, October 23, 2013.

8. Reminder to all cadets FCpl and above that the updated duty schedule has been posted on the Squadron bulletin board.  Please check it to see when you are scheduled.

16 October 2013

638 Squadron's fundraising efforts have raised $110.00 so far for the Petawawa Cenotaph Project! We are still accepting book for our upcoming book sale. Our goal is to present a cheque to the Petawawa Legion prior to Remembrance Day.

Don't forget to pickup your Air Cadet League of Canada Ontario Provincial Committee
2014 Lottery Tickets!

Regular training on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 has been cancelled and instead cadets will be invited to the Armoury for a Halloween Spooktacular.  Timings are 1830-2100hrs (6:30-9:00pm).
 
 
 
 

10 October 2013

2014 National Summer Training Application Timeline

For cadets applying for:
-International Air Cadet Exchange
-Power Pilot Scholarship
-Glider Pilot Scholarship
-Advanced Aviation Technology (Airport Operations)
-Advanced Aviation Technology (Aircraft Maintenance)
-Advanced Aerospace

9 Oct 13: application letter due and packages handed out

16 Oct 13: first draft due and copies of medicals due (GPS and PPS or date and doctor's name)

23 Oct 13: first draft returned to cadets for corrections

6 Nov 13: second draft due and proof of nationality due

13 Nov 13: second draft returned to cadets for corrections and school transcripts due

20 Nov 13: all documents due

27 Nov 13: final documents due and final draft of their narrative due

 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
 
 
1. Air rifle marksmanship practice is every Thursday from 1800-2100hrs (6:00pm to 9:00pm) and is open to all cadets who wish to attend.  Dress is appropriate comfortable civilian attire.

2. Ground school that was scheduled for Friday, October 11, 2013 is cancelled.  Ground school will resume on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 from 1800-1830hrs (6:00-6:30pm) and then again on Friday, October 18, 2013 from 1900-2100hrs (7:00-9:00pm).

3. Gliding that was scheduled for Sunday, October 13, 2013 and Monday, October 14, 2013 is cancelled.

4. Drill team practice that was scheduled for Monday, October 14, 2013 is cancelled.  Drill team practice will resume on Monday, October 21, 2013 from 1830-2030hrs (6:30pm to 8:30pm) unless otherwise stated.

5. Annual validation forms and Squadron Handbooks were handed out to all cadets last night.  The annual validation forms and the "acknowledgement" page of the Squadron Handbook are due back to the Squadron office by Wednesday, October 30, 2013.

6. Permission slip were distributed for the upcoming Fall Bush Ex.  Click HERE for the permission.

7. Congratulations to LAC Mackie and Cpl Vandergragt who were promoted to their current rank!

07 October 2013

 
Effective Wednesday, October 9, 2013 cadets are to be in C-2 Routine Training Dress for all regular parade nights. This is also commonly referred to as "winter dress." See photo below.
 

03 October 2013

 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
 
 
1. Congratulations to 638 Squadron's cadets who participated in the Area Orienteering Competition in Sudbury this past weekend!

638's #1 Male Team (Bryn Osmond, Brennan Frampton, and Johnathan Frampton) won silver!
638's #1 Female Team (Julie Antler, Amber Luloff, and Leslie Wilkinson) won silver!
Johnathan Frampton won silver in the junior male category!
Julie Antler won gold in the intermediate female category!
 
The following cadets will move on to the Regional Orienteering Competition in Sault Ste Marie 1-3 Nov 13:
 
#1 Male Team: Bryn Osmond, Brennan Frampton, and Johnathan Frampton
#1 Female Team: Julie Antler, Amber Luloff, and Leslie Wilkinson
Junior Male Individual: Henry Thomas

2. Air rifle marksmanship practice is every Thursday from 1800-2100hrs (6:00pm to 9:00pm) and is open to all cadets who wish to attend.  Dress is appropriate comfortable civilian attire.
 
3. All cadets are encouraged to come out on Mondays for drill team practice.  Drill team practices will be every Monday from 1830-2030hrs (6:30pm to 8:30pm) unless otherwise stated.

4. Reminder that ground school classes will be held every Wednesday evening 1800-1830hrs (6:00-6:30pm) and every Friday evening 1900-2100hrs (7:00-9:00pm) in the Ante Room at the Armoury.

5. Lt Frampton will be traveling to CFB Borden this weekend for the first weekend of her IOTC.  We wish her safe travels and all the best on her course.

6. Reminder that the dress for sports nights is the cadet issued PT gear (i.e. light grey, light blue or  dark blue t-shirt, grey shorts, and either the issued running shoes or their own personal running shoes).  Cadets may wear the red Squadron t-shirt instead of their issued PT t-shirt and may wear civilian jogging/workout pants.  Cadets needing PT gear or needing to exchange PT clothing are to see the Supply Officer (OCdt Alex McGinley).  Cadets not in proper PT gear during sports nights will not be able to participate and will be sent home.  Our next sports night is 4 Dec 13 so cadets have more than enough time to ensure they are properly outfitted in PT gear.

29 September 2013

Air Cadet League of Canada
Ontario Provincial Committee
2014 Lottery
 
A reminder to all cadets, parents, and guardians that the 2014 lottery tickets will be available for pickup this coming Wednesday, October 2, 2013 from Ms. Michele Smith (the Squadron Sponsoring Committee Chairperson).  As part of your fundraising responsibility each cadet must sell at least one book of tickets.  Tickets are $2.50 each and come in books of 20 tickets.

Attached here is the information letter and agreement that must be signed and returned prior to getting your book of lottery tickets.  Click here for the letter!

What Happens to the Lottery Money Every Year?

The Air Cadet Lottery is administered by the Ontario Provincial Committee of the Air Cadet League of Canada (the OPC), under a license issued by the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Commission. Each Squadron is required to sell a minimum number of books of tickets (quota), based on the previous year’s squadron average effective strength of cadets. Squadrons receive a portion of the Lottery proceeds based on the number of books they sell.
 
The portion of proceeds retained by the OPC is used to:
 
1. Pay all direct Lottery costs (e.g., ticket printing, letter of credit, license fees, prizes, publishing names of winners in a newspaper, etc.).
 
2. Support the OPC gliding program, by paying for fleet procurement, and maintenance costs associated with the tow planes and gliders it owns and provide to the Air Cadet Program.



26 September 2013

 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
 
 
1. Air rifle marksmanship practice is every Thursday from 1800-2100hrs (6:00pm to 9:00pm) and is open to all cadets who wish to attend.  Dress is appropriate comfortable civilian attire.
 
2. We want to wish the Orienteering Team all the best as they head off on Friday to the Area Orienteering Competition in Sudbury.  Permission forms must be handed in to Lt Frampton before boarding the bus.  Cadets must be at the Armoury no later than 1615hrs (4:15pm) on Friday.  Cadets are also reminded to bring their red Squadron t-shirt.
 
3. All cadets are encouraged to come out on Mondays for drill team practice.  Drill team practices will be every Monday from 1830-2030hrs (6:30pm to 8:30pm) unless otherwise stated.

4. Next Wednesday, October 2, 2013 is sports night.  Cadets will be participating in the cadet fitness program.  Dress for the evening is the cadet issued PT gear (i.e. grey or blue t-shirt, grey shorts, and either the issued running shoes or their own personal running shoes).  Cadets who have a red Squadron t-shirt may chose to wear it instead of the grey or blue t-shirt.  Cadets should also bring a filled water bottle.

5. The next ground school class will be on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 1800hrs (6:00pm) in the Ante Room at the Armoury.

6. The Squadron wants to congratulate newly minted Private Mark Solimine for being sworn into the Canadian Armed Forces on Tuesday.  He will be leaving for basic this Saturday.  Best of luck!

22 September 2013

18 September 2013

 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
 
 
1. Air rifle marksmanship practice is starting Thursday, September 19, 2013 and will run every Thursday from now on unless otherwise stated.  Tomorrow night's practice is open to all returning cadets (i.e. Level 2 and up).  Level 1's will get an introduction to the air rifle during their special training day on Saturday, September 21, 2013.  Thursday practices will run from 1800-2100hrs (6:00pm to 9:00pm).  Dress is appropriate comfortable civilian attire.
 
2. On Saturday, September 21, 2013 all cadets on the current recruit course are encouraged to attend a special day of training at the Pembroke Armoury from 0900-1600hrs (9:00am to 4:00pm). Cadets will receive training on the air rifle, get to shoot the air rifle, and will also receive Positive Social Relations for Youth training.  If for some reason you cannot attend this special day of training you will be required to complete the training in the future as it is part of mandatory training for Proficiency Level One.  Dress for the day will be appropriate civilian attire. Lunch will be provided. Cadets must bring pen and paper and a full water bottle.

3. Orienteering practice will take on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at Jubilee Lodge at Garrison Petawawa.  The practice will run from 1000-1400hrs (10:00am to 2:00pm).  Cadets must dress appropriately (NO jeans) and must bring a lunch and a full water bottle.
 
4. All cadets are encouraged to come out on Monday, September 23, 2013 for the first drill team practice of the year.  Drill team practices will be every Monday from 1830-2030hrs (6:30pm to 8:30pm) unless otherwise stated.
 
5. Ground school classes for cadets applying for the Power Pilot Scholarship or Glider Pilot Scholarship will start this Wednesday, September 25, 2013.  This first class will take place in the Ante Room of the Officers' Mess from 1800-1830hrs (6:00pm to 6:30pm).
 
6. Next Wednesday is our first Commanding Officer's Parade of the year.  Dress for all cadets that have been issued a uniform is full dress uniform (i.e. tunic, dress shirt, tie, medals, etc...).  The parade will commence shortly after 2030hrs (8:30pm) and parents are encouraged to attend.  During the parade Level 1 cadets will complete their Oath of Loyalty and will be formally welcomed into the Royal Canadian Air Cadets.
 
7. Our first fundraiser for the Petawawa Cenotaph Project, "Operation Buzz Cut," brought in $110.00.  Congratulations to Capt Duchene who won the draw and with the help of the Level 1 cadets and many others got to shave Mr. Solimine's head.
 
8. Reminder that the Squadron is accepting donations of books for their upcoming book sale.  All proceeds from the book sale will go to the Petawawa Cenotaph Project.

13 September 2013

Due to the weather, the cadets attending the Wings Over Gatineau/Ottawa Air Show tomorrow are to bring the outside shell of their cadet parka.  New recruits who haven't been issued a uniform should bring with an appropriate civilian jacket.
 
Orienteering Practice
 Sunday, September 15th
1000-1200hrs (10am-12pm)
Jubilee Lodge, 245 Givensche Rd, Garrison Petawawa
Dress for the weather, layers are recommended
RUNNING SHOES and FILLED WATER BOTTLE!!!
To raise money for the Petawawa Cenotaph Project will be holding a book sale in October.  If you have any books that you wish to donate to the sale please box them up and bring them in during Wednesday parade nights.

Fundraiser for Petawawa Cenotaph Project

 
Operation Buzz Cut

To help raise funds for the Petawawa Cenotaph Project, 638 Squadron will be holding a fundraiser on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 (next week).  Cadets and staff will have the option to purchase raffle tickets and the winner will get to shave Mr. Mark Solimine’s head.  Mr. Solimine is joining the Regular Force and will be leaving for training at the end of September.

Tickets will be $1.00 each or 3 for $2.00

All proceeds to the Petawawa Cenotaph Project

638 Algonquin Squadron will be volunteering at the Vintage Wings air show at the Gatineau airport on Saturday 14th September 2012. The event runs all day and the Cadets will be assisting in the air show operations and take part in numerous air crew activities. Cadets are to be in summer dress (i.e. dress shirt, pants, wedge, etc…). Please make sure your uniform is laundered and that it is properly ironed. New cadets who have not been issued a uniform are to wear their issued blue tshirt and appropriate civilian attire. Lunch will be provided by the Vintage Wings Air Show. 

Timings:
0800hrs (8:00am) to be dropped off at the Armoury
1730hrs (5:30pm) to be picked up at the Armoury

Cadet must have their health card in order to board the bus!

For more information please contact: Lt Cathy Gerrard 613-732-1353
Emergency Contact During the Ex: OCdt Brian Snelgrove 613-602-3842

Click the link to the right to get the Permission Form

02 September 2013

2013-14 Training Year Begins Wednesday, September 4th

I hope everyone has had a nice relaxing summer.

The start of a new cadet year is upon us.  Cadets will return on Wednesday, September 4th,  @ 1830 hrs (6:30 PM) for a barbecue and sports.  Dress for cadets and staff/volunteers is appropriate civilian attire.

Thank you,
Heather

613-687-7310

26 June 2013

Update to Year End Trip Timings

There has been a slight change in the timings for the year end trip.
Schedule:
28 Jun 13, 0700 hrs (7:00am) Cadets re to be dropped off at the Pembroke Armoury (this timing is unchanged)
29 Jun 13  1330 hrs (1:30pm) Cadets are to be picked up at the Pembroke Armoury (this timing has advanced 4 hours)

IMPORTANT NOTES:
Cadets MUST have the following items:
  • Provincial Health Card
 WHAT TO BRING FOR THE RIVER

  • Shorts or bathing suit, polyester or synthetic clothing. Cotton is not advisable.
  •  Low cut sneakers (close toed shoes) with laces are mandatory. (sandals and flip flops will not be allowed on the river and water shoes are not ideal)
  • Change of footwear for after your trip
  •  Eye/sunglasses should be fastened
  • Sunscreen
  • Medication and allergy kits (where applicable

19 June 2013

Tagging 21-Jun to 24-Jun

Click below to access the schedule 

Tagging Schedule

If you are available to fill any of the empty spots in the schedule or need to re-schedule your shift please contact:

OCdt McGinley at 819-683-5575 or 613-635-6087


Dress for tagging will be summer dress

 

11 June 2013

Annual Cadet / Parent Dinner and Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Alice and Fraser Recreation Centre
1 Henan Rd (click link to see map)

Pembroke

Meet and Greet 1830 (6:30 pm) 
Dinner to be served at 1900 (7:00 pm) 
Awards presentations to follow
Dress for cadets is C7 (summer dress) and military guests is 3B
Dress for civilian guests is business casual
Menu:  cold cuts, buns, cheese, pickles, vegetables with dip, dessert, coffee, tea, pop
Price for guests:  $7.50
Cadets (in uniform) are complimentary

Final Challenge 2013

THE COUNTDOWN IS ON

ONLY 3 DAYS TILL FINAL CHALLENGE 2013

PERMISSION FORMS ARE DUE THIS WED JUNE 12

FORMS WILL BE AVAIL ABE AT THE DINNER

 

22 May 2013

17 May 2013


Silent Auction to Support
638 Algonquin Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron

The Squadron Sponsoring Committee will present a Silent Auction at the Annual Review to be held May 25, 2013 and again at the Cadet/Parent Dinner June 12, 2013. Attendees will have an opportunity to bid on items at both events. The Sponsorship Committee wishes to thank the sponsors who so generously donated items, squadron parents and volunteers who collected them.

 
Demers ITF TAEKWON-DO New Uniform, Introductory Session and 10 Classes
Heat-a-Seat x2
Fishing Tackle Collection x2
Knitted Scarves x4
Luggage Lock
Slingshot
British Rain Suit
VW Beetle Die Cast Model
SDH 8GB Memory Card x2
Carved Wooden Dolphin
Serving Tray
Hand Carved Wooden Box
Tactical Backpack
$50 Car Cleaning Coupon x2
Oil Change Certificate
Spa Pedicure and OPI Nail Polish Kit
Stella and Dot Graceful Nomad Necklace
Signed Ottawa Senators Ball Caps x2
10 Piece Lagostina Cookware Set

Canadian Flag Umbrella
Red Canadian Flag Folding Chairs x2







 

15 May 2013

638 Algonquin Squadron's
57th Annual Ceremonial Review
 
The purpose of this parade is to provide the cadets with an opportunity to showcase their skill and to demonstrate their precision and professionalism.  This parade is mandatory for all cadets.

The parade will take place at the Pembroke Memorial Centre (PMC) on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 1300hrs. All parents, guardians, family, and friends are welcome to attend. Please remind your guests they need to be seated by 1245hrs.

All Cadets are to arrive at the PMC (393 Pembroke Street West) no later than 0830hrs on Saturday, May 25, 2013, dressed in appropriate civilian attire.

Cadets must bring all the pieces of their dress uniform with them (tunic, shirt, tie, wedge, boots, medals, etc). Cadets will change into their dress uniform at the PMC just before the parade.  Lunch will be provided for all cadets.

Let's get working on boots and uniforms so that we look our very best!!! We want to prove to our guests that we are proud to be an Air Cadet and members of 638 Algonquin Squadron!!!

13 May 2013

Summer Camp offers of Participation

All cadets that have been selected for camp must return their offers of participation by this Wednesday May 15. If your form is not returned by this Wednesday you will not be able to attend camp.

08 May 2013

 
Sgt Ronald Duchesne, Rideau Hall ©Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada represented by the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General (2013)

 
Sgt Ronald Duchesne, Rideau Hall ©Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada represented by the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General (2013)

 
Sgt Ronald Duchesne, Rideau Hall ©Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada represented by the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General (2013)

 
Sgt Ronald Duchesne, Rideau Hall ©Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada represented by the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General (2013)

05 May 2013

Summer Dress Begins May 8th

I'm sure everyone will be happy to hear that summer dress starts this week. 
This means no tunic, no tie and males must ensure they wear their belt. 

Drill Team Practice Cancelled

Drill Team Practice for Monday May 6th has been cancelled.

04 May 2013

More Pictures from the GG's Visit to Pembroke


To go to the Governor General's website to see the pictures click on the link below.

Pictures from the GG's Visit to Pembroke

28 April 2013

Hell or High Water Dragon Boat Races Saturday, April 11th


The Pembroke Air Cadets have been requested to participate in the Hell or High Water Dragon Boat races Saturday, May 11th at Jubilee Lodge Marina, CFB Petawawa starting at 0900 hrs (9:00 am) ending at ~1630 hrs (4:30 pm).

This activity is free of charge to cadets and is open to all cadets EXCEPT for those members of the Drill Team, as they will be competing in the Area Band and Drill Competition the same day.

Lifejackets will be provided however you are welcome to bring your own.  You will need to wear appropriate clothing for the weather that day, bring a filled water bottle and a lunch.  It is recommended you bring a towel and a change of clothes, just in case.

Cadets are to be dropped off at Jubilee Lodge on CFB Petawawa (245 Givensche Rd) @ 1000 hrs and picked up @ 1630 hrs.

If this exciting activity sounds like a challenge you'd like to endure, please sign up by either sending Lt. Frampton an email at gandh.frampton@live.com or completing the sign up sheet at the armoury on Wednesday night.

What the heck is dragon boat racing?

A dragon boat team consists of 20 paddlers sitting two abreast, plus a Cox who steers the dragon boat from the rear and a drummer who sits at the front. The team of paddlers works in unison to propel the boat forwards from a standing start, the aim being to reach the finish line in the fastest time. Races can be a wide range of distances, although the HOHW Dragon Boat race will be roughly 200 metres.

For more information visit http://www.hohw.ca/dragon/ or email gandh.frampton@live.com.

Responsible Officer
Heather Frampton
613-585-9534
What to Bring
Filled water bottle
Lunch
Snacks
Change of clothes including footwear (just in case)
Sunscreen
Bug repellent
What to wear
Squadron T-shirt
Warm Comfortable clothes
Shoes suitable for wet conditions, i.e. flip flops/crocs
Sun hat



Volunteers Needed



As most of you are aware, the Squadron was awarded a Ontario Trillium Foundation grant at the end of last year's training year.  The grant was used to purchase a cargo trailer and equipment for outdoors training.  We are now seeking volunteers in order to assist us in retrofitting the trailer's interior to suit our needs and volunteers who can help pull our trailer to training locations.

If you are able to assist with either task please contact the Commanding Officer, Capt Dan Duchene, at 613-281-6536 or via email at duchene.dg@sympatico.ca.

Below are some pictures of our trailer.


27 April 2013

22 April 2013

Honour Guard for Governor General's Visit


An honour guard comprised of six cadets from 638 Squadron and six cadets from 2677 Army Cadet Corps will be on hand Tuesday morning to welcome the Governor General to Pembroke.  Representing 638 Squadron will be WO1 Jordan Vandergragt, FCpl Amber Luloff, Cpl Kade Lehman, LAC McKenna Boland, LAC Johnathan Frampton, and LAC Callie Wagner.  These six cadets must be at Algonquin College by 0900hrs on Tuesday morning in full uniform.  Cadets are to bring the outer layer of their parka in case of poor weather.  Cadets are to be picked up at 1115hrs.

08 April 2013

Drill Team Practice

Drill Team Practice Saturday April 13th

Practice  will be at the Armoury

  1000hrs (10am)  to 1500hrs (3pm).

All drill team members must bring a lunch, water bottle, boots and, their wedge.

Our next Saturday practice will be on the 4th of May please ensure you mark your calendars.

 

04 April 2013

Archery - 7 Apr 13

Cadets who signed up for archery are to arrive at the South Side Community Centre on CFB Petawawa (1578 Wolfe Avenue, building W-112) at 1000hrs (10:00am) on Sunday, April 7, 2013. The President of the CFB Petawawa Archery Club, Mr. Wade Osmond, will be providing instruction. Cadets are to dress in appropriate comfortable clothing and must bring a bagged lunch. There is no cost to the cadets who participate. Cadets are to be picked up at 1400hrs (2:00pm). For more information please call Capt Duchene at 613-281-6536 or email daniel.duchene@cadets.gc.ca.