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
What to Bring
Filled water bottle
Change of clothes including footwear (just in case)
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.

02 April 2013

2nd Annual Silent Auction

The Sponsoring Committee of 638 Squadron will be conducting a silent auction during the Annual Ceremonial Review scheduled for 25 May 2013.  If you or someone you know would like to donate an item and/or service for the auction please speak to the Sponsoring Committee Chairperson, Ms. Michele Smith, during a regular parade night or email her at smith.boland@sympatico.ca.

As the Sponsoring Committee is a registered charity, a receipt for income tax purposes can be issued.