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
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. 

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,