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2 VandenBos Whitby Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron

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Weekly Message

Weekly Message for 21 September 2022 (10 points of information)
 

1.         Dress for 21 September 2022:  C3B Routine Summer Dress
 
2.         Weekly Routine Orders for 21 September 2022 is posted below under the Files Section. 
 
3.         Level 5: Cohort A is instructing on Wednesday.  Cohort B to report to Level 5 training.
 
4.         Annual Validations are due NOW in a 3-step process: (1) complete the form online with your best contact information; (2) Parent/Guardian checks ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ in Section 5: Health Information AND signs Section 6: Parental Consent; (3) EITHER scan/photograph/print signed form AND email it to admin@2vandenbos.org OR hand-in signed hard copy to Captain Hutchuk on Wednesday.
 
5.         Cadets who have received new Ontario Health Card revision codes are to email Capt Hutchuk at admin@2vandenbos.org with their new health card number.
 
6.         Sign up for Our Teams
  • Band:  There is still an opportunity for new members to join the Band. Send an email to CI Barron by clicking on the OPI button for Tuesday's practice. Indicate what instrument you want to play and if you require the loan of a Squadron Instrument.  Beginners are welcome, but you should know how to read music or have some musical experience. Tuesday 27 September will be the last opportunity to join.
  • Biathlon (two sports in one!): Sign up for the introductory meeting/training for Biathlon on 24 September 2022.  Information about Biathlon is on the Squadron website under the Biathlon Team page.
  • Competition Drill Team: **Change to Training Location for this Thursday’s Practice – The Competition Drill Team will meet at Enterprise Airlines located at 1190 Keith Ross Drive in Oshawa 22 September 2022. Practice starts at 1800 hours and cadets will be ready for pick up from Enterprise Airlines at 2000 hours. Cadets are to dress for the weather and wear closed-toed shoes. Practice will be held outdoors. Email Lt Podesta if you would like to join this Team.
  • Orienteering: This team is open to all Cadets. Orienteering is the competitive sport of finding one’s way between specified points using a map and a compass. First team training night is Friday 23 September from 1800-2000 hours at Anderson CVI. If you are interested in trying out a new activity, or honing your orienteering skills, come out on Friday nights for Orienteering Team! Sign-up required on our web calendar.
  • Effective Speaking: Interested in developing your public speaking skills or want to improve your conversational skills?  Join our guest ToastMaster for this 8-week course, which starts in November. Sign-ups are open.
  • Sports: Our next Sports Training Night will be held this Friday 23 September 1800 hours at Anderson CVI.  We will be playing Basketball. Please bring your basketball ball if you have one.  Remember, you do not have to know how to play – we will teach you some skills while having some fun. Sign-up on our web calendar.  
7.       Mandatory Attendance at Squadron’s Mess Dinner – Cadets remember to sign up for the 15 October 2022 Mess Dinner. Attendance at this function is required in order to receive credit for your CAF Performance Objective. Cadets are to view the information about the Mess Dinner on our web calendar. There will be no tickets sold at the door as we have to confirm our numbers by 1 Oct 22.

8.         PA Team members meet Thursday afternoon from 1600-1700 hours in the Public Affairs channel of MS Teams.
 
9.         Cadets currently missing POs and EOs (other than X03 Leadership) should be on the lookout for an email from CI Schmidt, the Compliance Officer, to arrange make-ups of content to ensure that you're on the pathway to completing past Proficiency Objectives.
   
10.      Interested in joining our Squadron? Our Squadron is currently accepting new members. Contact recruiting@2vandenbos.org and begin the adventure! Our Recruit Course starts this Wednesday 21 September 2022.
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Accolades

Congratulations to our cadets who attended summer training.

We had cadets training in Moncton NB, Connaught ON, Trenton ON, Borden ON, Cold Lake AB, and Quadra BC.

We look forward to seeing you utilize these new skills, assisting your peers with your new knowledge gained during your training.

Earn School Credits While Attending Summer CTC Training

Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) is once again offering the Summer Cadet Co-op Program where cadets who are attending summer Cadet Training Centre (CTC) courses in Ontario will be able to earn up to 2 high school credits!

Note:  Cadets attending the Cadet Activity Program (CAP) or CTC out of the province of Ontario will not qualify for the program.
 
For more details, and for registrations forms etc., please follow this link: Summer Semester Cadet COOP - Upper Canada District School Board (ucdsb.on.ca)
 
Cadets must already have obtained at least one high school credit to apply.

Most importantly: Although UCDSB is running this program, it is open to all cadets who reside in Ontario, and who will be attending a CTC course in Ontario. Cadets do not need to be students of UCDSB. Cadets remain students of their own board!

Upcoming Dress Regulation changes
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM FORMATION - As of 22 August 2022

Updates to th Cadet Dress Regulations are pending. In that regard, CANCDTGEN 011/22 speaks to the cadet portion of Dress Regulations changes.

Existing Dress Regulations remain in effect with updates IN PROCESS and PENDING - with the exception of the following:

HAIR STANDARDS
 
Option 1: Hair shall be taper-trimmed at the back, sides, and above the ears to blend with the hair-style; be no more than 15 cm (6 in.) in length and sufficiently short that, when the hair is groomed and headdress is removed, no hair shall touch the ears or fall below the top of the eyebrows; be no more than 4 cm (1-1/2 in.) in bulk at the top of the head, gradually decreasing to blend with the taper-trimmed sides and back; and be kept free from the neck to a distance of 2.5 cm (1 in.) above the shirt collar. Taper trimmed square back styles and shaving of all the hair on the head are permitted:
  • Sideburns. Sideburns shall not extend below a line horizontally bisecting the ear, and shall be squared off horizontally at the bottom edge and taper-trimmed to conform to the overall hair style, 
  • Beards. They shall be worn with a moustache, kept neatly trimmed, especially on the lower neck and cheekbones; not exceed 2 cm in bulk. Cadets shall, on their own accord or upon direction from their CO shave off unsuccessful attempts to grow a beard unless beard is grown due to an accommodation, and 
  • Moustaches. When moustaches are worn alone, the unshaven portion of the face shall not extend outwards beyond the corners of the mouth.
Option 2: Hair must be up in a bun centred at the back of the head. Accessories (hair ties, bobby-pins) should not be seen. If hair is too short and does not touch the bottom of the shirt collar, it may be worn down.  However, it must be kept neat and out of the face. 

Once the Dress Regulations have been finalized, will we communicate these new dress instructions to the cadets and post on our website.

If you have any questions about these standards, please contact CI Haripal or CI Haleem. 




 
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Everyone
Instructions on how to onboard Cadet365
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Maj Blight, C.
1 Jul 22
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Everyone
This will show you how to access the gallery of photos taken during our 2022 ACR.
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CI Schmidt, N.
1 Jul 22
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Everyone
2 Squadron's 2020/2021 Interactive Electronic Yearbook
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CI Schmidt, N.
30 Jun 21
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Everyone
How to Wear the Poppy
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Maj Blight, C.
7 Nov 21
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Everyone
2021 Recruit Intake #2 - Spread the news of our incredible Squadron and Cadet Training Program by sharing this interactive PDF (complete with QR codes to videos of some of our in-person activities and clubs!) with friends, family, and other potential Recruits!
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CI Schmidt, N.
1 Nov 21
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Potential Recruit and Recruit Families, please read this document to answer our FAQs about our Recruit enrolment process.
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CI Schmidt, N.
15 Nov 20
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Everyone
All Cadets who did NOT attend a virtual CTC this Summer should complete these steps to set up their (web app) access to our Microsoft Teams virtual training platform.
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CI Schmidt, N.
16 Sep 20
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Everyone
All Cadets who DID attend a virtual CTC this Summer should complete these steps to set up their (desktop version) access to our Microsoft Teams virtual training platform.
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CI Schmidt, N.
16 Sep 20
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COVID-19 Awareness Course and Test info
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2Lt Jefferson, R.
12 Aug 20
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Code of Conduct for Cadets
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2Lt Jefferson, R.
16 Dec 18
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Coffee/Tea/Hot Chocolate Order Form
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2Lt Jefferson, R.
18 Oct 19
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Coffee/Tea/Hot Chocolate Fundraising Form (multi-entry)
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2Lt Jefferson, R.
18 Oct 19
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Parent drivers are requested to complete this form and submit to an SSC
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2Lt Jefferson, R.
8 Oct 18
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2022 Graduating Cadets
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Primary Headquarters Location - Father Leo J. Austin Catholic School
Secondary Headquarters Location - Enterprise Airlines

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Headquarters: Enterprise Airline (EAI)
1190 Keith Ross Drive Oshawa Ontario L1J 0C7

Commanding Officer: Maj Blight, C.

Training Nights: Wednesday 1830 - 2130 hrs

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