2 Squadron
2 VandenBos Whitby Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron

CADETS: When filling out the COVID screening READ IT CAREFULLY and answer properly or it will identify that you are not valid to attend in person. If you feel you answered incorrectly, contact the OPI.

Annual Validations Forms will be required when cadets log on starting 15 August 2021.

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Weekly Message

Weekly Message for 27 October 2021 (10 points of information)

1.         All cadets should make sure that they can sign on to our Squadron MS Teams (2vandenbos.onmicrosoft.com) PRIOR to this Wednesday at noon.  If you have issues, please contact helpdesk@2vandenbos.org.  We trust that you have all remembered your passwords.  As a reminder, the helpdesk will not be able to respond to messages sent after 1700 hours (5pm) on Wednesday as we are planning for Parade night. 

2.         Dress for this Wednesday is Squadron t-shirt.
 
3.         Administration - Cadets are reminded that when they have received their updated Ontario Health Cards, they are to provide Capt Hutchuk (admin@2vandenbos.org) with the new version code. 
 
4.        Attention all Cadet Instructors:  Lesson plans and links are due to be uploaded to your respective Level file folder within the Instructors Teams channel by tonight (Sunday) NLT 23:59 hours. Ensure you’re checking the calendar and your email regularly so that you don’t miss seeing any of your Cadet-related commitments, including your Level-specific Instructional Team Meetings. Should you not be able to make your Level’s Instructional Team meeting, you must alert your Level Officer *before* the event start time via email.
 
5.      We have some fantastic Checkpoint sessions available for sign-up via the website activity calendar! During October 30th's Spooky Social Night, wearing Cadet-appropriate costumes and/or bringing along a pumpkin to carve into a jack-o’-lantern are optional. We’ll be playing a few games and will be determining the winner of ‘2 Squadron’s Best Jack-O’-Lantern’. If you’ve signed up for Checkpoint on the 30th and you attend, you’ll earn voting privileges and have your say of which 2 Squadron pumpkin carver should win ’Best Jack-O’-Lantern. November Checkpoints planned to-date include an aviation trivia night hosted by FCpl Nichols on 6 November 2021 and learning American Sign Language with FCpl Russell on 13 November 2021. Cadets of all levels and ranks are welcome. Come get to know your Squadronmates while socialising and maybe even learning something new. Laughter and friendship, plus a healthy side of friendly competition and banter are always on the Checkpoint menu. Come and have your voice heard without fear of judgment. Checkpoint is a more casual, inclusive environment welcoming all VandenBos Cadets. Come to just one session, or sign up to attend them all!
 
6.      Are you a pumpkin carving wizard worthy of being featured on the Food Network’s Halloween Wars or Outrageous Pumpkins? Have someone take a photo/take a selfie of you and your jack-o’-lantern (perhaps this coming Wednesday, 27 Oct 21 while you’re in uniform/your Squadron red T-shirt) and submit it via email to submissions@2vandenbos.org before Saturday’s Checkpoint Session begins (NLT 1800 on Saturday, 30 Oct 21) to be included in the judging for ‘2 Squadron’s Best Jack-O’-Lantern’. Entries completed/carved ‘live’ during the first half of Saturday’s Checkpoint may also be entered (CI Schmidt will capture a screen snip of you with your finished masterpiece to be considered in the judging session/voting period). The winner will be announced during Parade on 3 Nov 21 and have their jack-o-lantern’s photo featured on our Squadron website’s front page, for all of our Cadets, Parents, Staff, and website visitors to see! If you’d like to be able to best support your jack-o’-lantern’s chance of winning, sign up to attend Saturday’s Checkpoint on the 30th (sign up closes on 29 Oct 21) *and* show up to have a say in who wins!
 
7.      Attention VandenBos Cadet shutterbugs! The 2 Squadron Autumn Photo Challenge has been posted to The Ready Room Challenges page. Come join in the fun and share with us what autumn/fall means to you! Completed entries are to be submitted via email to submissions@2vandenbos.org.

8.         Watch our website calendar for your opportunity to join us for some in-person activities.  Looking forward to seeing you!

MESSAGE FROM THE WARRANT OFFICERS
 
9.      Flight Commanders, contact your cadets and find out who needs nametags and who is LOA (Leave of Absence). Please send a list of these cadets to WO2 Wu and WO2 Barran NLT Tuesday at 23:59 hours.
 
10.    Cadets, if you need a nametag or cannot attend virtual training, please inform your Flight Commander.
 
 

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IMPORTANT MESSAGES

Due to the increased number of COVID-19 cases, Formation has instructed cadet units to not conduct training until near the end of September/early October.  Watch our website for updates with regards to when we will be returning to training (virtual or in-person).  

Recruit virtual training will commence 6 October 2021. Recruits who have completed their online registration will receive an introduction email and link to our GoToMeeting platform.

Virtual Training Nights within Microsoft (MS) Teams: Learn how to set up your MS Teams access, go to 'the Gym' for Opening Parade and transfer to your classroom following the steps outlined in the PDFs within the Files section, below.

COVID-19 Awareness Training:  All Cadets are required to complete the COVID-19 Awareness Training and test. The link to how to access the Extranet may be found in the File section below. Cadets are to print out a Certificate of Completion after completing this test and send to admin@2vandenbos.org.

ACR 2020-2021 video
ACR 2020-2021 video
2020-2021 Supplemental Awards video
2020-2021 Supplemental Awards video
COVID-19 2021 Summer Training Updates

COVID - 19 Update

The following are the videos from formation regarding changes to Summer Training 2021.

Cmdre Kurtz
https://fb.watch/4tOeFplPkn/

Col Carlson:
https://fb.watch/4tXJUWpgTa/

CPO1 Bliss:
https://fb.watch/4tXGgcV7t2/
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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.
21 Aug 21
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2 Squadron's 2020/2021 Interactive Electronic Yearbook
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CI Schmidt, N.
30 Jun 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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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.
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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.
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COVID-19 Awareness Course and Test info
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How to access the Extranet for COVID-19 training.
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Code of Conduct for Cadets
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16 Dec 18
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Coffee/Tea/Hot Chocolate Order Form
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Coffee/Tea/Hot Chocolate Fundraising Form (multi-entry)
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Parent drivers are requested to complete this form and submit to an SSC
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Chris Hadfield message. Click picture to start video
ACR 2021
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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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