2 Squadron
2 VandenBos Whitby Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron

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Weekly Message

Weekly Message for 25 November 2020 (8 points of information)

1.     Virtual Regular Wednesday Night Training - When attending the Opening Parade, only click to join the meeting running that has the current date *and* the words 'Opening Parade' in its title.  Cadets are to report no later than 1845 hours. Cadets are reminded to return to the 'Opening Parade' Channel once classes have been dismissed in order to attend the Closing Parade.

2.      IMPORTANT:   Dress for this Wednesday (25 November 2020) is Sqn T-Shirt for Cadets.

3.      We now have TWO new opportunities to spread some holiday cheer plus earn some Community Service Hours available in the Ready Room (that makes 4 opportunities in total!). Check out the Opportunities page of The Ready Room to learn about our new Inter-Flight Competition re: 'The 12 Days of Christmas' (which will be judged externally to the Squadron) plus our new '2 Squadron Video Advent Calendar'. Join in the fun, spread some joy this holiday season, and shine your citizenship skills by participating in all 4 of these amazing opportunities. Be a brilliant light of hope and comforting joy this holiday season.

4.      Reminder from the Administration Officer:  If you are unable to attend virtual regular training nights, you are to click on the red 'I will be Absent this week at Regular Training' button prior to 1800 hours on Wednesday. If you do not click on this button and do not attend training, you will be marked as Absent instead of Excused.

5.      Level 5 Cadets:  Sign up for the PO 513 Workshops is open.  This is a required performance objective for your training level.  You can find information about the PO 513 Workshops under 12 December 2020 on our web calendar.

6.      Recruit access to Website and Microsoft Teams: Recruits, watch your (or your parent's) email for a message about accessing the website.  This email will contain your userid and initial password.  Your Microsoft Teams access information will also be sent to you by email.

7.      Starting 2 December 2020, our First Recruit Intake will soon be joining us for regular training.  We look forward to you meeting your peers on Microsoft Teams!

8.      Interested in joining our Squadron? The next Recruit Intake starts 2 December 2020. Click on the 'green' Next Recruit Intake button above and begin the adventure!
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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.


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COVID-19 Message from the Commander and Formation Chief Warrant Officer

COVID - 19 Update

The safety and security of all who participate in our programs is always one of my top priorities. Combined with our commitment to developing in youth the attributes of good citizenship and leadership, it was clear to me that Canada’s Cadet and Junior Canadian Rangers programs could not in good faith carry on with our planned summer activities while the rest of the Canadian Armed Forces is gearing up to assist Canadians in the face of COVID-19, and any other challenges they may face.

Therefore, that is why, I have made the decision to cancel all in-person Cadet and JCR training activities until 31 August 2020 and have directed that every Cadet and JCR have their training qualifications for this current training year marked as completed. This cancellation decision will affect local training, corps and squadron trips, cadet summer training and activities, in-person training for Cadet Instructors Cadre officers, and, in coordination with the Canadian Army, the JCR enhanced training sessions. This decision ensures the safety and security of everyone who participates in our programs and will ensure that the Cadet program, like the Canadian Armed Forces, does not become a vector to spread COVID-19.

This was not an easy decision, nor was it made in isolation. I have consulted far and wide to ensure that I am taking a measured response to the challenges that lie before us. In order to rise to that challenge, I will require Cadets, COATS members, our volunteers, and key stakeholders including League representatives, to come together - not only to bounce back, but to help improve and enhance the Cadet and JCR programs for the next generation of young Canadians when training is forecasted to resume in September 2020.

The Canadian Armed Forces have always done everything they can to support our programs, from providing medical support, instructors, and facilities which allow us to operate the summer training programs the way we do. The reality is that the Canadian Armed Forces now need to focus on the mission to protect Canadians during this pandemic. Their hard work and dedication will allow us to return stronger than ever.

Even in difficult times we are coming together in new ways. An excellent example was the Battle of Vimy Ridge virtual memorial through social media, which saw hundreds of cadets and JCRs honouring this important battle that shaped our nation. Putting a national-level effort together in this short a timeframe is just one small example of the work being done by local Commanding Officers and their staff, members of the formation and regional headquarters, and Canadian Ranger Patrol Groups to ensure that we remain focused on the Cadet and Junior Canadian Ranger experience. Thank you all for your support and contributions during these difficult times.

I encourage all of you to find new and innovative ways to stay engaged with our programs throughout this pandemic, while respecting physical distancing. I want to thank all of the Corps and Squadron staff as well for their exemplary communication effort - these are challenging times and you have clearly stepped up to the plate.

I have directed my staff to begin planning to explore innovative ways to take advantage of this pause in training to implement new and exciting solutions for today’s youth. Expect to hear more about what this may entail in the weeks to come, as I will be looking at options that will involve employment opportunities for COATS members, Staff Cadets and Civilian Instructors to help make these ideas come to life.

I understand many of you will be disappointed with today’s news. However, the safety and security not only of those involved in our programs, but of all Canadians must be our top concern. The Cadet and Junior Canadian Programs must not be a vector for the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus. I am confident in the strength and resilience of the men and women who not only support and lead this program, but also participate in it. I am extremely proud of all Cadets, Junior Canadian Rangers and adult staff of how you have been adapting to this unprecedented situation and adhering to the Government’s social distancing protocols. Our role now is to demonstrate leadership and citizenship in the face of adversity, and I know that you are all up to the challenge.
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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
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
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
COVID-19 Awareness Course and Test info
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OCdt Jefferson, R.
12 Aug 20
How to access the Extranet for COVID-19 training.
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OCdt Jefferson, R.
7 Aug 20
Code of Conduct for Cadets
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OCdt Jefferson, R.
16 Dec 18
Coffee/Tea/Hot Chocolate Order Form
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OCdt Jefferson, R.
18 Oct 19
Coffee/Tea/Hot Chocolate Fundraising Form (multi-entry)
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OCdt Jefferson, R.
18 Oct 19
Parent drivers are requested to complete this form and submit to an SSC
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OCdt Jefferson, R.
8 Oct 18
Chris Hadfield message. Click picture to start video
Remembrance Day Tribute Video
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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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