2 Squadron
2 VandenBos Whitby Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron
We have a winner! Congratulation to the winners of the OPC Air Cadet Lottery. See the list of winners below. Thank you for supporting the Air Cadet Programme.

Interested in Cadet Activity Program (CAP) summer training? Sign up on MS Teams under the Opening Parade channel and click 'Fill/Summer CAP Program' tab to enter your choice(s).

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Weekly Message

Weekly Message for 12 May 2021 (14 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 to the 'Opening Parade' Channel 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.  Attendance is taken during all three (3) periods plus during Opening and Closing Parade. NOTE:  Unless you have identified an issue, cadets are expected to have their camera on for the evening.  

2.      Dress for Wednesday is Sqn T-Shirt for Cadets. Don't have a Squadron red t-shirt? You are to wear a pressed white dress shirt, cadet or black tie and black dress pants.

3.      Last chance to sign up on our web calendar for the 15/16 May 2021 Virtual Field Training Exercise (FTX).  Note:  Cadets who have signed up will be select to attend either the 15 or 16 May 2021 virtual FTX. Sign up on the date you are available.  Schedule will be posted on our web calendar and emailed to participating cadets.

4.       Senior WOs' video messages for ACR (as assigned by Capt Howie) are past due. Please send to CI Schmidt via email or tag @CI Schmidt once uploaded to the Instructors channel of MS Teams NOW as Sunday 9 May 21 is video editing day! 

5.       Band Open House Tuesday 18 May 2021 - Thinking about joining the Band for the training year 2021/2022?  Sign up to "Join the Band for a Night" on Tuesday May 18.  Join us for an evening of games, information and answers to your band questions.

6.       Love basketball and/or socialising? Join us for Sports Night this Thursday from 1730-1830 hrs (5:30-6:30 PM). Sign up via the Squadron website's activity calendar by Wednesday night. 

7.       Graduating Cadets' 'Farewell Messages' (videos, audio, or just text) are (past) due to CI Schmidt (via email or uploaded to the Instructors channel of MS Teams - tag @CI Schmidt) ASAP. We're working on the video *now* and require your footage!

8.       Message for the Level 2 and 3 cadets who joined our Squadron this training year - Reminder to submit your Fast Track training booklets to your Level Oficer ASAP.  This is important in order to ensure you successfully receive accolades for completing your training level.

9.       Interested in learning more about personal finances? How to save, spend, and invest wisely for your future, etc.  Join us at Checkpoint on Saturday 15 May 2021 from 1900 hrs; sign up NLT Friday night via the Squadron website's activity calendar.

10.      Our next Fitness Assessment will be held during Training Night on 19 May 2021. Come dressed in sports wear (your red Squadron T-shirt if you've got one that fits) and come prepared to perform the four exercises that will evaluate your personal strength and flexibility: push-ups, curl-ups, shoulder stretches, and the back-saver sit and reach. We will NOT be teaching these exercises on the night, so watch the demonstration videos (on the Sports Team page: Dept/Teams page -> Sports, then scroll down; NOTE: ruler should be set at the 23 centimetre, not 23 inches mark for the back-saver sit and reach) to learn how to best perform the four exercises and bring along the required equipment for the curl-ups and the back-saver sit and reach. NOTE: For this night, you will REQUIRE a device with MS Teams with a more portable camera - like a phone, a laptop, or a tablet, etc., NOT a desktop with a stationary camera on top). If you need to do so, ask and arrange to borrow your sibling's/parent's/guardian's, leaving enough time beforehand to install the mobile MS TEams app and ensure you can log in properly. The Sports Team member will need to see your entire body while performing the exercises in order to evaluate you properly. ALL CADETS MUST PARTICIPATE -- those Cadets who cannot participate due to medical reasons must contact the DCO by email no later than 1 May 2021.

11.      Let's reach out to our communities and let them know how much VandenBos Cadets care! Please contribute to our ongoing Community Outreach initiatives and earn some Community Service Hours towards next training/academic year's Community Service Hours total. Should you not require CSH hours, choose to participate because you're a kind person and fabulous citizen! Head to the Opportunities page of The Ready Room to read your options and guidelines for each type of contribution. All submissions are due via email to submissions@2vandenbos.org NLT 2359 hours 30 May 2021.

12.      Who's getting excited about obtaining a copy of our electronic yearbook?! Teasers will be shared soon via social media, and you'll get a better look at many of its photos during ACR. #watchthisspace

13.      Cadets are to ensure that the email used for our website is their personal email account - not their parent's/school account.  Not using your own email account will have an impact on summer training, cadet opportunities and use of the new Cadet 365 platform. If you are currently using a parent email to gain access to our website, please email admin@2vandenbos.org with your updated email address.

14.      Summer In-Person Cadet Activity Program is planned for four 5-day training sessions.  These day courses will run:  3-6 Aug 21, 9-13 Aug 21, 16-20 Aug 21 and 23-27 Aug 21.  Cadets may apply to attend for the dates that they are available. Training will be conducted in Oshawa. More information will be provided during Closing Parade 12 May 21. NOTE:  Effective 12 May 2021 - Dates have recently been changed so cadets may apply for both Virtual Summer Training and In-Person Summer Training. 

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IMPORTANT MESSAGES

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.

 

OPC Lottery Winners
CONGRATULATIONS to all OPC Lottery Winners (we had one from our Squadron).
1st Prize
Michele H, Parry Sound 295

2nd Prizes
Jennifer L, Barrie 102
Margaret W, Markham South 883

3rd Prizes
Samrat D, Whitby 2
Caresse L, Richmond Hill 8
Elizabeth S, Grand Valley 85
David B, St Catharines 23

4th Prizes
Tony V, Oakville 540
Maggie T, Aurora 140
Denise H, OPC
John N, Thorold 128
Michael B, Geraldton 227
 
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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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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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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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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