Item 1 – New Schedule and procedure for training nights virtually.
Weekly schedule shall be as follows:
1815 – Staff Check in on Meeting Platform*
1820-30 Cadets arrive and disperse into FLIGHT Meets / Flight Command Staff check in with cadets *(will start in January)
1840 – Cadets arrive to “Parade Square”
Cadet Command Staff Check in with Cadets
1850 – CO or Sr Staff Check in with Cadets
1900 – Training Announcement
1905 – Class 1 (as per meet link in Discord / Calendar)
1945 – Break (Main Parade Square)
1950 – Class 2 (as per meet link in Discord / Calendar)
2030 – Closing Parade (Main Parade Square)
2045 – Staff Meeting
2130 – Parade Night Closure
Coming into the Holiday season we have a few items of note.
ITEM 2 – December 1 training
– “regular” online classes.. following the new schedule on our Google Workplace. For now the links to the classes are in the Discord, they will also be placed in our unit calendar within the Google Workplace for everybody to access. We are working on getting emails in place for all cadets in the coming weeks.
ITEM 3 – December 1 MRE (Meals ready to eat) and Calendar Sales / Pick ups
Cadet Parents are able to do a “drive-by” at Vecova (main entrance area) on December 1st and 8th from 1900-2000h to pick up their cadets MRE (Meal Ready to Eat) for the December 15th Christmas Dinner if they wish to do so.
The Sponsor will handle dispersment as well as handing out Alberta Air Cadet League CASH Calendars for individual sale ($20 each) and for our Cadet Families to take some additional CASH Calendars to sell for our annual ACL Fundraiser.
ITEM 4 – December 8th Virtual Training
Special Guest – Captain Christian Stenner, a member of the Canadian Geographic Society will present on his exploits in CAVE exploration. He’ll speak about Bisaro Anima in BC, Canada’s deepest Cave.. link here to read about it! Timings as per above and will take most of the evening.
ITEM 5 – December 15th Annual Christmas Dinner (Virtually on Zoom)
WO1 Hammond and her Cadet Command Team will be leading the charge on our Annual Christmas Dinner, again being done virtually this year. Details will continue to be published, cadets will be in uniforms if they have them, White Shirt / Bow Tie or appropriate for a formal dinner please. Timings will be 1830 (arrival / meet & greet) for a 1900h Dinner “Bell” to start. Guest Speaker is TBA. More information to follow as it arrives.
CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR STAND DOWN
There will be no training / parades after the 15th of December until the new year, when we will begin again on January 5th.
Even though we cannot be together as a unit, I encourage all of you to participate in an online service.
One of the best is the service from our National Capital on CBC television – check your listings.
Other options include the Air Force Association 783 Wing Calgary and any one of the Legions. Please do not attend any in-person events in uniform. 781 did not apply for permission to do a blanket approval. Wear your Poppy proudly tomorrow if you are out and about, and at 11am, stop and have a 2 minute silence to remember the sacrifices made by our veterans. More information at bottom of page about City of Calgary and area services.
Major RJ VanderLee CD AdeC
Remembrance Day ceremonies
The Field of Crosses Remembrance Day ceremony will be livestreamed by Global Calgary. The park will open to the public at 2pm. For information on the Field of Crosses, please visit fieldofcrosses.com.
The Hangar Flight Museum Remembrance Day service will be broadcast on CTV and livestreamed at CTVNewsCalgary.ca, starting at 10:30am. For information on the Hangar Flight Museum, please visit https://thehangarmuseum.ca/.
The following cadets are approved to attend training at VECOVA on Saturday 6 November
Barker H / Seto J / Patil A / Brynlund C / Wan Brenda / Abraham A / Webber P / Ling Ethan / Lui Nicholas / Mukherjee Cpl / Tahil C / Chen L
Please arrive around 0950h, dress for the weather as we will be outside. Bathrooms are only accessable with a proof of vaccination and ID so be prepared please. Bring a water bottle and snack, we will provide lunch to order.
A lawn chair would be beneficial!
contact the CO if you have questions – my email in on the discord
Any other cadets who wish to attend MUST SIGN UP on the FORM prior to 0900h Saturday morning.
Cadets that are unable to attend regular Wednesday night parades or other activities that they are expect at (i.e. signed-up for) are required to send an e-mail to: email@example.com
Include the activity and date in the Subject line.
Body of e-mail shall include your Rank, Last Name, First Name and brief reason for the absence.