NOVEMBER REMEMBRANCE MONTH ACTIVITIES

The month of November is both a very busy and important one as we take time to remember and support our veterans. Cadets are given several opportunities to contribute throughout the month.

Some of the activities are MANDATORY while others are OPTIONAL. The following signup sheets are placed in an order that will make organising your time a little easier.

As 121 Red Arrows Squadron supports the Guelph, Elora and Fergus Legions, there will be opportunities for cadets to support their local Legions.


MANDATORY

  1. PARADES – Cadets are expected to attend one of these two parades on Saturday 11 Nov:

Guelph Remembrance Day Parade (CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THIS PARADE)

Fergus Remembrance Day Parade(CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THIS PARADE)

  1. POPPY DISTRIBUTION – Cadets are expected to support The Royal Canadian Legion by participating in a total of 6 poppy distribution shifts. Some, if not all of these shifts may be completed at their local Legions in Guelph, Elora or Fergus.

Guelph Legion Poppy Distribution – CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR GUELPH LEGION POPPY DISTRIBUTION SHIFTS

Friday 27 Oct (Evening) Friday 03 November (Evening)
Saturday 28 Oct (Morning) Saturday 04 November (Morning)
Saturday 28 Oct (Afternoon) Saturday 04 November (Afternoon)
Sunday 29 October Sunday 05 November

Fergus Legion Poppy Distribution (2 Shifts Only) – CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR FERGUS LEGION POPPY DISTRIBUTION SHIFTS

Sun 5 Nov – 1000 HRS – 1600 HRS – Meet at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 275 – 500 Blair St, Fergus, ON N1M 1S4 – Lunch Provided (Full day counts as two shifts)

Elora Legion Poppy Distribution – CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR ELORA LEGION POPPY DISTRIBUTION SHIFTS

Locations – Tim Hortons and The Gorge Restaurant (Total 4 cadets required per shift)

Fri 27 Oct 1800-2100 Fri 03 Nov 1800-2100
Sat 28 Oct 0900-1200 Sat 04 Nov 0900-1200
Sat 28 Oct 1200-1600 Sat 04 Nov 1200-1600
Sun 29 Oct 1230-1600 Sun 05 Nov 1230-1600

OPTIONAL

Guelph Cenotaph Overnight Vigil (Level 2-5 Cadets) – CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY

Friday 10 November to Saturday 11 November 2017, Cadets interested in the overnight vigil are asked to contact 2nd Lt Laing at michaelclaing@gmail.comfor details.  Shifts will be 1 hour standing guard. 

Dress of the day:  Shirt, Tie, Tunic and PARKA.  Bring your black gloves, you will get cold on this duty.

Guelph Legion Pre-Remembrance Day Dinner – CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY

Friday 10 November 2016, 4-5 cadets are needed to serve the Pre-Remembrance Day dinner.  These cadets should not be involved in the Cenotaph Vigil.

Dinner servers will be needed by 6:00pm and should be completed by 10:00pm

Fergus Legion Remembrance Day Dinner – CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY

Saturday 11 November 2016, 4-6 cadets are needed to serve the Remembrance Day dinner.   Dinner servers will be needed by 6:00PM and should be completed by 10:00PM

Upcoming Events

OCTOBER

21 Oct – Caving and Hiking at Rockwood Conservation Area – Be sure to sign up online

22 Oct – 2nd Fall Gliding Date – THIS ACTIVITY IS FULLY BOOKED

23 Oct – Effective Speaking and Debate Begins (see Details) – Be Sure to sign up online

27-29 Oct – Poppy Distribution

31 Oct – Halloween Party – Be sure to sign up online

NOVEMBER

November Remembrance Month Activities are listed in THIS POST.

Be sure to read carefully in order to understand which activities are MANDATORY and which are OPTIONAL.

FALL GLIDING – Sunday 22 October 2017

FALL GLIDING – Sunday 22 October 2017

This opportunity is open for all cadets to attend, to a maximum of 25 cadets. Priority is given to new recruits and to those who have never gone gliding before.

 

THIS ACTIVITY IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

 

Event Poster 22 Oct Gliding(Click this link to download the event poster)

 

Please do not drop your cadet at the armoury prior to 0715 hours. Departure from the Guelph Armoury will be for 0730hours, arriving at Wingham William Le Van airport at approximately 0900hrs.

Cadets are required to have their health card in order to board the bus, and must keep it with them at all times.

On arrival at Wingham, cadets will be weighed in order to establish the accurate weight/balance with the aircraft, passenger and pilot aboard.

Dress appropriately for the weather – this is a civilian dress event. Airports are normally located in windy areas, and even in summer weather there will be a wind chill on the airfield.

Lunch will be provided (Pizza is the only real choice in Wingham, we can do vegetarian pizza, and gluten free) – if you have other dietary restrictions, consider bringing lunch you can eat.

Parents, please ensure you have a cell phone or means of contact with you, given the weather forecast, if we are able to start flying operations, we may end early if conditions change. Safety is the primary obligation.

Cadets will be required to act as ground crew under the direction of staff cadets at the airfield – they will learn and practice ground handling of glider aircraft. Wear comfortable footwear, you will be on your feet while at the airfield.

Please watch the Facebook page and the website for potential weather cancellation.

ATTENTION NEW RECRUITS – INITIAL KIT MEASURING INSTRUCTIONS

We will be ordering your new uniform shortly but require some information from you first. Please download the pdf file in this post and fill it out. Once completed, hand it to 2Lt McCleary (our Supply Officer) or 2Lt Laing (Your Level 1/Recruit Officer) on Tuesday evening.

The comfort and fit of your uniform depend on accurate sizing. The following instructions are designed to help you obtain precise body measurements that will be used by our Supply Office to issue your initial uniform parts. It is important that you have your measurements taken by another person to ensure accurate measurement.

INITIAL KIT MEASURING INSTRUCTIONS

 

 

21 Oct 2017 – Caving and Hiking at Rockwood Conservation Area

121 Cadets and Adult staff will be going caving and hiking at Rockwood Conservation Area on Sat 21 Oct 2017. This is an optional activity that is open to all cadets. Be warned however ~ Caving is messy work!

  • Cadets need to bring;
  • Long sleeves and pants that cover your knees and elbows for protection
    • Old clothes are better, they will get muddy
  • A working flashlight with new batteries.
  • Running shoes (closed toe shoes).
  • If they would like to bring their own helmet that is okay as well, we do have helmets that students can use
  • BAGGED LUNCH – WITH WATER BOTTLE

CADET DROP OFF

Rockwood Conservation Area

TIME: Saturday morning at 0900hrs (9:00am)

LOCATION: Rockwood Conservation Area –Nature Centre

 

CADET PICK UP

TIME: Saturday evening approx.  1600hrs (4:00pm)

LOCATION: Rockwood Conservation Area –Nature Centre

ONLINE SIGNUP

RKWD Caving Poster

RKWD Caving Day – 21 OCT 2017 Permission Form

121 Red Arrows Guelph Storm Tickets

121 Red Arrows

Guelph Storm Tickets

The 121 Red Arrows Air Cadet squadron is once again selling tickets for select Guelph Storm home hockey games.  These tickets sell for $28.00 are available for only $18.00 per ticket or $17.00 per ticket if you purchase 3 or more.  Tickets are available for the following home games:

 

Friday Oct 13, 2017 vs Niagara Ice Dogs Friday Dec 1, 2017 vs Erie Otters
Friday Oct 20, 2017 vs Hamilton Bulldogs Friday Dec 8, 2017 vs Owen Sound Attack
Friday Oct 27, 2017 vs Erie Otters Thursday Dec 28 2017 vs Peterborough Petes
Friday Nov 10 2017 vs North Bay Battalion Friday Jan 5, 2018 vs Owen Sound Attack
Friday Nov 24, 2017 vs Barrie Colts Friday Feb 9, 2018 vs Saginaw Spirit

 

To reserve your tickets email to timpark@wightman.ca or text to 519-546-6116.

Email Communication List

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