Pipes and Drums Chili Dinner, Concert and Fundraiser

We would like to invite 121 Red Arrows Squadron and their families and friends to join us for an enjoyable evening in support of the Squadron’s Pipes and Drums Band.

121 Red Arrows Pipes and Drums continues to grow and as a result there is a growing need to acquire Kilts and other Highland Dress. This year the Pipes and Drums Band will be holding a Concert and Raffle/Silent Auction to raise funds to purchase these pieces.

Cadet musicians will perform a series of short sets throughout the evening with a few special surprises lined up! There will be a wide range of performances from our junior players to those who are more advanced.

The event will be held on Saturday 23 March from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM with our Guests of Honour being 121 Pipes and Drums Alumni who have continued playing with the Guelph Pipe Band.

The dinner and show will be in the cafeteria at Centennial Collegiate Vocational Institute located at 289 College Ave W Guelph, ON N1G 1S9

Dress for the event is casual for guests and Uniform/Highland Kit for Pipes and Drums cadets.

Tickets will be on sale each Tuesday evening by the Squadron Sponsorship Committee. They will have a table set up at the edge of the parade square. If you would like more information, please feel free to contact Captain Craig Miller at captain.craig.miller@live.com or the SSC Chair, Mr. Tim Park at timpark@wightman.ca

There will be both vegetarian and meat chili available to all attendees. If you are able to provide items for the silent auction/raffle please contact Mr. Tim Park at timpark@wightman.ca

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DRESS STANDARDS & INSPECTION

Parents and cadets please visit: https://121redarrows.ca/cadet/resources/dress-standards/ for a comprehensive list of the requirements for an outstanding uniform.

The squadron Standards Officer is seeking continual improvement in the dress standard, and a new tracking system has been implemented to monitor individual cadets.  This next week the inspection will again rate boots on a scale of 1 to 5, as well as hair and appearance.  To score a 3 on boots, a minimum of a high shine on the toe is required.  To attain such a shine, an experienced cadet requires about an hour each boot, or two hours.  A good movie can result in a good shine.  “Kiwi” polish with clean warm water and a soft rag is recommended.  See YouTube for numerous videos on how Air Cadets polish boots.

For hair, parents please ensure the following standards are maintained:

Hair Male Cadets.

The following additional details apply to male cadets:

Hair must be taper trimmed at the back, sides, and above the ears to blend with the hairstyle; be no more than 15 cm (6 in.) in length and sufficiently short that, when the hair is groomed and wedge is removed, no hair shall touch the ears or fall below the top of the eyebrows; be no more than 4 cm (1-1/2 in.) in bulk at the top of the head, gradually decreasing to blend with the taper trimmed sides and back; and be kept free from the neck to a distance of 2.5 cm (1 in.) above the shirt collar. Taper trimmed square back styles and shaving of all the hair on the head are permitted;

Hair – Female Cadets.

The following additional details apply to female cadets:

Hair shall not extend below the lower edge of the shirt collar (see exception below). Exaggerated styles, including those with excessive fullness or extreme height, are not authorized. Braids, if worn, shall be styled conservatively and tied tightly; secured at the end by a knot or a small-unadorned fastener. A single braid shall be worn in the centre of the back. Double braids shall be worn behind the shoulders. Hair shall be a maximum length when gathered behind the head and braided which does not extend below the top of the armpit. Multiple braids and/or cornrows shall be directed toward the back of the head, pulled tight to the head and secured at the end by a knot or a small-unadorned fastener. Multiple braids extending below the lower edge of the collar are to be gathered in a bun. With the permission of the sqn CO, a reasonable period may be authorized in order to transition from short to long hairstyles during which time hair may extend below the lower edge of the shirt collar.

Email Communication List

In a continued effort to increase communication between the Officer Staff, the Squadron Sponsorship Committee, cadets and their families we are collecting contact information from those who wish to receive email from the Sponsorship Committee and the Officers. Your contact information will not be distributed beyond our staff and the Sponsorship Committee. Should you wish to be added to our list please fill in the information found below. If at any time you wish to be removed from the list, simply resubmit this form with the remove option highlighted.

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121 Red Arrows Squadron Cadet Code of Conduct

Cadets and Parents,

Please download and read the Cadet Code of Conduct. This is the same Code of Conduct signed by cadets earlier this year. This post serves only as a reminder to our current cadets and as information for parents and family members of the Code by which the Canadian Cadet Organisation operates.

Cadets and Parents – Should you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to talk with any of our staff.

121 Red Arrows Cadet Code of Conduct 2017