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Markham Santa Claus Parade 2018

posted 8 Nov 2018, 16:35 by Site Maintenance   [ updated 8 Nov 2018, 16:54 ]

883 Squadron has once again been invited to participate in this year's 46th Annual Markham Santa Claus Parade on Saturday 24 Nov 2018. Our squadron will march as a float in the parade while squadron band members will be playing their festive music. There are Parade Float Awards to be won and will be broadcasted on TV, so make sure you come out and participate! Details are as follows:

Date: Sat 24 Nov 2018
Time: 1015 hrs-1300 hrs
Location: Meet on Hwy 7, East of Main St (right by the Markham Village Community Centre)
Dress: C3 (sweater w/ tunic), bring your parkas and black gloves ; dress for the weather
Float Info: TBA

Note: Parade will travel North on Main Street Markham and will end at the Markham Museum

Sign-up using the form below. Volunteer hours can be given

Markham Santa Claus Parade 2018

Remembrance Day Ceremony 2018

posted 21 Oct 2018, 06:15 by Site Maintenance

Come out and show your support towards MDVA's Remembrance Day Ceremony this year! The ceremony will be happening on Sat 10 Nov 18. Cadets will be asked to participate in the March Past along Markham Rd towards the Markham Cenotaph were the ceremony will continue. Sign-up using the form below.

Details are as follows:

Trg: Remembrance Day Ceremony 2018
Time: Cadets are to arrive NLT 0930 hrs ; ceremony ends at approx. 1200 hrs.
Loc.: Form up outside the MDVA (7 Washington St.)
Dress: C2 (full dress) - Remember to have black gloves, your parka / dark solid coloured jacket, and layer up!

Note: Band members are required to bring their music and instrument. 

Remembrance Day Service 2018

Fall Tagging 2018

posted 26 Sep 2018, 12:20 by Site Maintenance   [ updated 10 Oct 2018, 16:54 ]

Tagging season is just around the corner! Help out this year by attending our Fall Tagging session on 18-21 Oct 18. This is a mandatory event for all cadets. Every cadet's minimum participation will get the squadron even closer to breaking the record. Details are as follows:

- Cadets are required to attend a MINIMUM of 3 shifts each - sign up using the forms below
- Dress: C2 (full dress) ; If you do not have your complete uniform, wear your black and whites
- Cadets MUST have their health card with them during their shift
Parents: Come show your support for our cadets by volunteering some of your time to help drive cadets to and from different locations. Any amount of time will be appreciated! Please ask for more information if needed. There is a waiver form attached at the bottom for parent volunteers. Please bring this with you when you come!

Shift Dates and Times:

LHQ LOCATION - Markham Village Community Centre
Thursday 18 Oct:    1700-2100 hrs

Friday 19 Oct:         1700-2100 hrs

LHQ LOCATION - Markham District High School
Saturday 20 Oct: *Full day: 0830-1800 hrs
                               Morning: 0830-1330 hrs 
                               Afternoon: 1300-1800 hrs

Sunday 21 Oct: *Full day: 0830-1800 hrs
                            Morning: 0830-1330 hrs
                            Afternoon: 1300-1800 hrs

*Full day is equivalent to 2 shifts.
- Lunch is provided for those that are tagging full shift on Saturday and Sunday







Fall FTX 2018

posted 26 Sep 2018, 11:50 by Site Maintenance   [ updated 9 Oct 2018, 08:50 ]

Another Field Training Exercise is on its way for 883 Cadets! We will be going to Blackdown Cadet Training Centre for this exercise on the weekend of Oct 12-14. This training will be mandatory for Level 2s and up! Sign up using the form below.

Trg: Fall FTX
Date: Oct 12-14
Time: Arrive at Randall PS NLT 1730 hrs on Oct 12 ; Cadets will return to Randall PS at approx. 1700 hrs on Oct 14.
Dress: Appropriate civilian attire, dress for the weather / FTUs if available

Kit list is attached.
Note: ALL cadets must bring their health card and pack weather appropriate clothes!

Fall FTX ‎(12-14 Oct)‎ 2018

Bombardier Family Day Event 2018

posted 14 Sep 2018, 07:08 by Site Maintenance   [ updated 8 Nov 2018, 16:55 ]

We are once again offering volunteer opportunities to the cadets of 883! We are looking for a group of cadets to participate in the Bombardier Family Day event. Please sign up below if you are interested!

Event: Bombardier Family Day
Time: 1200-1600 hrs
Loc.: Bombardier Toronto Site - 123 Garratt Blvd, Toronto, M3K 1YS
Dress: C2 (full dress)

Volunteer hours given!

Bombardier Family Day

Fall Gliding 2018

posted 7 Sep 2018, 12:21 by Site Maintenance   [ updated 8 Nov 2018, 16:57 ]

One of our first events back will be gliding! We will be having two sessions, 15 Sep and 23 Sep. 

Sign up below for the respective days if you are interested! 

Date: Sat 15 Sept 18
Loc.: Meet at Randall PS
Time: Arrive NLT 0745 hrs, cadets will return for approx. 1700 hrs
Dress: Appropriate civilian attire - dress for the weather!

Bring your health card, water, and light snacks!

Date: Sun 23 Sept 18
Loc.: Meet at Randall PS
Time: Arrive NLT 0745 hrs, cadets will return for approx. 1700 hrs
Dress: Appropriate civilian attire - dress for the weather!

Bring your health card, water, and light snacks!



Ground School 2018-2019

posted 22 Aug 2018, 16:53 by Site Maintenance   [ updated 14 Sep 2018, 06:54 ]

Any cadet interested in Glider or Power Pilot Scholarship are asked to email for more information on Ground School.

Age: 16 and up
Level: 4 and up

Classes will begin on Tuesday 18 Sept 18!

Trg: Ground School
Loc.; Milliken Mills High School
Time: GPS: 1900-2100 hrs ; PPS: 1900-2130 hrs
Dress: Appropriate civilian attire 

*First week will run from 1900-2100 hrs for all candidates. 
*See schedule attached for details

If you have any questions, please email

More Volunteer Opportunities

posted 13 Jul 2018, 18:32 by Site Maintenance   [ updated 14 Sep 2018, 06:40 ]

We are once again providing more opportunities for you to gain some volunteer hours! Please sign up using the appropriate forms below if you are interested!

Interested in going to CNE? 883 is providing the opportunity again this year at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) to showcase the Cadet Program! We are looking for volunteers to assist in staffing a Cadet Information Booth at CNE from 17 Aug 18 - 03 Sept 18. 

Cadets will be able to receive community service hours for this event!

Each day is broken down into two shifts as follows:
1) MORNING : 1000-1600 HRS
2) AFTERNOON : 1530-2215 HRS

Dress: C2B (summer dress, no tie)

Transportation to and from the event will be the cadets' own responsibility.

Those that are attending are required to bring the following:
1) Lunch / Supper and water
2) Sunscreen
3) Any required prescription medication
4) Health card

Further details regarding the meeting location will be given closer to the start date of this event.

If you are interested in showcasing the Cadet Program, please sign up using the forms below and select ALL dates and shifts you are available for. 
Note: If you can no longer attend the shift you signed up for, you must let us know at least 72 hours in advance.

Warriors Day Parade @ CNE
Already helping out at CNE? Why not join in at the 97th Warriors Day Parade at the Canadian National Exhibition too? We will be assisting with de-bussing and boarding of the Veterans, ushering VIPs to their seating areas, participating in the parade itself, and assisting the Mess Manager as required.

Details are as follows:

Date: 18 AUG 18
Time: Arrive NLT 0930 hrs, ends at approx. 1400 hrs
Loc.: @ CNE - report to the Cadet/Scout Registration Desk in Gore Park (East of the Princes' Gate, North of Lakeshore Blvd, South of Fort York Armouries)
Dress: C2B (summer dress, no tie)

If you are interested in participating in the parade, sign up using the appropriate form below!
Note: Those that participate in this event will also receive $10 and Meal Tickets!

Tamil Festival 2018
Come out and help grow our squadron at the Tamil Festival this year! We will be helping out at the Recruiting Booth for both 876 and 883 Air. Come out and share your experience with potential recruits!

Date: 25-26 AUG 18

Interested in helping grow our squadrons? Sign up using the appropriate form below!
Note1: Further details will be posted.
Note2: Senior Band Members! Bring your instrument and music.  

CNE Volunteer

97th Warriors Day Parade @ CNE

Tamil Festival 2018

Volunteer Opportunities

posted 24 May 2018, 10:02 by Site Maintenance   [ updated 11 Jul 2018, 14:30 ]

883 is providing the opportunity for the Cadets to gain some volunteer hours and be engaged with the community! We have a couple of events happening that we would like cadets to come and help out! Volunteer hours will be given for each activity. Please sign up using the appropriate forms below!

SAT 02 JUN 18
Trg: Unionville Festival Parade
Loc.: Main Street Unionville
Time: 0930-1100 hrs
Dress: C2B (summer dress)

Note: Band members are to bring their instrument and music

WED 06 JUN 18
Trg: Garbage Pick-Up Day
Loc.: Randall PS
Time: 1830-2000 hrs
Dress: Appropriate civilian attre

Note: SR Band members are not to sign up for this event

SAT 09 JUN 18
Trg: Markham Cenotaph Dedication Ceremony
Loc.: Main Street Markham (MDVA)
Time: 0930-1200 hrs
Dress: C2 (full dress)

Note: SR Band members are not to sign up for this event

FRI 06 JUL 18 - SUN 08 JUL 18
Trg: Markham Rotary Ribfest
Loc.: Downtown Markham, 179 Enterprise Blvd.
Dress: Appropriate civilian attire

Please see the attached poster for more information regarding this volunteer opportunity.

Note: This specific activity will not be done as a unit but you are more than welcome to sign up to volunteer on your own:
 2) EMAIL:

Unionville Festival Parade

Garbage Pick-Up Day

Markham Cenotaph Dedication Service

Annual Ceremonial Review 2018

posted 18 May 2018, 14:44 by Site Maintenance   [ updated 21 May 2018, 21:54 ]

Please join us in celebrating 883 Air Commodore Leonard Birchall Squadron's 7th Annual Ceremonial Review on Saturday 26 May 18 @ 1230hrs. This parade will be the final one for this training year and will display some of the excellent work the cadets of 883 have done this year. We open our invites to all parents, family, and friends to attend and show your support for the cadets! 

There will be a few presentations and displays a part of the parade as well. Guests can join us after the parade for a small reception and have a look at some static displays put together by the senior cadets of 883. 

This year, we will be having Major Saccary, CD, J1 Administration Officer as our Reviewing Officer

Please see attachment and below for more information. 

Date: Saturday 26 May 18
Time: Arrive at 1230hrs for 1300hrs
Location: Markham Village Community Centre Arena (6041 Hwy 7 East, on the South East Corner)
Dress: Business Attire
*Please make sure your cell phones are turned off or put on silent upon entering*

Date: Saturday 26 May 18
Time: 0800-1500 hrs
Location: Markham Village Community Centre Arena (6041 Hwy 7 East, on the South East Corner)
- Come in appropriate civilian attire with proper footwear for drill (i.e. no flip flops and sandals) 
- Males MUST be clean-shaven and with a hair cut up to standards, we will be enforcing this policy in the morning
- Females may have hair in a ponytail but will do their hair to standards after lunch (bring gel and all your hair accessories)
- You are to bring your FULL C1 Uniform on coat hangars, well ironed, and boots well polished with a shine
- Lunch and snacks will be provided - you may bring your own water

Invite your friends and parents to come see everything the Squadron has done and accomplished this year!

Kit List
- Wedge
- Tunic & belt
- Light Blue linen shirt and tie
- Pants and belt
- Issued Sock and boots
- lint brush
- Females: Hair gel, pins, hair net
- Polish (minor touch-ups)
- Band Cadets: Instruments and music

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact any senior cadet or staff member.

We hope to see everyone there! 

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