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883 Squadron Mess Dinner

posted 1 Dec 2017, 10:44 by Site Maintenance   [ updated 9 Dec 2017, 13:03 ]

What better way to start the holidays than to attend 883's Traditional Mess Dinner. This dinner will be filled with old traditions, fun, and games. If you are looking forward to attend, please purchase your ticket with the SSC on Wednesday nights. We encourage you all to attend as you would not want to miss an amazing opportunity.

Details are as follows:

Date: Wed 20 Dec 17
Time: 1830-2130 hrs
Loc.: The Brighton Banquet Hall - 2155 McNicoll Ave., Toronto, ON M1V 5P1
Dress: C8 (mess dress / tunic, a white dress shirt, bow tie)
Note: Those without a uniform will be in black and white with a bow tie

Ticket Price: 
Cadets that did 3+ Tagging shifts in October: $25
Cadets that did 0-2 Tagging shifts in October: $30

If you have any further questions or concerns, please visit the SSC desk on Wednesday Nights. 

Make sure you get your tickets before they run out! 

883 Open House

posted 16 Nov 2017, 13:13 by Site Maintenance   [ updated 18 Nov 2017, 21:53 ]

Interested in knowing what the Air Cadet Program is all about? 883 is proud to announce that we will be holding an Open House event on 29 Nov 17 from 1900-2100 hrs at Randall Public School.  Parents and friends are invited to attend this event as we will be having a general information session about the program and we will be answering questions you may have. There will also be displays of what 883 has to offer for your son or daughter joining the program. Hoping to see many new faces! 

Markham Santa Claus Parade 2017

posted 10 Nov 2017, 12:26 by Site Maintenance   [ updated 22 Nov 2017, 16:55 ]

883 will be participating in this year's 45th annual Markham Santa Claus Parade on Saturday 25 Nov 2017. Our squadron will march as a float in the parade while squadron band members will be playing their holiday music. There are Parade Float Awards to be won, so make sure you come out and participate. Details are as follows:

Date:
 Sat 25 Nov 2017
Time: 1015 hrs-1230 hrs
Location: Meet on Hwy 7, East of Main St (right by the Markham Village Community Centre)
Dress: C3 (Same as C2, except the sweater replaces the shirt and tie), bring your parkas and dress for the weather
Float Info: # 18

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





Sign up using the form below.

Markham Santa Claus Parade


March Break Trip

posted 2 Nov 2017, 10:22 by Site Maintenance   [ updated 2 Nov 2017, 12:38 ]

883 is looking into doing a March Break Trip this training year! If you are interested in participating in this event, fill out the form below.

When: March Break week
Where: TBD (will be outside Ontario)
Cost: TBD

More details regarding this event will be announced once finalized.

March Break Trip


Remembrance Day Service

posted 2 Nov 2017, 09:05 by Site Maintenance   [ updated 2 Nov 2017, 12:44 ]

883 will be participating in the Markham District Veterans Association's (MDVA) Remembrance Day service on Saturday 11 Nov 17. It is mandatory for all cadets to attend the service. Cadets will form-up on Centre St. and will be marching down Washington St. to the MDVA to continue on with the service and the laying of the wreaths. 

Parents are asked to join us during the service in front of the MDVA (7 Washington St). Service is expected to conclude at approximately 1300 hrs. 

Details are as follows: 
When: Sat 11 Nov 2017 @ 0930hrs
Where: Meet on Centre St. and Hwy 48.
Dress: C1 Ceremonial Dress / Black & Whites with black tie for recruits
Note: Cadets may wear their issued parka and Recruits may wear a dark coloured jacket (black is preferred). No bright colours or offensive text/images are to be worn. 
*If you are in the band, don't forget to bring your music and instruments! Please keep your instrument case in your car as there is nowhere to put it during the service*
 
Please sign-up using the form below.



Remembrance Day Service





Fall Tagging 2017

posted 28 Sep 2017, 11:43 by Site Maintenance   [ updated 13 Oct 2017, 08:38 ]

The squadron's biggest fundraising event is coming up very soon! Are you ready to break another squadron fundraising record this year? Do you want to try to get some cool prizes or be a part of the 883 Club? Come out to your fall tagging session and show us on 19-22 Oct 17. This is a mandatory event for all cadets. Every cadet's minimum participation will get the squadron even closer to breaking the record. Here's what you need to know: 

- Cadets are required to attend a MINIMUM of 3 shifts each - sign up using the forms below
- Dress: C2 (full dress) ; Recruits wear your black and whites with a black tie.
- 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.

Here are some tips to help you achieve your goal: 

1. Dress and Deportment: Make sure your uniform looks clean and sharp! The better your uniform looks, the higher the chances you'll catch their attention. Be on your best behaviour at ALL times, someone is always looking at you. Don't slouch, lean against the doors/walls/windows, chew gum, eat while tagging, or be swearing. 

2. Be polite: You are a Cadet and one of the finest youth of Markham. Whether they donate or not, be kind, polite, and respectful.  Make sure you are using "Ma'am" or Sir" at all times along with your "Please" and "Thank You". You can also help them in various ways such as holding the door open if their hands are full. 

3.  Ask EVERYONE: Ask each and every person that passes by you. The donation amount does not matter, you are still getting something rather than nothing by not asking. Ensure you have an opener, for example "Excuse me Ma'am/Sir, would you like to help support the Air Cadets?" or "Can you help support the Air Cadet program please Ma'am/Sir?

4. Don't avoid conversations: People will be curious and want to know more about what you are doing and what an Air Cadet is. Don't be afraid to tell them all about what tagging is and all the amazing things you can do as an Air Cadet. This can be a great way for you to help grow our squadron!

5. SMILE! The best tip is to put on your biggest smile while tagging. You can change someone's mood instantly with a smile and maybe even get them to change their mind about donating to you! 

Shift Dates and Times: 

AT MARKHAM VILLAGE COMMUNITY CENTRE - 6401 Hwy 7, Markham
Thursday 19 Oct:    1700-2100 hrs

Friday 20 Oct:         1700-2100 hrs

AT MARKHAM DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL (CAFETERIA) - 89 Church St, Markham
Saturday 21 Oct:    *Full day: 0830-1800 hrs
                              Morning: 0830-1330 hrs 
                              Afternoon: 1300-1800 hrs

Sunday 22 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 TAGGING - THURS 19 OCT 17

FALL TAGGING - FRI 20 OCT 17

FALL TAGGING - SAT 21 OCT 17 ‎‎(AM)‎‎

FALL TAGGING - SAT 21 OCT 17 ‎(PM)‎

FALL TAGGING - SUN 22 OCT 17 ‎(AM)‎

FALL TAGGING - SUN 22 OCT 17 ‎(PM)‎


Fall FTX (Field Training Exercise) 2017

posted 23 Sep 2017, 09:36 by Site Maintenance   [ updated 10 Oct 2017, 12:56 ]

The Fall FTX will be conducted on 13-15 Oct 17. This event is mandatory for those in level 2, 3, and 4. 

Timings: Cadets are to meet up at Randall Public School with all their kit and health cards on 13 Oct 17 by 1700 hrs.
Parents are to pick up their cadets at Randall Public School on 15 Oct 17, buses are expected to return by approx. 1700 hrs. 
Dress: Appropriate civilian attire or Field Training Uniforms - dress for the weather

See Kit List attached for what to bring. Kit inspections will be done prior to departure, those who do not have the required items will not be permitted to go due to safety reasons.

Fall FTX ‎‎(13-15 Oct)‎‎

Fall Gliding 2017!

posted 11 Sep 2017, 21:08 by 883 Supply   [ updated 2 Nov 2017, 11:05 by Site Maintenance ]

Cadets of 883 Squadron are being given the opportunity to experience flying in a glider on Saturday 16 September 17 and Sunday 24 September 17. If you would like to be a part of this experience, please sign up using the form below. 

  Details are as follows:
- Meet at Randall PS for 0800 hrs, the bus will be back around 1600hr at Randall PS (cadets will call parents on the way back from the airport)
- Cadets MUST bring their health card
- Lunch will be provided; bring your own water and snacks
- Dress: Appropriate civilian attire - dress for the weather!

You will not be permitted to go if you do have the above items. 

You can sign up for both if you wish.

September Gliding - 16/24 Sept 17

Ground School 2017

posted 6 Sep 2017, 08:55 by 883 Supply   [ updated 6 Sep 2017, 15:35 by Site Maintenance ]

Any cadets who are interested in attending Ground School, it will be starting on 26 Sept at Milliken Mills High School from 1900 - 2100hrs or until 2130hrs if you're interested in being a Power Pilot candidate. It is important that you review the eligibility criteria for Glider Pilot Scholarship and Power Pilot Scholarship before attending Ground School.

If you have any questions, please direct it to the Training Officer or your Level Officer.

Annual Ceremonial Review 2017

posted 29 May 2017, 20:15 by Site Maintenance   [ updated 31 May 2017, 13:44 ]

Please join us in celebrating 883's 6th Annual Ceremonial Review on Sunday 04 Jun 2017 @ 1230hrs. The 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 invite all parents, family, and friends to attend and show your support for the cadets! 

This year, we are fortunate to have Brigadier-General Woiden, OMM, CD, the Commander National Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers Support Group, as our Reviewing Officer for the parade. 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. 
Please see attachment and below for more information. 

Guests
Date: Sunday 04 Jun 2017
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*

Cadets
Date: Sunday 04 Jun 2017
Time: 0800hrs
Location: Markham Village Community Centre Arena (6041 Hwy 7 East, on the South East Corner)
Dress: 
- Come in appropriate civilian attire with proper footwear for drill (i.e. no flip flops and sandals) 
- Males MUST be clean shaven and hair cut to standard, we will be enforcing this policy in the morning
- Females may have hair in a ponytail but will do their hair to standard 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 this year!
**THIS IS A MANDATORY ATTENDANCE EVENT IN ORDER TO PASS YOUR LEVEL**

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)

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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