Announcements

Squadron Flight Points

OSLA Catapult Challenge

You are being challenged to build a catapult with materials found at home!
Resources to get started: https://youtu.be/BuNfdv0yFTg https://youtu.be/iBKEUUiBBFY https://youtu.be/lA6a2EgGi_E
Your catapult must be able to launch a 3cm foil ball
Cadets will be judged on the following:
  1. The distance the ball travels - efficiency
  2. Ability to use oNLY materials found at home
  3. Aesthetic and creativity of the catapult overall

You may submit your progress videos and pictures to training@883markhamair.com
Final submissions are due 20 May 2021 via email.

CAP @ Home Challenge

Please use this form here to express your interest in participating in the new CAP @ Home activities!
Once you have expressed interest, we will send you an email with the instructions and links for the activities.
Each morning will start off with a daily briefing (live at 0900 hrs, or by downloading and reading the daily planner).
Each day of the week features a different theme - see attachment for details. You can choose which events you want to participate in!
Cadets will receive CAP Challenge awards as recognition and will be entered into your file! Participation and Activity points will count! After the daily activities, you will submit your Cadet CAP Passport for points.
Email training@883markhamair.com if you have any questions.
CAP Days.pdf

New Spring Break - CAP

As it has been announced that Spring Break will be postponed to April, our training will follow the school schedule.
The CAP activities will also be postponed to 12-16 Apr 21.
Unfortunately, NGTA will not be offering any in-person sites for CAP. Participation is as follows:
  • Mostly asynchronous activities;
  • Some live sessions (Morning Briefing / Social);
  • Cadets are able to follow our schedule, or complete at own pace.
  • They will pick the activities they are interested in.
  • No registration is required for these activities, and it is now open to all cadets. Attendance will be tracked post-event by the RCSU.
Each day has been identified with a theme:a. Day 1: CAF Familiarizationb. Day 2: Citizenshipc. Day 3: Outdoor Adventured. Day 4: Healthy Livinge. Day 5: Mental Health Awareness

Promotions - December - February

Congratulations to all those who got promoted during our Virtual Training Nights from December-February.
Stay tuned for details regarding rank pick-ups. If you missed out on the night, below is a list of who we promoted.

883 Gift Card Fundraiser

Buy gift cards to help us out! See attached poster for more information.

Promotions - November

Congratulations to all those who got promoted during our Virtual Training Night on 04 Nov 20
Stay tuned for details regarding rank pick-ups. If you missed out on the night, below is a list of who we promoted.

Promotions - October

Congratulations to all those who got promoted during our Virtual Training Night on 07 Oct 20
Stay tuned for details regarding rank pick-ups. If you missed out on the night, below is a list of who we promoted.

Virtual Annual Ceremonial Review 2020

Thank you all for a successful training year. Although our year was cut short, we still managed to achieve a lot! In case you missed it, check out our Virtual Annual Ceremonial Review here!We hope to see you back for next year!
Details as follows:
Date: Thurs 25 Jun 20Time: Starts at 1900 hrsLoc.: Virtual - links will be posted for you to joinDress: C3 (full dress)

Promotions - June

Congratulations to all those who got promoted during our Virtual Training Night on 03 Jun 20
Stay tuned for details regarding rank pick-ups. If you missed out on the night, below is a list of who we promoted.

Name Tag Orders 2020

All cadets are to have at least 1 name tag for their uniform. Please sign up below if you require one or would like to purchase extras.
First year cadets get their 1st name tag FREE.
For all other cadets, it will cost $3 to the SSC.
The order form will close on 07 Mar 20.

Aviation Day - RCMI Tour

CANCELLED


883 will be going to the Royal Canadian Museum-Institute on Sat 28 Mar 20. If you are interested, please sign up below.Details are as follows:
Date: Sat 28 Mar 20Time: 0900-1300 hrsLoc.: Meet at MCI for the busDress: Appropriate civilian attire
Note: Cadets are to eat breakfast prior to the event. Bring water, health card, light snacks

Squadron Sports Day 2020

We will be holding a friendly squadron sports competition on 08 Feb 2020 from 0900-1600 hrs at Wilclay Public School
Your attendance will count towards one of the mandatory recreational sports night.
Cadets will need to bring their health card, appropriate sports attire, and water bottle. Lunch will be provided.Please sign up below if you will be attending.

March Break Trip 2020

CANCELLED


The March Break trip to New York has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation. All international travels have been suspended for Cadets.
A cancellation letter have been provided to each cadet and their parents.

Parent Info Night 2019

883's Squadron Sponsoring Committee will be holding a Parent Information Night on Wed 27 Nov 19. We would like to invite all parents and family members of cadets to join in at 1930 hrs at Middlefield Collegiate Institute.
Throughout the night, parents will find out more about the following:- How can the Cadet Program benefit your kids?- Who should you ask if you have further questions?- How can parents get involved to help the squadron?- General Q&A

Santa Claus Parades 2019

Coming up for the holiday season 883 will be participating in 2 local community Santa Claus Parades. Come out and join our squadron spread the holiday spirit!
The details are as follows:
Date: Sat 23 Nov 19
Trg: Markham Santa Claus ParadeLoc.: Meet at Hwy 7 & Main St. Markham - Foat # 42Time: Meet NLT 1030 hrs, will end approx 1300 hrsDress: C3D (full dress with sweater) - layer up, dress for the weather - wear a parka/dark coloured jacket and black gloves
Note1: Band members, do not bring your instrument caseNote2: The Markham Road and Hwy 7 will be closed during the parade.Note3: Parents can pick up their cadet from the Markham Museum area
Date: Sun 24 Nov 19 *MANDATORY FOR BAND*
Trg: Vaughan Santa Claus ParadeLoc.: Meet at Middlefield CI for the busTime: Meet NLT 1100 hrs, will be back at approx. 1500 hrsDress: C3D (full dress with sweater) - layer up, dress for the weather - wear a parka/dark coloured jacket and black gloves
Note1: Band members, do not bring your instrument caseNote2: Roads will be closed: Major Mackenzie Drive from Hwy 400 to Vaughan City HallCadets will be able to get community service hours for participation!
Please use the forms below to sign up

Squadron Mess Dinner 2019

This year's Squadron Mess Dinner will be held on Wednesday 18 December 2019. It is an event that you do not want to miss out on!
Come join us for an enjoyable meal right before the winter holidays.
Details are as follows:
Date: Wed 18 Dec 19Time: 1830-2200 hrsLoc.: The Brighton Convention & Events Centre, 2155 McNicoll Ave, Toronto, ON M1V 5P1Dress: C2 Mess dress: tunic, white dress shirt, bowtie For those who do not have their full uniform, you are to wear white dress shirt with black bowtie
Note: SSC will be selling bowties on Wednesday nights!
Tickets:
Cadets who did 0-2 tagging shifts: $25Cadets who did 3+ tagging shifts: $20Please sign up below to reserve your ticket!

Remembrance Day Service 2019

Details for the Remembrance Day Service as as follows:
MANDATORY FOR ALL CADETS
Date: 09 Nov 19Time: Arrive for 0930 hrs, will end approx. 1200 hrs. Loc.: MDVA at 7 Washington StreetDress: C1A (full dress)
Note: Don't forget a poppy!
All cadets are reminded to dress warmly and layer up (wear the cadet parka, dark solid coloured jacket, black gloves) as cadets will remained outdoors for the duration of the service.
The parade will march down Markham Road to the Cenotaph and back up to the MDVA.
Parents are welcome to spectate and join us at the cenotaph for the ceremony.
Keep in mind that the roads around the area will be closed starting at 1000 hrs. Parents can park at Markham Village Community Centre and walk over to the meet up point.

Fall Tagging 2019

Our biggest fundraiser event is happening just around the corner! Thurs 17 - Sun 20 Oct 19, we will be holding our Fall Tagging event. This event is mandatory for all cadets, they are to complete a minimum of 3 shifts. Please sign up using the appropriate forms below.
Details are as follows:
Thursday and FridayLoc: Markham Village Community CentreTime: Arrive for 1700 hrs, can be picked up at 2100 hrsDress: C3 (full dress)
Saturday and Sunday (AM)Loc.: Markham District High SchoolTime: Arrive for 0830 hrs, can be picked up at 1330 hrsDress: C3 (full dress)
Saturday and Sunday (PM)Loc.: Markham District High SchoolTime: Arrive for 1300 hrs, can be picked up at 1800 hrsDress: C3 (full dress)

Fall FTX 2019

This year, our Fall FTX will be happening on 25-27 Oct 19. It will be mandatory for all cadets in levels 2-5, if you cannot attend, please speak to your level officer.
Details are as follows:
Date: 25-27 Oct 19Location: Meet at Middlefield CI for the buses / FTX will be held at Blackdown Cadet Training CentreTime: Arrive NLT 1700 hrsDress: Appropriate civilian attire - kit list attached, pack for the weather
Sign up below.
Kit List.pdf

Fall Gliding 2019

We will be having our first gliding session on 29 Sep 19. If you are interested in attending, please sign up below.
Details are as follows:
Date: 29 Sep 19Time: Arrive NLT 0815 hrs, will return approx. 1600 hrs. Loc.: Meet at Middlefield CI for the busDress: Appropriate civilian attire - dress for the weather
Bring your health card, snacks, and water