Announcements

Squadron Merch Orders

We have sweaters and shirts available for all our cadets! If interested in purchasing a custom shirt, please complete the order form attached and bring a copy to the SSC on Wednesdays for payment.
Note that ALL cadets will receive a FREE dark blue t-shirt.
Orders will be submitted at the end of each month.
Sqn Order Form.pdf

Santa Claus Parade 2022

883 has been invited to participate in the Markham Santa Claus Parade. Maximum participation is encouraged! Community service hours will also be available to those who attend. Sign ups can be found here or by scanning the QR code.
The parade starts at Hwy 7 East and Main Street Markham (Hwy 48). It travels north along Main Street Markham to Markham Museum.
Details as follows:
Date: 26 Nov 22Time: 1000 hrs-1230 hrsLocation: Cadets will meet on Hwy 7 just East of Main Street - Parade # 37Dress: C3D or Black and White with dark solid jacket - Santa hats encouraged for those in B&W.
**Don't forget gloves and to layer up!
There is no storage at the parade, do not bring anything extra.


Remembrance Day Parade 2022

883 has been invited to participate in the Markham Remembrance Day Parade. Maximum participation is encouraged! Community service hours will also be available to those who attend. Sign ups can be found here or by scanning the QR code.
Details as follows:
Date: 5 Nov 22Time: 0945-1200 hrsLoc.: Meet at Markham District Veterans Association, 7 Washington StreetDress: C3 or Black and White with dark solid colour jacket - dress warmly
The parade will march around Markham Road to the Cenotaph. After the ceremony, the parade will march back tot he MDVA.
Parents are welcome to spectate and join the ceremony at the cenotaph.
Roads around the area will be closed 1000-1230 hrs. Parents can park at the Markham Village Arena beforehand and walk across the street for 0945 hrs.
There is no storage at the parade, do not bring anything extra.
Don't forget your poppy!


Fall FTX 2022

This year, our overnight Fall FTX will be happening on 28-30 Oct 22. It will be mandatory for all cadets in levels 3-5, if you cannot attend, please speak to your level officer. Level 1s and 2s are welcomed to sign up as well.
Details are as follows:
Date: 28-30 Oct 22Location: Meet at Middlefield CI for the buses / FTX will be held at Blackdown Cadet Training CentreTime: Arrive NLT 1715 hrs. Will be back on 30 Oct at approx. 1700 hrs.Dress: FTUs (If you do not have, please be in appropriate civilian attire) - pack for the weather, see kit list
Please sign up using this form link.

Fall Tagging 2022

Our biggest fundraiser event is happening just around the corner! Fri 21 - Sun 23 Oct 22, we will be holding our Fall Tagging event. This event is highly encouraged for all cadets. Please sign up using this form link.
Important information provided in the attached document.
Details are as follows:
FridayLoc: Markham District High SchoolTime: Arrive for 1800 hrs, can be picked up at 2130 hrsDress: TBD
Saturday and Sunday (AM)Loc.: Markham District High SchoolTime: Arrive for 0830 hrs, can be picked up at 1330 hrsDress: TBD
Saturday and Sunday (PM)Loc.: Markham District High SchoolTime: Arrive for 1300 hrs, can be picked up at 1700 hrsDress: TBD
Tagging Information Sheet Oct 2022.pdf
Tagging Information 2022

Cadet High School Co-Op Program 2022

Interested in obtaining high school credits through cadets? Register for the Cadet Co-Op program!
To be eligible, you must:
  • Attend a high school in Ontario
  • Reside in Ontario
  • Be a current cadet

Cadets of any school board in Ontario are eligible for this program and can earn up to 4 credits through the training year.
It takes 90 hours of cadet activities to earn a credit, as well as completion of the pre-placement assignments, tracking your hours, and participating in our Annual Ceremonial Review.
If you have any questions, please click here to see FAQs. To register, complete the Registration Form. In Section C, ensure you put in 883 Air, Markham for our unit information. For CO's and Trg O's contact, please put co@883markhamair.com and training@883markhamair.com respectively.
Once complete, please forward all pages to the training for approval.

Cadet365

Cadet365 is a collaborative platform for Staff and Cadets intended to improve training and communication at all levels. To complete your account set up follow the link below, initial usernames and passwords are available from your level officers.
CADET365 Onboarding Instructions


Air Cadet Blast Off 50/50

Support 883 by purchasing a 50/50 ticket from the Air Cadet League of Canada.
You can use the following link to purchase your tickets: 50/50 Tickets and choose 883 as your squadron of support at checkout or scan the QR code.


2022 Annual Ceremonial Review

This year, 883's ACR will be held both virtually and in-person. If you are interested in attending in-person, please complete the form found here. Due to space available, only a limited number of cadets and guests can attend for the in-person portion.
Details as follows:Date: Sat 4 Jun 22Time: Arrive for 1230 hrsLocation: Middlefield CI - 525 Highglen Avenue (in-person) / via MS Teams link (posted in classrooms)Dress: C3 (full dress)
Cadets who are attending in-person are to complete the COVID-19 school screening found here PRIOR to arriving.
Guests are to complete a self-assessment found here PRIOR to arriving.
CAF members and Civilian Instructors are required to wear non-medical masks during this event. Cadets and guests are recommended to wear one as well, but please note the wearing of masks is in accordance with provincial health measures and is not mandatory at this time for this location.

In case you missed it, visit here to watch our ACR!

Cadet Day at Canada's Wonderland

Cadet Day is happening at Canada's Wonderland again this year! Tickets include admission, single meal deal & drink wristband. If interested, please sign-up here by 11 May 22 as tickets need to be purchased in advance.
Details as follows:Date: Sat 28 May 22Time: Arrive for 0930 hrs. Location: Canada's Wonderland - 1 Canada's Wonderland Drive *Parental Drop-off and Pick-up*Dress: Appropriate civilian attire - closed toe shoes, dress for the weather, long hair must be tied backWhat to Bring: Valid health card, proof of vaccination, water, any prescribed meds needed.

TreeTop Trekking - Stouffville

883 will be taking cadets to participate in TreeTop Trekking in Stouffville as a squadron activity. If you are interested in attending, please complete the form found here (sign-ups now closed).
Activity Details:In order to participate, you must be a minimum of 5 ft in height.Activity fees are covered by the squadron if you have paid your Squadron Annual Registration fee.
Date: Sun 15 May 22Time: Arrive for 0830 hrs. Will end approx. 1200 hrs.Location: TreeTop Trekking Stouffville - 3291 Stouffville Rd *Parental Drop-off and Pick-up*Dress: FTUs or appropriate civilian attire - closed-toe shoes, dress for the weather, long hair must be tied backWhat to Bring: Valid health card, proof of vaccination, water, light snacks (no peanuts/tree nuts), signed consent form, any prescribed meds needed.
General Requirements:
  1. Cadets must have completed their Annual Validations and Detailed Heath Questionnaire (if applicable) with no restrictions on participating in this activity.
  2. Must have valid Ontario Health Insurance Plan with them on the day of.
  3. No sandals or crocs allowed when participating - shoes must be closed-toe and appropriate for climbing.
  4. No headwear will be allowed under the helmet (provided at the site). Long hair must be tied back to the base of the neck.
  5. Masks will be worn for the duration of this activity. Social distancing guidelines will be enforced wherever possible.
  6. Gloves are strongly advised to be worn by the site operators - ensure they are appropriate for climbing.
  7. All participants are to be under 250 lbs in order to climb the course.
  8. Both a parent/guardian and the cadet are to sign the consent form that was sent via email to all participants). The completed form is to be emailed to 883 Training by 14 May, and a physical copy to be brought with the cadet on the day of the activity.

Further Details:
  1. Check the website and emails to ensure that the event is still on. It may be cancelled on short notice for various reasons including the weather forecast.
  2. Complete the COVID-19 school screening found here. You must show a cleared screening to 883 staff upon arrival.
  3. Recommended to bring insect repellent and sunscreen
  4. Parking Fee: An email has been sent to the participant with a booking confirmation, you can show this at the park entrance to have the parking fee waived.

Summer CTC 2022

Summer CTC activities will adopt a hybrid approach with first and second year cadets benefitting from a Cadet Activity Program (CAP) consisting of five 12-day local day camps. For senior cadets, programs will be offered at tri-service centralized Cadet Training Centres (CTCs): Blackdown, Connaught, and Trenton.
Please see attached letter from CO RCSU for more details.
Applications will be done online via link:https://forms.office.com/r/QT8LjeyH9F

Return to In-Person Training

Starting 29 Mar 22, we are offering optional in-person training at the Markham Wesley Centre every Tuesdays. We will begin with the Level 5s and rotate through the flights the following week - see full schedule under the Training section.


Please see attached COVID-19 safety protocol and letter from our Commanding Officer.

An Update from the Commanding Officer of 883 RCACS.pdf
COVID-19 Safety Protocol - In Person Activities - Tuesday Optional Training.pdf

Admin / Supply Day - 20 Nov 21

883 will be holding an Admin / Supply day this Sat 20 Nov 21 at Markham Village CC. This will be an in-person opportunity to pick up your new Field Training Uniforms (FTUs). Prior to attending, please ensure you have completed the Uniform Measurement Form NLT 19 Nov 21 1200 hrs (form can be found here). If your submission is late, we will not be able to prepare your uniform together for you.
Once you have submitted your measurement form, please book a time-slot to pick up your uniform parts. Sign-ups can be found here.
Please note that we will NOT be inside the building but will be in the grass areas at the side. You will see our staff in uniform upon arrival.
There will also be a pre-screening required PRIOR to leaving your home. Please complete that here.
DetailsDate: 20 Nov 21Loc.: Markham Village Library (grass areas)Time: As per time-slot you signed up forPlease ensure you have completed the uniform measurement form and pre-screening PRIOR to attending.
Safety Briefing - Pre-Screening.pdf
Safety Procedures

Cadet Co-Op

The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) is running a program for Ontario high school students to obtain co-op credits during the training year. Cadets do not need to be students of the UCDSB and can be from any school board.
All cadets, who reside in Ontario, and have at least one high school credit before June 2022 are eligible to participate. A cadet from any board (French Catholic, French Public, English Catholic, and English Public) can participate.
If you have any questions, please click here to see FAQs. You are also welcomed to direct questions to cadetcoop@ucdsb.on.ca. To register, complete the Registration Form. In Section C, ensure you put in 883 Air, Markham for our unit information. For CO's and Trg O's contact, please put co@883markhamair.com and training@883markhamair.com respectively.
Once complete, please forward all pages to the CO for approval.

Virtual Annual Ceremonial Review 2021

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!

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

883 Gift Card Fundraiser

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

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!

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 8 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