Squadron Announcements - Week of February 21st, 2019

  1. SQUADRON SNOW TUBING - FEB 23, 2019

    1. 135 Bell-Irving RCACS will be having a snow tubing activity on Mt. Seymour on February 23rd, 2019 from 0945 to 1200 hours. We will be tubing from 1000 - 1200 (2 hours).

    2. Cadets may sign up here.

    3. Cadets should meet at the Seymour Mountain Tube Park at 0945. Cadets will then receive a safety orientation and tube between 1000 – 1200. We will be meeting at the Enquist Lodge, which is beside the tube park. A map can be found here.

    4. All cadets attending should have proper winter attire (Snow jackets, Snow pants, snow boots, toque and snow gloves).

    5. Cadets are to eat breakfast before arriving. Meals will not be provided.

    6. Cadets will also need to provide their own transportation to and from the mountain. Carpooling is encouraged! Various methods of getting to Seymour mountain can also be found here.

  2. 609 STEVESTON BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT - MAR 02, 2019

    1. 135 will be participating in a basketball tournament hosted by 609 Steveston RCACS! The tournament will take place on Saturday March 2nd, 2019 from 0800 - 1700 at Earl Marriott Secondary School (15751 16 AVE, Surrey, BC V4A 1S1).

    2. Any questions or concerns, see CV Deng.

  3. Squadron MARKSMANSHIP competition SHoot - mar 04, 2019

    1. To all members of the range team, please note that your shoot for this year’s zone marksmanship competition will take place on Monday, March 4th, 2019 at the squadron.

    2. Please contact Capt Blackstock if there are any questions or concerns.

  4. MEDAL APPLICATIONS - DUE MAR 21, 2019

    1. Applications for the following medals have opened:

      1. Royal Canadian Legion Cadet Medal of Excellence

      2. Lord Strathcona Medal

    2. Only one of each medal is allotted and they will be awarded at this year’s Annual Ceremonial Review on May 26th, 2019.

    3. All applications MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE OFFICE BY 2130h ON MARCH 21ST, 2019.

    4. Cadets may apply for both medals if they wish, provided they meet all requirements outlined in the respective application forms.

    5. To apply for the Royal Canadian Legion Cadet Medal of Excellence:

      1. You must complete the application form found here.

        1. Requirements for this medal are outlined in the application form and applicants must meet ALL requirements to be eligible.

      2. Read and understand CATO 13-16 (found here)

      3. Read and understand CATO 13-16 Annex E (found here)

    6. To apply for the Lord Strathcona Medal:

      1. You must complete the application form found here.

        1. Requirements for this medal are outlined in the application form and applicants must meet ALL requirements to be eligible.

      2. Read and understand CATO 13-16 (found here)

      3. Read and understand CATO 13-16 Annex D (found here)

  5. FTX OMEGA - MAR 29-31, 2019

    1. The squadron is planning our spring FTX from March 29-31, 2019 in Chilliwack. This is a mandatory FTX and all cadets are required to attend. Any known absences must be reported by email to 135rcacs@gmail.com AT LEAST 2 WEEKS prior to the weekend.

    2. Cadets may sign up here.

    3. Further information, including a detailed packing list and permission form will be posted and distributed closer to the date.

  6. SPRING TAG DAYS - APR 05-07, 2019

    1. The squadron will be having Tag Days from Apr 05-07, 2019. This is a key part of our squadron fundraising!

    2. Cadets are expected to do a minimum of 2 shifts. Sign-up’s can be found here.

      1. Please note that you will be able to edit your responses after submitting if you need to change your shifts.

    3. Please note that timings may change slightly closer to the day. Please email 135rcacs@gmail.com if there are any questions, concerns or requests for shift changes after signing up.

  7. 655 DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT - APR 07, 2019

    1. 135 will be participating in a dodgeball tournament hosted by 655 Steveston RCACS! The tournament will take place on Saturday April 7th, 2019 from 0800 - 1700 at the Olympic Oval (6111 River Road, Richmond BC)

    2. Those who are interested in participating should speak to CV Deng and sign up here.

  8. Gliding - Apr 14, 2019

    1. 135 has been assigned a gliding date on Apr 14, 2019.

    2. Timings will be confirmed and a sign-up sheet will be posted shortly, but all those interested in gliding should keep the day free!

  9. 135 Ultimate Tournament - apr 27, 2019

    1. 135 will be hosting and participating in an ultimate tournament taking place on place on Saturday April 27th, 2019 from 0800 - 1700 at UBC. The specific detail and address of the field will be provided closer to the day of the tournament.

    2. Those who are interested in participating should speak to CV Deng and sign up here.

  10. squadron hike - apr 28, 2019

    1. The squadron is inviting all cadets to hike the Trachan Trail on Cypress mountain on Sunday April 28th, 2019. Cadets may sign up here.

    2. Cadets will meet at 0900 and the hike should end by 1200. Cadets will need to arrange their own transportation to and from Cypress mountain. Lunch will NOT be provided.

    3. More information will be posted closer to the date. Please note that timings may change closer to the date.

  11. BAND COMPETITION - MAY 11, 2019

    1. 135 will be participating in the 2019 Lower Mainland Band Competition with a joint band with sea cadets from HMCS Discovery.

    2. If you were NOT in the band, but play an instrument and would like to participate in the 2019 band competition, please email Lt(N) Wisla (michael.a.wisla@gmail.com) and inform him of your interest, as well as what instrument you play.

  12. DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S AWARD

    1. The squadron will be starting the Duke of Edinburgh’s awards program! This is a great opportunity for our cadets to challenge and develop themselves.

    2. If you are interested in particpating, please email 135ssc@gmail.com and/or see Capt Smith or Sgt Marfatia.

    3. More information about the Duke of Edinburgh program can be found here.

  13. SQUADRON ASSESSMENT FEES

    1. ALL CADETS, returning or new, are required to pay the Squadron Assessment Fee. Those who have not WILL NOT be allowed to participate in any squadron extra-curricular activities.

    2. Any payments, questions or concerns can be directed to 135sscchair@gmail.com