Squadron Announcements - Week of March 14th, 2019

  1. Spring break STAND DOWN (Mar 21, 2019) AND SKATING (mar 28, 2019)

    1. Due to Spring Break, the squadron will be STANDING DOWN for training on Thursday, March 21st, 2019. Team practices on Monday, March 18th, 2019 remain UNCHANGED.

    2. On March 28th, 2019, the squadron will be having a skating night at Trout Lake Community Centre. Cadets are to meet at 1900h and will be dismissed by 2100. Please dress appropriately for skating. Skates will be rented for cadets, or cadets may bring their own if they wish. Directions to Trout Lake Community Centre can be found here.

  2. MEDAL APPLICATIONS - DUE MAR 21, 2019

    1. IMPORTANT CHANGES: Due to the Squadron Stand Down on March 21st, 2019, medal applications may be submitted in the following ways:

      1. IN PERSON TO THE OFFICE at the Squadron on Monday, March 18th, 2019

      2. ELECTRONICALLY sent to 135rcacs@gmail.com NLT 2130 on Thursday, March 21st, 2019.

        1. Please ensure all required documents are sent in ONE email, in either PDF or Microsoft Word format.

        2. Electronic copies, scans of printed documents and/or electronic signatures are both acceptable.

    2. LATE AND/OR INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE EVALUATED. Please see below for information on how to apply.

    3. Applications for the following medals have opened:

      1. Royal Canadian Legion Cadet Medal of Excellence

      2. Lord Strathcona Medal

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

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

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

    7. 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)

    8. 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)

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 Hugh McRoberts Secondary School (8980 Williams Road, Richmond BC). A map can be found here.

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

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. SQUADRON HIKE - MAY 18, 2019 (Moved from april 28)

    1. The squadron is inviting all cadets to hike the Trachan Trail on Cypress mountain on Saturday May 18th, 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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