Our Squadron Sponsoring Committee (SSC) Chair, Ms. Wylma Simbulan, will be hosting a parent information session on Zoom tonight from 7:00-8:00pm. Given the last minute notification of the event, it is not a requirement to attend; however, it may be helpful to those with questions.
Our training officer will be hosting a briefing and Q&A session over Zoom this coming Tuesday, October 5th from 7-8pm. This session is mandatory for cadets; parents are encouraged to attend. Following the Q&A session, cadets will be grouped together for an intro session with their staff.
If you would like to register, please fill out the Online Registration Form at the following link. When prompted for “Unit Name,” type in 888 Avenger and the rest of the name should auto-fill. https://www.canada.ca/…/online-registration-tool.html. Once the form is complete, please email Caitlyn.Lam@cadets.gc.ca with a photo of both sides of your child’s identification. Any one of the following may be accepted:
Valid Canadian Passport
Canadian Birth Certificate
Valid Resident Card
Valid Identification Card issued by a Canadian provincial or federal government agency
An alternative to overnight summer courses, the cadet program is offering a new in-person Cadet Activity Program (CAP) consisting of one-week serials of general cadet activities (Basic), Jr Drill & Leadership, Jr Marksmanship and Jr Fitness, and two-week serials of Sr Drill & Leadership, Sr Marksmanship and Sr Fitness & Sports.
Although we won’t be having any in-person summer training courses this year, many of the same courses are available online. Most courses are 6 weeks in duration and will run from 05 July-13 Aug 2021 with the exception of the Cyber Training and Basic Band courses.
NEW for 2021: British Columbia Cadets has been hard at work preparing for the Cadet Activity Program (CAP) – a collection of locally and regionally delivered activities and training opportunities for cadets during the March Break!
At the beginning of every training year, we are required to have you fill out an Annual Validation Form to update your cadet’s information on Fortress. Typically the forms would go home with your cadet on one training night and be returned the next; however, as we are conducting our training online this year that will not be possible.
To facilitate this process with social distancing measures in place, we will be having an in-person registration process this coming Sunday (25 Oct). A schedule has been created with a 10-minute time slot for each cadet/sibling pair. In the interest of privacy, this schedule will not be posted publicly. It has been sent to your cadets via email – please ask them for the information if it has not been shared with you already.
Parents will show up, be given the forms to fill out on the spot and return it immediately. Please do make an effort to be on time, as tardiness will affect those scheduled after you!
With regards to our efforts in limiting the spread of COVID-19, we ask that only one parent per family show up to complete the forms. Cadets, please stay home, unless you are required to assist with translation. Hand sanitizer and gloves will be provided, but we recommend bringing your personal writing utensils for sanitary purposes. Face coverings shall be worn.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Administration Officer, 2Lt Lam at email@example.com
Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to seeing you Sunday!
We have officially set the date for our remote and virtual ground school beginning Wednesday Oct. 14, 2020! Ground School is available to all cadets! Whether you’re a GPS or PPS candidate preparing for the entrance exam, a AAC/BAC candidate wanting to prepare, or just want to learn more about aviation, then please sign up!
Hello 888 cadets, and welcome back to the new 2020-2021 training year!
With the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, our staff has been working hard to adapt our training program in accordance with the rules and regulations set out by the National Cadet and Junior Cadet Rangers Support Group in Ottawa. Here is a letter from Maj Gee, A/J3 OIC (Lower Mainland) with further direction with regards to the virus: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uXsyToUuzuz-ZDf7UqNE6Jk5KL_mfcUU/view?usp=sharing
As you may have seen with the news releases from Ottawa, we will be delivering our training online until further notice. Specific details with regards to access links, times and dates will come from your chain of command. In order to account accurately for the distribution of staff among various flights and levels, please fill out the following Google Forms NLT 11:59pm on 28 Sep 2020.