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170 Royal Canadian Air Cadets Squadron



Announcements for the week of:

10 December 2017


This activity is open to all levels! 170 RCACS is planning to conduct power familiarization flying on:

Tuesday 2 & Thursday 4 January 2018 - both days will have the same timings. The timings are available when using the Doodle link below. You can only sign-up for one timeslot out of the six available.

This activity involves taking cadets for a 40-minute flight over the City of Winnipeg in a Cessna 172 aircraft. Parents are not eligible to go flying. There is no cost, and cadets are to attend in appropriate civilian attire. Cameras/cellphone cameras are highly encouraged!

To sign up, copy & paste the Doodle poll link below in your browser and choose an available flight time. When selecting your flight time, indicate your information in this order:

Rank, Last Name, First Name, Weight (in lbs)

For example: Cpl Smith, John, 150lbs

Sign-up link (copy & paste - do not click): https://doodle.com/poll/ea3d98ucicrwrgvq

IMPORTANT: Should you not follow the name and weight format indicated above, you will not be selected to go flying.

As the Doodle poll administrator, only WO Manny will see the information you provide.

Deadline for signup is 1200hrs on Friday 29 Dec 2017. Your confirmed flight time and more information will be sent by email. Priority will be given to those cadets who have not participated in this activity in the last 12-18 months.

Should this activity be cancelled, there will be other dates for power familiarization flying throughout the 2017/2018 training year.

NOTE: Cancellation of this activity may occur depending on weather forecasts up to the scheduled date, and the weather on the actual day. Cancellation information will be announced on the 170 RCACS website by 1015hrs on 2 & 4 Jan 17.


There will be no band practice this Sunday 10 Dec. We will be having our Christmas celebration on Sunday 17 Dec.



On 16 December we will be having an inter-flight Bubble Ball tournament from 1000hrs to 1400hrs.  A waiver form (in the ‘Forms and Files’ section) is required to be able to play.  Lunch is not provided, please bring your own.


The 170 St. James RCACS Family Night will take place on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 1830-2100 hrs. All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend to learn and participate in all aspects of the cadet life ranging from drill, dress, to survival and marksmanship. Dress for all cadets will be in appropriate civilian attire and Christmas themed outfits are encouraged, as the event is days before Christmas! There will be available prizes to be won for all cadets and parents, as well delicious catering. Any questions, and dietary restrictions may be directed to FSgt(s) Evan Chan and Nicholas Lu.


Regretfully, we need to extend our leadership appointment competition into the New Year in order to give us time to complete selection boards. . Therefore, new positions will be announced at the end of January.


Just to reiterate, the following appointments are/will be available:



Selections to these positions will likely cause a ripple effect and create vacancies to all other leadership appointments including Flt 2IC. If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact Capt Tardi by email to ryan.tardi@cadets.gc.ca NLT 26 Jan 18.


The Drum Major position--which is a 1 year tem (Feb to Jan)—will be up for transition at the end of January. It is preferred that cadets be members of Hornet Flight, however, this opportunity will be open to any cadet of the squadron. Please contact FSgt C Caldarola for details.


Flag Party positions (except FP Comd) will also be up for transition at the end of January and are also 1 year terms. These positions are open to any cadet in the squadron in levels 1 to 3. For details, please contact WO2 Dhillon.


Capt Boxshall would like to thank all the cadets who came out to try out for the 170 Marksmanship Teams.  Only six junior cadets could make the team. She appreciated all the efforts from each cadet during tryouts.  Please make sure you come out again next year and keep practicing.


The cadets who have made the team are:

1.       Bennett

2.       Cuesta

3.       Larouche

4.       Nhan, W

5.       Fernandez

6.       Henrique-Savage, M



1.       Cote-Marshall

2.       Reimer


All 8 cadets will continue attending practices in the New Year.  Spares will continue to attend practices in case any team members cannot make the Stage II competition.


If there are any questions regarding the team selections please contact Capt Boxshall at Allison.boxshall@cadets.gc.ca.

Squadron Sponsoring Committee (SSC) Announcements

Effective Speaking Competition

170 St-James Squadron Effective Speaking Competition for the cadets has to be completed no later than mid-February. Information about the Effective Speaking Competition is provided on the Air Cadet League Website (www.aircadetleague.com). If you wish to participate, please start looking into it.


Action Pack Fundraiser

The fall fundraiser is Action Pack coupon books.  33 cadets have yet to pick up their books. Each family is responsible for selling AT LEAST four books.  Those who do not wish to participate in this fundraiser may instead make a $100 donation to the SSC, as outlined the “Fundraising Memorandum of Understanding”, for which they will receive a tax receipt. Please sign out your books. NOTE: Please bring back the money no later than 22 December 2017.


***See poster in the Forms section of the www.170rcacs.ca website***



As per the MOU, in lieu of participating in our non-mandatory fundraisers, parents can instead choose to make a donation in the amount of $200. This can be a one-time donation or 2 donations of $100 each at the end of September (extended to end of October for this year only) and end of March. As a registered charity, we are able to provide tax receipts for donations in excess of $20. Cheque should be made out to "170 St James Squadron Sponsoring Committee".

Contact Us

If you wish to contact the SSC Chairperson directly, please send an email to chair170ssc@gmail.com

If you wish to contact the SSC Executive, they can be reached at 170rcacs@gmail.com


End of Announcements for 10 Dec 2017

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