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Announcements for 26 Jun

2020 VIRTUAL ACR

To conclude the training year, we held a short virtual Annual Ceremonial Review using Zoom on Friday 19 Jun 2020.  During the call we  announced our award winners for the 2019-2020 training year.  Congratulations to our award winners:

Most Improved Marksmanship

F/Cpl Liam Chua

Top Marksmanship

F/Cpl Cedric Cassamajor

Most Improved Band

Cpl Donovan Friesen

Top Band

Sgt William Nhan

Top Level 1 Cadet

LAC Arnel Sernadilla

Top Level 2 Cadet

Cpl Owen Patterson

Top Level 3 Cadet

F/Cpl Victoria Reyes-Lumsden

Top Level 4 Cadet

Sgt Camilla Opida

Most Proficient Cadet

Sgt Camilla Opida

Top Instructor

WO2 Kaylene Taylor

Top Senior NCO

WO2 Kaylene Taylor

Spirit of 170 Award

F/Sgt Darrian Reidulff

F/Sgt Ethan Winning

The full zoom video is available from our google drive:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1TQ_TsmDk771yLuBM-PPgU4_sDtBP24ix?usp=sharing

Thank you to all the cadets, parents and guests who joined us for this unique experience.

CADET LEARNING PORTAL NOW AVAILABLE

The Cadet Learning Portal is a tool that provides cadets with access to resources and links to activities that complement the Cadet Program. Cadets are encouraged to explore the resources available and stay tuned for more information on activities and learning opportunities that will be coming soon.

You can check out the Portal by visiting:

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/services/cadets-junior-canadian-rangers/cadets/learningportal.html

CADET VIRTUAL TRAINING CENTRE

Cadets will have the opportunities to participate in flexible, voluntary training opportunities either independently at their own pace or in facilitated sessions.

Cadets will be able to take five weeks of distance learning activities during the summer, for about two to three hours per week. The choice of the 22 activities is the same as those offered on the "Cadet Activities" portal on the Extranet and posted on the Cadet Learning / Apprentissage des cadets Facebook page, and detailed in the Virtual CTC course Schedule

Registration for these activities will open on Monday, 29 June at 1000hrs CST and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. In order for cadets to register for these activities, Cadets will need to send an email to their Regional Cadet Support Unit (RCSU) Northwest (VCTCRegistrationNorthwest@Cadets.gc.ca) with the following information:

•        Last Name

•        First Name

•        Corps / Squadron Number

•        Corps / Squadron element

•        Name of the activity you wish to register for.

•        Dates of serial you wish to register for.

•        The language you would like the activity delivered in;

•        Phone number (will be use as a second factor authentication for your online account)

•        A email address that the cadet has access to; and

•        Instrument selection for cadets registering for the music course

Cadets’ email must be send from their personal email address or an email that they can access.  A parent email, that the cadet cannot access, should not be used.

Cadets will be contacted once they are loaded on an activity, and provided instructions on how to log in to the learning tools required to participate in the activity.

More information on the courses is available on the Cadet Learning facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CdtLearning/

TRAINING UPDATE: STAND DOWN EXTENDED THROUGH 31 AUGUST

As indicated by our commander, BGen Cocherane, all cadet training has been cancelled through 31 Aug 20.  This includes all local training at 170 squadron, planned summer training, and exchanges.  A video message from the commander can be found here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfoQfHLzZwk

While a disappointing end to this year’s training, these measures were not unforeseen and are understandable.  Thank you to all cadets and their families for your support and understanding during this time.  We anticipate coming back in September and, in typical 170 fashion, being stronger than ever.  We will continue to update you as we receive further direction. Please familiarize yourself with and follow the direction provided by our public health officials.

Direct any questions on the stand down to Captain Minaker at blake.minaker@cadets.gc.ca


SQUADRON SPONSORING COMMITTEE (SSC) ANNOUNCEMENTS

UPDATE: MANITOBA AIR CADET LEAGUE SQUADRON RAFFLE

The Air Cadet League of Manitoba has postponed the draw for squadron raffle tickets until the 17 Oct 2020 draw at 2100 hrs.  The Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba requires that all persons who have purchased tickets already must be notified of the change.  The purchaser then has the option to either keep their ticket until the 17 Oct draw, or to have their ticket voided and receive a refund.

We are asking cadets/parents to contact those they sold tickets to in order to update them and record their preference.  Email the SSC at 170rcacs@gmail.com with the names and ticket numbers of anyone who has requested a refund.  The ACL will void the ticket and you can return the funds to the purchaser at a time and place that adheres to safe social distancing requirements.

Thank you to cadets who have already turned in their ticket stubs.  The SSC who will contact the purchasers on your behalf. Any lost tickets are the responsibility of the cadet/parent and it will cost $20 per booklet.  Please ensure tickets and funds are store safely until we parade again in fall. Thank you for your assistance and ongoing support.

Contact Us

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

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

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End of Announcements for 26 Jun 2020

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