Weekly Training Schedule

Every effort is made to stick to the schedule

1815 (6:15pm) Arrival Of Cadets & Fall-In
6:25 p.m - 6:30 p.m. (18:25 - 18:30 hrs) Opening Parade
6:35 - 7:05 p.m. (18:35 -19:05 hrs) First Period Instruction
7:10 - 7:40 p.m. (19:10 - 19:40 hrs) Second Period Instruction
7:40 - 8:00 p.m. (19:40 - 20:00 hrs) Canteen Break
8:05 - 8:35 p.m. (20:05 - 20:35 hrs) Third Period Instruction
8:40 - 9:00 p.m. (20:40 - 21:00 hrs) Final Parade and Announcements
9:00 - 9:15 p.m. (21:00 - 21:15 hrs) Clean Up and Dismissal

Aims of the Air Cadet Program

  • to promote physical fitness
  • to develop in youth, the attributes of good citizenship and leadership
  • to stimulate an interest in the air element of the Canadian Armed Forces

Vision of the Canadian Cadet Movement (CCM)

(Extracted from the CIC National Newsletter, Number 3-spring 1997)

We commit to develop in each and every Air Cadet qualities of leadership and an aspiration to become a valued member of their community. We reinforce values necessary to prepare youth to meet the challenges of tomorrow and to embrace the multicultural dimensions of Canada.

To this end, we offer dynamic training in a supportive and effective environment where change is a positive and essential element.

We further commit to attain this vision by living shared Canadian values with particular attention to:

  • Loyalty…the expression of your collective dedication to the ideals of the Cadet Movement and to all its members
  • Professionalism…the accomplishment of all tasks with pride and diligence
  • Mutual respect…the treatment of others with dignity and equality
  • Integrity…the courage and commitment to exemplify trust, sincerity and honesty

What Is The CO's Parade?

CO's Parade (CO = Commanding Officer) takes place the first Tuesday of each month. Parents and family are welcome to come in and take a seat, observe the formal parade and inspection by our CO Capt Brenda Aumonier (and often a guest). This is usually the time that rank advancements will take place, as well as presentation of special awards or medals. Please attend, you are never sure if your cadet will be a deserved recipient!

Cadets please bring $1 or $2 for canteen/snack.

Announcements regarding CADET EVENTS will be announced on Tuesday nights. We encourage all parents to come in every Tuesday night to watch the squadron “fall in” at 6:15 and again at 9:00.  Squadron Announcements are presented at the end of “fall-in” as well as warning orders.  PLEASE join us.

Announcements will always be posted on the website!

“Warning Orders” are given out for any off site activities.  It gives instructions on the event and there is a permission slip to sign and return. Cadets will receive warning orders the Tuesday before the activity.  It is IMPORTANT that you are in the hangar to get accurate information and ask questions if you have any.

If you have any questions or would just like to sit and have a coffee/tea and chat, you are always welcome to join us in the Sponsoring Committee office!

We have an updated calendar on the website and you can always look on the website under "announcements" to get the most recent info for upcoming events and activities.

Seasonal Activities:

All activities are listed in the Squadron Calendar.

  • Familiarization (FAM) Flying - As much as we can! (Fall and Spring)
  • Gliding - Once in the fall, once in the spring.  Takes place at Comox.  Bus picks up and drops off at the squadron.  It is an all day event.
  • Tag Day - Major Fundraiser.  Once in the fall, once in the spring.  Cadets in Uniform are given a designated spot in Qualicum Beach or Parksville to collect donations.  This is one of the easiest fundraisers our cadets do.
  • Field Training Exercise (FTX) - 2 times a year.  Friday – Sunday.  You may be required to drive them to the training location
  • Parades – Remembrance Day, Qualicum Beach Family Day, Battle of the Atlantic
  • Poppy Sales (November)
  • Squadron Christmas Party
  • Dinner and Dessert Auction - March @ Qualicum Beach Legion
  • Qualicum Beach Family Day - Last weekend in May

Summer Camp:

First year Cadets qualify for “General Training” camp.   Two weeks (most likely at Albert Head, outside Victoria)
Second year and above Cadets qualify for a range of camps. 3-6 weeks can be Comox, Cold Lake, Albert Head, St. Jean,          Quebec and International.

  • Survival
  • Band
  • Fitness
  • Range
  • Aviation
  • Gliding/Power
  • Canada Aerospace Agency (St. Jean, Quebec)

Sign-up starts in November
Cadets are paid $60 per week to attend camp

Parent Participation:

As a Sponsoring Committee we need to raise annually approximately $30,000 to fund the hangar and the Cadet activities.
We need ALL parents to participate.

We have a large selection of activities that require some sort of parent involvement.  Each family is required to participate in 75% of the fundraising activities throughout the year and ALL parents are required to assist with the Annual Cadet Review(ACR) at year end.

On the second Monday of each month between September and June we have an Executive Sponsoring Committee Meeting and twice a year we have a Parent Sponsoring Committee meeting.

You are invited and encouraged to attend these short meetings. Many decisions are made at these meetings that affect YOUR cadet. Make sure your membership is up-to-date and share your views and vote(screened members only)!

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