Announcements

Weekly announcements and all other website posts can be found here. All efforts are made to ensure announcements for the upcoming Monday are posted by the Thursday evening prior.

📢 Monday, August 10th

Summer Zoom Meetings:

Hello 102 Squadron!

For this upcoming Monday, August 10th at 1855hrs we will need to you log on to your level zooms for some exciting news! Your new level officers and NCO’s would like to spend some time with you before you head out to the seminar/info session that you have signed up for. What? When did I sign up? Not to worry, you are required to sign up this week for this upcoming Monday’s classes. There will be six classes available, but you can only sign up for one. The first 10 participants to sign up will get their first choice, others can still put their names down, but you will be required to sign up for another topic. They are all very informative and fun! Click here to sign up.

  1. History of Aircraft; facilitated by WO2 Squires (Level 1 Zoom login)
  2.  Aerospace; facilitated by Sgt Thomson (Level 2 Zoom login)
  3. How to enhance a zoom presentation; facilitated by CI Erb (Level 3 Zoom login)
  4. Drill theory; facilitated by WO Mena (Level 4 Zoom login)
  5. How to be a great follower; facilitated by 2Lt Saulnier (Level 5 Zoom login)
  6. Time management; facilitated by Capt Reid, A. (CO Zoom Login)

The timings for the evening are as follows:

1855 – Level log on

1900-1940 – Level officers and NCO introduction

1945-2015 – Six classes (max 10-15 participants in each) – top 10 get their choice, next 5+ may have to move to another class depending on numbers.

2015-2030 – CO’s closing remarks

Click here for all current zoom login information. 

For August 24th: heads up, there will be an Instructional Technique signup – think of some topics that you would like covered off and the instructors will try to tailor the seminar to your topic suggestions.


There will be a mandatory Zoom meeting for all Level Fives on Thursday, August 13th, using the Level 5 Zoom login.


IMPORTANT – Action Required: Field Training Uniforms

Exciting News! All Air Cadets are going to be issued FTU/Combats for this upcoming training year. As a result, we require everyone to submit their sizes so that we can get these ordered.

Click Here for instructions on how to take measurements, or watch this YouTube Video.

A Google Form has been posted for you to enter your correct size. It is MANDATORY for all cadets to fill out this form as this will be a required part of your uniform. Click here, or visit the Current Activities tab.

Picture of combats below!


Vacation Collage Contest: Who is missing traveling right now?  The travel club vacation collage contest recently closed. This challenge was to put together a collage of a dream vacation that we could post on Facebook for voting purposes.  The collage could be based on personal vacations that already happened, or ones that we would love to embark on in the future.

During our last meeting the collages were discussed and explained. Some dream vacations were planned to the day while others were more relaxed and carefree. Please look over the collages and pick your favourite, no rules or criteria, just what collage appeals to you the most. Click here for a Google Form to submit your vote.

The travel club is still looking for more members: if this collage activity looked fun please join us for our next meeting on Tuesday August 11th at 1830 using the Level 3 zoom login! Our discussion will be about amusement parks. Hope to see you there!


Aviation Club: Do you like flying? Do you like space? Do you like making model rockets? Then the aviation club is for you! We cover all sorts of aviation topics that may interest you. This club is for cadets of all ages and everyone will have loads of fun. It will run once every Thursday over zoom. If you’re interested in joining this club, you may contact FCpl El Gazzar at nademelgazzar@icloud.com. When you send an email, please state your full name, your rank, your phone number, your email and whether you have a discord account. This so all members can easily be contacted.

Here is the information for the Zoom:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81586124423?pwd=VXQ5MVlkVi80amZIS3ZrWC9odjBSdz09

 Meeting ID: 815 8612 4423

Password: 439886

Dial-in: +1 (647) 374-4685


Duke of Edinburgh Program: Attention all cadets between 13 ½ to 14 years old. (Any age up to 25 can join this program) This coveted program is still running and is open to rolling enrollment. As an award participant, you will have the chance to design your own Award program, set your own goals and record your progress, make a positive impact on the lives of others through community service, as well as learn valuable practical and social skills for career development.

You can continue with activities you’re already doing, such as sports or volunteering, and count these towards achieving your Award. Or your Award could be an opportunity to try something new and develop a passion for something different.

If you are interested in joining this unique program or have further questions, please contact OCdt Mena for more information at Faithn463@gmail.com.


COVID-19 Aide-Memoire: To aid in education about COVID-19 and help prepare us for the eventual return to in-person activities, an aide-memoire has been posted on our website. It is your responsibility as cadets to stay informed, so please read it thoroughly to protect your safety and that of others.


Squadron Activities: Check out all the amazing online squadron activities and videos! We are publishing videos that include Fitness Challenges, Uniform Tips, Wellness Tips, Outdoor Survival Tips, Vlogs and more. Cadets will continue to create content over the summer, so stay tuned!  Check out the “Current Activities” Tab then click on YouTube Playlists!

With that in mind, it’s certainly not too late to start with new challenges or content, and participation in existing ones is highly recommended!

Have an awesome summer 102! We look forward to seeing everyone in upcoming online training and activities and in September!

IMPORTANT, Action Required: Field Training Uniforms

Exciting News! All Air Cadets are going to be issued FTU/Combats for this upcoming training year. As a result, we require everyone to submit their sizes so that we can get these ordered.

Click Here for instructions on how to take measurements, or watch this YouTube Video.

A Google Form has been posted for you to enter your correct size. It is MANDATORY for all cadets to fill out this form as this will be a required part of your uniform. Click here, or visit the Current Activities tab.

Picture of combats below!

📢 Monday, July 27th

Summer Zoom Meetings: There will be a Zoom meeting this Monday, July 27th. It will begin on your level’s Zoom (from before the summer) at 19:00 and continue to 20:15. Then, starting at 20:15, there will be a squadron-wide meeting on the previously used Zoom link (click here).

There will be two more squadron-wide meetings on August 10th and August 24th. Occasional meetings for various teams and clubs will also take place, so keep an eye on the announcements, website, and Facebook for anything new! 


IMPORTANT, Action Required: Field Training Uniforms:

Exciting News! All Air Cadets are going to be issued FTU/Combats for this upcoming training year. As a result, we require everyone to submit their sizes so that we can get these ordered.

The supply team will be available during our Zoom meeting on July 27th to explain the sizing process and answer any questions that you might have. Parents are encouraged to drop into the Level 1 and 2 Zoom meetings at 1900 and the Level 3 and 4 Zoom meetings at 1930.

We are including the instructions (Click Here!) for taking measurements for you to look over ahead of time.

There will be a Google Form posted after our Virtual Meeting on Monday (July 27) for you to enter your correct size. It is MANDATORY for all Cadets to fill out this form as this will be a required part of your uniform. This Google Form will be available under the current activities tab…or click here! (The form will not be accessible until Monday, July 27th)

Picture of combats below!


Introducing 102 Squadron Summer Fitness Team:

Sgt Mena J, Sgt Mena E, Sgt Erb, Sgt Dybek, Sgt Clements

We are here to help motivate, coach and mentor you in your efforts to become more physically fit. One of our team would be willing to meet with you virtually to work with you one-on-one to work on proper techniques based on Cato 14-18 or answer any Fitness questions you may have. Email Sgt Mena J to sign up for this option at mena.jwp@gmail.com

COMING SOON:  Wellness Wednesdays and a couple of Summer Fitness Game Challenges


Summer Fitness Challenge #1: Your Fitness team is challenging you to text, call, or email your cadet friends to ask them to participate in this activity. The more cadets, the more fun it will be. See if you can motivate at least 5 of your cadet friends to do this with you.  

We will give you until the 31st to complete this challenge. 

Email pictures of your participation (preferably the more funny ones) to mena.jwp@gmail.com and we will post a picture collage right after the challenge.

Your safety is of the utmost importance. Any participation is to be done in a safe way, at your own speed that works for you. If you do this in your backyard, remember to wear a hat and sunscreen. And, as always, hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.


Travel Club: Hello fellow cadets! If you have an interest in travel, or are interested in learning more about it, Travel Club could be for you! Travel Club meets every other Tuesday at 18:30/6:30, using the Level 3 zoom login info. For each meeting we have a different activity/challenge. The upcoming  challenge is a collage challenge! The winner of this challenge has a chance to win a gift card!

Your collage should be based on your dream vacay. It can be somewhere you’ve been before,or somewhere completely new. Feel free to make it with whatever creative means you have, make sure it can be posted on Facebook. They will be presented during a zoom meeting on July 28th at 18:30 (6:30 PM) using the Level 3 zoom info.


Aviation Club: Do you like flying? Do you like space? Do you like making model rockets? Then the aviation club is for you! We cover all sorts of aviation topics that may interest you. This club is for cadets of all ages and everyone will have loads of fun. It will run once every Thursday over zoom. If you’re interested in joining this club, you may contact FCpl El Gazzar at nademelgazzar@icloud.com. When you send an email, please state your full name, your rank, your phone number, your email and whether you have a discord account. This so all members can easily be contacted.

Here is the information for the Zoom:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81586124423?pwd=VXQ5MVlkVi80amZIS3ZrWC9odjBSdz09

 Meeting ID: 815 8612 4423

Password: 439886

Dial-in: +1 (647) 374-4685


Duke of Edinburgh Program: Attention all cadets between 13 ½ to 14 years old. (Any age up to 25 can join this program) This coveted program is still running and is open to rolling enrollment. As an award participant, you will have the chance to design your own Award program, set your own goals and record your progress, make a positive impact on the lives of others through community service, as well as learn valuable practical and social skills for career development.

You can continue with activities you’re already doing, such as sports or volunteering, and count these towards achieving your Award. Or your Award could be an opportunity to try something new and develop a passion for something different.

If you are interested in joining this unique program or have further questions, please contact OCdt Mena for more information at Faithn463@gmail.com.


COVID-19 Aide-Memoire: To aid in education about COVID-19 and help prepare us for the eventual return to in-person activities, an aide-memoire has been posted on our website. It is your responsibility as cadets to stay informed, so please read it thoroughly to protect your safety and that of others.


Squadron Activities: Check out all the amazing online squadron activities and videos! We are publishing videos that include Fitness Challenges, Uniform Tips, Wellness Tips, Outdoor Survival Tips, Vlogs and more. Cadets will continue to create content over the summer, so stay tuned!  Check out the “Current Activities” Tab then click on YouTube Playlists!

With that in mind, it’s certainly not too late to start with new challenges or content, and participation in existing ones is highly recommended!

Have an awesome summer 102! We look forward to seeing everyone in upcoming online training and activities and in September!

📢 Monday, July 13th

Summer Zoom Meetings: There will be a squadron-wide Zoom meeting this Monday, July 13th at 18:30.  It will NOT be on the squadron-wide zoom link used previously. For joining info, click here. There will be three more meetings this summer, taking place on July 27th, August 10th, and August 24th. Occasional meetings for various teams and clubs will also take place, so keep an eye on the announcements, website, and Facebook for anything new! 


COVID-19 Aide-Memoire: To aid in education about COVID-19 and help prepare us for the eventual return to in-person activities, an aide-memoire has been posted on our website. It is your responsibility as cadets to stay informed, so please read it thoroughly to protect your safety and that of others. 


102 Squadron cookbook: We are looking for a small group of cadets who would be interested in working on the first ever 102 Squadron Cookbook. Once the cookbook is created we would use this as something for fundraising to help with all the amazing activities we do each year. If you are interested and have time to meet over zoom this summer, please let Sgt Erb know by July 24th at cdterb@yahoo.com


Squadron Activities: Check out all the amazing online squadron activities and videos! We are publishing videos that include Fitness Challenges, Uniform Tips, Wellness Tips, Outdoor Survival Tips, Vlogs and more. Cadets will continue to create content over the summer, so stay tuned!  Check out the “Current Activities” Tab then click on YouTube Playlists!

With that in mind, it’s certainly not too late to start with new challenges or content, and participation in existing ones is highly recommended!

*Exciting Opportunity* Summer Training Activites

102 Squadron there is an exciting opportunity below for all cadets!!

As we move forward modernizing the current Cadet Program, staff from across the country have been formulating new ways to deliver engaging training for cadets and adult leaders in a virtual environment.

Exploring virtual training delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic has allowed the Cadet Program to move forward in new ways, taking advantage of technology. From virtual seminars to health and fitness challenges, cadets are encouraged to remain active and engaged as we move into the summer period.

This summer three Virtual Cadet Training Centres will help deliver exciting challenges and activities for cadets. Throughout the summer they will offer different opportunities for cadets to further develop both personal and cadet skills in a new, virtual setting.

Cadets will have the opportunities to participate in flexible, voluntary training opportunities either independently at their own pace or in facilitated sessions. This summer will be about engagement and flexibility while continue to focus on the cadet experience.

Cadets will be able to take five weeks of distance learning activities during the summer, for about two to three hours per week. You may choose up to three activities you are interested in. The choice of the 22 activities is the same as those offered on the “Cadet Activities” portal on the Extranet or click here!

Registration for these activities will open on Monday, 29 June at 1100hrs EST 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) 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

Example Below:

Hello,

I am interested in registering for a summer training activity.

My information is as follows:
Last Name: Van Namen
First Name: Ryan
Squadron: 102
Element: Air
Activity: Cadet Cyber Training Course – Standard
Serial 1: July 13-17
Language: English
Phone Number: (234) 555-5555
Email Address: example@example.ca
Music Instrument: N/A

Thank you,

WO2 Van Namen

Cadets must send an email to the following address that corresponds to their Regional Cadet Support Unit (RCSU).
RCSU Central at RCSUCentral@Cadets.gc.ca

Cadets’ email must be sent 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.

The National Cadet and Junior Canadian Rangers Support Group takes pride in delivering high-quality training and experiences where youth lead youth, and this summer is no different –staff cadets and adult leaders selected for summer training will continue to work at delivering unique and challenging online experiences for our Cadets, in a new virtual environment. These same staff will be responsible for facilitating and following up with cadets during their training.

We thank you, once again, for your patience, resilience and understanding in these unprecedented times.

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