THURSDAY NIGHTS
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
ST. ALBERT COMMUNITY HALL (17 PERRON STREET)

 
NEXT PARADE NIGHT: Thursday, November 23, 2017
ORDER OF DRESS: C-4 (Winter Dress)

News & Updates

Preparing for CO's Parade - November 2nd

It might be hard to believe, but another month has come and gone and we're once again gearing up for our regular Commanding Officer's (CO's) Parade, which occurs on the first Thursday of each month. As per usual, we've got a lot going on, so here's the breakdown for the night! Read carefully, because it's important!

First things first - dress. Because it's CO's Parade, cadets are to be in C-2 (Full Dress). This means dress shirts, ties, tunics, etc. Cadets are reminded to have all of their badges sewn on properly, and that all other uniform standards should be adhered to as well - especially hair cuts! Also, please wear a poppy!

CO's Parade in November also coincides with the City of St. Albert's proclamation of Cadet Week. This means that instead of meeting at the Community Hall, cadets are asked to meet at City Hall (same time, you should arrive by 6:30 PM) where will all form up and Mayor Cathy Heron will proclaim the week of November 3-9 as Cadet Week.

From City Hall, all cadets will then march back to the Community Hall, where before proceeding inside we will stop and raise the cadet flag outside the Community Hall, which the Community League has agreed to fly for the duration of Cadet Week. We will then proceed inside to begin our normal parade.

Once attendance has been taken and the parade has fallen in, we will begin the night by officially swearing all of the new recruits from this year into the squadron - did you know there are almost thirty of you?! Once you've been sworn in, you will be assigned to your new flights - no more standing off to the side in Tutor Flight! The Commanding Officer will then proceed to do an inspection and we'll complete our first march past of the year as a full squadron. First year cadets - don't worry about the march past - you learn by doing! This will be your first real foray into partaking in a real parade. It'll be a little weird, but don't worry - your newfound flight members will help you through it.

After all of the excitement of our first march past is complete, it will be time for some presentations! Another exciting part about CO's Parade in November is what we call our Coin Parade. Every year there are members of the squadron who are rewarded with a squadron coin. You'll hear a lot more about it on parade, but if you want to find out more beforehand, feel free to check out some info here. We will also be announcing October's Cadet of the Month, plus we are also hoping to have all of your results from the Cadet Fitness Assessment tabulated so we are able to present cadets with their badges. It's a full night!

Following the presentations, we'll take a short break before continuing on with some flight activities for the rest of the evening.

As always, parents and guests are strongly encouraged to come out for all parts of the CO's Parade. Watch the parade and presentations, take pictures of your cadets, and be proud of the work they have done so far this year. As parents, you're part of our squadron too!

Hope to see you all on November 2nd!

Follow-Up - October 5th CO's Parade

Congratulations to all of the cadets who received promotions and commendations at last night's CO's Parade!
 
As was also mentioned on parade, the squadron staff is very proud of all cadets in the squadron of the progress they have made in the month since returning for the new training year. New cadets - you may have lots to learn, but the enthusiasm you currently display for the program will help ensure that you will integrate well into the squadron. Returning cadets - we can already see personal improvements over last year, and commend you for it. Don't let up now! Continue to push yourselves to improve just a little more each day, and you'll begin to surprise even yourself.
 
It's still early in the year, but we have a very positive outlook on the things ahead. As a squadron we are growing and changing, but we believe that if everyone continues to work together we will continue to show why we are one of the top squadrons in not only the Edmonton area, but also in Alberta and the Northwest Region.
 
Again, Bravo Zulu to you all. We look forward to the continuation of the training year, and we hope you do too.

October 5th - First CO's Parade

It's the first Thursday of the month... and that means it's CO's Parade!

The Commanding Officer's (CO's) Parade is the time of the month when the CO inspects the squadron and often does presentations! Tonight there will be several promotions and presentations, so you won't want to miss it.

All parents and guests are welcome to attend. The parade starts at 7:00 PM for guests (cadets still need to be there for 6:30 PM as per normal!).

CADETS ARE ALSO REMINDED THAT IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THEY BRING BACK THEIR ANNUAL VALIDATION FORMS TONIGHT.

Biathlon Teams & First Practice Notes

Congratulations to our biathlon teams this year!

Junior Male Team Alpha
AC Savinkoff
AC Sudyk

Junior Male Team Bravo
Cpl Fu
AC Tunke

Open Male Team Alpha
FCpl Gammel
FCpl Hachey

Open Male Team Bravo
WO2 Letendre
FSgt Uden

Open Female Team
FCpl Darr
LAC Wiwchar, O

Our first practice on Wednesday, October 4th will consist mostly of sighting our rifles and getting everything in order for the competition, but we will take some time to do some running at the beginning of the night, so dress appropriately! It is recommended at this point to begin wearing clothing to practices similar to what you may wear at the competition so that way you get used to how it feels to run and shoot with it on.

The zone biathlon competition will be on Sunday, November 5th.

Bottle Drive Results

A big thank you to the 30 cadets and 24 adult volunteers who came out to support our bottle drive on Saturday, September 29, 2017. Thanks to your help we were able to cover all of our areas. In total we collected and sorted over 25,000 items and raised $3000. Kudos to everyone!

 

Calendar of Events

Weekly Announcements

November 17 - November 23, 2017

FRIDAY

Cadets attending the HART Ceremony in Lethbridge this weekend are reminded to meet at Jefferson Armoury in Edmonton at 9:30 AM. Remember to bring a lunch for the trip!

SATURDAY

SurvivAir: No SurvivAir

SUNDAY

No Announcements

MONDAY

Band: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
William D. Cuts Junior High School

Drill Team: No Drill Team

Flag Party: No Flag Party

Mock Scholarship Boards: No Mock Scholarship Boards

Sports: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
William D. Cuts Junior High School

TUESDAY

Ground School: No Ground School

Ground School is cancelled tonight due to instructor availability.

WEDNESDAY

Biathlon: No Biathlon

Effective Speaking: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
St. Albert Community Hall

Marksmanship: No Marksmanship

THURSDAY

Order of Dress: C-4 (Winter Dress)

FUTURE EVENTS

Oil Kings Cadet Appreciation Game
Sunday, December 10, 2017

Order forms for tickets are available at the Admin Office. Tickets are $20 each and include bus transportation to and from the game (pick-up and drop-off at the St. Albert Community Hall). Ticket orders must be submitted by Thursday, November 23, 2017.

OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

No Announcements

SPONSORING COMMITTEE

No Announcements

FRIENDS OF 533

Squadron Clothing Orders
Clothing orders have now arrived - orders can be picked up at the Community Hall on Thursday nights.