Thursday, November 1 is yet another Commanding Officer's Parade, and this month we have a LOT happening - plenty of guests and presentations to fill up the entire night! With that being said, we would like to give everyone a bit more detailed run down of the evening so you can know what to expect (without ruining any of the surprises!).
We will be starting the night at 6:15 PM (which is earlier than usual), and everyone is to meet at St. Albert City Hall. Here we will be meeting with Councillor Sheena Hughes as she proclaims the week of November 2-9 as the 14th Annual Cadet Week in St. Albert. Cadets are to be in C-2 (Full Uniform), and are reminded that they should all be wearing a poppy!
From City Hall, cadets and guests will march back to the St. Albert Community Hall, where before we head inside we will raise the Air Cadet flag on the flag pole outside of the hall, which the Community League will allow us to fly for the duration of Cadet Week.
Once we get inside, the fun doesn't stop! Parents and guests can find a seat as the cadets prepare for the regular opening parade. Once the cadets have fallen in and the Commanding Officer takes the parade square, we'll shake things up a bit by officially swearing all of our new recruits into the squadron and assigning them to their flights! Once everyone is situated into their new flights, we will proceed with the inspection, march past, and some awards and presentations. Special guests for the night include Mr. Doug Delorme of the Royal Canadian Legion (Branch #271) and our Zone Training Officer, Captain Pat Neilson.
Following all of the excitement, there will be a brief presentation by the Royal Canadian Legion, followed by a little bit of flight time for the new cadets to officially get to meet the other members of their flight. Then closing parade, announcements, and home!
It's going to be a full night, and we hope everyone can come - the more friends and family to come and share in this night the merrier! So join us at 6:15 PM at City Hall and continue to celebrate the accomplishments of the cadets with us throughout the night! We hope to see you there!