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

 
NEXT PARADE NIGHT: Thursday, September 28, 2017
ORDER OF DRESS: C-2B (Summer Dress)

News & Updates

Battle of Britain - Parade Details

With the Battle of Britain parade coming up this Sunday (September 17), we have some very important information to pass along. Please read everything!

LOCATION
The parade will be taking place at the 408 Squadron hangar, which is located at CFB Edmonton.

DIRECTIONS: Turn onto the base at Churchill Road (which is the entrance where the MP building is). Continue driving down Churchill Road until you get to a stop sign - you will see the fire hall just in front, and will be able to turn left or right. Turn right and you will see 408 Squadron (It's a really big building that says 408 Squadron on it - you'll find it hard to miss!)

TIME
Cadets are to be at 408 Squadron for 8:45 AM.

DRESS
Cadets are to be in C-1 (Ceremonial Dress) for the parade.

SCHEDULE
Following the parade, 408 Squadron will be putting off flights and tours for the cadets. Our schedule is as follows:

1:00 PM - ALSE Demonstration
1:15 PM - Lunch
1:30 PM - Flight Safety Briefing
1:45 PM - Familiarization Flights
2:00 PM - Static Displays
2:15 PM - Weapons Display
2:30 PM - Night Vision Goggles Demonstration
2:45 PM - Tower Tour
3:00 PM - Depart 408 Squadron

It's going to be a fun day! Lunch is provided at no cost to the cadets (thank you Squadron Sponsoring Committee!)

EXPECTED ATTENDANCE
We asked on Thursday who would be attending the parade because we needed to have a nominal role. Please note that currently the following cadets are expected for parade - due to space restrictions cadets not on this list are not able to participate without permission from the CO.

  • Cpl Borle
  • Cpl Bryan
  • FSgt Fleck
  • Cpl Fleck
  • Cpl Forlin
  • FCpl Gammel
  • Cpl Grace
  • FCpl Hachey
  • AC Hachey
  • LAC Haines
  • FCpl Iwelu
  • Cpl Kells
  • WO2 Letendre
  • WO2 Mazzotta
  • Cpl Melnychuk
  • FCpl Miller
  • Cpl Olaru
  • Sgt Shaw
  • Cpl Snell
  • Cpl Stanley
  • Sgt Taylor
  • Cpl Thiessen
  • FSgt Uden
  • FSgt Watson
  • WO2 Welling
  • WO1 Wilkinson
  • LAC Wiwchar
  • Cpl Yellowknee
  • LAC Aguedelo Londono
  • AC Arriola
  • FCpl Belkosky
  • Cpl Crncevic
  • FCpl Darr
  • Sgt Graziano
  • Cpl Langevin
  • Sgt Munroe
  • LAC Parks
  • Cpl Sadler

If there are any other questions, please feel free to contact the squadron at 533rcacs@gmail.com.

A Successful New Recruit Night & Open House!

Our New Recruit Night & Open House was an outstanding success on Thursday - a big thank you to the staff, volunteers, and senior cadets who help put it all together! Check out our Facebook page for some photos of the night.

For those of you that registered last night - welcome to the squadron! We look forward to having you as a member of the 533 family, and can't wait to have you back next Thursday. Regular training nights are 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM at the Community Hall!

Did you miss out on the event last night? Well we take registrations all year long! Just drop by the Community Hall on any of our Thursday training nights from 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM and someone will be more than happy to help you out. Check out the New Recruit page for additional registration information, or send us an email (533rcacs@gmail.com) with any questions you may have.

New Recruit Night & Open House

Are you or someone you know between the ages of 12 and 18 and looking to join an organization where the sky is literally the limit? Come check out our open house tomorrow (Thursday, September 7, 2017) and find out all about the air cadet program and 533 St. Albert Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron! Starting at 7:00 PM at the St. Albert Community Hall (17 Perron Street), the evening is open to all youth and their parents/guardians.

A birth certificate/Canadian passport and provincial health care are required to register, but there is no registration fee (although a volunteer commitment is required)!

Hope to see you there!

Returning Cadets - First Night Back

We know you're all super sad that summer is over and school is starting back up, so let's try and cheer you up a bit... Cadets is starting back up again too!

First Night Back for all Returning Cadets
Thursday, August 31, 2017
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Dress: Civilians

All returning cadets are asked to asked to try on all parts of your uniform to ensure that they still fit after the summer. If anything doesn't fit, make sure you bring it with you so we can arrange for a replacement as quickly as possible. Also, if you still have any training materials from last year (band equipment, ground school materials, etc.) please bring that as well so we can make sure that we can properly give out items again this year.

In the event that you will NOT be returning this year (but why wouldn't you?), you still need to come in to return your uniform.

If you have any questions, contact the squadron at 533RCACS@gmail.com. We'll see you on Thursday!

(If you're interested in joining cadets this year, look for information on our New Recruit Night happening on September 7 coming soon!)

Summer Training Information

All joining instructions and travel information that is currently available has now been posted on the website. To view this information, click here.

Information will be updated as necessary - please check Facebook for alerts to when information is updated.

Have a great summer everyone!

 

Calendar of Events

Weekly Announcements

September 15 - September 21, 2017

FRIDAY

No Annoucements

SATURDAY

SurvivAir: No SurvivAir

SUNDAY

Battle of Britain Parade
Time: 8:45 AM
Location: 408 Squadron Building (CFB Edmonton)
Dress: C-1 (Ceremonial Dress)

See more details in the news post on the left

MONDAY

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

Drill Team: No Drill Team

Flag Party: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
William D. Cuts Junior High School

Mock Scholarship Boards: No Mock Scholarship Boards

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

Band and Sports starts this week! No need to sign up, just show up!

Flag Part Tryouts will also be happening this week - if you are interested in being in the flag party and carrying a flag or a drill rifle, come and try out!

TUESDAY

Ground School: No Ground School

Ground School will begin on Tuesday, September 26, 2017

WEDNESDAY

Biathlon: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
St. Albert Community Hall

Effective Speaking: No Effective Speaking

Marksmanship: No Marksmanship

Second last week to try out for Biathlon! Teams will be selected by the end of the month.

THURSDAY

Order of Dress: C-2B (Summer Dress)

Permission forms for gliding (Ex Autumn Air) are due tonight!

Don't forget to bring back your Annual Validation Forms!

FUTURE EVENTS

Ex Autumn Air - Saturday, September 23

Bottle Drive - Saturday, September 30

OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

No Annoucements

SPONSORING COMMITTEE

We are still needing parents to help as drivers at the bottle drive on Saturday, September 30! Please contact the squadron (533rcacs@gmail.com) or Mr. Carignan (carginan@shaw.ca) if you are available!

FRIENDS OF 533

Parents! Your volunteer compliance cheques for the 2017-2018 year are due ASAP! If you have any questions, please contact the Friends of 533 at friendsof533@gmail.com.

Upcoming Bingo - Volunteers Needed!
Sunday, October 8, 2017

Please sign up at www.signupgenius.com or contact friendsof533@gmail.com