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

 
NEXT PARADE NIGHT: Thursday, May 23, 2019
ORDER OF DRESS: Civilian Dress / Tenue civile

News & Updates

Remembrance Day Parade - November 11, 2018

Remembrance Day is a very important day for us, and even more so this year as we celebrate 100 years since the armistice which ended World War I. As such, there are lots of question you may have about what we're doing, where we're supposed to be, and when we're supposed to be there! Take a look below to find out all of the details for Remembrance Day this year. Please note that the Remembrance Day Parade is a mandatory activity for cadets, and should you not be able to attend it is extremely important that you contact the squadron to inform them of your absence.

Cadets are to meet at the Royal Canadian Legion (6 Tache Street) at 9:45 AM. If you are with the Cenotaph Guard, you are to meet CI Uden at the St. Albert Community Hall at 9:30 AM. Dress for all cadets is C-1 (Ceremonial Dress), but cadets are to reminded to also 1) wear their parkas and gloves, and 2) bring their touques.

The parade will be leaving from the Legion and proceed down Saint Anne Promenade, continuing down St. Anne St and stopping in front of the cenotaph next to City Hall. This is where the formal ceremonies will take place, and there is standing room all around the street for spectators to watch.

Upon completion of the ceremonies, the parade will begin to proceed back to towards the Legion. Cadets in the band and flag party will continue to the legion, while all other cadets will instead head directly to the St. Albert Community Hall. Once at the Community Hall, cadets will have the opportunity to have some hot chocolate and cookies, provided by Scouts Canada. We anticipate everything to be completed by approximately noon.

If you have any questions or would like further clarification, please contact the squadron via email at 533RCACS@gmail.com.

CO's Parade - November 1, 2018

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!

First Night Back - 2018-2019 Training Year!

Hello Everyone!

It's hard to believe it, but we are only just over a week away from a brand new and exciting training year. This year we will be returning on Thursday, August 30, 2018, and here are a few notes about what you can expect that night!

Dress of the Night and Uniform Exchange

We're going to take it easy on the first night back and let everyone return in civilian clothes. However! This means you all need to do something as well. We are requesting that all cadets try on their uniforms and bring any pieces that need to be exchanged with them on Thursday night. This will give us a chance to exchange them for you before you are required to be in full uniform. If you are missing any uniform pieces, we will also take care of that as well. Please make sure you fully go through your entire uniform so that we can get you fully set up for the training year!

CO's Parade and Meet Your Course Officers

Aside from a welcome back from the Commanding Officer, the bulk of your evening will be spent with your Course Officers (formerly known as Level Officers). They will be working with you to let you know what to expect from this year, what we expect from YOU this year, and to set you up to make sure that you have everything you need to be successful in everything you want to achieve - whether that be promotions, completing your level, or getting a summer camp!

Parents Meeting

First Night Back isn't just for the cadets - we want all of the parents to come as well! Once the cadets head off to meet with their Course Officers, the Commanding Officer and the Friends of 533 will be meeting with the parents to go over some changes for the year, give an overview of the upcoming year, outline some expectations, and to answer any questions you may have. We will also be validating contact information for the current training year, so it's important that you attend as we need these forms signed before cadets can actively participate in all activities! Please make every effort to attend, as it is important for you to have all of the information so that your child is successful in this program!

We hope everyone has had a great summer, and we are looking forward to having you all back for another year. If there are any questions, please feel free to contact the squadron via email at 533RCACS@gmail.com.

See you all on August 30!

Statement on #JerseysForHumboldt

As many of you are aware, the Humboldt Broncos bus crash last weekend has had a very emotional effect on people all across the country, even today as a sixteenth life was lost. For some of us, this tragedy hits closer to home than for others, as several members of the team were from St. Albert and surrounding areas. Stephen Wack and Logan Hunter, both from St. Albert, did not survive the crash. Two other players, Jaxon Joseph (Edmonton) and Connor Lukan (Slave Lake), played in St. Albert.

On April 12, the nation is coming together to show their support through #JerseysForHumboldt. General Vance, the Chief of the Defence Staff, has even authorised the wearing of jerseys for CAF members during this time. To pay our respects to all of the families affected by this tragedy, 533 St. Albert RCACS will also be standing with its community tomorrow. As such, I am authorising the wearing of hockey jerseys during tomorrow's parade night (April 12) for all cadets and staff. Those who can wear a hockey jersey are encouraged to do so with appropriate civilian clothing; those who do not wear a jersey are to be in regular uniform for the evening (C-2B).

It may be but a simple act of remembrance, but together we are stronger. During this time of loss, we extend our condolences to all of families and communities who are suffering from these events.
 

Capt Adam Colbourne
Commanding Officer, 533 St. Albert RCACS

Return From Spring Break

Welcome back from Spring Break everyone! There are a lot of things to keep in mind as we return for the month of April, so here are some things to remember as we head back to our regular training tonight.

CO's Parade
That's right - tonight (April 5th) is CO's Parade! Make sure you're wearing your correct uniform (C-2)! There will be presentations and promotions happening tonight as well - all are invited to attend!

Ex Sabre Royale Permission Slips
Ex Sabre Royale is a flight competition which will be occurring on Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8 from 12 PM - 5 PM at the St. Albert Community Hall (both days). Flights will be competing in a variety of activities such as sports, marksmanship, drill, citizenship, general cadet knowledge, and more in order to earn points towards the Top Flight Award. This is a mandatory training activity, and permission forms are due tonight (April 5). Forms can be found here.

4 Wing Cold Lake Tour
If you were interested in participating in the 4 Wing Cold Lake Tour from April 13-15, you need to bring your $30.00 in tonight (April 5). We need to get a confirmed list of attendees ASAP (there are still some spots left to go if you're interested). Additional information on the trip will be distributed afterwards.

Summer Training Offers
If you have been given an offer for summer training, you must bring your signed offer forms back to the Administration Office ASAP!

Ottawa 2019 Trip
As most of you know, we have announced our intent to travel to Ottawa during Spring Break of 2019. If you are interested, we require you to sign up and a deposit is required. Last day to sign up/provide your deposit is May 3. For additional information, please see the letter which was distributed before spring break here.

We hope this sets things on the right track! There's plenty happening in April/May, so if there are any questions feel free to send us an email at 533RCACS@gmail.com!

 

Calendar of Events

Weekly Announcements

May 17 - May 23, 2019

FRIDAY

No Announcements

SATURDAY

SurvivAir / SurvivAir
No SurvivAir / Pas de SurvivAir


Ex Spring Soar
Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Villeneuve Airport
Dress: Civilian Dress

Cadets will have the opportunity to participate in a gliding day at the Villeneuve Airport. Those interested as asked to sign up using the link below. For additional information, please read the Gliding Procedures located here.

Sign Up!

SUNDAY

No Announcements

MONDAY

Band
No Band


Drill Team / D'équipe d'exercice militaire
No Drill Team / Pas d'équipe d'exercice militaire


Flag Party / Garde du drapeau
No Flag Party / Pas de garde du drapeau


Scholarship Prep Boards / Conseil de préparation des bourses
No Scholarship Prep Boards / Pas de conseil de préparation des bourses


Sports
No Sports / Pas de sports


All Optional Training is cancelled tonight due to the Victoria Day holiday!

TUESDAY

Ground School
No Ground School


No Additional Announcements

WEDNESDAY

Biathlon / Biathlon
No Biathlon / Pas de biathlon


Effective Speaking / l'Art oratoire
No Effective Speaking


Marksmanship
No Marksmanship


No Additional Announcements

THURSDAY

Order of Dress / Tenue indiqué
Civilian Dress / Tenue civile


Additional Announcements
Cadets are reminded to bring their boots (and polishing kits) and their tunics with them tonight!

FUTURE EVENTS

Rainmaker Rodeo Parade
Date: Saturday, May 25
Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: St. Vital Avenue (Parade Number To Be Assigned)
Dress: C-2B (Summer Dress)

Cadets will be participating in the annual Rainmaker Rodeo Parade in St. Albert! Everyone is expected to attend, as this is one of our largest community projects during the year!


Tag Day Fundraiser
Date: Sunday, May 26
Time: 10:30 AM - 3:30 AM
Location: St. Albert Community Hall
Dress: C-2 (Full Dress)

We need cadets to help in our bi-annual Tag Day fundraiser! Please use the link below to sign-up if you are available! If you have further questions, please see Mrs. Gammel, or another member of the Friends of 533.

Sign Up!


Powered Familiarization Flights
Date: Saturdays in June
Time: Varies
Location: Villeneuve Airport
Dress: Civilian Dress

We have the opportunity for cadets to participate in some powered familiarization flights during the month of June! Please check out the sign up sheet for additional information, dates, and times. Please note that cadets will only be allowed to sign up for one of the slots to allow for as many different cadets to participate as possible.

Sign Up!

OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mess Dinner & Awards Ceremony -TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

Tickets can now be picked up from Mr. Clulow in the Administration Office for our Annual Mess Dinner and Awards Ceremony, taking place on Friday, June 7, 2019. Tickets are free for cadets (you still need to physically PICK UP your ticket to indicate you are going!) and $30/each for parents/guardians/guests.

SPONSORING COMMITTEE

General Meeting
Date: Monday, June 17th, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: St. Albert Community Hall

FRIENDS OF 533

Bingo
Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: West End Bingo (17304 105 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T5S 1G4)

Sign Up!


General Meeting
Date: Tuesday, June 11th, 2019