Did you miss the announcements at closing parade? Find a recap here!

April 15:

Summer Training Offers: The first round of offers has arrived. If you got one, please return it ASAP. If you didn’t get one, don’t worry quite yet – there are usually more offers forthcoming. Sometimes, offers come the day before training starts. Any offers that haven't been returned by the end of the month will be forfeit, so accept before you lose your spot!

Memorial Day Trip to New York: Thanks to everyone who turned in their forms and deposits. Final information (kit list, updated itinerary, etc) will come on April 29. See Lt. Taggart's Facebook post for more info.

Easter Monday: The officers may or may not be trapped under a mountain of Easter egg wrappers, so we won't be having parade on April 22. Have a good week off! The week after Easter Monday (April 29), dress is FTU, so we can practice for Annual Ceremonial Review. Please bring your DEU kit on a hanger or in a garment bag.

Silver and Gold Star Zone Expedition Training May 3-5: Eligible cadets MUST attend this training to complete your star level. Both Silver and Gold Star training is occurring on the same weekend (at different training facilities). For more information about this training, see the ECT information on the Expedition Training page of the website. Forms were handed out Monday. Complete them and bring them with you to the bus on May 3. You won't get on the bus without you form and your health card.

Band Competition: 21 Army Cadets Pipes and Drums will be competing May 11. Last year, the band placed second. This year, they've got their sights set on the gold!  The Corps is behind you, Bandies!

Support Committee members needed: At the end of this year, 6 of the 9 members of the support committee will be stepping down. The corps cannot run with a 3 person support committee. If you are able to volunteer even a few hours a week (and not necessarily on Monday Night) we really need you to join. More than 80% of our effort happens during other times. If you can make some phone calls, you can help. If you can shop for canteen, you can help, if you can complete grant application forms a few times a year over morning coffee, you can help. There are many, many jobs, and many hands make light work. For more information, talk to one of us, or see the Support Committee page on the website

To join, please complete the volunteer screening form here (last item in the list). You'll also need the items in the New Volunteer Screening Checklist (second item on the list). If you have any questions, please let us know.

Annual Ceremonial Review (ACR) and Graduation Parade: This year we’re having ACR early on Sunday, May 12th. This event is mandatory. We know it’s Mother’s Day, so please plan your events accordingly. Plus, what better gift is there than to show your mom how well you clean up? Cadets will need to be available to practice starting at 10am, with our review starting at 13:00. This is what you practice all year for, time to show off! Invitations will be available soon for cadets to invite family and friends to this amazing event.

Graduation Parade is taking the place Monday, May 12. Parents and friends are also invited to this event. We will be doing final promotions, star graduation, and awards at this event. The Support Committee is requesting that every family bring something to share for our refreshment table – desserts, fruit, cheese and crackers… all make good refreshments after this celebration. There will be a few more weeks of cadets after graduation, and the final night of cadets for the year is June 10 - our End of Year Barbecue. More info about that soon.

April 8:

Fundraising:  Pepperettes and first aid kits have arrived. If you didn't pick your items up this week, please be sure to pick them up next week.

FTX: Arrive at 5:30 at the armoury on Friday. Buses leave at 6pm. The bus will not wait, so arrive on time. Eat before you arrive, as you will not be fed on Friday night. Bring a water bottle, health card, meds in their original container (in a ziplock bag with your name on it). Its going to be wet - dress for the weather, in layers. Do NOT wear running shoes. If you have proper hiking boots, you can wear civilian clothing. If you don't have hiking boots, wear your issued combat boots with your FTUs. You CANNOT wear your FTUs with hiking boots, and you CANNOT wear your combat boots with civilian clothes. If you have pacebeads, bring them. If you don't, you'll be making one.

Promotions:  Congratulations to cadets who got promotions this week.

Dress and Deportment homework: Work on your headdress and your hair. Also, Parkas are no longer required.

Summer Training Offers: The first round of offers has arrived. If you got one, please return it ASAP. If you didn’t get one, don’t worry quite yet – there are usually more offers forthcoming. Sometimes, offers come the day before training starts.

Memorial Day Trip to New York: Forms and deposits are due April 15.

Easter Monday: The officers may or may not be trapped under a mountain of Easter egg wrappers, so we won't be having parade on April 22. Have a good week off! The week after Easter Monday (April 29), dress is FTU, so we can practice for Annual Ceremonial Review.

Silver and Gold Star Zone Expedition Training May 3-5: Eligible cadets MUST attend this training to complete your star level. Both Silver and Gold Star training is occurring on the same weekend (at different training facilities). For more information about this training, see the ECT information on the Expedition Training page of the website. Forms were handed out Monday. Complete them and bring them with you to the bus on May 3. You won't get on the bus without you form and your health card.

Band Competition: 21 Army Cadets Pipes and Drums will be competing May 11.

Support Committee members needed: At the end of this year, 6 of the 9 members of the support committee will be stepping down. The corps cannot run with a 3 person support committee. If you are able to volunteer even a few hours a week (and not necessarily on Monday Night) we really need you to join. More than 80% of our effort happens during other times. If you can make some phone calls, you can help. If you can shop for canteen, you can help, if you can complete grant application forms a few times a year over morning coffee, you can help. There are many, many jobs, and many hands make light work. For more information, talk to one of us, or see the Support Committee page on the website

To join, please complete the volunteer screening form here (last item in the list). You'll also need the items in the New Volunteer Screening Checklist (second item on the list). If you have any questions, please let us know.

Annual Ceremonial Review (ACR) and Graduation Parade: This year we’re having ACR early on Sunday, May 12th. This event is also mandatory. We know it’s Mother’s Day, so please plan your events accordingly. Plus, what better gift is there than to show your mom how well you clean up? Cadets will need to be available to practice starting at 10am, with our review starting at 13:00. This is what you practice all year for, time to show off! Invitations will be available soon for cadets to invite family and friends to this amazing event.

Graduation Parade is taking the place Monday, May 13. Parents and friends are also invited to this event. We will be doing final promotions, star graduation, and awards at this event. The Support Committee is requesting that every family bring something to share for our refreshment table – desserts, fruit, cheese and crackers… all make good refreshments after this celebration. There will be a few more weeks of cadets after graduation, and the final night of cadets for the year is June 10 - our End of Year Barbecue. More info about that soon.

April 1:

Dress for the rest of the year: Dress will be C2 (DEU without tie) for the rest of the year, unless otherwise instructed. You can see the descriptions of dress composition in CATO 46-01 Annex A.

Promotions, Appointments and Awards: Congratulations to all the cadets who were promoted, and to Cpl. Samuels and MCpl. Lee who were appointed 2ICs of their platoons. Congratulations also to RSM MacDonald who has achieved the Duke of Edinburgh Prize, Silver Standard.

FTX: FTX forms were due Monday (and are now past due if you haven't handed them in).

FTX Advance Party: If you are interested in being part of the Advance party for FTX, please respond to OCdt Shand's post on the Facebook Group.

Fundraising: Seeds are in April 1st. Pepperettes/Sausage and First Aid Kits will be in April 8.

Help needed! If you are able to help the Support Committee to sort the 700+ packages of pepperettes and First Aid Kids, they would appreciate it. We also have an additional task request from the Supply Officer for some help. If you can gather in the foyer at 6:30, we will divide into groups to get all the  tasks done. If you have some spare plastic grocery bags that we can use to separate smaller orders, please bring them, too.

Maple Syrup: We have some extra syrup that we ordered in the fall in anticipation of a breakfast with the Royal Canadian Legion. Alas scheduling didn’t work out, so we have ~40  bottles of syrup available for purchase. If you’re interested, they are available in The Shop on the website. When they’re gone, they’re gone. As usual, you can order online and pay us cash/cheque on Monday nights. We will bring some with us Monday night, so when you come in to pick up your pepperettes and first aid kits, you can get some syrup, too. $20.00 per bottle.

Tagging Debrief: Over the weekend we raised $12,762. Thank you to all the cadets who served their obligation (23 served at least 15 hours), the drivers and chaperones who helped the weekend go smoothly, the home base team for their work behind the scenes, and Rhonda Stewart (the tagging co-ordinator) for keeping it all on the rails for such a successful weekend. Well done, everyone.
The cadet who guessed closest to our actual total was Alex Muir. Congratulations!

Summer Training Offers: The first round of offers has arrived. If you got one, please return it ASAP. If you didn’t get one, don’t worry quite yet – there are usually more offers forthcoming. Sometimes, offers come the day before training starts.

Memorial Day Trip to New York: Forms and deposits are due April 15.

Easter Monday: The officers may or may not be trapped under a mountain of Easter egg wrappers, so we won't be having parade on April 22. Have a good week off!

Silver and Gold Star Zone Expedition Training May 3-5: Eligible cadets MUST attend this training to complete your star level. Both Silver and Gold Star training is occurring on the same weekend (at different training facilities). For more information about this training, see the ECT information on the Expedition Training page of the website. Forms were handed out Monday. Complete them and bring them with you to the bus on May 3.

Orienteering: Cambridge Urban Adventure Race is happening May 5. Good luck team!

Band Competition: 21 Army Cadets Pipes and Drums will be competing May 11.

Annual Ceremonial Review (ACR) and Graduation Parade: This year we’re having ACR early on Sunday, May 12th. This event is also mandatory. We know it’s Mother’s Day, so please plan your events accordingly. Plus, what better gift is there than to show your mom how well you clean up? Cadets will need to be available to practice starting at 10am, with our review starting at 13:00. This is what you practice all year for, time to show off! Invitations will be available soon for cadets to invite family and friends to this amazing event.

Graduation Parade is taking the place Monday, May 12. Parents and friends are also invited to this event. We will be doing final promotions, star graduation, and awards at this event. The Support Committee is requesting that every family bring something to share for our refreshment table – desserts, fruit, cheese and crackers… all make good refreshments after this celebration.

March 25:

Dress for April 1:  C2 which is complete  DEU uniform with no tie. You can see the descriptions of dress composition in CATO 46-01 Annex A.

Congratulations to all cadets who were promoted this week.

Welcome back to Captain McConkey, and thanks to LtCommander Patterson for being our CO for the last few weeks.

Fundraising: Done for another year! Thanks to everyone who participated. We contact our vendors separately, so the items will likely come in at different times. We’ll keep everyone informed about when their items are ready for pickup at the armoury.

Tagging: starts this Thursday. If you haven’t signed up, please do. If you need to change your availability, please just submit another signup with your new availability – don’t tell us on Facebook or by messenger or by emailing the cadet mailbox. We are working from the sign up to mark attendance. For more information, see What is Tagging.

1 for 1 raffle: Reminder that for every item you sold fundraising and every hour you spend tagging, you get one ballot into the raffle for a $100 gift certificate.

Maple Syrup: We have some extra syrup that we ordered in the fall in anticipation of a breakfast with the Royal Canadian Legion. Alas scheduling didn’t work out, so we have 45 bottles of syrup available for purchase. If you’re interested, they are available in The Shop on the website. We’ll indicate in the product list how many bottles we have left, and when they’re gone, they’re gone. As usual, you can order online and pay us cash/cheque on Monday nights.

Summer Training Offers: The first round of offers has arrived. If you got one, please return it ASAP. If you didn’t get one, don’t worry quite yet – there are usually more offers forthcoming. Sometimes, offers come the day before training starts.

FTX Forms: FTX is April 12-14, and forms are due April 1 (no joke!) If you don’t have them or have lost them, you can download them from the FTX information page.

Memorial Day Trip to New York: Forms and deposits are due April 15.

Silver and Gold Star Zone Expedition Training May 3-5: Eligible cadets MUST attend this training to complete your star level. Both Silver and Gold Star training is occurring on the same weekend (at different training facilities). For more information about this training, see the ECT information on the Expedition Training page of the website.

Orienteering: Cambridge Urban Adventure Race is happening May 5. If you are NOT going to Silver or Gold ZET/ECT training, and you want to participate in the CUAR race, please let Lt. Taggart know. The race this year takes place in Galt.

Band Competition: 21 Army Cadets Pipes and Drums will be competing May 11. They’ve practicing hard all year, and they’ve got the gold in their sights! Last year was a huge accomplishment to win silver (and they were only a few tiny marks off the pace to win gold). This year, we’ll show that nameless air cadet squadron that there’s a new sherriff… er…band in town.

Annual Ceremonial Review (ACR) and Graduation Parade: This year we’re having ACR early on Sunday, May 12th. This event is also mandatory. We know it’s Mother’s Day, so please plan your events accordingly. Plus, what better gift is there than to show your mom how well you clean up? Cadets will need to be available to practice starting at 10am, with our review starting at 13:00. This is what you practice all year for, time to show off! Invitations will be available soon for cadets to invite family and friends to this amazing event.

Graduation Parade is taking the place Monday, May 12. Parents and friends are also invited to this event. We will be doing final promotions, star graduation, and awards at this event. The Support Committee is requesting that every family bring something to share for our refreshment table – desserts, fruit, cheese and crackers… all make good refreshments after this celebration.

 

March 18:

Dress is next Monday is FTU. Silver stars and higher have range night. Green and Red stars will have classes as usual.

Fundraising packets are due next week. Thanks to everyone who brought them back this week. If you want to collect any additional orders, the order sheets are available online.

Tagging. Please sign up. This is the single largest source of funding for the corps. The tagging sign up sheet here, and for more information, see What is Tagging.  Tagging is mandatory. If you're not going to serve all the shifts, please inform both an officer and a member of the support committee. As of Monday night, only 27 cadets have signed up. That's less than half of you, and that's not OK.

FTX forms were handed out for April 12-14 weekend. Those forms will also be put up on the website ASAP.

There is a marksmanship practise on Sunday from 10 to 2 and cadets are to bring a lunch and water bottle. For more information, contact 2LT Docherty.

Silver and Gold ZET/ECT weekend is mandatory for promotion and progression. This year, both training events are being held on the same weekend - May 3-5. You must be available for this training.

PO513 Training is this weekend. Good luck to our senior cadets who are attending.

Tonight was MWO Alex Campbell's last week with us, as he turns 19 on Sunday. MWO Campbell has been an integral part of the band leading up to being appointed Pipe Major. It was MWO's idea to get the ribbons and cording that makes our band look so great on parade. He helped lead the band to their 2nd place finish on their first solo trip to Band Competition. He was a great mentor to all bandies, and was an important part of the senior cadet leadership. MWO Campbell will be receiving his 7 year service medal as a civilian at ACR. We're sad to see you go, Alex, thanks for your service. Thanks also for the cookies to celebrate your last parade night!

March 13:

We have launched the tagging sign up sheet here.

 

February 26:

Congratulations to all the cadets who received promotions and fitness qualifications this week.

Welcome to our temporary Commanding Officer (while Captain McConkey is on a short leave), LCdr Chris Patterson. Welcome to 21, Lieutenant Commander!

Fundraising packages were handed out tonight. All items are also available in our Shop. If you didn't get a package, Mrs. Finnie will have more next week. We will add additional order forms to the Announcements page soon. You can also just add more orders to a blank page. Please ensure that we have all the order information we need to get the items you've sold (and you know who ordered them!)

Drill practices continue at Monseigneur Doyle Tuesday at 7pm. You don't have to join the drill team if you come to practise. You can just use the opportunity to improve your drill skills.

Our friends at the Hespeler Legion have asked for our help at a dinner on March 8th starting at 4:30. They have asked for 8 cadets to help serve dinner. If you can help, please respond to Captain Shand's Facebook post so that we have a list of available cadets ASAP.

There is a Marksmanship team practice Thursday Feb 28th at 6:30 at the Hespeler Legion.

Looking Ahead:

Silver and Gold ECT training May 3, 4, 5: Eligible cadets MUST attend this training in order to complete your star level. Both Silver and Gold Star training is occurring on the same weekend (at different training facilities).  For more information about this training, see the ECT information on the Expedition Training page of the website. Joining orders will be available soon.

ACR (Annual Ceremonial Review) May 12: ACR is happening early this year, so please be aware of the dates. Silver and Gold stars, this means you'll need to be available two weekends in a row. Put it in your calendars now so that you can schedule around this important event.

You all did well at Commanding Officer's parade. Continue to work on your boots, uniform, and hair so that we're always looking our best. Remember that during cold weather, your cadet-issued parka is part of your uniform and you are required to wear it to and from the armoury.

February 19 - Special Announcement

On Monday 25 February from 6:00 - 6:45pm we will be holding an information session for you regarding some of the changes that have recently been made at 21 RHFC cadet corps.
These changes will be explained. A reasonable amount of time will also be set aside so that parents can ask questions.
This meeting will be held in the large classroom on the main floor beside the staircase.
Thank you all and we look forward to seeing as many parents as possible.

February 18:

No parade tonight, but if you're on the Marksmanship team, there's a practice for the upcoming marksmanship competition March 2.

Band practice resumes tomorrow (Feb 19)

Next week, Feb 25, is CO's Parade. Let's do our best to look well turned out with properly creased pants, polished boots, and hair cuts. Gentlemen, please make sure you're standing sufficiently close to your razor when you shave, too.

Looking Ahead: There is no parade during March Break (March 11), and no band/drill practice (March 12)

February 11:

Deadline for summer training applications is 18 February (that's next Monday, but we're not here, so get it in during the week). See more information on the summer training information website post. Contact LT Taggart if you have questions.

New York Memorial Day trip: More information will be available over the next week, if there are any additional cadets who want to attend, there's still room on the bus. New cadets - this means you, too, but you'll need to make sure that you also participate in tagging to help us pay for it.  For more information, see Memorial Day Weekend trip

Fun Day at Shades Mills: For $5.00 you can have fun outdoor day with snowshoeing, skiing and other outdoor activities. This isn't a cadet sanctioned event, but it looks fun, and it's similar to the things we did outdoors at FTX.

Band/Drill is cancelled Tuesday Feb 12. When the school is closed for a snow day, the evening events are automatically cancelled too.

Shooting team (you know who you are) there is a marksmanship practice at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 282 in Hespeler, February 14, 7-9 pm.

If you have feedback for the winter FTX a few weeks ago, please let the RSM know next time you see him. Which isn't next week because...

Next week. February 18 is Family day. There is no parade that night.

The next time we meet, February 25, we will be handing out fundraising packets. We will be selling Make it Sow (seeds and garden items), Red Cross first aid kits, and Stemmler's Pepperettes. The website store will be updated with this items as well. More information coming soon.

Feb 25 will also mark the start of signups for tagging, which will take place March 28-31. Cadets, if you would normally have to work all these days, please consider asking for the Saturday off so we can do a big push on our busiest day. For more infomation, see What is Tagging.

Senior Cadets attending Merit Board interviews this weekend, good luck! We're all supporting you!

January 28:

Fitness testing February 11: Wear appropriate civilian attire to run and play games. If you would wear it to school gym class, it's probably appropriate for fitness testing. Note that it is important to do your best on Fitness testing, because your score on this test can affect the opportunities available to you, including getting chosen for advanced camps, exchanges, and leadership training.

Parkas: Moving forward, every cadet MUST wear their cadet parka to every Monday cadet night until otherwise notified. In this effort, please ensure that you have your parka labelled so that you can leave with the same parka you arrive with every night. Every week, someone takes the wrong parka - let's mitigate that by putting your name in it so you can get yours back.

Year End Memorial Weekend trip: We will have some paperwork shortly for participants who signed up in November. Be patient! We're waiting to get all the permissions we need from Cadets Canada before we can do much else on our end. Details will be added to the website as soon as we have anything to share.

Family Day: As important as we think the 21 family is, on February 18 we will not be meeting. We hope you enjoy spending time with your family.

Advance fundraising notice: Spring fundraising will be starting soon. We'll have fundraising packets available in the next few weeks, and we'll be adding the items to our online store, as we did for Fall fundraising.

January 14:

FTX this weekend. Make sure you bring extra socks and gloves and a water bottle. Don't forget your health cards; you won't be allowed on the bus without them. If you need medication, bring them in a ziplock bag with your name on it.

Drill practise at Monseigneur Doyle Tuesday, 7-9pm. Bring your parade boots and headdress. Wear civilian comfortable clothes.

Training schedule distribution: Senior cadets, please see the senior's groups or FB for training schedule. It will also be on the Resources > Cadets page.

Nametags: This weekend is the last day for non-first year cadets to complete the request form. First year cadets, we'll get your name on the list for you.

Bookmark Contest: We hand out bookmarks at tagging - this is your chance to help decide what messaging you want us to give to the community this year. Bookmarks should be 1.5 x 5.5 inches. Submissions due January 28.

December 17:

Thanks to everyone who came to Christmas dinner tonight. Have a happy holidays and we'll see you back at the armoury on January 7.

December 10:

Next week (December 17) is Christmas dinner. We dress up in our best turned out Dress Kit, host dignitaries from the Regiment, Legions, NATO Vets, and the Army Cadet League, and enjoy a fully catered Christmas dinner. Please contact Mrs. MacDonald if you are vegetarian or have food allergies or concerns  (such as kosher or halal requirements) that you have not told us about already). This event will happen at the armoury during our normal training time.

Congratulations to everyone who completed fitness training, and extra congratulations if you have surpassed a previous milestone.

FTX paperwork for January is now available. See CV VanRavenstien.

If you're interested in participating in Drill team, see OCdt Primeau.

Thanks to everyone who participated at the Veteran's Dinner at RCL 272.

December 3:

There are lots of events coming up, so read the announcements carefully for details.

Unsilent Night December 6 (Thursday): Bring your waiver form with you. You need it at the event. Meet at 4pm at the Cambridge Center for the Arts at the corner of Dickson and Wellington.

Veteran's Dinner December 8 (Saturday): We need 6-10 volunteers to help serve dinner at the Veteran's Christmas Dinner at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 272 (Hespeler). If you can attend, please comment on the Facebook post or contact 2LT Docherty.

Merit Review Boards December 15 (Saturday): If you qualify for merit reviews, you should know that by now. If anyone has questions, contact one of the officers for guidance.

Stuff a Truck Food Drive December 15 (Saturday): We are participating in the annual Stuff an army truck with our brethren at the regiment. There are 3 shifts: Morning and afternoon at Sobeys Westgate collecting food, and later in the afternoon to sort food at the food bank. More information and sign up available soon.

Holiday Mess Dinner December 17 (Monday): All cadets are invited to our annual Holiday Mess Dinner. We dress up in our best turned out Dress Kit, host dignitaries from the Regiment, Legions, NATO Vets, and the Army Cadet League, and enjoy a fully catered Christmas dinner. Please contact Mrs. MacDonald if you are vegetarian or have food allergies or concerns  (such as kosher or halal requirements) that you have not told us about already). This event will happen at the armoury during our normal training time.

Next week December 10 is fitness testing. You must participate in fitness testing in order to progress to your next promotion, so please try to be there. The better you do, the more opportunities are available for you. For example, some summer training, all expeditions, and some additional training requires a minimum fitness level.  Wear gym clothes (for example, track pants, trainers, appropriate tshirts/hoodies). The remainder of the night will be sports. Gatorade will be available at canteen.

Looking forward to January? You should be if you're interested in drill! We'll be starting up a drill team in January. More info to come. See OCdt Primeau if you're interested.

Spiritwear orders have been delayed by the Canada Post strike, but our vendor now has the items and is hoping she can catch up on lost time. More info when we have the orders delivered to the Support Committee.

If you still need to pick up syrup, Mrs. MacDonald will available in Preston (725 William Street) on Wednesday (5 Dec) after 6pm. Mrs. Campbell will post additional availability on Facebook.

November 26:

Congratulations to everyone who got a promotion today, and to the new winners of the Best Dress (Junior and Senior) and Best Deportment (Junior and Senior) awards.

Our annual Christmas Mess Dinner is December 17. Dress is DEU. Arrive at the armoury at the usual time with your appetites, or come earlier to help us set up tables.

21 will be participating in the Hespeler Santa Claus Parade on December 1. Meet at the corner of Groh and Holiday Inn Drive (near the Shoppers Drug Mart) at 11am. Step off is noon. The band will be playing and the flag party will be participating. Dress for the event is DEU with your parka or Black and White if you don't have your dress kit yet. Dress warmly under your kit. Our friends at the Hespeler Legion have invited cadets who participate back to the legion for a Chili and Bun lunch.

Syrup arrives this week. Due to the weight and volume of the bottles, we are distributing from Mrs. MacDonald's house (for north Cambridge and Mrs. Campbell's house (for south Cambridge). Please see the Facebook post to let us know where you want to pick up your orders. If your last name is not the same as your cadet, please let us know that when you respond so that we have the right amount of syrup in each location. Pick up hours will be posted soon.

Those who volunteered for Unsilent night should have received a waiver from 2LT Docherty at Parade. You need to have that with you on the event night. If you didn't receive a waiver, please let Captain Shand or 2LT Docherty know.

The Marksmanship team competed in the Paul Bawden competition this past weekend. We competed well, and with a little more practise, we'll do even better at the next competition. Which is a great segue to... We have secured a location to have marksmanship practices on a more regular frequency. We're completing the final arrangements and should have more info to share next week.

November 19:

  • Next week is Commanding Officer's Parade. Dress is DEU.
  • We have a request to help at Unsilent Night. We need 10-15 volunteers to help out. This counts toward volunteer hours. If you can help, please let us know by sending an email to the corps email address (or respond to Capt. Shand's facebook post)
  • Congratulations to the members of the marksmanship team. Captain Shand/2LT Docherty will post the team names on Facebook by Wednesday (we will also update the announcements here). The Paul Bawden marksmanship tournament is this weekend. If your name is on the team announcement and you cannot attend the tournament, please let staff know ASAP.
  • Need one more chance to convince Santa which list you should be on? 21 will be participating in the Hespeler Santa Claus Parade on December 1. Meet at the corner of Groh and Holiday Inn Drive (near the Shoppers Drug Mart) at 11am. Step off is noon. The band will be playing and the flag party will be participating. Dress for the event is DEU with your parka or Black and White if you don't have your dress kit yet. Dress warmly under your kit.
  • Congratulations to our new flag party members: Mcpl Brewster, Mcpl Atwal, and Mcpl Montgomery.
  • Many cadets have recently gotten or are in the process of getting their uniform. Here is the resource page for how to wear your uniform properly, and please ask a senior cadet if you have any questions. Please keep the following in mind: If you don't have all pieces of your uniform (including correct boots and headwear), you can't wear any of it. If you are wearing your parka, please wear it zipped all the way up.
  • Thanks to the parents who helped to organize the pepperette orders and attach greetings to candy canes. Your help is very much appreciated.

 

November 12:

  • Dress next week is FTU.
  • Thanks to everyone who participated in the Remembrance day festivities. You all looked great, and made 21 look great.
  • If you did (or are still planning on doing) grave site visits, please provide the names of the soldiers (and pictures if you have them) in the next few days to Mrs. MacDonald at macdonx@hotmail.com.
  • This Saturday we will be participating in the Cambridge Santa Claus parade. If you want to participate in decorating our parade float (FTX at the North Pole), please meet at the Dimplex parking lot at noon.  UPDATE: We will be meeting on Industrial rd. By the Tiger Cat Industries building for 530pm. The pick up point (after the parade) will be at the NE corner of Langs and Industrial in the Midland Transport parking lot. The intersection will be closed off to parents however if you turn off eagle and make your way down Industrial you should be able to get to the parking lot. There should also be parking on the side of Langs and then walk to the pick up point.
  • Everyone please read the duty instructions, found here. It is critical that everyone does their jobs so that the armoury can be cleaned up properly.
  • Fundraising: Candles will be sent directly to cadets to distribute to their benefactors; Pepperettes will be here November 17. Syrup delivery is TBD (will let you know ASAP).
  • Spiritwear orders are due November 15. Please order through the shop. If you intend to pay by cheque, please bring it next week (we will still process your order).

November 5:

  • This Sunday is Remembrance day, and 21 Army will be attending the celebrations at the Galt and Hespeler cenotaphs. Please attend the ceremony that is most convenient for you. If you intend to attend the Galt cenotaph please arrive at the Galt legion at 0930. If you intend to attend the Hespeler cenotaph, please arrive behind the Firehall at 1000. Dress for remembrance day activities is your full dress uniform with your parka and hat; or if you don't have your uniform or parka please wear an appropriate dark jacket.
  • LT Taggart handed out sheets to everyone who will be attending the overnight vigil. Please contact him for more information.
  • If you want to attend the New York Trip, we need to know shortly. Please see LT. Taggart's post to place you interest.
  • Please let Captain Shand know if you want to assist with Unsilent night. Unsilent Night is a Christmas festival that you can view art displays through Cambridge. Please read more here.
  • Great job on fundraising everyone. Together we sold $8740 in product, which means we were able to raise about $3000 for the unit.

October 29:

  • FTX is this weekend. Make sure you dress for the weekend weather, and bring a water bottle.
  • Dress next Monday is DEU, and the training orders have been posted to the orders page.
  • Remembrance day is coming soon, and 21 is participating in a variety of activities. Look at the Remembrance Activities page to sign up for events (including the Vigil). More information will be posted next week for Remembrance Day.
  • Fundraising packages are due on Monday. Don't forget that you can order online in our Shop.
  • Flag Party tryouts will be on 5 Nov, 2018. If you are interested, contact MWO Frizzell directly.
  • Next Monday, November 5, is the last day to express your interest in the Year End Trip to Celoron New York. See the Memorial Day Trip page to express your interest (and get more information). Please note that this does not commit you to the trip. It's far easier for us to take you off the trip than try to add you later.

October 22:

  • We are reinstating the Brassards program for Best Deportment (Junior and Senior) and Best Dress (Junior and Senior). These awards will be distributed every 2 weeks. Congratulations to the first recipients of the year:
    • Cpl Samuels (Best Dress, Jr)
    • Cpl Lee (Best Deportment, Jr)
    • Cpl P. Johnson (Best Dress, Sr)
    • MCpl Atwal (Best Deportment, Sr)
  • Next week (October 29), come to cadets in your Halloween costume! Make sure it's appropriate, and be creative - you might even win a prize.
  • FTX (Field Training) is happening Nov 2-4. Paperwork can be downloaded, completed, and sent to 2LT Docherty (address in the FTX paperwork).
  • If you want to be on Advance party, also let 2LT Docherty know. You'll need to get yourself to the campsite by 3:30 to participate.
  • Band Practise Tuesday. We're still looking for a few more beginner bagpipers. If you'd like to join the band, come to Monsignor Doyle Highschool from 6-7pm. Intermediate and Senior members continue to 9pm.
  • Look at the Remembrance Activities page to sign up for events (including the Vigil).
  • Popcorn Probation: There was a considerable popcorn mess on the parade square after break today. If cadets do better with the remaining bags we've purchased, we'll continue providing popcorn. If not, we'll replace it with another item.
  • Fundraising: If you haven't gotten a package or you need more sheets, see Mrs. Campbell. Also remind your benefactors that they can order online in our Shop.
  • Flag Party tryouts will be on 5 Nov, 2018. If you are interested, respond to 2LT Docherty's Facebook post or
    contact MWO Frizzell directly.
  • See the Memorial Day Trip page to express your interest (and get more information) about the End of Year Trip to Celoron New York.