Officer in Charge: OCdt. Penney
November 11: 12:30-2PM (please choose a topic before coming to the first workshop)
November 25: 12:30-2PM
December 9: 12:30-2PM
Competition will be late January
Here are the topics for 2018:
The importance of today's youth in building Canada's future.
How does volunteerism play a role in the life of your community or squadron?
Humour is the best medicine.
How space exploration can lead to scientific advances on Earth.
The role Indigenous people have played in Canada's heritage.
How has Canada changed the face of aviation?
Lest We Forget.
Cadet's Choice: The Cadet's Choice must fit into one of these categories: Cadet Life, Science and Technology, Aviation, Canadian History or Citizenship.
Pilot Training Program (Senior Flying Scholarship)
Responsible Officer: Capt. Schmid (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Instructors: Capt. Schmid, OCdt. Espenant (email@example.com)
Pilot Training Program (Senior): For cadets who have completed either level 3 or Junior Pilot Training (Junior Flying Scholarship). This program runs from Sept-Feb. We provide groundschool instruction for aspiring Glider pilots, Power pilots and those generally interested in aviation. Pilot Training runs from 7pm-10pm on Thursday nights in the Library of St. Joseph D'Orleans school. This course is in english only, however, course instructors are fluent in both official languages.
Schedule (subject to change): Click Here
16 Sep 2017 - 22h30 : Quiz 1 has been posted. See link below under Assignment Downloads to access quizzes and assignments. Quiz 1 is due on Thursday 21 Sep at 19h00.
25 Sep 2017 - 21h40 : Assignment 1 has been posted. As it was posted late, I shortened the assignment. It is due on Thursday, 28 Sep at 19h00.
29 Sep 2017 - 19h10 : Quiz 2 & Assignment 2 have been posted. They are both due on Thursday, 05 Oct at 19h00.
17 Oct 2017 - 12h00 : There will be no quiz or assignment due this week. The narrative is also not due this week, contrary to the schedule.|
18 Oct 2017 - 17h45 : Assignment 3 & Quiz 3 have been posted. They are due next week, 26 Oct. The narrative is due on 2 Nov. The narrative is a one page, single spaced, 12 pt font, explaining why you deserve to be selected to go to Glider or Power.
05 Nov 2017 - 20h50 : Quiz 5 & Assignment 5 have been posted. They are both due next week, 09 Nov. Note that both glider and power candidates are required to complete this assignment and quiz.
12 Nov 2017 - 16h00 : Quiz 4 & Assignment 4 have been posted. They are both due next week, 16 Nov.
16 Nov 2017 - 17h30 : Reminder that we are meeting at Béatrice Desloges tonight
11 Jan 2018 - 14h15 : In case there is any confusion, there is NO ground school class tonight.
25 Jan 2018 - 00h00 : We will have a final ground school session on Thursday, 26 Jan 2018. Regular time and place. We will conduct a review. Bring your questions!
Available Quizzes and Assignments - Click Here
Junior Pilot Training Program (Junior Flying Scholarship)
Responsible Officer: Capt. Schmid (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Instructors: Capt. Schmid, senior cadets.
Pilot Training Program (Junior): This program is intended for junior cadets (Level 1 and 2) who are interested in aviation and would eventually like to apply to the Glider or Power summer courses. Topics are taught by senior cadets and include a broad range of subjects in aviation/aerospace. This program typically runs in March/April. More information will be available later in the year.
Cadets who can already play an instrument at a beginner level or better are invited to join the Pipes & Drums ensemble (bagpipes or drums) or the Brass &Reed ensemble (flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, percussion, etc).
Cadets who do not already know how to play an instrument can join either the Piper Instruction progam to learn the bagpipes or the Drumming Instruction program to learn the drums. Piping Instruction runs year-round and cadets can be advanced to the Pipes & Drums ensemble whenever they reach a beginner level on the bagpipes. Drumming Instruction runs from October to December, while from January to June beginner drummers will form a Drumline ensemble to compete in a regional cadet competition. Cadets who wish to learn to play a brass or reed instrument should consult one of the band officers, as under certain circumstances it may be possible to provide some instruction.
Brass & Reed (B&R) Ensemble - The Brass & Reed Ensemble consists of flutes, clarinets, saxophones, trumpets, trombones, french horns, euphoniums, tubas and various drums and percussion. The band plays a mixture of military and popular tunes on Wednesday nights and at various events throughout the year, such as Remembrance Day. The ensemble competes every year with a choreographic display at the regional cadet music festival. Cadets can join the ensemble as members of both the parade band and the competition band, or, for cadets with parade positions, just the competition band.
New Brass & Reed Members - Cadets who wish to join the B&R Ensemble will spend their first couple weeks working closely with the senior cadet musicians and staff to learn the basic set of standard B&R pieces, band drill and be issued music equipment such as a mobile sheet music stand. After a couple weeks, the new musician can begin attending the full B&R Ensemble rehearsals and can transfer to the band flight on Wednesdays.
Pipes & Drums (P&D) Ensemble - The Pipes & Drums Ensemble consists of numerous players of the Great Highland Bagpipe, supported by snare drums, tenor drums and a bass drum. The ensemble forms part of the Wednesday band flight and performs at numerous events throughout the year, including competing at the regional cadet music festival. The pipe band and students of piping and highland drumming train in conjunction with 51 and 211 squadrons at Rideau High School.
Drums/Percussion Instruction - Come learn the drums, no prior experience needed! 632's senior cadet drummers and staff teach cadets the drums starting with the most basic fundamentals and building towards advanced techniques and rhythms. Cadets will not only have standard drumming lessons, but will also learn to lead march pasts with a bass drum, basic flourishing with tenor drums and learn to use a wide variety of concert percussion instruments (cymbals, blocks, glockenspiels, etc). Cadets who advance in this program will join 632's percussion section and perform with the B&R or P&D ensembles.
Music Instrument Badges
(Pipe Band Drummer)
|Music Proficiency Level 1|
|Music Proficiency Level 2|
|Music Proficiency Level 3|
|Music Proficiency Level 4|
|Music Proficiency Level 5|
Drum Major Tryouts
Any cadet with music proficiency level 2 and a minimum rank of FCpl may apply.
Cadets are evaluated on the following criteria:
- General Drill
- Musical Conducting
- Leading the band through a parade sequence, including mace drill and vocal commands
- A written evaluation of band and drum major standards
- A written narrative (submitted on the day of the tryouts)
All candidates wishing to take part must register for the tryouts. Upon registration, further details about the tryout will be provided to the candidate, including a schedule of the day, the sheet music of the piece to be conducted, the parade sequence, the reference documents for the written evaluation, and the details of the narrative.
Elite Drill Team
- OCdt Espenant
Improving and putting into practice the knowledge of all individual and flight drill movements executed by the Air Cadets in accordance to the Canadian Forces Manual of Drill and Ceremonial.
The Performance Drill Team will prepare and practice a choreographed routine done silently (no words of command) as well as practice a provincial mandatory sequence for competition against other Squadrons throughout Ottawa and Quebec.
The Performance Drill Team is composed of 21 to 24 cadets directed by a Drill Team Cadet Commander.
The Drill Team participates in the Regional Drill Competition, competiting against other Squadron's in the Ottawa Valley in the spring. If the Drill Team places first regionally, they will carry on to compete Provincially with other Squadron's throughout Quebec.
Drill is a mandatory part of cadet training as it promotes discipline, alertness, precision, pride, steadiness, and teamwork. The Senior Dril Team goes above the level of drill taught in regular training and advances all team members in their ability to do drill.
From a leadership perspective, drill is an excellent way to enhance personal attributes. A senior cadet's assertiveness, confidence in his/her abilities, supervisory skills, teamwork, motivation, and effectiveness to lead are all enhanced from drill instruction.
Check out the weekly announcements for details
Every cadet is welcome to practices when tryouts are announced at the beginning of the year.
- Lt Pascal
The aim of the marksmanship programme is to develop cadets’ interest in marksmanship while promoting the safe and proficient use of firearms for sport and recreational purposes.
Cadets use the Daisy 853C air rifle that fires a .177 calibre pellet and has a round aperture sight. Because of the low muzzle velocity, the Daisy 853C is not classified as a firearm under federal legislation.
Members of the marksmanship team are given priority towards attending the summer training course designed to teach cadets how to coach other cadets in air rifle.
Marksmanship is usually held every other week--please check weekly announcements before coming to practice
Ecole St. Joseph d'Orléans
Any cadet, from any level, may try out for the Marksmanship Team. We will be selecting two teams of 5 and two spares to compete in the regional competition in March.
Qualifications are based on shooting 10 pellets onto two targets for all levels. The 10 pellets are fired on the same relay. The highest qualification attained during the year is retained. For a Marksman qualification, a cadet must obtain two groupings of 3 cm on two targets. For example:
2 groupings of 5 pellets within 3 cm
|First Class Marksman
2 groupings of 5 pellets within 2.5 cm
2 groupings of 5 pellets within 2.0 cm
2 groupings of 5 pellets within 1.5 cm
Three additional Cadet Marksmanship Championship Series Pins are awarded when a member competes in the various levels of competition.
Eastern Region also has a "100 Club" for cadets who shoot a perfect 100 competition target. They will be awarded a gold 100 pin which is worn on the uniform.
Lt Matthew Lee (email@example.com)
The objective of the biathlon program is to work on physical fitness and marksmanship skills.
Biathlon consists of a skate ski race laps with bouts of shooting. The cadets use 22 Anschutz rifles, skis poles and boots all provided by the region.
Click here for details regarding location and other important information.
•The three levels of competition in Biathlon are Regional, Provincial, and National.
•632 Phoenix Squadron is part of the Ottawa-Outaouais region.
•At Regionals we can send a total of ten competitors to compete. These teams consist of the following:
•A team of 3 females
•A team of 3 males
•2 female individuals
•2 male individuals
•The top 2 male and female teams at Regionals continue on to Provincials along with a male and female composite team consisting of cadets whose teams did not make it, but who were next in line.
•The same process applies at Provincials for the National team. The composite team from the region can not qualify as a team at Nationals.
Four additional Cadet Biathlon Championship Series Pins are awarded when a member competes in the various levels of competition.
Squadron Improvement Committees
Social Committee Chair: TBC
The Social Committee is committed to planning, preparing, and executing various social functions for the cadets. Typical activities include dances, fundraisers, food drives, and the annual Mess Dinner and Year End Gala.
The Social Committee's main objective is to increase the enthusiasm and esprit-de-corps in the squadron. The Committee is made up of select cadets from each training level, who ensure that the interests of their peers are well represented.
The Social Committee meets whenever needed on regular training nights. Any further meetings will be announced to the members.
Newsroom Editor: Vacant
The main focus of the Squadron Newsroom is to keep cadets informed about and interested in Squadron activities and events. Members will engage in various tasks, including:
- Direct and produce videos that inform cadets of various aspects of the Squadron
- Capture photographs and videos from Squadron events
- Produce a bi-monthly newsletter highlighting key Squadron accomplishments
The Squadon Newsroom is open to all cadets who share an interest in written and audio-visual communication. Its members are creative and enthusiastic about media and technology. Members are expected to be available for weekend events on an occasional basis.
Want to see an example? Check out some of our videos at: www.youtube.com/632Videos
Sports Committee Chair: TBC
The Sports Committee is committed to planning, preparing and executing the sport functions within the Squadron. Typical activities include monthly sports nights and extra-curricular sports events. The Committee also plans the fitness testing for cadets to qualify for their levels each year.
The Sports Committee's main objective is to fulfil one aim of the air cadet program: promote physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle. The Committee is open to all interested cadets who have completed the Basic Sports and Fitness Course or Sports and Fitness Instructor Course.
The Sports Committee meets at least once a month to ensure proper planning of the monthly sports night.
Duke of Edinburgh Program
About the Duke of Edinburgh's Award
Conceived by his Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh in 1956, and started in Canada in 1963, the program aims to help young persons develop strength of character, leadership and personal discipline through four sectors of activity: community service, sports activities, skills, and expedition. The awards purpose is similar to the aims of the Air Cadet Program.
For information on how Air Cadet activities help complete requirements for the Award, see this Guide
Known around the world as The International Award for Young People, the Duke Of Edinburgh’s Award Young Canadians Challenge program regroups some 565,000 active people, aged from 14 to 25, in more than 108 countries. It is considered a very prestigious award in recognition of their individual efforts and their performance.
Like Air cadets, the Award Program is voluntary and each individual is assessed on effort, improvement and challenge, making the Award attainable by all.
The program allows you to work at your own pace and accumulate a certain number of hours per week in different categories. Many of the hours required in the program are already being done by most of you just by being in the Air Cadets.
Any cadet 14 years of age or older may register for the programme. The award has now moved to online registration and record-keeping. For those wishing to register:
1. Visit intawardorb.com (no www)
2. On the right hand side click register as a participant
3. click on Region > Americas > Canada > Ontario > Eastern Ontario > 632 Phoenix RCACS
There is a regsitration fee of $30 for each level of the programme, payable online at registration.
Three award level Duke of Edinburgh pins are available. Only the highest-level award attained is worn on the front left pocket of the uniform tunic.