74th Annual Awards Evening
74th Annual Awards Evening
Thursday, May 26, 2016
It is hard to believe that we are at the end of the training year!
Cadets and parents are invited to celebrate the achievements of our Squadron Family by joining us on
Thursday, May 26, 2016 for an evening of
recognition, friendship and camaraderie.
Branch 3, Royal Canadian Legion
150 Eighth Street, Toronto
Reception: 1830hrs (6:30 pm)
Dinner: 1900hrs (7:00 pm)
Military/Cadet Dress: DEU 1A, C1A
Civilian Dress: Squadron Wear, Business Casual
Exercise Canadian Invasion 2017 - France
142 Mimico 'Determination' Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Cadets, is a part of a national programme for youth aged 12 to 18 years. Air Cadets learn citizenship, self discipline, leadership, physical fitness and an appreciation of flying and all things aerospace.
An opportunity to learn the history of our great nation while discovering other cultures and ways of life is also an important segment of the Air Cadet programme, and supplements the regular training through recreational, cultural and educational trips to various communities from time to time.
In 2017, the Air Cadets of 142 have set a goal to travel to France to tour the Normandy region, remembering those brave Canadians who fought two World Wars, paying tribute at Commonwealth Cemeteries, visiting battlefields of significance to Canada.
With 2017 being the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, our goal is to send 50 members of the Squadron (40 youth, 10 adults) to France and Belgium for 11 days, visiting Beaumont-Hamel, Vimy Ridge, Flanders and Menin as an educational pilgrimage. For many of these young men and women, this may be a trip of a lifetime.
While an opportunity like this can be an important piece of any youth development programme, it is not a "funded activity" within the Cadet programme, thus various fundraising activities have to be undertaken to allow these youth members an opportunity to participate, including this "Go Fund Me" campaign. Our overall goal is to raise as much of the total cost of $100,000.00 CAD, to offset the amount that each participant has to pay. Over the last year we have raised $15,000.00 towards this goal, but as you can see we are a long way from reaching it. Of course, we are not waiting for this campaign to take care of it all - although that would be wonderful - we will continue to work towards this lofty goal throughout the year with car washes, bake sales and community dances at our local Royal Canadian Legion.
Of course, it is not a free ride for anyone, as all participants - and their families - have to pay their way towards the cost of the trip, which is approximately $2,000.00 per person. We hope to reduce this amount through this campaign, your generousity, and our car washes! And, just so you know, this trip is being conducted cheaply as possible, staying at government hostels - not hotels, and enjoying simple meals within the local community - not fancy restaurants. This gives the Cadets a sense of the community that they are in, and it is not only an amazing experience for the Cadets, it is good for the community too! Lastly, we are fortunate that our "guides" are Officers from within the Squadron who have experience in similar trips and have volunteered thier time, taking personal vacation and time from their families and work to lead the group.
Cadets applying for this opportunity have to work to earn the privledge to participate - from having to serve community service hours, to writing a 1,500 word essay on the meaning of the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, and not to mention they have to sit an interview board composed of Canadian Veterans. So in the end, we know that our participants are engaged and have earned the priviledge to visit those who remain in lands so very far away.
We appreciate your time to learn about our challenge and the opportunity that we hope will come true for the Air Cadets of 142 Mimico 'Determination' Squadron. As a small inner-city youth group in the Lakeshore and Royal York area of Toronto, the members 142 would like to say thank you in advance for any financial contribution that you wish to donate.
To learn more about 142, please visit our Squadron website at: www.142sqn.ca
Thank you for your generosity.
Please see the following link for the updated dress regulations with respect to qualification badge and level badge placements.
Direct your United Way donations to 142 Squadron
How to Join 142 Mimico Squadron
Visit us on a Parade Night and bring all of the following:
The following originals are required:
1. The cadet’s birth certificate. If born outside of Canada, a certified translation of birth certificate (if not in English) and a IMM-1000 form (Landed Immigrant) , a certificate of Canadian Citizenship or other Federal Government issued ID are required.
2. The cadet’s Ontario Health Card (OHIP)
3. If there is a court decree / judgment, or separation agreement in existence, the terms of which award you the custody of your son/daughter/ward, or award visiting rights or restrict access to your son/daughter/ward by another party, please provide a copy to the squadron Administration Officer.
4. If there is a court decree against your son/daughter/ward , please provide a copy to the Squadron Administration Officer.
All of the above items must be returned together as a single package. If you or your parents have any questions or concern, please contact the squadron Administration Officer at (416) 255-3344 and leave a message including your name and phone number.
1. CF1158-General Application Form – To be completed and signed by both parent and cadet (do not leave anything blank) This should be printed on legal sized paper.
This now includes the Basic Health Questionnaire – To be completed and signed by parent (do not leave anything blank). If you answer “Yes” to questions 5 and 6 on this form, you will be required to fill out a DND2570 Detailed Health Questionnaire and mail it to CFB Borden. This is available as a package from the office.
This form is a Fillable pdf. You can fill it out BEFORE printing. Please print on Legal size paper, or shrink to fit on letter size.
2. Annex A – Code of Conduct Form – Must be read and signed by the cadet
Cadets will receive uniforms shortly after being sworn in, usually about 6 weeks after joining, if their attendance and behaviour are acceptable.
Prior to that, all new recruits are expected to be dressed to squadron standards:
Clean and pressed white dress shirt
Black or dark blue dress pants
Black dress shoes.
Uniforms remain the property of the Department of National Defence, and must be returned to 142 Squadron in good condition when the cadet leaves the unit.