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Welcome to the
Queen's York Rangers 2799
Army Cadet Corps


The Canadian Cadet Organization is a youth program of Sea, Army and Air Cadets with over 52,000 members across Canada.  Membership is open to teens of all backgrounds age 12-18. 

Cadets teaches leadership, citizenship, self-reliance, physical fitness, respect for others, and a multitude of valuable life skills.  It offers unique opportunities you won't find anywhere else.  We do cool stuff.   [read more]

 
 
 
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Last Week's All-Call
Mon 23 Jan 2017
Weekly Band Practice  

Arrival Time:  1800
Dismissal Time:  2000
Location:   John Graves Simcoe Armoury
 

Anyone who wants to join the Band who have at least started music training at school are welcome to come out!!

If you own your own instrument or have borrowed one from your school, bring it with you!!

No bus, so please arrange car pooling!

If you have any questions about the band, ask WO Zeromskis, WO Slind, WO Rajani or the Band Instructor, M. Claude Arcand.

Cadet Order of Dress:
  Civies with footwear appropriate for marching drill
Staff Order of Dress:   Civies
 
    

 
Mon 23 Jan 2017
Drill Team Practice  

Arrival Time:  1900
Dismissal Time:  2100
Location:   John Graves Simcoe Armoury
 

THESE PRACTICES ARE NOT EVERY WEEK BUT 2 OUT OF EVERY 3 WEEKS ON AVERAGE!

Arrive at 1850 so the team can get started on the parade square at 1900.

Comfortable civies with appropriate footwear - you may be asked to bring your parade boots to some practices.

There is no bus, so please arrange car pooling.

If you have any questions ask the Drill Team Commander, MWO Bernardi or the coach, Lt Charlebois.

Cadet Order of Dress:
  Civies with footwear appropriate for marching drill
Staff Order of Dress:   Civies
 
    

 
Tue 24 Jan 2017
Weekly Air Rifle Team Practice  

Arrival Time:  18:30
Dismissal Time:  21:30
Location:   John Graves Simcoe Armoury
 

Tuesday evening practices for the 12 cadets on the Air Rifle Team.

Wear comfortable clothing including a thick hoodie or sweater, plus bring your eyeglasses as well as parade boots for practicing standing shooting.

It is always a good idea to bring a water bottle and snacks during activities that require you to be hydrated and energized.

There is no bus for these optional team activities, so you must get your own ride and we encourage car pooling!

Cadet Order of Dress:
  Civies comfortable to shoot in, plus parade boots for standing
Staff Order of Dress:   Civies
 
    

 
Every Tuesday Evening (except during Stand Down)
Administration and Supply Nights  

Arrival Time:  19:00
Dismissal Time:  21:00
Location:   John Graves Simcoe Armoury
 

Tuesday evenings are for anyone to come in for administrative and supply issues such as inquiring about, joining & leaving the Corps (19:00-21:00); issues, exchanges and returns of the dress (DEU) & field (FTU) uniforms (19:00-20:30); business with the Support Committee such as handing in fundraising proceeds (19:00-19:30); and training assistance (19:00-21:00).

For everything other than administrative and supply-related, it is always best to confirm the person you want to see will be there.

Also since the Air Rifle Team is shooting on the range most Tuesdays and the York Regional Police Guard are in on the first Tuesday of each month, guests must be respectful and children must be supervised when around the parade square.

There is never a bus on Tuesday evenings and parking is limited out front (please do not park in the 6 spots closest to the building).

Cadet Order of Dress:
  Civies unless told otherwise
Staff Order of Dress:   Civies unless told otherwise
 
    

 
Fri 27 Jan to Sun 29 Jan 2017
Full Weekend Sleep-Over for the Tiffin Challenge and a Sports & Fitness Day  

Arrival Time:  18:50 (Fri)
Dismissal Time:  17:00 (sun)
Location:   John Graves Simcoe Armoury, Tiffin Centre on Sat, Regency Acres Public School on Sun
 

Fri evening is regular training; Sat is Winter Survival training at the Tiffin Centre where we learn about search & rescue, shelters, snowshoeing, how to light a fire, how to use a GPS Receiver and other wilderness skills; Sun is Sports & Fitness Testing.

Wear your FTUs (or Adventure Wear if you don't have FTUs) on Fri and bring your indoor PT gear, water bottle, health card and EVERYTHING ELSE ON THE KIT LIST IN THE WARNING ORDER!!

EVERYONE SHOULD BE WORKING ON IMPROVING THEIR FITNESS LEVELS FROM NOVEMBER, SINCE YOUR SUMMER CAMPS AND EXPEDITION SELECTIONS DEPEND ON THIS TESTING!!!
Also EVERYONE must attempt their Fitness Level to be promoted.

As always, instructors are asked to be well-prepared with all required training aids arrange BEFORE the weekend.

Cadet Order of Dress:
  FTU C5 on Fri, FTU with warm layers & boots on Sat, Sportswear on Sun
Staff Order of Dress:   CadPat on Fri and Sat, Sportswear on Sun
 

[Warning Order]   
 

Bus Schedule
  Sutton District High School, 20798 Dalton Rd, Sutton   Prince of Peace School, 181 Glenwoods Ave, Keswick   East Gwillimbury Civic Centre, 19000 Leslie St, Sharon   17730 Leslie St, Newmarket   John Graves Simcoe Armoury, 215 Industrial Pkwy S, Aurora    
To Armoury (Fri) 17:30 18:00 18:20 18:30 18:50    
    18:20 18:00 17:40 17:30 17:10 Home (Sun)
 

 
Sun 29 Jan 2017
Biathlon Team Ski & Marksmanship Practice  

Arrival Time:  07:00 (Already at JGSA for Corps weekend FTX)
Dismissal Time:  17:00
Location:   John Graves Simcoe Armoury, then Highlands Nordic
 

Week 19:
Ski Practice 5 at Highlands Nordic for those invited by CI Kasper to continue training.

Cadet Order of Dress:
  Athletic Wear suitable for outdoors
Staff Order of Dress:   Civies
 
    

 
Fri 3 Feb 2017
Regular Training and Camp Information Night  

Arrival Time:  18:50
Dismissal Time:  22:00
Location:   John Graves Simcoe Armoury
 

Regular Training Night at the Armoury.

CAMP INFO NIGHT HAS BEEN MOVED TO NEXT WEEK!!!

Cadet Order of Dress:
  DEU C2
Staff Order of Dress:   CadPat
 
    

Bus Schedule
  Sutton District High School, 20798 Dalton Rd, Sutton   Prince of Peace School, 181 Glenwoods Ave, Keswick   East Gwillimbury Civic Centre, 19000 Leslie St, Sharon   17730 Leslie St, Newmarket   John Graves Simcoe Armoury, 215 Industrial Pkwy S, Aurora    
To Armoury (Fri) 17:30 18:00 18:20 18:30 18:50    
    23:10 22:50 22:30 22:20 22:00 Home
 

 
Fri 10 Feb 2017
Regular Training & Camp Info Night BUT AT HURON HEIGHTS SECONDARY SCHOOL!  

Arrival Time:  18:50
Dismissal Time:  22:00
Location:   Huron Heights Secondary School, 40 Huron Heights Drive, Newmarket
 

PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO HURON HEIGHTS SECONDARY SCHOOL!! The location is 40 Huron Heights Dr, Newmarket. For a map go to https://goo.gl/maps/veVxDzfjuP72

Camp Info Night for the Parents of 1st and 2nd Year Cadets Only!

This is when the parents of cadets who have never been to camp before or parents of cadets applying for 3 week basic courses can ask all their questions to ensure their son or daughter is applying for the correct course and serial.

Once again, the dress will be FTU only if your DEUs were up to standard the week before! It truly is all up to you and the rest of your section, troop, squadron and Corps!!

If we are wearing FTU, your dress uniform should be at home, cleaned and pressed on a proper hanger that does not crease your pants! Your shined parade boots should be somewhere where they will not get dirty or stepped on.

The more pride you show in your uniform, the better you will feel at cadets and in the public!

Cadet Order of Dress:
  FTU C5 if approved the week before, otherwise DEU C5
Staff Order of Dress:   CadPat
 

[Map of Huron Heights Secondary School]
[Summer Training Info Pamphlet 2017]
[Application Form for Summer Training & Staff Cadet]   
 

Bus Schedule
  Sutton District High School, 20798 Dalton Rd, Sutton   Prince of Peace School, 181 Glenwoods Ave, Keswick   East Gwillimbury Civic Centre, 19000 Leslie St, Sharon   17730 Leslie St, Newmarket   Huron Heights Secondary School, 40 Huron Heights Dr, Newmarket    
To Huron Heights Secondary School 17:30 18:00 18:20 18:30 18:50    
    23:10 22:50 22:30 22:20 22:00 Home
 

 
Fri 17 Feb 2017
Change of RSM Parade followed by Regular Training AT THE ARMOURY!  

Arrival Time:  18:50
Dismissal Time:  22:00
Location:   John Graves Simcoe Armoury
 

Dress is DEU C1 which includes a tie and medals. Those without their dress uniform will wear their best Black & Whites.

There will be a full 3 periods of training this evening so instructors be ready!!

Cadet Order of Dress:
  DEU C1 (Black & Whites if you do not have a dress uniform)
Staff Order of Dress:   DEU 1A
 
    

Bus Schedule
  Sutton District High School, 20798 Dalton Rd, Sutton   Prince of Peace School, 181 Glenwoods Ave, Keswick   East Gwillimbury Civic Centre, 19000 Leslie St, Sharon   17730 Leslie St, Newmarket   John Graves Simcoe Armoury, 215 Industrial Pkwy South, Aurora    
To the Armoury 17:30 18:00 18:20 18:30 18:50    
    23:10 22:50 22:30 22:20 22:00 Home
 

 
Fri 24 Feb to Sat 25 Feb 2017
Regular Training, One Night Sleep-Over and Sports Day  

Arrival Time:  1850 (Fri)
Dismissal Time:  1700 (Sat)
Location:   John Graves Simcoe Armoury, Fort York Armoury and Regency Acres Public School
 

Regular Training followed by a one night sleep-over, then a full day of sports!!

WE WILL BE ABLE TO WEAR SPORTSWEAR ON FRIDAY IF AND ONLY IF EVERYONE'S UNIFORM WAS UP TO STANDARD THE WEEK BEFORE!!!

On Sat morning, 24 Competitors, 3 Cadet Officials and 2 Staff will head down to Fort York to compete in the 2nd Annual Queen's Cup, a 3 Corps Sports Competition!!!

Sporting events at Fort York to be determined.

All remaining cadets will compete in a Sports Day at Regency Acres Public School.

On Sat, cadets competing at Fort York MUST wear their issued green QYR t-shirt.

Those attending our own Sports Day will be wearing troop shirts again:
* Organizers & HQ - Black
* 1 Troop - Blue
* 2 Troop - Green
* 3 Troop - Red
* 4 Troop - Yellow
* Recruits - You get to pick one of the 4 colours!!

Cadet Order of Dress:
  DEU C2 (Green Stars are wearing FTUs or Adventure Wear) on Fri, Sportswear on Sat
Staff Order of Dress:   Sportswear on Fri if approved the week before, Sportswear on Sat
 

[Warning Order]
[Map of Regency Acres Public School]   
 

Bus Schedule
  Sutton District High School, 20798 Dalton Rd, Sutton   Prince of Peace School, 181 Glenwoods Ave, Keswick   East Gwillimbury Civic Centre, 19000 Leslie St, Sharon   17730 Leslie St, Newmarket   John Graves Simcoe Armoury, 215 Industrial Pkwy S, Aurora    
To Armoury (Fri) 17:30 18:00 18:20 18:30 18:50    
    18:20 18:00 17:40 17:30 17:10 Home (Sat)
 

 

You can see an extended list of activities here.
 


Current cadets - find lots of valuable information and feedback from your officers and fellow cadets, join the Cadets & Staff of the QYR Facebook group.  Post questions, get help and advice.


Parents of current cadets, plus former cadets, local supporters and more - join the Facebook group Friends of the QYR and keep up to date on all the goings-on at 2799!