NAV/Trek hike in Collingwood May 2015 The 2799 Renegade Band Abseiling the Cliffs Promotions Night Ontario Lt.Gov. Dowdeswell inspecting cadets. Hiking in Ontario Fundraising for our Trip to Vimy, France Drill Team with Arms Awards at Year-End Hiking the Bruce Trail Inspection by the Regimental Council The Flag Party
 
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
Fri 9 Dec 2016
Annual Christmas Mess Dinner  

Arrival Time:  18:30
Dismissal Time:  22:30
Location:   Sutton Legion, 21 East Street, Sutton
 

This year's Christmas Mess Dinner is at the Sutton Legion!!

Everyone should arrive between 18:30 and 18:40 in your DEU C6 which is your Mess Kit (DEU with a white collar shirt and bow tie).

The officers and staff of the Corps serve a wonderful dinner prepared by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Sutton Legion.

Your parents are invited to come at 21:00 to hear our Guest Speaker plus some other special guests who will bring their greetings. We will also recognize our teams and have a small number of awards and presentations including our annual gift to the cadets!!!

The 2 buses will depart the JGS Armoury at 17:45 and 18:00, the first stopping in Newmarket and Sharon, both arriving at the Sutton Legion by 18:40. The bus will depart the Sutton Legion at 22:40, arriving at the JGS Armoury at 23:20.

Cadet Order of Dress:
  DEU C6 Mess Kit (Best Black & Whites with Bow Tie if you do not have a dress uniform
Staff Order of Dress:   DEU 2 (Mess Kit) or 2B (Service Mess Kit)
 

[Invitation to our Cadets]
[Map of Sutton Legion]   
 

Bus Schedule
  John Graves Simcoe Armoury, 215 Industrial Pkwy S, Aurora   17730 Leslie Street, Newmarket   East Gwillimbury Civic Centre, 19000 Leslie Street, Sharon   Non-Stop to Sutton   Sutton Legion, 21 East Street, Sutton    
To Sutton Legion 17:45 18:00 18:10 18:40    
    23:20 23:10 23:00 22:40 Return Trip to Armoury
 

 
Sun 11 Dec 2016
Weekly Sunday Biathlon Team Practice  

Arrival Time:  08:00
Dismissal Time:  16:00
Location:   John Graves Simcoe Armoury, then Highlands Nordic if skiing
 

Week 14:
Ski Practice 1 if there is enough snow at Highlands Nordic. Coach will decide by Sat. Otherwise back at the armoury for more Fundamentals of Land Skiing and Marksmanship.

Bring all your issued equipment, lunch, snacks, water or a sports drink (NOT caffeinated!), warm clothes for outside training and your biathlon journal. If training at the armoury, bring your helmet.

Remember, it is always best to bring a sports back or backpack to keep all your stuff in when not wearing or using.

Make sure you continue to follow the fitness regime developed by the coach!!

Any questions, contact CI Kasper.

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

 
12 Dec 2016
Weekly Band Practice  

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

LAST PRACTICE BEFORE THE CHRISTMAS BREAK!

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, Mr Claude Arcand.

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

 
12 Dec 2016
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!

Last practice before the Christmas Break!

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 coach, Lt Charlebois.

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

 
Tue 13 Dec 2016
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 16 Dec 2016
Regular Training Night  

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

This is a mandatory training night when we make up for any missed training so far this year and to get our late joiners caught up.

The bus is running as usual.

We would like to remind parents to drop off and pick up their cadets at the rear of the building. If you want to come inside, please park in the back parking lot and NOT in the front. Thank you for your cooperation in ensuring the safety of our cadets and staff!

Cadet Order of Dress:
  FTU C5 (Adventure Wear if you do not have the FTU aka Combats)
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
 

 
Sat 17 Dec 2016
Senior Cadet & Staff Christmas Potluck Luncheon  

Arrival Time:  11:30
Dismissal Time:  14:00
Location:   York Regional Police HQ, 47 Don Hillock Dr, Aurora (off Leslie south of Wellington)
 

ALL SGTS AND UP ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND!!

Bring an interesting food item eg appetizer, main or dessert, preferably made by you!!

Bring a wrapped gift worth $5-$10. NO GIFT CARDS INCLUDING TIM HORTONS UNLESS THAT IS A BONUS!

To see the location, go to https://goo.gl/maps/WQ2cqwTnB7t

See MWO Erdenberger for more information.


Cadet Order of Dress:
  Ugly Christmas Sweater or other festive outfit
Staff Order of Dress:   Ugly Christmas Sweater or other festive outfit
 

[Map of Location]   
 

 
Sat 17 Dec 2016 to Thu 5 Jan 2017
STAND DOWN!

No Cadet activities other than an Optional Seniors Meeting, the Resolution Run (Optional Community Service) and possible team practices.
 

 

Have a great holiday and we will see everyone in their best DEU on Fri 6 Jan 2017!!!
 
    

 
Tue 20 Dec 2016
WOs & Up Feedback Meeting  

Arrival Time:  19:15 (arrive by 19:00)
Dismissal Time:  21:00
Location:   John Graves Simcoe Armoury
 

All WOs and up are invited to this optional meeting.

Topics to be discussed include:
The general morale and esprit du corps at 2799 and ways to improve it;
Senior cadets' planned retirement eg 2017 ACR, Christmas Mess Dinner, etc;
Planned MRB in late January for both RSM in Feb AND in Sep;
Provide your feedback on how Friday night training is being conducted at 2799;
Provide your feedback on how weekend training is being conducted at 2799; Suggestions how to improve the Training Program at 2799.

Dress is casual civies.

No bus so please arrange as much car pooling as possible

Cadet Order of Dress:
  Civies
Staff Order of Dress:   Civies
 
    

 
Sat 31 Dec 2016
Aurora Running Room Resolution Run!  

Arrival Time:  1630
Dismissal Time:  1830
Location:   Aurora Running Room, Unit 1, 25 First Commerce Drive, Aurora
 

Proceeds from this race goes towards the Vimy 2017 Fund!!

Register you, your family and friends today to either run/walk this "race" or volunteer!!

You and your parents can get more information and register on-line at https://www.events.runningroom.com/site/?raceId=13287

Or talk to MWO Paige Erdenberger or CV Chelsea Erdenberger.


Cadet Order of Dress:
  Warm Sportswear
Staff Order of Dress:   Warm Sportswear
 

[Map of Aurora Running Room]   
 

 
Fri 6 Jan 2017
First Training Night of 2017!!  

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

Let's start the new year on the right foot by EVERYONE attending this training night unless you are at the Biathlon Training Camp or have some other valid reason to be excused!

Dress is DEU C2 so let's see all the work you put into the uniform over the holidays!!

If and only if the uniforms look good will we be in FTU C5 (aka combats) the following Friday.

Remember you MUST contact your Section Commander or 2IC (both Sgts) if you cannot attend or will be late.

Cadet Order of Dress:
  DEU C2 (Black and Whites if you do not have a dress uniform - see website for uniform details)
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 Return Home
 

 
Sat 7 Jan and Sun 8 Jan 2017
Final Vimy Bottle Drive!!  

Location:   JGS Armoury, Aurora
 

This will be 2799 Army's 3rd and final Bottle Drive to raise funds toward Vimy 2017!

It is especially important for those selected to attend this trip to participate in this drive, although support from others is very much appreciated too!!!

We will be organizing street blitzes in Aurora, Newmarket and Keswick so be ready to walk outside in whatever weather for a couple of hours!!

WE WILL NEED PARENT VOLUNTEERS TO DRIVE THE STREETS WITH OUR WALKERS AND RETURN THE EMPTIES TO THE CLOSEST BEER STORE THEN BRING THE MONEY TO THE SUPPORT COMMITTEE WHO WILL BE AT A CENTRAL LOCATION IN EACH TOWN!!


Cadet Order of Dress:
  Civies with QYR identifiers if possible
Staff Order of Dress:   Civies with QYR identifiers if possible
 
    

 
Sat 7 Jan 2017
Tartan Air Rifle Competition  

Arrival Time:  0630 (TBC)
Dismissal Time:  1800 (TBC)
Location:   JGS Armoury, then to Toronto
 

Those on our Air Rifle Team who are selected to represent 2799 Army will compete in Toronto at this friendly competition.

Details will be provided by CI Romses during an upcoming Tue practice.

Cadet Order of Dress:
  Comfortable Civies for shooting
Staff Order of Dress:   Civies
 
    

 

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!