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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.  And it's FUN.   [read more]

 
 
 

 
Fri 18 Apr 2014
NO TRAINING - STAND DOWN!!  

 

There will be no training on Good Friday!

Have a good long weekend!!!
 
    

 
Mon 21 Apr 2014
Weekly Band Practice  

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

Now that the competition is over, we focus on the parade and demonstration at this year's Annual Ceremonial Review Parade on Sat 7 Jun 2014.

So all those ex-members of the band! Come out for all the remaining practices until Annual and help the corps!!

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

 
Fri 25 Apr 2014
Regular Training Night  

Arrival Time:  1850
Dismissal Time:  2150
Location:   John Graves Simcoe Armoury
 

We will be doing some training outside getting ready for the Nav/Trek FTX coming up in 2 weeks, so combats or adventure wear this evening. EXCEPT SILVER STAR CADETS WEAR PT FOR INDOOR MMA TRAINING.

Everyone should have joined the "Cadets and Staff of the Queen's York Rangers 2799 Army Cadet Corps" Facebook Group by now (unless you are under 13 and/or your parents do not give you permission).

The bus starts from and returns to Sutton District High School, with stops at Prince of Peace CES in Keswick, East Gwillimbury Civic Centre at 19000 Leslie St. in Sharon and the old Price Choppers at 17730 Leslie St. in Newmarket. See the map at http://goo.gl/maps/rnku4

Cadet Order of Dress:
  C5 Combats
Staff Order of Dress:   CadPat
 
    

Bus Schedule
  Sutton   Keswick   Sharon   Newmarket   Armoury    
To Armoury 17:30 18:00 18:20 18:30 18:45    
    23:00 22:40 22:20 22:10 22:00 Return Home
 

 
Sun 27 Apr 2014
Spring Cleaning at the Sheppard's Bush  

Arrival Time:  0900 (TBC)
Dismissal Time:  1500 (TBC)
Location:   Meet at the JGSA, then to Sheppard's Bush
 

We hope to see as many cadets, parents, staff, friends of the corps, etc. out for this important event.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided to those who help with the clean-up, and there will be time to do some geocaching!

If you have never geocached before, our cadets will show you how its done!!

Some come out for a fun and worthwhile event to help support your community and our corps.

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

 
Mon 28 Apr 2014
Bi-Weekly Drill Team practice  

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

Now that the Drill Competition is over, we focus on the inovative and original free-style demonstration for the Annual Review Parade.

Wear shoes or boots that are similar to parade boots, or bring your parade or combat boots (do NOT wear them to practice).

Cadet Order of Dress:
  Civies, bring parade or combat boots
Staff Order of Dress:   Civies
 
    

 
Fri 2 May 2014
Regular Training Night  

Arrival Time:  1850
Dismissal Time:  2150
Location:   John Graves Simcoe Armoury
 

If your uniforms showed remarkable improvement at the last CO's Parade, we will go the next 3 weeks in civies! BUT if they are not improving, we will continue to wear D2 Duty until they do!

Everyone should have joined the "Cadets and Staff of the Queen's York Rangers 2799 Army Cadet Corps" Facebook Group by now (unless you are under 13 and/or your parents do not give you permission).

The bus starts from and returns to Sutton District High School, with stops at Prince of Peace CES in Keswick, East Gwillimbury Civic Centre at 19000 Leslie St. in Sharon and the old Price Choppers at 17730 Leslie St. in Newmarket. See the map at http://goo.gl/maps/rnku4

Cadet Order of Dress:
  C-2 Duty
Staff Order of Dress:   CadPat
 
    

Bus Schedule
  Sutton   Keswick   EG   Newmarket   Armoury    
To Armoury 17:30 18:00 18:20 18:30 18:50    
    23:10 22:50 22:30 22:20 22:00 Home
 

 
Fri 9 May to Sun 11 May 2014
Silver Star Expedition Centre Training Weekend  

Arrival Time:  1800 Fri (TBC)
Dismissal Time:  1630 Sun (TBC)
Location:   Earl Rowe Provinicial Park
 

All Silver and Gold Star Cadets to their expedition training at a Central Ontario Area (COA) Expedition Centre (EC). The Silver Star EC is at Earl Rowe Provincial Park near Alliston.

Instead of participating at our Nav/Trek FTX, the Silver Stars will be bussed to the COA EC and do a weekend of canoeing, hiking and biking while learning valuable expedition skills.

You MUST attend this weekend for you to pass your Silver Star, for you to attend the Gold Star EC Trg Weekend in the fall and to attend an Instructor course this summer.

READ THE JOINING INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY AND LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS!!


Cadet Order of Dress:
  Adventure Wear suitable for the weather
Staff Order of Dress:   Adventure Wear suitable for the weather
 

[Warning Order]   
 

Bus Schedule
  Depart Ray Twinney Centre Fri   Arrive Earl Rowe Park Fri    
To Earl Rowe Park 18:00 19:00    
    16:30 15:30 Depart Earl Rowe Park Sun
 

 
Fri 9 May to Sun 11 May 2014
Navigation & Trekking Weekend Field Training Exercise  

Arrival Time:  1850 (Fri)
Dismissal Time:  1700 (Sun)
Location:   JGSA, then Metcalfe Rock area of Blue Mountains
 

The corps will be heading up to the Blue Mountains area to hike and camp on the Bruce Trail, then abseil down rock faces ranging from 30 feet to 120 feet!!

It is very important to have a warm sleeping bag, foam or air mattress, good shoes or boots to hike in (good condition, good tread and some ankle support), a few pairs of good socks, a complete change of clothes and rain gear.

READ THE WARNING ORDER AND ESPECIALLY THE KIT LIST!!!

For the bus route to the armoury on Fri and return home on Sun, see the map at http://goo.gl/maps/rnku4

Cadet Order of Dress:
  Adventure Wear suitable for the weather
Staff Order of Dress:   Adventure Wear suitable for the weather
 
    

Bus Schedule
  Sutton   Keswick   EG   Newmarket   Armoury    
To Armoury on Fri 17:30 18:00 18:20 18:30 18:50    
    18:20 18:00 17:40 17:30 17:15 Home on Sunday
 

 
Thu 15 May to Mon 19 May 2014
Senior Cadet Rafting Trip  

Arrival Time:  1200 (Thu)
Dismissal Time:  1500 (Mon)
Location:   Petawawa River from Cedar Lake to Lake Travers
 

12 senior cadets and 6 staff will be rafting down the Petawawa River from Cedar Lake to Lake Travers, a section that no one including the staff in our corps has ever attempted before.

This trip would qualify towards your Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Sgts and up can apply by signing up with the DSM by Fri 25 April, when selections will be made.

Cadet Order of Dress:
  Adventure Wear suitable for the weather
Staff Order of Dress:   Adventure Wear suitable for the weather
 
    

 
Fri 23 May 2014
Commanding Officer's Parade  

Arrival Time:  1850
Dismissal Time:  2145
Location:   John Graves Simcoe Armoury
 

The last CO's Parade of this training year!!

Stars for completing training levels will be handed out this evening, as will a few other awards and presentations.

This will be a full dress rehearsal of the parade portion of the Annual Ceremonial Review Parade 2 weeks later.

Attendance this evening is a must!!!

For the bus route, see the map at http://goo.gl/maps/rnku4

Cadet Order of Dress:
  C1 Dress
Staff Order of Dress:   DEU 1A (dressed medals)
 
    

Bus Schedule
  Sutton   Keswick   EG   Newmarket   Armoury    
To Armoury 17:30 18:00 18:20 18:30 18:50    
    23:10 22:50 22:30 22:20 22:00 Home
 

 
Fri 30 May to Sat 31 May
One Night Sleep-Over for Annual Practice  

Arrival Time:  1850 (Fri)
Dismissal Time:  1700 (Sat)
Location:   John Graves Simcoe Armoury
 

Fri evening and all day Sat we will be practicing for the important Annual Ceremonial Review Parade the following Sat.

Dress is civies so your cleaned and pressed uniform can be hanging up at home in a garment bag and your boots are protected in a bag, waiting for final touches during the upcoming week.

Band will be practicing the parade and demonstation routines. Drill Team will be practicing their free-style routine. Everyone else will be practicing the Big Demo, which is going to be awesome this year!!!

Attendance is mandatory, since missing this practice time will affect performance the next weekend.

For the bus route, see the map at http://goo.gl/maps/rnku4

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

Bus Schedule
  Sutton   Keswick   EG   Newmarket   Armoury    
To Armoury 17:30 18:00 18:20 18:30 18:50    
    18:10 17:50 17:30 17:20 17:00 Home on Sat
 

 
Fri 6 Jun 2014
Annual Ceremonial Review Parade Practice  

Arrival Time:  1850
Dismissal Time:  2200
Location:   Aurora Community Centre, Arena #2
 

Last Fri evening practice!!!

Bring your complete uniform in a garment bag with our boots protected in a boot bag. DO NOT FORGET YOUR TIE, BERET WITH CAPBADGE, BELT, WOOL SOCKS, NAME TAG AND ANYTHING YOU WERE ASKED TO BRING FOR THE DEMONSTRATIONS OR STATIC DISPLAYS!!!

Come directly to the Aurora Community Centre, Arena #2 as early after 1800 as possible, as there is always lots of work to do. Some will help bring items over from the armoury. Some will help set up Static Displays. Some will help the Support Committee with their display. And some will help set-up for the parade and demonstrations. The more we do Fri night, the more prepared we will be on Sat!

For the bus route, see the map at http://goo.gl/maps/rnku4

Cadet Order of Dress:
  Civies (Bring your complete uniform to the Arena)
Staff Order of Dress:   Civies (Bring your complete uniform to the Arena)
 
    

Bus Schedule
  Sutton   Keswick   EG   Newmarket   Community Centre    
To Armoury 17:30 18:00 18:20 18:35 18:50    
    23:00 22:40 22:25 22:15 22:00 Home
 

 
Sat 7 Jun 2014
Annual Ceremonial Review Parade  

Arrival Time:  0900
Dismissal Time:  1800
Location:   Aurora Community Centre, Arena #2
 

The second most mandatory parade of the year (closely follows Remembrance Day).

Cadets are to arrive in civies, bringing your uniform if you did not already bring it the night before. Arrive before 0900, but if you have a reason to be late, you must come asap. If you cannot arrive until after lunch, you will come in your uniform.

You should have a great uniform and boots by this time. Do not expect to have time to work on your boots this day - you should only be touching them up.

For the bus route, see the map at http://goo.gl/maps/rnku4

Cadet Order of Dress:
  Civies (Uniform should already be at the Arena)
Staff Order of Dress:   Civies (Uniform should already be at the Arena)
 
    

Bus Schedule
  Sutton   Keswick   EG   Newmarket   Armoury    
To Armoury 08:00 08:20 08:35 08:45 09:00    
    19:00 18:40 18:25 18:15 18:00 Home
 

 

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!