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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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Fri 12 Feb 2016
Regular Training and Camp Information Night  

Arrival Time:  1850
Dismissal Time:  2200
Location:   John Graves Simcoe Armoury
 

Regular Training Night at the Armoury.

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

DRESS WILL BE DEU C2 (DRESS UNIFORM WITHOUT THE TIE) AS WE MUST SEE IMPROVMENT FROM THE PREVIOUS FRIDAY!!!

If there is no improvement, we will not wear FTU again until there is!!!

Come prepared to train hard this night as we are down to our last 3 months of regular training.

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

[Army CTC Info Pamphlet 2016]
[Application Form for Extra Activities]   
 

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 12 Feb to Sun 14 Feb 2016
Regional Biathlon Competition  

Arrival Time:  08:00 Fri at Ray Twinney Centre
Dismissal Time:  TBD (sometime late Sun)
Location:   Algoma Rod & Gun Club, SSM, Ontario
 

Cpl Matile and Tpr Mullins, along with their coach CI Kasper are going to Sault Ste Marie to compete at the Regional Biathlon Competition this coming weekend!!

Let's wish them all good luck!!

Also going are WO Bernardi, WO Peters and WO Hoyes who will be officials at the competition.

CI Kasper has all the details regarding bus timings, dress, equipment, etc.
 
    

 
Sun 14 Feb 2016
UKR O-Cup 2016 Orienteering Race  

Arrival Time:  09:00
Dismissal Time:  14:00
Location:   Scanlon Creek Conservation Area, Bradford
 

Members of the Corps' Orienteering Team area invited to participate in this event.

I MUST know who will be coming asap so I can register you online.

Team members will meet at the Tim Horton's at 09:00 at 17725 Yonge Street. We will return to the same location at 14:00.

You must come dressed ready to compete in the weather of the day (with layers over top to remove before competing and replace soon after finishing).

Parents are welcome but there is a fee of $10 per vehicle charged by the Conservation Authority.

Cadet Order of Dress:
  Sportswear suitable for the weather
Staff Order of Dress:   civies
 

[Information on the Event]   
 

 
Monday Evenings (unless told otherwise)
Weekly Band Practice - WE ARE BACK TO 1830 START!!  

Arrival Time:  1820
Dismissal Time:  2030
Location:   John Graves Simcoe Armoury
 

If you current play or want to play a musical instrument typically found in a Military Brass & Reed Band, this is for you!!!

Our Renegades Band plays snare and base drums, trumpets, clarients, saxophones, tubas, french horns, flutes and others.

We would like those who have some experience or are taking music at school, but are willing to have a few who are new to band too!!

Come on out and give this team a try!!!

No bus, so please arrange car pooling!

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

 
Monday Evenings (unless told otherwise)
Weekly Drill Team Practices  

Arrival Time:  1850
Dismissal Time:  2100
Location:   John Graves Simcoe Armoury
 

Drill Team Practices are every Monday evening, unless told otherwise.

The team still needs a couple more dependable members who already know their foot and marching drill and only need to learn the rifle drill.

Arrive at 1850 so the team can get their rifles out and be ready to start the practice 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 16 Feb 2016
Tuesday Air Rifle Team Practice  

Arrival Time:  1830
Dismissal Time:  2130
Location:   JGSA
 

The Air Rifle Team will be practicing on the following upcoming Tuesdays:
Tue 16 Feb Practice 1830-2130
Tue 23 Feb Practice 1830-2130
Sun 28 Feb Zone Competition, Orangeville, Timings TBD
Tue 1 Mar Simulator Sessions Appointment times will be assigned
Tue 8 Mar Possible Practice (TBC) 1830-2130
Tue 15 Mar NO PRACTICE DUE TO MARCH BREAK
Tue 22 Mar Practice 1830-2130
Tue 29 Mar Practice 1830-2130
Tue 5 Apr Simulator Sessions Appointment times will be assigned
We may be hosting an invitational competition in Feb or Mar - details to come!

As with all team practices & competitions, be on time and prepared when you arrive with EVERYTHING you were told to bring eg hoodie or sweater, eyeglasses, parade boots, notebook for notes & goal setting/tracking, water bottle, snacks, etc.

Remember, there is never a bus for team practices so try to arrange car pooling and drive sharing!!

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

 
Fri 19 Feb 2016
Health and Wellness Night!!!!  

Arrival Time:  1850
Dismissal Time:  2200
Location:   Regency Acres Public School, 123 Murray Drive, Aurora
 

GO DIRECTLY TO REGENCY ACRES PUBLIC SCHOOL!

This night will be full of interesting information related to:
Nutrition
Exercising
How to get and stay fit
And more!!

There will be some regular training, but we most the night will be about your health and wellness.

Cadet Order of Dress:
  PT Gear for inside activities
Staff Order of Dress:   PT Gear
 

[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   Regency Acres Public School, 123 Murray Drive, Aurora    
To Regency Acres Public School (Fri) 17:30 18:00 18:20 18:30 18:50    
    23:15 22:55 22:35 22:25 22:00 Home
 

 
Every Sunday (until the last competition or told otherwise)
Weekly Biathlon Team Ski Practice  

Arrival Time:  0700
Dismissal Time:  1700
Location:   John Graves Simcoe Armoury, then Highlands Nordic near Duntroon
 

Practices have finally switched to skiing at Highlands Nordic!

Bring your race uniform and warm clothes to wear under it, similar to what you've been wearing for roller skiing. You can change into these at Highlands.

You also want a light rain/wind jacket to wear over top of your uniform. The most important thing is to layer.

For the drive wear something comfortable and that you can keep dry and change into afterwards. Do not wear jeans.

Don't forget to bring 2 pairs of gloves (one for skiing and a second dry pair), a hat, a neck warmer/balaclava, sunglasses, and lip balm. You may also want a second pair of socks to change into after

There is a chalet there that has food but best to bring your own lunch. It'll be much healthier and save you a few dollars.

We are always looking for a second driver to Highlands, so if someone is available, please let CI Kasper know asap!

If you have any questions, forward them to CI Kasper.

Cadet Order of Dress:
  Sportswear for outdoor training (see above)
Staff Order of Dress:   Sportswear for outdoor training
 
    

 
Fri 26 Feb to Sat 27 Feb 2016
Regular Training, One Night Sleep-Over and Sports Day  

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

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

Fri's uniform is FTU ONLY if there was improvement with the DEUs the week before!!!

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

Sporting events at Fort York should include Floor Hockey, Basketball, Tug-of-War and European Handball.

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!!

We will even have time for everyone to redo one event of the Cadet Fitness Assessment to try to upgrade your Fitness Level!!

Cadet Order of Dress:
  FTU C5 (Sportswear for those without FTUs) on Fri, Sportswear on Sat
Staff Order of Dress:   CadPat on Fri, 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    
    18:10 17:50 17:30 17:20 17:00 Home (Sat)
 

 
Fri 26 Feb 2016
Deadline for all Applications for Summer Camp  

 

Everyone who would like to apply for a summer camp MUST have their application in by tonight!

All cadets applying for 2 Week General Training (GT) must apply during Camp Info Night on Fri 12 Feb, else send an email to 2799army@cadets.gc.ca agreeing to attend during B Serial (24 Jul to 5 Aug). If that serial does not work, you must state why and whether your cadet can attend C Serial (7 to 18 Aug).

All cadets applying for a 3 Week Basic Course eg Drill & Ceremonial, Expedition, Fitness & Sports, Marksman and Band must have a second and third choice, as we only have a small number of spots on each course allocated to our corps.

All cadets applying for 6 Week Instructor Course eg Drill & Ceremonial, Expedition, Fitness & Sports, Fullbore Phase 1 and Band must have a second and third choice, as we only have a small number of spots on each course allocated to our corps.

If you have any questions, send an email to 2799army@cadets.gc.ca, post on Facebook or come to speak to OCdt Cannon or Capt Lusk on a Tue or Fri evening.

IN ALL CASES, CADETS ARE RANKED AND SELECTED FOR SUMMER CAMPS BASED ON SENIORITY, TRAINING LEVEL AND ATTENDANCE.
 
    

 
Sat 5 Mar 2016
Saturday Air Rifle Team Practice  

Arrival Time:  1000
Dismissal Time:  1400
Location:   John Graves Simcoe Armoury or Location TBD
 

The team as selected by CI Romses will practice and compete on the following Saturdays:
Sun 28 Feb Zone Competition, Orangeville, Timings TBD
Sat 5 Mar Practice 1000-1400

As with all team practices & competitions, be on time and prepared when you arrive with EVERYTHING you were told to bring eg hoodie or sweater, eyeglasses, parade boots, notebook for notes & goal setting/tracking, water bottle, snacks, etc.

Remember, there is never a bus for team practices so try to arrange car pooling and drive sharing!!

Cadet Order of Dress:
  Civies Comfortable for Air Rifle Shooting
Staff Order of Dress:   Civies
 
    

 
Fri 11 Mar 2016
Regular Training  

Arrival Time:  1850
Dismissal Time:  2200
Location:   John Graves Simcoe Armoury
 

THIS IS A MANDATORY TRAINING NIGHT UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN EXCUSED

Due to the fact we will be missing training on 18 Mar for March Break and 25 Mar for Good Friday, we decided to carry on with regular training.

You MUST be in attandance unless you have notified your Section Sgt or Troop WO that you will be away.

Cadet Order of Dress:
  FTU C5 (Adventure Wear for those without 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
 

 
Thu 17 Mar to Sun 20 Mar 2016
March Break Trip to Ottawa for 40 deserving cadets and 8 staff members  

Arrival Time:  08:00 (Thu)
Dismissal Time:  19:00 (Sun)
Location:   Ottawa, ON
 

If you want to be considered for this trip, you MUST sign up asap with the Support Committee at the Canteen/Kit Shop.

Deposit is $10 which you will receive back if a) you are not selected to participate or b) during the trip as spending money.

Selection to attend this trip is dependant upon seniority, attendance and performance while at cadets.

If you have less than 80% attendance or if you have more than one Adverse (negative) Chit, you cannot come. 92% or better attendance and Positive Chits moves you up the priority list and greatly improves your chance to be selected!!!l

We will be having a great time at the Deifenbunker, Ottawa 67s Hockey Game, Dance with a local Army Cadet Corps and the War Museum to name a few!!

We are staying in university dormitory rooms and eating at various locations around the city. This is going to be a great trip!!

The bus will run from Sutton on Thu morning and return home Sun evening.

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

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 (Thu) 07:00 07:20 07:30 07:40 07:55    
    20:00 19:40 19:30 19:20 19:00 Home (Sun)
 

 
Fri 18 Mar 2016
NO CADETS DURING THE MARCH BREAK TRIP  

 

There is not training for those who did not participate on the March Break Trip. Enjoy your March Break and we will see you on Fri 1 April!!
 
    

 
Fri 25 Mar 2016
Good Friday (STAND DOWN)  

 

There is no training on Good Friday. Enjoy your long weekend and we will see you on Friday 1 April!!
 
    

 

You can see an extended list of activities here.
 


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