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]

 
 
 

 
   
Last Week's All-Call
Sun 19 Apr 2015
Biathlon Team Equipment Return and End-of-Year Party  

Arrival Time:  0900
Dismissal Time:  1500
Location:   John Graves Simcoe Armoury
 

Make sure you bring ALL of your equipment, including roller skis.

Bring/wear running shoes and athletic clothing for some fun active games.

See you all on Sunday!

Cadet Order of Dress:
  Civies with appropriate footwear
Staff Order of Dress:   Civies
 
    

 
Every Monday Until June 2015
Band Practice  

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

The band meets every Monday evening until early June except 18 May (Victoria Day).

The band always takes in new members!

Arrive 10-15 minutes early so you are ready with instrument in hand to start playing at 1830.

Remember, you must wear footwear that you can march in, as the band will be practicing marching while playing.

There is no bus so please arrange car pooling!!

Cadet Order of Dress:
  Civies with appropriate footwear
Staff Order of Dress:   Civies
 
    

 
Every Monday until June 2015
Drill Team Practice  

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

The Drill Team practices every Monday until early June except 18 May (Victoria Day).

This is the perfect team if you like rifle drill. Anyone can be taught so all you need is dedication and determination to win.

Wear comfortable but appropriate clothing with proper footwear eg bring your combat or parade boots if you do not have shoes that properly tie up securely to your feet. NO SANDALS, FLIP-FLOPS, ETC.

There is no bus, so please try to arrange car pooling.

Cadet Order of Dress:
  Civies with appropriate footwear
Staff Order of Dress:   Civies
 
    

 
Fri 24 Apr 2015
Regular Training Night  

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

This is a very important evening to attend training since we will be getting all equipment ready for our Navigation & Trekking Exercise which is only 2 weeks later!

We will be setting up, inspecting and testing tents, stoves, lanterns, water filters, GPS, radios and our new GoPro camera that we will be taking along with us this year!!

Uniform is FTU to protect your good uniform.

Cadet Order of Dress:
  C5 FTU
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 24 Apr to Sun 26 Apr 2015
Silver Star Expedition Centre Training  

Arrival Time:  1850 (Fri)
Dismissal Time:  1600 (Sun)
Location:   JGS Armoury, then Earl Rowe Provincial Park
 

ALL SILVER STAR CADETS MUST ATTEND THIS MANDATORY TRAINING WEEKEND OF CANOEING, MOUNTAIN BIKING AND HIKING!

Details will be posted here soon, then travel orders soon after that.

In the meantime, brush up on your navigation and mountain biking skills!!

Cadet Order of Dress:
  Adventure Wear suitable for expedition training in poor weather
Staff Order of Dress:   Adventure Wear
 
    

 
Sun 26 Apr 2015
Community Service Day - Park, Trail and Conservation Area Clean-up  

Arrival Time:  1000
Dismissal Time:  1600
Location:   Around the JGS Armoury, Sheppard's Bush and nearby trails
 

The Corps (except the Silver Stars and Expedition Staff Cadets) will be participating during International Geocaching Cache In Trash Out Day.

We will be cleaning around the Armoury, Sheppard's Bush and the trail system behind the Armoury.

Dress is FTU and bring work gloves and a water bottle.

Read the Warning Order for all the details!

Cadet Order of Dress:
  C5 FTU (Adventure Wear if you do not have FTUs)
Staff Order of Dress:   CadPat
 

[Warning Order]   
 

Bus Schedule
  Sutton   Keswick   EG   Newmarket   Armoury    
To Armoury 09:00 09:20 09:30 09:40 10:00    
    17:00 16:40 16:30 16:20 16:00 Home
 

 
Fri 1 May 2015
Regular Training Night  

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

Final preparations for the Nav/Trek FTX next week!

Also 2nd last regular training night of the year, as after next week we will be focusing on getting ready for the Annual Ceremonial Review Parade on Sat 6 Jun!

Uniform is FTU to protect your good uniform which you should be working on to get it in the best condition ever!

This will also be the Silver and Gold Star Cadets last chance to complete their lessons, leadership taskings and drill assessments!!

Cadet Order of Dress:
  C5 FTU (Adventure Wear if you do not have FTUs)
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 8 May to Sun 10 May 2015
Annual Navigation/Trekking FTX Spring Pie  

Arrival Time:  1850 (Fri)
Dismissal Time:  1700 (Sun)
Location:   JGS Armoury, then Metcalfe Rock area
 

This is one of the best weekend activities of the year!!

We hike the Bruce Trail, many sections along the Niagara Escarpment where we see cliffs, caves, crevices, ice and waterfalls.

Then we will have a large bonfire and camp overnight. On Sun, we will abseil down rock faces ranging from 30 feet to 120 feet!!

Read the Warning Order for all details, especially the Kit List!

Cadet Order of Dress:
  Adventure Wear suitable for expedition training in poor weather
Staff Order of Dress:   Adventure Wear
 

[Warning Order]
[Map showing location of Metcalfe Rock]   
 

Bus Schedule
  Sutton   Keswick   EG   Newmarket   Armoury    
To Armoury 17:30 18:00 18:20 18:30 18:50    
    18:20 18:00 17:40 17:30 17:10 Home (Sun)
 

 

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!