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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]

 
 
 

 
Summer 2014
Summer Camp Forms  

 

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING SUMMER CAMP DOCUMENTS

While we expect that each cadet is downloading all the necessary forms from the Summer Camps page, printing, and reading them through carefully and thoroughly (themselves!) we wish to highlight 3 important changes from previous years.

1. FTU (Field Training Uniform)
You must bring your issued FTU with you to camp, including your issued combat boots, green t-shirt and olive drab Tilley hat (NOT the CadetPat hat purchased from Soldier Gear).

2. PT Clothing (Physical Training)
You will not be issued PT clothing at camp ... you must bring your own PT gear. All cadets are expected to bring 2 pairs of shorts (of a dark colour and conservative in length), 2 plain t-shirts (dark green) and running shoes. For those who have them, the previously-issued grey shorts or running shoes are still authorized for wear this summer. For Fitness and Sports courses at Blackdown you should bring 4 pair shorts, 4 t-shirts and 2 pair running shoes.

3. You must bring with you a copy of your camp acceptance form (the form that you would have signed and returned to the Admin Office a while back).

Cadet Order of Dress:
  C2A (Short Sleeve Order ie no jacket)
 
    

 

Big Announcement!  

 

As you know we've been busy in the past month with new fundraising activities, in particular the Magna Wild Wild West Hoedown (you will recall that we were selected as one of fifteen community groups lucky enough to share in the proceeds from this fall's event).

Why all this extra fundraising activity? Because ... we are "Vimy Bound!"

In the spring of 2017 Canada will commemorate the 100th Anniversary of our victory at Vimy Ridge - the First World War battle which defined Canada as a sovereign nation. We will honour this history, taking it from the textbooks and making it Living History. We will travel to France, Belgium and the Netherlands on an educational battlefield tour, to follow in the footsteps of Canadian veterans and pay tribute to their proud tradition of service and sacrifice.

You now have many questions, such as, how long is the tour, what is the itinerary, who will go, and what will it cost? These details are not yet complete but we have a special Vimy Committee working on it. We ask that you wait for the Official Launch in September, when all your questions will be answered.

In the meantime, we hope you'll be inspired to help with our fundraising efforts. The more money we raise, the more successful the tour will be. Progress has been made toward our financial goal but we are not done. You can help by selling sets of three Hoedown Raffle Tickets for just $20, giving the buyer a chance to win cash prizes. You can also help in other ways - more details to come.

This tour will be a once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage which will leave a lasting impact on our cadets. We look forward to your commitment and support. We believe it's an important trip to make. Travel changes lives.

Sharon & Tracy Gillam, Lori Hoyes, Gail Pivato, Cheryl & John Cannon, Capt Sue Lusk & Capt Phil Lusk
Vimy 2017 Committee
 
    

 
Fri 1 Aug 2014
Blackdown Graduation Parade for all cadets attending General Training B Serial  

Arrival Time:  09:30
Dismissal Time:  12:00
Location:   Blackdown Cadet Summer Training Centre
 

The Blackdown Graduation Parade for all General Training B Serial Cadets starts at 10:00 on Fri 1 Aug 2014. Be there at least 30 minutes early to have time to park, walk to the Parade Square and find a good seat.

Parents, please remember your government picture ID if you plan on signing your son or daughter out of camp after the parade.

AGAIN, THERE IS NO BUS TO TAKE YOUR CADETS HOME. YOU MUST PICK THEM UP AT BLACKDOWN BETWEEN THE END OF THE PARADE AND 2000 THAT EVENING.

Cadet Order of Dress:
  C2A
 
    

 
Fri 8 Aug 2014
Blackdown Sunset Ceremony  

Arrival Time:  17:30
Dismissal Time:  21:00
Location:   Blackdown Cadet Summer Training Centre
 

The Annual Blackdown Sunset Ceremony starts at 18:00, but you want to be there by 17:30 at the very latest to have time to park, walk to the Parade Square and get good seats (or bring your own camp/lawn chairs).

Catch Blackdown's awesome bands do what they do best: perform.

Watch the 100+ Guard of the Drill & Ceremonial Course (Alpha Company) in the Feu de Joie shoot volleys into the air during O'Canada.
Br> And see Golf Sqn's inspiring Fitness & Sports Demonstration!


Cadet Order of Dress:
  C2 or C2A
Staff Order of Dress:   3B
 
    

 
Thu 14 Aug 2014
Blackdown Graduation Parade  

Arrival Time:  17:30
Dismissal Time:  20:00
Location:   Blackdown Cadet Summer Training Centre
 

The Blackdown Graduation Parade for all Instructor and B Serial Basic Courses starts at 18:00 on Thu 14 Aug 2014. Be there at least 30 minutes early to have time to park, walk to the Parade Square and find a good seat.

Parents, please remember your government picture ID if you plan on signing your son or daughter out of camp after the parade.

AGAIN, THERE IS NO BUS TO TAKE YOUR CADETS HOME. YOU MUST PICK THEM UP AT BLACKDOWN BETWEEN THE END OF THE PARADE AND 2100 THAT EVENING.

Cadet Order of Dress:
  C2 or C2A
Staff Order of Dress:   3 or 3B
 
    

 
Tue 26 Aug 2014
Deadline for Cover Letters and Resumes for WOs applying for senior appointments and promotions  

Arrival Time:  1800
Location:   John Graves Simcoe Armoury
 

All Warrant Officers (WOs) returning to the corps in September:

There will be a Merit Review Board on Tue 2 Sep, and if necessary Wed 3 Sep, for 2 appointments to Squadron Sergeant Major (SSM), 1 to Drill Sergeant Major (DSM) and 1 to Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM) for a total of 4 appointments. Promotion to Master Warrant Officer (MWO) may or may not coincide with these appointments.

We will be accepting applications from current WOs in the form of a one page cover letter and a one page resume, due by email to the Administration Officer (2799army@cadets.gc.ca) by 1800 Tue 26 Aug. Late applicants, if accepted, will receive lower marks for preparation.

Assignment of timeslots for interviews are on a first come-first served basis. We will only go to Wed if someone cannot attend on Tue evening for a valid reason or we have too many applicants to interview in one evening.

If you require any assistance with the cover letter and/or resume, please contact any of the officers or CIs.

Important note: If you were mugged out at Annual Review Parade but have since decided to continue with your cadet career, you may return and compete for these promotions and appointments, but you will NOT be mugged out a second time.

Do not leave this to the last minute. If you think you deserve the added responsibility and prestige of such an appointment and hopefully a promotion, start working on your letter and resume now!

Good luck!!
 
    

 
Tue 26 Aug 2014
Deadline for Cover Letters and Resumes for WOs applying for senior appointments and promotions  

Arrival Time:  1900
Location:   John Graves Simcoe Armoury
 

All Warrant Officers (WOs) returning to the corps in September:

There will be a Merit Review Board on Tue 2 Sep, and if necessary Wed 3 Sep, for 2 appointments to Squadron Sergeant Major (SSM), 1 to Drill Sergeant Major (DSM) and 1 to Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM) for a total of 4 appointments. Promotion to Master Warrant Officer (MWO) may or may not coincide with these appointments.

We will be accepting applications from current WOs in the form of a one page cover letter and a one page resume, due by email to the Administration Officer (2799army@cadets.gc.ca) by 1800 Tue 26 Aug. Late applicants may receive lower marks on preparation or may not be accepted at all.

Assignment of timeslots for interviews are on a first come-first served basis. We will only go to Wed if someone cannot attend on Tue evening for a valid reason or we have too many applicants to interview in one evening.

If you require any assistance with the cover letter and/or resume, please contact any of the officers or CIs.

Important note: If you were mugged out at Annual Review Parade but have since decided to continue with your cadet career, you may return and compete for these promotions and appointments, but you will NOT be mugged out a second time.

Do not leave this to the last minute. If you think you deserve the added responsibility and prestige of such an appointment and hopefully a promotion, start working on your letter and resume now!

Good luck!!
 
    

 
Tue 26 Aug 2014
Deadline for Cover Letters and Resumes for WOs applying for senior appointments and promotions  

Arrival Time:  1800
Location:   John Graves Simcoe Armoury
 

All Warrant Officers (WOs) returning to the corps in September:

There will be a Merit Review Board on Tue 2 Sep, and if necessary Wed 3 Sep, for 2 appointments to Squadron Sergeant Major (SSM), 1 to Drill Sergeant Major (DSM) and 1 to Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM) for a total of 4 appointments. Promotion to Master Warrant Officer (MWO) may or may not coincide with these appointments.

We will be accepting applications from current WOs in the form of a one page cover letter and a one page resume, due by email to the Administration Officer (2799army@cadets.gc.ca) by 1800 Tue 26 Aug. Late applicants may receive lower marks on preparation or may not be accepted at all.

Assignment of timeslots for interviews are on a first come-first served basis. We will only go to Wed if someone cannot attend on Tue evening for a valid reason or we have too many applicants to interview in one evening.

If you require any assistance with the cover letter and/or resume, please contact any of the officers or CIs.

Important note: If you were mugged out at Annual Review Parade but have since decided to continue with your cadet career, you may return and compete for these promotions and appointments, but you will NOT be mugged out a second time.

Do not leave this to the last minute. If you think you deserve the added responsibility and prestige of such an appointment and hopefully a promotion, start working on your letter and resume now!

Good luck!!
 
    

 

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!