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]

 
 
 

 
Sat 1 Nov 2014
Orienteering Competitions - POSTPONED TO SPRING 2015  

Arrival Time:  0645
Dismissal Time:  1800
 

BOTH THE COA AND THE REGIONAL ORIENTEERING COMPETITIONS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED TO THE SPRING OF 2015!

But we may have a friendly competition on Sunday 16 Nov - see Capt P Lusk for details!!!
 
    

 
Sat 1 Nov to Sun 2 Nov 2014
Poppy Campaign for the Aurora and Sutton Legions  

Arrival Time:  TBD (each day)
Dismissal Time:  TBD (each day)
Location:   Various locations in Aurora, Keswick and Sutton
 

EVERYONE OF EVERY RANK IS EXPECTED TO COME OUT AND SELL POPPIES FOR 2-4 HOURS OVER THE WEEKEND!!

Not only should we do this for our gratious sponsors, but even more so, for the veterans and their families that the Poppy Fund supports.

Earn Community Service Hours! Sell Poppies for as long as you want!! Sell for as little as 2 hours or as much as 4 hours each day.

We are selling poppies for the Aurora Legion on both Sat & Sun, while we are only selling in Keswick & Sutton on Sat only.

SO SIGN UP ASAP FOR A SHIFT OR TWO AT THE ADMINISTRATION OFFICE AND THEN FOLLOW THROUGH ON YOUR COMMITMENT!!!!

There is no bus so please car pool as much as possible.

Cadet Order of Dress:
  C1 Dress (Good dark pants & shoes, white collar shirt for those without an issued dress uniform)
Staff Order of Dress:   DEU 3C (with sweater and CF overcoat)
 
    

 
Mon 3 Nov 2014
Band Practice  

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

Come on out whether you can already play a band instrument or if you are interested in learning. New members welcome!!!

Bring your own instrument if you have one.

Arrive 10 minutes early so you have your instrument out, warmed up and ready to start at 1830.

There is no bus, but car pooling is always encouraged!

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

 
Wed 5 Nov 2014
Biathlon Tryouts/Fitness Session  

Arrival Time:  1900
Dismissal Time:  2100
Location:   Ray Twinney Recreation Complex, 100 Eagle Street West, Newmarket
 

Everyone is welcome! Come out to see how we train for the upcoming biathlon season, even if you are just curious!

Wear outdoor running shoes and activewear (PT gear) suitable for the weather. Also bring a fleece or hoodie and track pants you can put on after training finishes.

Bring your own water bottle full of water and snacks.

Go to the south parking lot and look for CI Pivato's black pickup truck or a cadet sign or banner and your fellow cadets.

There is no bus for team activities so please try to arrange car pooling!

Cadet Order of Dress:
  Sportswear suitable for outdoor training (layers)
Staff Order of Dress:   Sportswear
 
    

 
Fri 7 Nov to Sun 9 Nov 2014
Weekend Sleep-Over for Cadet Fitness Testing, Air Rifle Team Tryouts and Remembrance Parades  

Arrival Time:  1850 (Fri)
Dismissal Time:  1530 (Sun) from Sutton Legion, 1645 (Sun) from JGS Armoury
Location:   JGS Armoury, then Sun parades in Aurora and Sutton
 

This is a Mandatory Weekend full of activities including a CO's Parade on Fri evening, Cadet Fitness Assessment, Air Rifle Shooting (including tryouts for the Air Rifle Team!!), Swimming in the Town Pool, Positive Social Relations for Youth Training, Guard at the Aurora Legion Poppy Dinner and the Evening Vigil at the Aurora Cenotaph on Sat, and the Remembrance Parades in Aurora and Sutton on Sun. Wow!!!

Even if cadets cannot attend the entire weekend, they are expected to attend as much as possible, but especially the Sun parades which are only one of two 100% mandatory parades each year (The Annual Ceremonial Review Parade in June is the other).

Cadets from the Sutton area must be picked up at the Sutton Legion between 1500 & 1530.
Cadets from Keswick, Sharon, Newmarket and Aurora will be bused back down from Sutton, stopping at the usual places (see the timings on the Warning Order) with final dismissal from the Armoury at 1645.

The Warning Order posted here has all details, timings, Kit List, etc.

Cadet Order of Dress:
  C1 Dress (Good dark pants & shoes, white collar shirt for those without an issued dress uniform) on Fri & Sun, Sportswear on Sat
Staff Order of Dress:   DEU 1A on Fri & Sun, Sportswear on Sat
 

[Warning Order]   
 

Bus Schedule
  Sutton   Keswick   EG   Newmarket   Armoury    
To Armoury (Fri) 17:30 18:00 18:20 18:30 18:50    
    Cadets must be picked up either at the Sutton Legion by 1530 or at the Aurora Armoury at 1645. See Warning Order for timings of bus drop-offs between Sutton and Aurora.
 

 
Mon 10 Nov 2014
Band Practice  

Arrival Time:  1815
Dismissal Time:  2030
Location:   John Graves Simcoe Armoury
 

The band is going strong with lots of members, but we still need more members if we want to compete at the Area Band Competition in the spring.

Come out regardless if you know or not how to play an instrument. Maybe even play a different instrument than what you normally play at school!

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

As with all optional team activities, there is no bus so please arrange car pooling!!

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

 
Mon 10 Nov 2014
Drill Team Practice  

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

EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO COME OUT!

We will be starting with drill without arms, so come out to learn proper drill movements.

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
Staff Order of Dress:   Civies
 
    

 
Tue 11 Nov 2014
Remembrance Day Ceremonies at Schools, Cenotaphs, Home for the Elderly, etc.  

Arrival Time:  TBD
Dismissal Time:  TBD
Location:   Everywhere
 

EVERYONE should be proud to wear their best uniform with a Poppy and attending a ceremony somewhere commemorating Remembrance Day.

Community Service Hours are granted for this, so get out there a show your friends, school and the whole community that you are proud to be an Army Cadet and represent the Canadian Armed Forces!!


Cadet Order of Dress:
  C1 Dress
Staff Order of Dress:   DEU 1 with medals
 
    

 
Tue 11 Nov 2014
First Air Rifle Team Practice for the selected team members only!!  

Arrival Time:  1830
Dismissal Time:  2130
Location:   John Graves Simcoe Armoury
 

Congratulations to those who were selected to the prestigious Queen's York Rangers 2799 Army Cadet Corps Air Rifle Team!!

Accepting your selection to this team means you have agreed to the obligation that goes along with it.

You must attend this first practice to fit equipment and rifles plus and other important things.

As always, wear or bring a comfortable sweater or hoodie AND YOUR EYEGLASSES, EVEN IF YOU DON'T LIKE TO WEAR THEM!

A water bottle and some snacks is always a good idea for all team practices.

As will all optional team activities, there is no bus so please car pool as much as possible!

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

 
Fri 14 Nov 2014
Regular Training Night  

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

Dress for this evening is C-5 Field Training Uniform (FTU) - Adventure Wear if you do not have FTU/CadetPat Combats

Adventure Wear is something you would wear if you went hiking, mountain biking, camping, etc. (NO JEANS!)

But this does not mean you can slake off on working on your uniforms! You just marched in 2 Remembrance Parades and hopefully wore your uniforms to school on Remembrance Day, so it needs work and the Christmas Mess Dinner is only 4 weeks away!!

Cadet Order of Dress:
  C-5 FTU (Combats/CadetPat)
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
 

 
Sat 15 Nov 2014
Air Rifle Team Standing Practice  

Arrival Time:  TBD
Dismissal Time:  TBD
Location:   John Graves Simcoe Armoury
 

Sat morning practice for all Air Rifle Team members focusing on standing shooting.

As always, wear or bring a comfortable sweater or hoodie AND YOUR EYEGLASSES, EVEN IF YOU DON'T LIKE TO WEAR THEM!

A water bottle and some snacks is always a good idea for all team practices.

As will all optional team activities, there is no bus so please car pool as much as possible!

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

 
Sat 15 Nov 2014
Aurora Legion Annual Banquet  

Arrival Time:  1800 (TBC)
Dismissal Time:  2100 (TBC)
Location:   Aurora Legion, 105 Industrial Parkway North, Aurora
 

Branch 385, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 385, Col Fred Tilston VC and asked that both Aurora cadet units supply 4 senior cadets to help serve at their annual banquet.

We need a WO or above to take charge of this event and collect the names of 3 other committed senior cadets.

More details eg timings to come.

Cadet Order of Dress:
  C-1 Dress
Staff Order of Dress:   DEU 1A (or suit for CI)
 
    

 
Sun 16 Nov 2014
Possible Orienteering Meet  

Arrival Time:  0700 (TBC)
Dismissal Time:  1500 (TBC)
Location:   JGS Armoury, then to the Kelso Conservation Area
 

2799 Army will possibly participate in an Orienteering Meet being ran by the Gators Orienteering Club to replace the cancelled competitions!

More details to come, but the Orienteering Team MUST keep this date open.

Cadet Order of Dress:
  Sportswear suitable for orienteering & the weather
Staff Order of Dress:   Civies
 
    

 
Fri 21 Nov 2014
Regular Training Night  

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

Dress for this evening is C-5 Field Training Uniform (FTU) - Adventure Wear if you do not have FTU/CadetPat Combats

Adventure Wear is something you would wear if you went hiking, mountain biking, camping, etc. (NO JEANS!)

Keep working on your DEU (dress uniforms)!!

If your FTUs are not looking good (winkle free, blackened boots, proper rank in the proper spot, clean beret, etc.) then we will switch back to DEU!

Cadet Order of Dress:
  C-5 FTU (Combats/CadetPat)
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
 

 
Sat 22 Nov & Sun 23 Nov 2014
Master Cadet Workshops  

Arrival Time:  0800 each day
Dismissal Time:  1700 each day
Location:   Location in Toronto TO BE DETERMINED
 

Regional Cadet Support Unit (Central) must conduct workshops to satisfy PO 513 for selected Phase 5/Master Cadet/Proficiency Level Five cadets at designated workshop locations as part of the mandatory training program.

Selected Master Cadets from 2799 Army and from other Corps & Squadrons from the GTA will participate in the workshops at a location in Toronto to be determined.

Cadets from 2799 Army are expected to car pool to & from Toronto each day. The corps will pay the drivers mileage at $0.25/km.

Cadets will be priortized base on seniority and availability. If you are in the Master Cadet level and you CANNOT attend both days, please let me know asap so we do not load you for this workshop. Selected cadets will be publicized asap.

Please see the attached CRCSO, pick your preferred topics and send to Capt S. Lusk and Capt Alvarez-Ossa asap (no promises, as we must spread our cadets over all topics to take full advantage of this training).

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

[Warning Order]   
 

 
Fri 28 Nov - Sat 29 Nov 2014
One Night Sleep-Over for Sat Training  

Arrival Time:  1850 (Fri)
Dismissal Time:  1700 (Sat)
Location:   Dr GW Williams Secondary School, 39 Dunning Ave, Aurora, then to JGS Armoury
 

Leadership and Fitness Training on Fri & Sat!

Everyone arrives at Dr GW Williams Secondary School on Friday evening and participate in Tabloid Sports organized by the Master Cadets.

We will also have some fitness tips presented by our Fitness Training Staff.

Make sure you dress appropriately for the weather as we may be outside for parts of the weekend.

Cadet Order of Dress:
  PT Gear on Friday, C-2 Duty (open collar) on Sat
Staff Order of Dress:   PT Gear on Friday, 2B (sweater) on Sat
 
    

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 Sun
 

 
Fri 5 Dec 2014
Regular Training Night  

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

Dress for this evening is C-5 Field Training Uniform (FTU) - Adventure Wear if you do not have FTU/CadetPat Combats.

Adventure Wear is something you would wear if you went hiking, mountain biking, camping, etc. (NO JEANS!)

Keep working on your DEU (dress uniforms) as the Christmas Mess Dinner is next week!!

If your FTUs are not looking good (winkle free, blackened boots, proper rank in the proper spot, clean beret, etc.) then we will be forced to train in your C-2 Duty!!

Cadet Order of Dress:
  C-5 FTU / Adventure Wear for this without combats
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 12 Dec 2014
Annual Christmas Mess Dinner  

Arrival Time:  1830
Dismissal Time:  2230
Location:   Sutton Legion, 21 East Street
 

This year's Christmas Mess Dinner is hosted by the Sutton Legion.

Everyone must arrive as soon after 1830 as possible (NOT BEFORE), as we sit down to start the dinner at 1900.

Everyone will be in their Mess Kit, which for cadets is your DEU with a white collar shirt and a modest black bow tie.

If you do not have a black bow tie, they are for sale at the Corps Kit Shop for $5.00.

There will be awards, presentations and a couple promotions, but most of all, we have a Guest Speaker who was a cadet in our corps who now attends RMC. Should be great!

Bus is running from Aurora, following the normal route when heading to Sutton, except finishing at the Sutton Legion rather than the High School.

Cadet Order of Dress:
  C-6 Mess Dress
Staff Order of Dress:   2 or 2B Mess Standard/Service
 
    

Bus Schedule
  Armoury   Newmarket   Sharon   Keswick   Sutton Leegion    
To Sutton Legion 17:30 17:50 18:00 18:20 18:40    
    23:40 23:20 23:10 22:50 22:30 Home & Armoury
 

 
Fri 19 Dec 2014
Last Regular Training Night Before the Christmas Break  

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

Dress for this evening is C-5 Field Training Uniform (FTU) - Adventure Wear if you do not have FTU/CadetPat Combats.

Adventure Wear is something you would wear if you went hiking, mountain biking, camping, etc. (NO JEANS!)

If your FTUs are not looking good (winkle free, blackened boots, proper rank in the proper spot, clean beret, etc.) then we will be forced to train in your C-2 Duty!!

Keep working on your DEUs!!!

Cadet Order of Dress:
  C-5 FTU or Adventure Wear if you do not have combats
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
 

 
Sat 20 Dec 2014 to Thu 8 Jan 2015
STAND DOWN  

 

NO REGULAR TRAINING

Only the Biathlon Team will practice during the holidays.

There may be a Senior Development Day in early Jan, but that is to be determined.

HAVE A GREAT CHRISTMAS AND HOLIDAY SEASON, AND AN EVEN BETTER NEW YEAR!!!!
 
    

 

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!