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]

 
 
 
Vimy Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
All prize winners have now been contacted. If you have any questions regarding our 1st Vimy Spaghetti Fundraising Dinner please email us. Thank you for your support!




 
   
Fri 27 Mar 2015
Commander Officers Parade, Promotions Night and Weekend Sleep-Over  

Arrival Time:  1850
Dismissal Time:  N/A
Location:   John Graves Simcoe Armoury
 

There will be a few promotions and awards on this evening so get your uniform up to our standards and be proud to be a Queen's York Ranger Army Cadet!!!

We are taking another Corps picture, so we need EVERYONE in attendance and in uniform. Come to the Armoury on a Tue evening to get your DEU asap.

There will be regular training during periods 2 & 3. After 3rd period, we will get ready for the weekend sleep-over.

See listing on the tagging weekend for details regarding Sunday dismissal!

Cadet Order of Dress:
  C1 Dress (with tie)
Staff Order of Dress:   DEU 1A
 

[Warning Order]   
 

Bus Schedule
  Sutton   Keswick   EG   Newmarket   Armoury    
To Armoury 17:30 18:00 18:20 18:30 18:50    
    No return trip
 

 
Fri 27 Mar to Sun 29 Mar 2015
Tagging Weekend and Summer Biathlon Training on Sun  

Arrival Time:  1850 (Fri)
Dismissal Time:  1700 (Sun)
Location:   JGS Armoury (tagging in Aurora, EG, Keswick & Sutton)
 

The entire corps will be tagging in Aurora, East Gwillimbury and Georgina (Keswick & Sutton) on Sat and Sun!

We sleep at the armoury on Fri and Sat nights, then tag (hopefully in shifts if there are enough cadets) on Sat & Sun.

If most cadets come out, no one will have to tag more than 6 hours on either day. But when your peers do not contribute to our fundraising which make it possible to be the most active and best trained Army Cadet Corps in Ontario, then everyone else has to pick up the slack and do the others' share. That is not fair to you so get your friends out this weekend!!!

On Sun morning we will be doing Summer Biathlon, which is a run and shoot. Experience the real experience and get some exercise while you are at it!

Read the Warning Order, pack what is on the Kit List, shower before you come, wear your best uniform on Fri night and stay clean the entire weekend!!

There will NOT be a bus running home to Georgina. Cadets from Georgina will be tagging on Sun in Keswick and Sutton, and will be picked up at 1700 Sun at York Regional Police Station, 3 Division located at 3527 Baseline Road, Sutton.

Cadet Order of Dress:
  DEU C1 (bring sportswear for Sat am PT and Sun am Run & Shoot)
Staff Order of Dress:   DEU 1A (sportswear for PT and Run & Shoot)
 

[Warning Order]   
 

Bus Schedule
  Sutton   Keswick   EG   Newmarket   Armoury    
Fri to Armoury 17:30 18:00 18:20 18:30 18:50    
    Cadets from Georgina must be picked up at the York Regional Police Station 3 Division at 3527 Baseline Road at 1700 Sunday! No return bus
 

 
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 13 Apr (Break after Competition) and 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 13 Apr (Break after Competition) and 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
 
    

 
Every Tuesday until April 2015
Air Rifle Team Practice  

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

The Air Rifle Team Practices every Tuesday until after the Regional/National Championships on the weekend of 10-12 April.

Normally for the 5 person team who competed at the Zone Competition, but sometimes others may be asked to join.

Please be on time and ready to practice at 1830!
For Rika Training Nights, be 10 minutes early for your assigned time and get on your gear!!

As always, wear or bring a comfortable sweater or hoodie, footwear for standing shooting and your eyeglasses.

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


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

 
Fri 3 Apr 2015
Good Friday - NO CADETS  

 

We will stand down during this holiday.

Enjoy your long weekend!!!

But remember, work on your uniforms, especially your boots!!! This is even more important for our Band and Drill Team Members who will soon be going to their competitions!
 
    

 
Wed 8 Apr 2015
Regimental Change of RSM Parade  

Arrival Time:  1715
Dismissal Time:  2300
Location:   Meet at JGSA, then to Fort York Armoury
 

25 Cadets MCpl and above are invited to sign up for this important parade!

We must show our support for the regiment, the outgoing RSM and the incoming RSM by meeting our obligation of 25 cadets and 2 officers attending this ceremony.

The outgoing RSM, CWO Goldenberg is being replaced by the current DSM, MWO Atyeo.

There is a bus being provided by the regiment just for the cadets.

Dress for the cadets will be decided soon, as the regiment and our officers are wearing CadPat but the band and Guidon Party are wearing their Blues. A decision as to whether our cadets are wearing FTU, DEU C1 or DEU C2 will be made soon.

If you want to attend, please sign up with the RSM or DSM. Cpls and Tprs will who want to attend will be placed on Stand-by and only selected to attend if space permits.

While there is a bus from the JGSA to FYA, there is NOT a bus coming down from Georgina, so everyone must get their own rides from home to JGSA and return. Car pool!!!

Cadet Order of Dress:
  TBD (either FTU, C1 or C2)
Staff Order of Dress:   CadPat
 

[Warning Order]   
 

 
Fri 10 Apr 2015
Regular Training Night  

Arrival Time:  1850
Dismissal Time:  2145
Location:   JGS Armoury
 

Regular training, therefore dress will be FTU.

Silver and Gold Stars, remember to totally prepare for your assigned lessons. DO NOT LEAVE IT TO THE LAST MINUTE BECAUSE YOUR LESSON WILL REFLECT THAT!!!
Remember, your National Star of Excellence points start with your results from these Performance Objectives. For every "Exceeded the Standard" you earn, you get an addtional 20 points!! These points determine if you get selected for advanced training such as exchanges and expeditions, promotions to WO and above, etc.
So Gold Stars, you can earn the basic 300 NSE points for passing, or as much as 420 points for excelling in Leadership, Instructional Techniques, Drill, Navigation, Wilderness Survival and Expedition!!

If you do not have your FTU yet, wear your Adventure Wear (NO JEANS) or come in on a Tue evening between 1830 and 2030 to see the Supply Officer (Capt Daniels) or one of his assistants (Mr Kennedy or WO D'Aguanno) to be sized and hopefully outfitted! Get your DEU too if you don't have that yet!!
Those who have applied for summer camp have priority for FTU.

If you have any questions, talk to your Sec Sgt, Trp WO, Trp Cmdr or if you are still in the Recruit Troop, talk to Sgt McLaren.


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 10 Apr to Sun 12 Apr 2015
Regional & National Air Rifle Marksman Championships  

Arrival Time:  1600 (TBC)
Dismissal Time:  1700 (TBC)
Location:   CFB Trenton
 

Top teams from all Zone Shoots are invited to compete at the Regional Air Rifle Marksman Championships on Sat 10 Apr.

The winning team and other high-scoring individuals are invited to shoot on Sun during the National Championships!!

The coach will brief the 5 person Air Rifle Team of all the details, but be ready to leave later afternoon on Fri 10 Apr.

Cadet Order of Dress:
  Civies with all footwear, pants, sweaters, hoodies, etc. for shooting
Staff Order of Dress:   Civies
 
    

 
Fri 10 Apr to Sun 12 Apr 2015
Central Ontario Area Band and Drill Team Competitions  

Arrival Time:  1850 (Fri)
Dismissal Time:  1700 (Sun) TBC
Location:   JGS Armoury, then Fort York Armoury and Hutcheson Armoury, Toronto
 

Full weekend sleep-over after regular Friday training for the Band and Drill Team only!

There will be time on Fri evening and Sat to work on your uniforms and practice your routines.

Details will be provided to you by your coaches when they are known.

Cadet Order of Dress:
  Civies during the practices, DEU for the competition
Staff Order of Dress:   DEU 2B
 
    

 
Fri 17 Apr 2015
Regular Training Night  

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

Silver and Gold Stars who must still teach their lessons, remember to be prepared!!

Remember, you earn 20 National Star of Excellence points every time you get an "Exceeded the Standard", so the harder you work now, the more chance you have to be selected for advanced training such as exchanges and expeditions, promotions to WO and above, etc.

If you joined the corps before 28 Feb 2015, you must come to QM Stores on a Tue evening between 1830 and 2030 to see the Supply Officer (Capt Daniels) or one of his assistants (Mr Kennedy or WO D'Aguanno) to be sized and hopefully outfitted!
Get your FTU too if you are going to summer camp!!

If you have any questions, talk to your Sec Sgt, Trp WO, Trp Cmdr or if you are still in the Recruit Troop, talk to Sgt McLaren.

Cadet Order of Dress:
  DEU C2 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
 

 
Sat 18 Apr 2015
Central Ontario Area Orienteering Competition  

Arrival Time:  0700
Dismissal Time:  1800
Location:   JGS Armoury, then Palgrave Conservation Area
 

We have 10 cadets going to represent 2799 Army and hopefully retain our titles as the Top Male and Top Female Unit Orienteering Teams in Ontario!!

Members who were picked for the Orienteering Team will be contacted by the coach to confirm membership and provide details on this competition.

Those who place high enough are invited to compete at the Regional Orienteering Championships on 2-3 May 2015!!

Cadet Order of Dress:
  Sportswear suitable for orienteering in the weather
Staff Order of Dress:   CadPat
 
    

 

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!