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]

 
 
 

 
Fri 24 Oct 2014
Training CANCELLED  

 

As per the Facebook message that you will have already seen, training is cancelled for Friday Oct.24. More details on the resumption of training will follow in the next few days.

In the meantime, there is a CO's Parade coming up in early Nov and you have been given 5 weeks to work on your uniform, so there must be improvement since the last CO's Parade! Please make sure your uniform is washed, pressed, hung properly, and that your boots are polished as per the video here on this website (see the Uniform page).
 
    

 
Sat 25 Oct 2014
Area Orienteering Competition - CANCELLED  

 

More details regarding the Orienteering Competition will follow soon.
 
    

 
Mon 27 Oct 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 28 Oct 2014
Air Rifle NON-JUNIOR Development Night  

Arrival Time:  1830
Dismissal Time:  2100
Location:   John Graves Simcoe Armoury
 

Now it is time for all non-juniors who are interested in making the Air Rifle Team to get some coaching, tips and practice before tryouts on Sat 8 Nov!!!

Come on out if you will be 15 or more on 15 May 2015 if you want to learn more about marksmanship.

Wear or bring a comfortable sweater or hoodie, and don't forget to bring your eyeglasses if you have them, even if you don't like to wear them!

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

Cadet Order of Dress:
  Comfortable Civies (no tight clothes)
Staff Order of Dress:   Civies
 
    

 
Wed 29 Oct 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 31 Oct 2014
Halloween at the Armoury!!!  

Arrival Time:  1830
Dismissal Time:  2100
Location:   John Graves Simcoe Armoury
 

Details are coming!!!!

Cadet Order of Dress:
  Costumes
Staff Order of Dress:   Costumes
 
    

Bus Schedule
  Sutton   Keswick   EG   Newmarket   Armoury    
To Armoury 17:00 17:30 17:50 18:00 18:20    
    22:10 21:50 21:30 21:20 21:00 Home
 

 
Sat 1 Nov to Sun 2 Nov 2014
Regional Orienteering Championships  

Arrival Time:  0900 (Sat - TBC)
Dismissal Time:  1700 (Sun - TBC)
Location:   JGS Armoury, then to the Dufferin Forest and Blackdown
 

It may be a bit presumptious to post this, but we know our teams and individuals will do well enough (ie win) at the area competition to move on to the Regional Championships!!!

Check out the attached CRCSO (similar to an Op O) for details and watch for a Warning Order to be posted closer to the competition.

But first, LET'S WIN AT THE AREA COMPETITION!!!

Cadet Order of Dress:
  Sportswear suitable for orienteering
Staff Order of Dress:   CadPat
 

[CRCSO (similar to an Op O)]   
 

 
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)
 
    

 
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:  1630 Sun (TBC)
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 Keswick and Sutton must be picked up at the Sutton Legion at 1500.
Cadets from Sharon, Newmarket and Aurora will be bused back down from Sutton, with final dismissal from the Armoury at 1630.

The Warning Order will soon be posted with 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
 
    

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 at 1500 or at the Aurora Armoury at 1630
 

 
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
 
    

 
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
 

 
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
 

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

Arrival Time:  1850 (Fri)
Dismissal Time:  1700 (Sat)
Location:   School to be named, then to JGS Armoury
 

Leadership and Fitness Training on Fri & Sat!

Everyone arrives at the school to be named 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.


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
 

 

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!