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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.  We do cool stuff.   [read more]

 
 
 
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Fri 30 Sep to Sun 2 Oct 2016
Nav/Trek Field Training Exercise (Full Weekend Sleep-Over)  

Arrival Time:  18:50
Dismissal Time:  22:00
Location:   John Graves Simcoe Armoury
 

This is a full weekend sleep-over, first at the armoury on Fri night then in the field near the Bruce Trail and Metcalfe Rock in the Town of Blue Mountains

Dress for the entire weekend is Adventure Wear (what you would wear if you were going for a hike or mountain biking). No jeans or inappropriate clothing. Synthetics are much preferred over cotton!!

Read the Warning Order once it is posted, especially the Kit List. Most importantly don't forget your sleeping bag, mattress pad, warm clothing, health card and medication.

Here is a preliminary Kit List of what to wear/bring Fri evening:
Wear Fri evening:
Appropriate hiking footwear
Layered clothing, preferably synthetic base wear, fleece or wool warmth layer and rain coat or waterproof shell
Socks (preferably synthetic or wool)
Sock liners if possible
Civilian Clothes to pack in duffle/kit bag:
Appropriate for the evening weather
Second pair of footwear
3-4 extra pairs of socks
Sleepwear

Personal Hygiene:
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Deodorant
Comb / hair brush
Soap
Washcloth
Small towel
Shaving kit
Feminine hygiene products
Wet naps
Personal hand sanitizer

Personal Items:
Sleeping bag & air mattress or foam pad
Water bottle
Medication
Health Card
Headlamp or flashlight with batteries
Sunscreen
Lip Balm
SMALL sharp knife
Watch
Small backpack to carry layers of clothing not being worn, water bottle, snacks, etc.
Sun glasses
Hat
Hiking poles if you have one or two

PLEASE DO NOT BRING VALUABLE ITEMS
We do not want to see cell phones being used during training other than to take pictures during the hike and other appropriate times.

If you have any questions, ask your Troop Warrant Officer or Section Commander.

Cadet Order of Dress:
  Adventure Wear
Staff Order of Dress:   Adventure Wear
 

[Warning Order]   
 

Bus Schedule
  Sutton District High School, 20798 Dalton Rd, Sutton   Prince of Peace School, 181 Glenwoods Ave, Keswick   East Gwillimbury Civic Centre, 19000 Leslie St, Sharon   17730 Leslie St, Newmarket   John Graves Simcoe Armoury, 215 Industrial Pkwy S, Aurora    
To Armoury (Fri) 17:30 18:00 18:20 18:30 18:50    
    18:20 18:00 17:40 17:30 17:10 Return Trip Home on Sun
 

 
Fri 30 Sep to Sun 2 Oct 2016
Gold Star Expedition Centre Training  

Arrival Time:  18:50 (Fri)
Dismissal Time:  16:00 (17:00 if taking the bus home)
Location:   JGSA then Kelso Conservation Area near Milton
 

ALL GOLD STAR CADETS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND THIS MANDATORY WEEKEND TRAINING SO YOU ARE ABLE TO COMPLETE YOUR GOLD STAR TRAINING!!

Remember, you must complete your Gold Star level without difficulty before you can be promoted to WO!

Dress, bring and pack per the following Kit List:
4 pairs of warm wool/synthetic (not cotton) socks
4 pairs of inner socks (not cotton)
3 pairs of underwear
1 pair of long underwear (not cotton) (top & bottom)
2 short sleeve shirts or t-shirts (not cotton)
2 pairs of long pants (not cotton or denim)
1 pair shorts
1 fleece jacket (or bring the fleece liner from a Cadet Parka)
1 pyjamas or sleepwear (suitable for shared sleeping)
1 hat (i.e. Ball cap, Tilley Hat, etc)
1 toque
1 pair gloves
1 pair shoes/sneakers (evening usage)
1 pair hiking/ biking shoes (day time usage)
1 water bottle
1 wrist watch
1 towel (small)
1 travel-sized soap
1 travel-sized deodorant
1 travel-sized toothbrush and toothpaste
1 comb/hairbrush
1 camera (optional)
1 duffle bag or large ruck sack for bringing/stowing gear (NOT a rolling suitcase as these are difficult to store)

Cadet Order of Dress:
  Adventure Wear
Staff Order of Dress:   Adventure Wear
 

[Warning Order]
[Parental Consent Form]   
 

Bus Schedule
  Sutton District High School, 20798 Dalton Rd, Sutton   Prince of Peace School, 181 Glenwoods Ave, Keswick   East Gwillimbury Civic Centre, 19000 Leslie St, Sharon   17730 Leslie St, Newmarket   John Graves Simcoe Armoury, 215 Industrial Pkwy S, Aurora    
To Armoury (Fri) 17:30 18:00 18:20 18:30 18:50    
    18:10 17:50 17:30 17:20 17:00 Home on Fri if taking the bus
 

 
3 Oct Sep 2016
Drill Team Practices  

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

THESE PRACTICES ARE NOT EVERY WEEK BUT 2 OUT OF EVERY 3 WEEKS ON AVERAGE!

Anyone interested in being in the Drill Team this year should come out!

Arrive at 1850 so the team can get started on the parade square at 1900.

Comfortable civies with appropriate footwear - you may be asked to bring your parade boots to some practices.

There is no bus, so please arrange car pooling.

If you have any questions, ask the coach, Lt Charlebois.

Cadet Order of Dress:
  Civies with footwear appropriate for marching drill
Staff Order of Dress:   Civies
 
    

 
Tue 4 Oct 2016
Tuesday Biathlon Team Tryouts & Fitness Session  

Arrival Time:  1900
Dismissal Time:  2100
Location:   Location to be determined
 

Make sure you come wearing appropriate running/athletic gear, and bring water.

There is no bus, so please arrange car pooling!

If you have any questions, forward them on Facebook to the coach, CI David Kasper.

Cadet Order of Dress:
  Athletic Wear for both in and outdoors
Staff Order of Dress:   Same
 
    

 
Fri 7 Oct 2016
Regular Training Night  

Arrival Time:  18:50
Dismissal Time:  22:00
Location:   John Graves Simcoe Armoury
 

Even though this is a long weekend, we are still scheduling mandatory training this evening!

We accept recruits for the whole year, but the sooner you bring them in, the better!

Wear your FTU with beret (tilleys are for field training only!). If you don't have FTUs, you wear Adventure Wear (what you would wear if you were going for a hike or mountain biking). No jeans or inappropriate clothing.

You should also make sure you have all the contact info of your Troop Warrant Officer and your Section Sgts (and Troop WOs and Sec Sgts must have all info on their cadets).

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

Bus Schedule
  Sutton District High School, 20798 Dalton Rd, Sutton   Prince of Peace School, 181 Glenwoods Ave, Keswick   East Gwillimbury Civic Centre, 19000 Leslie St, Sharon   17730 Leslie St, Newmarket   John Graves Simcoe Armoury, 215 Industrial Pkwy S, Aurora    
To Armoury (Fri) 17:30 18:00 18:20 18:30 18:50    
    23:10 22:50 22:30 22:20 22:00 Home
 

 
10 Oct 2016
Weekly Band Practice  

Arrival Time:  1800
Dismissal Time:  2000
Location:   John Graves Simcoe Armoury
 

Anyone who wants to join the Band who have at least started music training at school are welcome to come out!!

If you own your own instrument or have borrowed one from your school, bring it with you!!

No bus, so please arrange car pooling!

If you have any questions about the band, ask WO Zeromskis, Sgt Rajani or the Band Instructor, Mr Claude Arcand.

Cadet Order of Dress:
  Civies with footwear appropriate for marching drill
Staff Order of Dress:   Civies
 
    

 
Tue 11 Oct 2016
NON-JUNIOR Development Night for Air Rifle Marksmanship  

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

Anyone who will be 15 or more on 15 May 2017 is welcome to come out and train on the air rifle.

This is important if you plan on trying out for the Air Rifle Team or the Biathlon Team!

Dress is comfortable civies with a hoodie, sweatshirt or sweater AND DON'T FORGET YOUR GLASSES IF YOU WEAR THEM!

There is no bus, so please arrange car pooling!

If you have any questions, they can be directed on Facebook to CI Romses or CV Woodhouse, our 2 coaches this year.

Cadet Order of Dress:
  Comfortable civies with a hoodie, sweatshirt or sweater
Staff Order of Dress:   Civies
 
    

 
Fri 14 Oct 2016
Regular Training Night  

Arrival Time:  18:50
Dismissal Time:  22:00
Location:   John Graves Simcoe Armoury
 

Let's see how much your uniforms have improved since the CO's Parade a month before!

Everyone should be comfortable in their training level and all instructors should know what they are teaching tonight.

You should also make sure you have all the contact info of your Troop Warrant Officer and your Section Sgts (and Troop WOs and Sec Sgts must have all info on their cadets).

Be proud of your uniform! Work on your boots whenever you can, form that beret and get all that lint off! Show everyone how good it is to be an Army Cadet and a Queen's York Ranger!!!

Cadet Order of Dress:
  DEU C2
Staff Order of Dress:   Cadpat
 
    

Bus Schedule
  Sutton District High School, 20798 Dalton Rd, Sutton   Prince of Peace School, 181 Glenwoods Ave, Keswick   East Gwillimbury Civic Centre, 19000 Leslie St, Sharon   17730 Leslie St, Newmarket   John Graves Simcoe Armoury, 215 Industrial Pkwy S, Aurora    
To Armoury (Fri) 17:30 18:00 18:20 18:30 18:50    
    23:10 22:50 22:30 22:20 22:00 Home
 

 
Sun 16 Oct 2016
Final Orienteering Team Practice in the field  

Arrival Time:  10:00
Dismissal Time:  15:00
Location:   Palgrave Conservation Area, 17579 Duffy
 

Practice for all team members and spares!

Arrive at the parking lot at the training location and wait for the team coaches to meet you there (they may be setting up the course when you arrive). Watch for a grey Jeep or grey Mazda 3 with a small orienteering marker on it!

Bring your lunch, lot's of water and/or other beverages and snacks. Bring rain gear and a change of warm clothes since this is a rain or shine event. Keep everything together in a small back pack.

This is our last field practice so EVERYONE who is competitn the following weekend MUST attend!!! If you cannot, please withdraw from the team asap so a spare who has been practicing can take your place.

Cadet Order of Dress:
  Athletic Wear suitable for the weather conditions
Staff Order of Dress:   Civies
 

[Map to Palgrave Conservation Area]   
 

 
Tue 18 Oct 2016
Air Rifle Junior Development Night  

Arrival Time:  18:30
Dismissal Time:  21:00
Location:   John Graves Simcoe Armoury
 

Last Air Rifle Junior Development Night before Try Outs!

This is open to cadets who were born ON OR AFTER May 15, 2002.

We will be running 2 teams this year so we will be choosing 6 juniors after our final Tryouts on 5 Nov, so these junior nights are very important if you want to tryout for the Air Rifle Team.

We will also be having 2 nights for cadets who want to tryout for the Air Rifle Team and would be seniors (born BEFORE 15 May 2002) on Tue 11 Oct and Tue 25 Oct. We will be choosing 6 seniors after our final tryouts on 5 Nov.

There is no bus so please try to arrange carpooling!

If you have any questions, see CI Roger Romses or CI Emily Woodhouse.

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

[See here for details!!!]   
 

 
Fri 21 Oct 2016
Regular Training Night  

Arrival Time:  18:50
Dismissal Time:  22:00
Location:   John Graves Simcoe Armoury
 

WE WILL CONTINUE TO WEAR C2 DEU DRESS UNIFORM UNTIL ALL CADETS WHO JOINED BEFORE THE SUMMER HAVE THEIR FIELD TRAINING UNIFORM (FTU C5). You will be notified of the dress the week before.

Section Sgts, you MUST call your cadets, ensure they know the dress of every activity and you know when and why they will not be attending.

Cadet Order of Dress:
  DEU C2 (Until everyone is notified they can wear FTU C5)
Staff Order of Dress:   CadPat
 
    

Bus Schedule
  Sutton District High School, 20798 Dalton Rd, Sutton   Prince of Peace School, 181 Glenwoods Ave, Keswick   East Gwillimbury Civic Centre, 19000 Leslie St, Sharon   17730 Leslie St, Newmarket   John Graves Simcoe Armoury, 215 Industrial Pkwy S, Aurora    
To Armoury (Fri) 17:30 18:00 18:20 18:30 18:50    
    23:10 22:50 22:30 22:20 22:00 Home
 

 
Sat 22 Oct 2016
Central Ontario Area Orienteering Competition  

Arrival Time:  07:30
Dismissal Time:  17:30
Location:   Ray Twinney Recreation Complex, then Albion Hills Conservation Area
 

This competition is for our 3 cadet male team, 3 cadet female teams 2 extra males and 2 extra females (for a total of 10 cadets plus possible staff cadets).

You MUST wear what you will be competing in with warm clothes over top, as we don't count on anywhere to change.

You MUST bring your Health Card, signed PARENTAL CONSENT - REGIONAL ACTIVITIES AND TECHNICAL TRAINING Form, beverage, snacks, rain gear, warm change of clothes, second pair of footwear, gloves, touque/balaclava and a back pack to hold everything. The team should bring one of our shelters.

Cadet Order of Dress:
  Athletic Wear suitable to the weather conditions
Staff Order of Dress:   CadPat
 

[Details on the 2015 Orienteering Competition Series]   
 

 
Sat 29 Oct to Sun 30 Oct 2016
Regional Orienteering Championships  

Arrival Time:  0930 (Sat)
Dismissal Time:  1430 (Sun)
Location:   JGSA then Dufferin Forest and Blackdown CTC
 

Hopefully both our male and female teams will have moved onto the Regionals, along with as many individuals as possible!

Read the Joining Instructions and ask an questions you have to your either Capt Daniels or Lt D Silva.

Be at the Armoury at 0930 on Sat and have your parents there on Sun at 1430 to pick you up (there is always a chance the Sun competition may run late if competitors are late finishing the course aka lost).

GOOD LUCK!!!!

Cadet Order of Dress:
  Athletic Wear suitable for the weather
Staff Order of Dress:   CadPat
 

[Warning Order]
[Map to the competition site for those who want to watch!]   
 

 
Fri 4 Nov to Sun 6 Nov 2016
Weekend Sleepover for Commanding Officer's Parade, Air Rifle Shooting, Poppy Campaign, Cenotaph Vigil, Poppy Dinner and Remembrance Parades  

Arrival Time:  18:50 (Fri)
Dismissal Time:  15:30 (Sutton Legion) or 17:00 (JGS Armoury)
Location:   John Graves Simcoe Armoury, various locations around Aurora then parades in Aurora, Keswick & Sutton
 

THIS IS A MANDATORY WEEKEND!!!

We are sleeping over at the armoury on both Fri and Sat nights.

If you cannot sleep over, you MUST be at the armoury by 08:00 both mornings!

Fri is a Commanding Officer's Parade in DEU C1 (best uniform with tie). Those without their dress uniform must wear their best Black & Whites (dark pants, dark shoes, white collar shirt)

Sat is both Poppying for the Legions and Air Rifle Shooting (first chance this training year to get a qualification badge!!). This is also our Air Rifle Team Tryouts!!

Early Sun morning is normally a shoot-off of a few cadets trying to make the team while everyone else is getting their uniforms ready for the day.

We march to the Aurora Remembrance Parade with the Flag Party and Band leading, then after that ceremony we have a quick lunch and head up to the Sutton Remembrance Parade.

Cadets who live in Georgina (Keswick, Sutton, Pefferlaw, etc.) are to be picked up by their parents at the Sutton Legion by 15:30.

All others will get back on the buses and head to East Gwillimbury, Newmarket and eventually the JGS Armoury for a final clean-up and dismissal at 17:00.

Cadet Order of Dress:
  DEU C1 on Fri & Sun, Civies when shooting on Sat
Staff Order of Dress:   DEU 1A on Fri & Sun, Civies at JGSA on Sat
 
    

Bus Schedule
  Sutton District High School, 20798 Dalton Rd, Sutton   Prince of Peace School, 181 Glenwoods Ave, Keswick   East Gwillimbury Civic Centre, 19000 Leslie St, Sharon   17730 Leslie St, Newmarket   John Graves Simcoe Armoury, 215 Industrial Pkwy S, Aurora    
To Armoury (Fri) 17:30 18:00 18:20 18:30 18:50    
    15:30 15:50 16:00 16:10 16:30 Home from Sutton Legion to JGS Armoury (Sun)
 

 
Fri 11 Nov 2016
Various Remembrance Day Ceremonies and visits to Retirement Homes and Care Facilities  

Arrival Time:  Various
Dismissal Time:  Various
Location:   Various
 

Be prepared to volunteer to participate in your school and community Remembrance Day activities!!!

Those who are attending the Remembrance Ceremony at Chartwell Aurora Long Term Care Residence tomorrow must be there from 10:20 to 11:30 (noon if you can stay to talk to the residents).

Dress is DEU C1 (or good Black & Whites if you do not have a uniform yet).

Cadet Order of Dress:
  DEU C1 (Good Black & Whites if you do not have a uniform yet).
Staff Order of Dress:   DEU 1A
 
    

 

You can see an extended list of activities here.
 


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