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 28 Nov - Sat 29 Nov 2014
One Night Sleep-Over for Sat Training - NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION FOR FRIDAY 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
 

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Bus Schedule
  Sutton   Keswick   EG   Newmarket   Armoury    
To High School 17:30 18:00 18:20 18:30 18:50    
    18:10 17:50 17:30 17:20 17:00 Home on Sat
 

 
Sun 30 Nov 2014
Weekly Sunday Biathlon Practice  

Arrival Time:  0800
Dismissal Time:  1500
Location:   JGS Armoury, and if skiing, travel to Hardwood Hills or Highland Nordic
 

This is the first of the weekly Sunday practices for the selected team.

They will be at the armoury until we have enough snow at Hardwood Hills or Nordic Highlands to actually ski.

When at the armoury, you will be running outside so wear outdoor running shoes and sportswear (PT gear) suitable for the weather.

When going skiing, wear what you will be skiing in under your warmth layers, which you will remove before training commences but ready to put back on when cooling down.

Bring your own water bottle full of water, lunch, other beverages and nutritional snacks.

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

Cadet Order of Dress:
  Sportswear suitable for long distance running and/or skiing
Staff Order of Dress:   Sportswear
 
    

 
Mon 1 Dec 2014
East Gwillimbury 2014 Inaugural Council Meeting  

Arrival Time:  1830
Dismissal Time:  2100
Location:   Town of East Gwillimbury Town Hall, 19000 Leslie Street, Sharon
 

The Town of East Gwillimbury has asked the Corps to supply 4 senior cadets and a staff member to assist with their 2014 Inaugural Council Meeting.

Duties will include greeting guests at the door, handing out programs and providing direction as needed.

Earn two Community Service Hours for each ceremony attended!

Please sign up by either replying to a post in the Facebook Group or sending an email to 2799army@cadets.gc.ca.

Let's show our support and network by meeting the Mayors and Councillors of our communities!!

Cadet Order of Dress:
  C1 Dress
Staff Order of Dress:   DEU 1A
 
    

 
Mon 1 Dec 2014
Band Practice  

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

The band still needs a few more members if we want to compete at the Area Band Competition in the spring.

This is an awesome team to join if you cannot shoot, ski or orienteer vry well (but there is some drill).

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 more often.

There is no bus so please arrange car pooling!!

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

 
Mon 1 Dec 2014
Drill Team Practice  

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

WE ARE STILL SHORT A COUPLE TEAM MEMBERS!!

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 2 Dec 2014
Air Rifle Team Practice  

Arrival Time:  1700 (first cadet)
Dismissal Time:  2200 (last cadet)
Location:   John Graves Simcoe Armoury
 

Our first Rika Marksmanship System Practice of the Year for the 10 cadets who made the team.

Cadets will be assigned a 30 minute block of time for special computerized training that they will NOT want to miss.

Details and timings will be given personally to each team member and may be posted here and/or in the Facebook Group.

Cadets are asked to arrive 10 minutes before their assigned time to get into their shooting jacket and be at the large classroom at their assigned time. Parents are asked to either wait or can come back after the assigned time, as the cadets are free to leave after they have completed the training.

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

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

 
Tue 2 Dec 2014
Town of Aurora Inaugural Meeting of the new Town Council  

Arrival Time:  1800
Dismissal Time:  2100
Location:   Town of Aurora Town Hall, 100 John West Way, Aurora
 

The Town of Aurora has asked the Corps to supply 4 senior cadets and a staff member to assist with their 2014 Inaugural Town Council Meeting.

Duties will include greeting guests at the door, handing out programs and providing direction as needed.

Earn two Community Service Hours for each ceremony attended!

Please sign up by either replying to a post in the Facebook Group or sending an email to 2799army@cadets.gc.ca.

Let's show our support and network by meeting the Mayors and Councillors of our communities!!

Cadet Order of Dress:
  C1 Dress
Staff Order of Dress:   DEU 1A
 
    

 
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
 

 
Sun 7 Dec 2014
Weekly Biathlon Team Practice  

Arrival Time:  0800
Dismissal Time:  1500
Location:   JGS Armoury, and if skiing, travel to Hardwood Hills or Highland Nordic
 

These weekly practices for the selected team will be at the armoury until we have enough snow to ski at Hardwood Hills or Nordic Highlands.

When at the armoury, you will be running outside so wear outdoor running shoes and sportswear (PT gear) suitable for the weather.

When going skiing, wear what you will be skiing in under your warmth layers, which you will remove before training commences but ready to put back on when cooling down.

Bring your own water bottle full of water, lunch, other beverages and nutritional snacks.

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

Cadet Order of Dress:
  Sportswear suitable for long distance running and/or skiing
Staff Order of Dress:   Sportswear
 
    

 
Mon 8 Dec 2014
Band Practice  

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

The band still needs a few more members if we want to compete at the Area Band Competition in the spring.

This is an awesome team to join if you cannot shoot, ski or orienteer vry well (but there is some drill).

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 more often.

There is no bus so please arrange car pooling!!

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

 
Mon 8 Dec 2014
Drill Team Practice  

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

WE ARE STILL SHORT A COUPLE TEAM MEMBERS!!

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 9 Dec 2014
Air Rifle Team Practice  

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

Air Rifle Team Practices are only for the 10 cadets who made the team.

Please be on time and ready to practice at 1830!

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.

There is no bus for team practices, so please car pool as much as possible!

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

 
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
 

 
Sun 14 Dec 2014
Weekly Biathlon Team Practice  

Arrival Time:  0800
Dismissal Time:  1500
Location:   JGS Armoury, and if skiing, travel to Hardwood Hills or Highland Nordic
 

These weekly practices for the selected team will be at the armoury until we have enough snow to ski at Hardwood Hills or Nordic Highlands.

When at the armoury, you will be running outside so wear outdoor running shoes and sportswear (PT gear) suitable for the weather.

When going skiing, wear what you will be skiing in under your warmth layers, which you will remove before training commences but ready to put back on when cooling down.

Bring your own water bottle full of water, lunch, other beverages and nutritional snacks.

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

Cadet Order of Dress:
  Sportswear suitable for long distance running and/or skiing
Staff Order of Dress:   Sportswear
 
    

 
Tue 16 Dec 2014
Air Rifle Team Practice  

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

Air Rifle Team Practices are only for the 10 cadets who made the team.

Please be on time and ready to practice at 1830!

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.

There is no bus for team practices, so please car pool as much as possible!

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

 
Fri 19 Dec 2014
NO TRAINING - STAND DOWN  

 

 
    

 
Fri 19 Dec 2014 to Thu 8 Jan 2015
STAND DOWN  

 

NO REGULAR TRAINING

Only the Biathlon Team will practice during the holidays and EVERYONE is invited to the Resolution Run on 31 Dec.

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!!!!
 
    

 
Wed 31 Dec 2014
30th Annual Resolution Run  

Arrival Time:  1630
Dismissal Time:  1800
Location:   Aurora Running Room, Unit 1, 25 First Commerce Drive
 

The Commanding Officer is challenging EVERY member of the Corps, whether you are a Cadet, Officer, CI, Volunteer or Member of the Support Committee, to do the 30th Annual Resolution Run with him on 31 December 2014!!

You can try to run the whole thing, walk most or some, or walk the entire length. The important thing is to get out there and do it!!

Get more information and register now at http://www.resolutionrun.ca/register-s14533.

Get your parents to register you and they can also register themselves and other members of your family!!!

THE CHALLENGE IS ON!!!!

If you do not want to run or walk, but would still like to help, the Running Room will be looking for volunteers to help eg be at checkpoints along the way, drive safety vehicles, help serve refreshments afterwards, etc.

If interested in volunteering, call Bev Erdenberger at the Running Room at (905) 726-1600.

Cadet Order of Dress:
  PT clothes suitable for running outdoors in cold weather (with layers to put on afterwards)
Staff Order of Dress:   PT clothes suitable for running outdoors in cold weather (with layers to put on afterwards)
 
    

 

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!