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.  And it's FUN.   [read more]

 
 
 

We are proud to announce that we have been
selected as one of this year’s beneficiaries of the
Annual Magna Wild Wild West Hoedown!

Contact Tracy Gilliam at tracygillam@rogers.com for your tickets today!




Great news!  Our 1500 Raffle Tickets are in!


The sale of raffle tickets will have the largest impact towards our corps’ trip to Vimy Ridge in 2017.
All Corps families are asked to participate in ticket sales between July 3rd and August 26, 2014.
Tickets come in books of 15 tickets and sell as 3 for $20.  
 
If you would like to pick up your book of 15 tickets
please contact Tracy Gilliam at tracygillam@rogers.com.

Click here for more information about the Hoedown!


 
Tue 2 Sep 2014
Interviews for WOs applying for senior appointments and promotions  

Arrival Time:  1800
Dismissal Time:  2200
Location:   John Graves Simcoe Armoury
 

All Warrant Officers (WOs) returning to the corps in September may apply for this Merit Review Board for 2 appointments to Squadron Sergeant Major (SSM), 1 to Drill Sergeant Major (DSM) and 1 to Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM) for a total of 4 appointments.

Promotion to Master Warrant Officer may or may not coincide with these appointments.

Applications from current WOs in the form of a one page cover letter are due by email to the Administration Officer (2799army@cadets.gc.ca) by 1800 Tue 26 Aug. Late applicants, if accepted, may receive lower marks on preparation.

Assignment of timeslots for interviews are on a first come-first served basis and will be issued by Fri 29 Aug.

Good luck!!

Cadet Order of Dress:
  C1 Dress
Staff Order of Dress:   DEU 3B (Short Sleeve Order)
 
    

 
Fri 5 Sep 2014
First Night Back for the 2014-2015 Training Year!!!  

Arrival Time:  1850
Dismissal Time:  2200
Location:   John Graves Simcoe Armoury
 

We want EVERYONE to be at the first night back for the upcoming training year!!

This night is to re-register all returning cadets by issuing forms to verify all personal data. These forms MUST be taken home, completed and signed by a parent and returned as soon as possible.

Cadets who have NOT returned these forms cannot participate in any competitions, weekend exercises, etc.

This night is also our Team Sign-Up Night. If you are interested in one or more teams: Orienteering, Band, Air Rifle Marksmanship, Biathlon & Drill Team, sign up and come out to the practices that will be starting for some teams very soon!

Remember to work on your uniforms before this first night back!

Cadet Order of Dress:
  C2A (Short Sleeve Order ie no jacket)
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 6 Sep 2014
Raffle Sales at the Aurora RibFest  

Arrival Time:  1550
Dismissal Time:  1730
Location:   Machell Park on Aurora Heights Drive across from the old Aurora Community Centre
Go to https://maps.google.ca/maps?q=Machell+Park&sll=44.00601,-79.472113&sspn=0.0237066,0.0439462&fb=1&gl=ca&cid=11645560530287882028&t=m&z=16&iwloc=A
 

6 Cadets are needed to sell Hoedown Raffle Tickets at the Aurora RibFest on Sat 6 Sep from 16:00 to 17:30 (must arrive about 10 minutes early).

Community Service Hours can be earned!

Sign up by replying on Facebook, then confirm on Fri 5 Sep that you are still committed.

Thank you!

Cadet Order of Dress:
  C2 Duty (or C2A if warm)
Staff Order of Dress:   CadPat
 
    

 
Sun 7 Sep 2014
Raffle Sales at the Aurora RibFest  

Arrival Time:  1020
Dismissal Time:  1230
Location:   Machell Park on Aurora Heights Drive across from the old Aurora Community Centre
Go to https://maps.google.ca/maps?q=Machell+Park&sll=44.00601,-79.472113&sspn=0.0237066,0.0439462&fb=1&gl=ca&cid=11645560530287882028&t=m&z=16&iwloc=A
 

6 Cadets are needed to sell Hoedown Raffle Tickets at the Aurora RibFest on Sun 7 Sep from 10:30 to 12:30 (must arrive about 10 minutes early).

Community Service Hours can be earned!

Sign up by replying on Facebook, then confirm on Fri 5 Sep that you are still committed.

Thank you!

Cadet Order of Dress:
  C2 Duty (or C2A if warm)
Staff Order of Dress:   CadPat
 
    

 
Fri 12 Sep to Sun 14 Sep 2014
Regular Training Night followed by a FULL WEEKEND SLEEPOVER  

Arrival Time:  1850 (Fri)
Dismissal Time:  1700 (Sun)
Location:   John Graves Simcoe Armoury
 

Friday is a regular training night, followed by Sat and Sun activities at the armoury including tagging, Magna Hoedown Parking (seniors only) and initial tryouts for the Orienteering and Biathlon Teams.

Wear C2 (junior cadets) or C5 (WOs and up), but bring PT gear suitable for running outdoors.

Read the Warning Order and bring items on Kit List.

Cadet Order of Dress:
  C2 Duty for Cdt to Sgt (Dark pants & shoes, white collar shirt for those without an issued dress uniform), C5 Combats for WO and up
Staff Order of Dress:   CadPat
 
    

Bus Schedule
  Sutton   Keswick   EG   Newmarket   Armoury    
To Armoury (Fri) 17:30 18:00 18:20 18:30 18:50    
    18:10 17:50 17:30 17:20 17:00 Home (Sun)
 

 
Fri 19 Sep 2014
Change of Command, Change of RSM and Promotions Night!!!  

Arrival Time:  1850 (Fri)
Dismissal Time:  2150
Location:   John Graves Simcoe Armoury
 

This is a VERY important parade!

After being Commanding Officer for 8 of the past 10 years, Capt Sue Lusk is turning command over to Capt Phil Lusk!

Also, CWO Semikolennihs is turning over the position of Cadet Regimental Sergeant Major to a cadet to be named at the parade!!

And there will be almost 100 promotions on this night, from Trooper all the way up to Master Warrant Officer!!!

Next, we will be saying goodbye to CI Lynne Hollingshead who will not be able to work with our band any longer.

Finally, Capt Sue Lusk has a very important announcement to make!!!!

Everyone must be in their best C1 Dress DEU (Distinctive Environmental Uniform).

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 1A
 
    

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 Sep & Sun 21 Sep 2014
Aurora Legion Candlelight Placement and Ceremony  

Arrival Time:  1700 (Sat) / 1330 (Sun)
Dismissal Time:  1830 (Sat) / 1430 (Sun)
Location:   Aurora Cemetary at 14253 Yonge Street, Aurora
 

10-12 cadets are asked to place and light candles on Sat 20 Sep at the Aurora Cemetary, then return on Sun 21 Sep for the actual ceremony.

Sat candle placement and lighting will be in C5 Combats, while the Sun parade and drum head service will be in C1 Dress.

One senior cadet will be asked to read the Army prayer.

3 Community Service Hours to be earned!!

Please sign up with Capt Daniels on Fri 5 Sep or at the latest, Sun 14 Sep.

There is no bus, so cadets must make their own way each day - Please car pool!!!

Cadet Order of Dress:
  C5 Combats (Sat) / C1 Dress (Sun)
Staff Order of Dress:   CadPat (Sat) / DEU 1A (Sun)
 
    

 
Fri 26 Sep 2014
Open House  

Arrival Time:  1850
Dismissal Time:  2150
Location:   John Graves Simcoe Armoury
 

This is the night you want all your 12-14 year old relatives and friends to come check us out!

We will be putting on a presentation and giving tours of our facilities, all while training is going on.

Regular training for mosts cadets.

Cadet Order of Dress:
  C5 Combats (Adventure Wear if you have not been issued combats yet)
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 26 Sep to Sun 28 Sep 2014
Gold Star Expedition Centre Training  

Arrival Time:  1850 (Fri)
Dismissal Time:  1700 Sun (TBC)
Location:   JGS Armoury, then Kelso Conservation Area and Rattlesnake Point
 

All Cadets in the Gold Star Program who have already completed the Silver Star EC Trg Weekend last May MUST attend this weekend.

Training includes hiking and intensive mountain biking.

Joining Instructions with Kit List will be posted asap.

Please confirm your attendance by having a parent sign the offer provided by the Administration Officer.

Cadet Order of Dress:
  Adventure Wear suitable for the weather
Staff Order of Dress:   Adventure Wear suitable for the weather
 
    

Bus Schedule
  Sutton   Keswick   EG   Newmarket   Armoury    
To Armoury (Fri) 17:30 18:00 18:20 18:30 18:50    
    No Bus Home on Sun, must pick-up from armoury
 

 

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!