Refresher Weekend – November 4 & 5th

Refresher weekend is this Saturday and Sunday from 9-4:30 each day.   This is a mandatory training weekend so if you cadet is not able to make it, please ensure they are letting us know in the usual way – via phone, email or the website.

Cadets are to bring a non-heatable lunch for both days.   Be advised we do have cadets with serious nut and seed allergies, so no peanut butter or sunflower seeds please.

Saturday cadets are to bring (not wear) their full uniforms.  As we will be teaching them uniform care.  Please ensure uniform parts are labeled with cadets name.

Sunday they are also to bring a swimsuit, towel and a quarter for their locker as we will be going swimming .

***For pickup on Saturday – due to the Rider game you will need to pick up from the North East end of the Armoury on – take Dewdney to Argyle and turn onto 9th Avenue – as the roads will be blocked off for the game.

Important Weekly Announcements

November 1st is Halloween Party: Come in Costume or Uniform – prizes and fun

SSC – Parent/Volunteer Meeting 6:45 in the Mess. Hope to see you there.

Did you miss Wednesday October 25th announcements? Click link below for updated announcements.



Leaving on a C-130 Jet Plane

I want to thank the officers, cadets and parent of 41 Hercules Squadron, past and present for an amazing 25+ years as an officer in the squadron.  I did Admin, Range, Supply and Commanding Officer.  I have taken the shooting teams to Ottawa (many times), Regina, Quebec City and Nunavut.  Taken cadets to France, England, and across Canada and the USA.  As a cadet I focused on marksmanship and not so much the finer aspects of the program, but as an officer I got to take in more of the program and train some pretty amazing people.  Three graduated from RMC, one was a tank commander and is now a LCol and base commander.  Two work in the Sqn and one is at region HQ and was Command at Cold Lake Air Cadet camp this year.  One is a doctor in the US.  Another is a helicopter pilot in the air force and another flies for a domestic airline.  One is professional chef (Culinary Institute of America).  Many others very successful.  My career was long and had many positive successes.  I have no regrets retiring now.  It is for a younger group with more vision to carry this program forward.

To the older cadets (level two and up) it was an honour and pleasure to have known you and to have worked with you.  You will do this city and country proud.  For the new cadets, I hope to get to know you over the next few weeks and will regret not getting to share this experience with you.  I have been with 41 for over 28 consecutive years and can tell you there is a lot to learn and to be proud of.  Focus, be disciplined and open minded.  Learn all you can. Trust me, it will pay off when you get older.

All the best to you all, good luck in your futures and have fun!

Captain Jeff Sweitzer (CD)