During the period of December 23, 2022 to January 08, 2023, the cadet corps will be closing it's door. We wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and new year celebration. We will see you back on Tuesday January 10, 2023.
The announcement was made to the cadets tonight, we had received official approval to return to In-Person activities. I wish to THANK YOU all for your patience with the new training year.
We will return to in-person next Tuesday!! Camp Chestermere 27th October 2020 @ 19:00 hrs (7 pm) Order of Dress: FTU (appropriate civilian attire)
To ensure a safe return for all and that appropriate safety protocols are in place, the following new procedures will take effect:
1) In-person attendance is not mandatory to participate in the cadet program. If not attending in person, cadets can make alternate arrangements with the training staff to satisfy the requirements to succeed in their star level.
2) Until we receive our corps allotment of masks and issue them to cadets, all personnel MUST bring their own. Wearing a mask while in cadet is mandatory!!
3) At the beginning of each night, all personnel will need to Check-In with the Covid Safety (Duty) Officer @ The Chapel (smaller building behind the main building). Attendance and Covid Questionnaire will be taken. •Please Stay at Home ... oIf you are not feeling well; oIf you are required to be tested (or pending test results) for Covid-19, you must notify us of the situation. oIf you have been around someone who has tested positive for Covid 19, you must notify us of the situation. oIf you have been out of the Province and/or Country and been home less than 14 days, please self isolate. 4) There will be NO ACCESS to Supply without an appointment. •Required for Initial Kit Out / Uniform Exchange / Return •MUST be made in advance with the Supply Officer via email 3125Supply@gmail.com •Please take the measurement of your son/daughter (cadet) PRIOR to your appointment using the attached guideline & form. •There will be no 'lenders' for the evening. If your cadet forgot an uniform item, he/she will proceed with the activity without it. •Uniform items will be kept in a sealed garbage bag for 72 Hrs. prior to issue and/or post return. 5) If not already done so, the Annual Validation (Detailed Health Questionnaire if provided) and Covid Awareness Test is required prior to your son/daughter (cadet) return. THANK YOU for all the cadets/parents who had already returned the required documents. On the FIRST NIGHT - We ask that ONE PARENT joins the cadet at check-in, to complete any required documents.
6) Going forward, we will ask that parents DO NOT leave the site until your son/daughter (cadet) has checked-in and is cleared to stay for the evening - ONLY cadets, staff, and individuals with appointments are allowed into the facility during training hours.
Other: •The Covid Awareness Test can be accessed via the external CCO Net > Create a Login > under Civilian Volunteers tab will be the course and test. https://portal-portail.cadets.gc.ca/_layouts/login-connexion.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fen%2f_layouts%2fAuthenticate.aspx%3fSource%3d%252Fen&Source=%2fen&lang=en •Attached is also the Cadet Junior Canadian Rangers - Covid Aide Memoire for your reference Remembrance Day: •Unfortunately, this year, cadets will not participate in the Royal Canadian Legion's Poppy Campaign. •If cadets are to attend a Remembrance service, if any, they are NOT permitted to be in uniform, this includes school and/or community events.
The health and safety of our cadets and staff remain to be our top priority. We starve to deliver an interactive and engaging program to the best of our ability. Our organization continues to monitor the situation, under the direction of The Department of National Defence and guidelines of Alberta Health Services, we will retain open communication as we proceed with the training year.
Please connect with us if you have any questions, and on behalf of the staff of 3125 RCACC, I look forward to reconnecting with all new & returning cadets.
Captain Ada Fong, CD
Commanding Officer 3125 (Calgary Highlanders) Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps Canadian Armed Forces email@example.com
Commandant 3125 (Calgary Highlander) Corps de Cadets Royaux de l’armée Canadienne Forces Armées Canadiennes firstname.lastname@example.org
First, I want to welcome you to the new cadet training year and hope that everyone had a great summer holiday, that your son(s)/daughter(s) had a good return to school. While we are approved to restart training, certain safety protocols, training modifications and guidelines have been directed by our Chain-of-Command; the staff at 3125 Calgary Highlanders (Chestermere) had been hard at work planning and getting things organized for the cadets to return. We will restart virtually at first and later transition back to limited in-person activities. We understand there will be cadets and/or parents who may be cautious and/or not be comfortable about returning to in-person interaction, THAT IS OK. Please let us know when the time comes and we can have a further conversation on alternative options. The Cadets and Staff's health and safety are our utmost priority, alongside with their development and success.
The foundation to our corps' success are communication and collaboration, at every level of our partnerships. This includes cadets, parents/families, Officers, and volunteers, members of our Unit Support Group, Army Cadet League, City of Chestermere, and the Department of National Defence. *THANK YOU for everyone's efforts over the last 6 months*
Here are a few things you can expect ... Administration will start for re-enrollment (an email was sent tonight with the details). IF you did not received this please let us know via DM with your cadet's name and your prefer email address. 8 Sept 2020 - Senior Cadets meeting 15 Sept 2020 - Parents Q & A (New cadets/parents are welcome) 22 Sept 2020 - Meeting with ALL cadets 29 Sept 2020 - Virtual training continues, update to in-person training (if available).
Camp Chestermerecontinues to be supportive of our program and welcomes us back into their facility, upon permission to return to in-person training is granted. Health and Safety protocols will be in effect under the National directive: These will be shared in the upcoming meetings. I want to thank you for your continued support of 3125 Calgary Highlanders (Chestermere) RCACC and we look forward to seeing everyone soon.
If you have any questions, please feel free to let us know.
Captain Ada Fong, CD Commanding Officer 3125 (Calgary Highlanders) RCACC
The decades since the Battle of Vimy Ridge have slipped by, but the legacy of the Canadians who accomplished so much in that important First World War battle lives on. Some say that Canada came of age as a country on those harsh April days in 1917.
Cadets and JCRs have always played an important role in remembering this battle at cenotaphs across Canada, and at Vimy Ridge. In these unprecedented times we invite Cadets, JCRs, their families, staff, and volunteers to take part in a virtual moment of remembrance.
To participate in this important act of remembrance we ask that on April 9th, at 8PM, in your local time zone you:
Wear your ceremonial dress uniform (C1 for Cadets and 1A for staff, green sweatshirts for JCRs) at home
Light a candle or use a virtual candle
Wear a poppy if you have one
Observe two minutes of silence
Take a selfie or image and tag @CadetsCa on either Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #RememberVimy
Although we are apart, we can come together and show our respect for this important battle that helped to shape our nation.
With the recently confirmed case(s) of COVID-19 in Alberta and the first related death in British Columbia, we understand that there will be increased concern and uncertainty about our own risk or steps to take.
Cadets training will continue as normal, however, cadets or his/her family members who are experiencing any flu-like symptoms should stay home and notify their Section Commander(s) following standard normal procedure.
We want to remember that there are the two cases in Alberta and we don't want to create any unnecessary angst. Understandably, this doesn’t lessen the concern we have for one another or the anxiety and stress we might feel about the potential spread of the virus, especially given the amount of media coverage COVID-19 receives. Please respect each other’s right to individual opinion and approach to the situation.
Alberta Health Services continue to work collaboratively with partners across Alberta to ensure an efficient and coordinated response to any potential case of COVID-19 in Alberta and encourages all Albertans to follow routine infection prevention measures, for any illness. These include washing hands often with warm soap and water and staying home from activities if you are feeling unwell.
If you are feeling unwell and are uncertain about your healthcare needs, please call Health Link – which is staffed by registered nurses and available 24/7 – by dialing 811 from any phone in Alberta. For additional information on COVID-19 and advice for the public, please visit the World Health Organization or Alberta Health Services sites. www.ahs.ca/covid.
Please avoid adding to the already existing speculation as result of the increased media interest and chatter on different social media channels. If you have a question or concern in regards to cadets training, please email the officers directly email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you Captain Ada Fong,CD
Commanding Officer 3125 Calgary Highlanders Cadet Corps Canadian Armed Forces email@example.com
This contest celebrates the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe, also known as V-E Day. The Lt. Gov. has always been a strong supporter and advocate of the cadet programme and as such, Her Honour created a special category just for Cadets. This contest is open to all cadets in the Province of Alberta but would be of special interest to those Cadets who have visited the battlefields of Europe.
For those wishing to participate in the contest, I recommend that the video be filmed in front of your Corps / Sqn in uniform and without wearing headdress. No special equipment is required to record the speeches as most modern cell phones are able to produce high quality video. Of course, this contest is completely optional but it is a great opportunity to showcase the skills that are learned and practiced through the programme not to mention the cash prizes for the winners! As the current Lt. Gov. term is winding down this year, it would be great to see a large number of cadet participants to show our appreciation for Her Honour's support over the years.
See the website link for additional information and on the submitting the completed video (https://www.historyandheroes.ca/spirit-of-victory)
Questions can be directed to the Commanding Officer, Captain Fong.
The Navy League of Canada, Calgary Branch and #22 RCSCC UNDAUNTED invite all Calgary area cadets to a Tri-Service Ball in celebration of the centennial anniversaries of the Corps and the Navy League of Canada.
Please see, post and share the attached invitation ASAP to all your cadets. It promises to be a fun evening that supports the cadet community at large and enhances inter-service comradery.
*Some tickets will be available for purchase via cash at the door - these need to be reserved in advance by emailing to 22Sea@cadets.gc.ca.
Dress: Formal (short or long dresses, suits and ties or bow ties, or uniform C1) Guests: Cadets are welcome to bring one guest of cadet age (12-18) to the dance - a ticket must also be purchased for the guest. Any cadet bringing a guest is responsible for their behavior as well as their own.
Cadets living in Calgary has the option to attend the service at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 286 (1107 33 St NE #5, Calgary, AB T2A 6T2). They will be under the supervision and direction of the air cadet officer attending. Arrival NLT 10:00 hrs
3125 (Calgary Highlanders) Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps
Marlborough Mall (Entrance #3) 433 Marlborough Way NE, Calgary Dress : C2 / Full Dress - ribbons
Sat - 9 Nov (10 am - 3 pm) Lt Frizzell Cpl Vernon. Cpl Horvat. Sgt Bayas. Cdt Hancott. CWO Kieswetter. WO Nail B. WO Nail T. Cdt Toth. Cpl Flores.
Sun - 10 Nov (12 pm - 4 pm) Capt Fong Cpl Vernon. Cpl Horvat. Cpl Jordi. Cdt Toth. Cdt Chapmon. WO Yarrow. MCpl Turning Rope. Sgt Evans. Cdt Lillie ***If you are not able to attend for any reason, please let your section commander know to pass up the chain.
Camp Chestermere 1041 E Lakeview Rd, Chestermere, AB T1X 1B1
The 3125 Calgary Highlander Cadet Corps parades every week on Tuesdaysnight at 1830hrs to 2130hrs. Feel free to come down and speak with one of our staff. Cadets is a zero cost youth program from teens aged 12-18 that welcomes both boys and girls! All that is needed to join is a valid birth certificate and health care card!