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Registration Update

We are currently holding off on opening up registration until we receive news from SD43 about our facilities.

Thanks for your patience!

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Get the Cadet App!

BETA LAUNCH OF THE CADET AND JUNIOR CANADIAN RANGERS MOBILE APPLICATION

The Commander National Cadet and Junior Canadian Rangers Support Group is proud to announce the official Cadet and Junior Canadian Rangers Mobile Application (CJCR App) to all members and supporters of Canadian Cadet Organizations (CCO).

The CJCR App is based on the current Canadian Armed Forces App, customized for cadets. It is designed to provide cadet personnel with updates from leadership, access to social media feeds, as well as a variety of resources.

We invite Cadets, Junior Canadian Rangers, Staff, Volunteers, Adult Committee (AC) members, Canadian Rangers, Parents and League members, to take part in the Beta testing.

The goal of this test is to get feedback on content, performance, and usefulness of the app.

You must have an iOS or Android device, and an account with the App Stores for these platforms.

To join the Beta test, complete the following steps.

  • For iOS: the Beta version is being tested in the TestFlight application. Here are the steps to download the app:
    1. Download the TestFlight app found in the Apple App Store.
    2. Follow the instructions in this link .
    3. The CJCR app will open and take you on a guided tour.
  • For Android: the Beta version can be found in the Google Play Stores. Steps as above.

Once we have completed the BETA testing, the CJCR App will officially be released in both App Stores, opened to the general public, and be easily accessible to download through both platforms. Your feedback is important to us. Please share your constructive feedback here.

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CO’s UPDATE – 14 AUG 2020

As we get closer to the beginning of the 2020/2021 training year, I would like to update you on our situation. I know many of you are anxious about what this year will hold, so we promise to share information as soon as we can.

We are currently awaiting orders from the Commander as to what the training program can look like, including safety limitations due to COVID-19. We expect that many of the activities we normally do will look different, but we will be creative and get as many events going as we safely can.

We are also waiting to hear from School District 43 about what facilities we can use. I expect that we will have limitations put on us, so we may not be able to use the school as much as we normally do.

Our goal is to have a mix of in-person and on-line training to start the year, and to use September for planning that out. We are in the process of planning our registration evenings, so make sure you keep an eye on the website and on your emails for news.

Communications will be vital in the fall, so please make sure we have a current email address for you, and that you check it regularly. If you are not sure, please email 754cal@gmail.com with the new address.

I hope that everyone who registered for virtual CTC courses this summer learned something and had fun. Captain Wong, Lieutenant Ko, and Officer Cadet Chan were all involved in various operations, and gained some excellent experience that will help us as we work in a more virtual environment.

We will have lots of safety information to send your way, but that can wait. As a last note, please make sure you have completed the return to cadets/FTU survey. We need to send in our order for the field training uniforms by 27 August, so we do need your sizes.

Looking forward to seeing each of you in the fall,

Captain DJ Angst, CD

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Special Announcements

Important Survey

Cadets please take the time to fill out this VERY IMPORTANT survey!

It covers 4 things:

1) Whether you intend to return to cadets in the fall.
2) What evenings you might be available to train, because we may need to adjust our training nights.
3) What sort of equipment you have available for online learning.
4) Sizing for our new Air Cadet Field Training Uniform (combat uniforms) which will be issued in the fall.

Please follow the link below to access the survey. This will be forwarded to parents to cover those not on FaceBook.

https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSdd8MxVYmyHNjmgo…/viewform…

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Summer Training

Virtual Cadet Training Courses

VIRTUAL SUMMER TRAINING COURSES!

Check this out! You will get an email about this (if you have a current email on file with us) and your parents will as well.

REGISTRATION IS AT 0800 HRS MONDAY – SET YOUR ALARMS!

We would love to have maximum participation, especially from those of you who were selected for summer training before COVID hit.

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Event Notice

ACR YouTube Link

Our 55th Annual Ceremonial Review will be premiered Wednesday 17 June 2020 at 1900 hrs (7:00 pm).

This link will go live at that time:

YouTube: https://youtu.be/MHRz9FxZR3M

It is also available on our FaceBook page at 1900 hrs.

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Special Events

Kahoot!

Starting today, we will be posting a mini-series quiz on how well you know the cadet program and the squadron. Check out our Facebook page every Friday until the end of May and see how well you do. Challenge your friends and see who can get a higher score!

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Message from BGen Cochrane, Commander, Canadian Cadet and Junior Ranger Program

SPRING AND SUMMER 2020 ACTIVITIES CANCELLATION

  1. In addition to direction delivered at refs D to H, Comd Natl CJCR Sp Gp has made the decision to cancel all in-person activities related to the Cadet and JCR programs through to 31 Aug 20. This includes, but is not limited to local training, corps and squadron trips, cadet summer training and activities, in-person training for Cadet Instructors Cadre officers, and, in coordination with the Canadian Army, the JCR enhanced training sessions.
  2. Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers will not be penalized for missing the remainder of the 2019-2020 training year, and will be credited as having this year’s training completed.
  3. Our goal over the coming months is to focus and remain connected with the cadets. Staff at the corps/squadron level will be seeking, where possible, innovative and meaningful ways to connect with cadets virtually. We will seek to explore options for new experiences online and looking for alternatives to in-person training activities. Maintaining the link with our cadets and staff is a priority.
  4. For the summer, the Natl CJCR Sp Gp staff will begin planning to explore innovative ways to take advantage of this pause in training to implement new and exciting solutions for our program. You can expect to hear more about this in the weeks to come as we will be looking at options for alternative employment opportunities.
  5. The decision to cancel activities ensures the safety and security of everyone who participates in our programs and will ensure that the Cadet and Junior Canadian Rangers, like the Canadian Armed Forces, do not become a vector to spread COVID-19. It will also ensure that valuable resources, from medical support to facilities, can be made available to the CAF to assist Canadians when they need it the most.
  6. This was not an easy decision, nor was it made in isolation. The Command Team of the National Cadet and Junior Canadian Rangers Support Group have consulted with many advisors and stakeholders, and have been closely monitoring the actions of like-minded youth organizations.
  7. We understand many will be disappointed with this news. However, the strength and resilience of the men and women who not only support and lead this program, but also participate in it will prevail. This is our role to play in demonstrating leadership and citizenship in the face of adversity. Canada’s Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers are all up for the challenge.
  8. The Natl CJCR Sp Gp continues to collaborate with the Department of National Defence and CAF as well as with other federal departments in order to maintain proper situational awareness on the COVID-19 situation in Canada and globally to synchronize interdepartmental response under the lead of Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada. As a result, the situation is continuously being monitored and further decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.
  9. Additional details related to the impact of this decision and way forward will be communicated to all in the weeks ahead.
  10. All available and updated information for the Natl CJCR Sp Gp response to COVID-19 can be found on the CCO net at: http://collaboration.cco.nat/sites/NAT/SitePages/covid19.aspx​​​, DWAN: https://collab.cadets.gc.ca/sites/NAT/SitePages/covid19.aspx
COVID – 19 Update

In order to ensure the safety and security of our people, and reduce the possibility of further transmission of COVID-19, Comd Natl CJCR Sp Gp has made the difficult decision to cancel all summer activities related to the Cdts and JCRs.Afin d'assurer la sécurité de nos membres et de réduire la possibilité de transmission ultérieure de COVID-19, le Commandant Gp S Nat CRJC a pris la difficile décision d'annuler toutes les activités estivales liées aux Cdts et JCR.

Posted by Comox Cadets on Wednesday, April 15, 2020
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Sponsoring Committee

SSC Scholarship

Open to 754 Phoenix RCACS cadet members who:

  • are graduating grade 12 this current 2019/2020 school year;
  • will be attending a post-secondary institution within one year of grade 12 graduation; and
  • have not received a 754 Phoenix Sponsoring Committee scholarship in the past.

Scholarships will be awarded based mainly on cadet performance and service to 754 Phoenix Squadron and the air cadet program in general. A maximum of four (4) scholarships in the amount of $500 each may be awarded. This scholarship is to be applied to post-secondary tuition only.

Deadline for application is 1 May 2020 at 11:59 pm (changed from 8 Apr 2020). Please email completed applications to vicechair754@gmail.com .

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Letter from Cmdr Henderson, CO RCSU Pacific

Regional Cadet Support Unit Pacific
PO Box 17000 Stn Forces
Victoria BC V9A 7N2
27 March 2020

Dear parents/guardians,
The safety and welfare of all who participate in our programs is always our top priority; as such, we take very seriously our responsibility to protect cadets from any real or apparent health or safety concern. Upon careful review of a number of factors, including the potential for risk of exposure and further transmission of COVID-19, the Commander of the National Cadet and Junior Canadian Rangers Support Group has extended the cancellation of all cadet activities, including local training, through April 30, 2020. Prior to April 30, 2020, Cadets Corps and Squadrons will receive further direction on what is to come.

As you can imagine, decisions to cancel, postpone or reschedule activities and events are never taken lightly. This decision is being made to protect cadets, their families and staff from the unnecessary risk of exposure and the possibility of quarantine.

Rest assured that we are committed above all to the safety and security of all who participate in our programs, but we will continue to explore unique and challenging opportunities for the youth of the Cadet and Junior Canadian Rangers programs.

We will remain in close contact with other youth organizations and school boards. The National Cadet and Junior Canadian Rangers Support Group is taking unprecedented precautions to protect the safety and well-being of all who participate in our programs, in an effort to reduce the possibility of both exposure and further transmission of COVID-19. We will continue to monitor the actions taken by other like-minded youth organizations and will adjust our plans accordingly.

Your understanding with regards to this matter is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,

D.B. Henderson
Commander
Commanding Officer