Recent Announcements

2017 Open House

posted Sep 10, 2017, 6:15 AM by 199 St Vital RCACS

199 Squadron will be hosting our annual Open House, an information session for new Recruits and Parents.  Take this opportunity to meet some of our staff and learn about our exciting program.

This is open to anybody interested in joining our Squadron this year, if you or your child is not yet 12 please feel free to stop by and we will gladly accept their application after their 12th birthday.

For more information on joining 199 Squadron please check out our Join Us page.

CTC Joining Instructions

posted May 19, 2017, 11:30 AM by 199 St Vital RCACS

Good day,

The 2017 CTC Joining Instructions are now available in the Summer Training section of this website.

Hubbell Awards

posted Feb 2, 2017, 5:39 AM by 199 St Vital RCACS   [ updated Feb 2, 2017, 5:39 AM ]

Good day,

1.    Each year, the Hubbell Awards provides nine $1000 scholarships to outstanding Manitoba cadets.  There are three available for Sea Cadets, two for Army Cadets and 4 for Air Cadets.  Scholarships such as this are a  tangible rewards for the hard work and dedication of our cadets.  This is an opportunity for the Commanding Officer to recognise the ability of these cadets to balance the demands of school and extra-curricular activities successfully and serves as a positive example for other cadets. 
2.    To be eligible, cadets must be in their final year of high school (or currently enrolled in a post-secondary educational program) and be planning to enter directly into a full time program of studies at a fully accredited post-secondary education facility (university, college or technical institute) where the program to be undertaken leads to a degree, diploma, professional or technical qualification.  Additional information is available on the Hubbell Awards website located at:
Attached is the application.  Submission deadline is 15 May 2017.

Summer Training Applications Now Accepted

posted Nov 17, 2016, 8:10 PM by 199 St Vital RCACS

Summer Training Opportunities are now available!

The Summer Training Information Book has been attached below and explains what courses are available and includes application forms for Courses and Advanced Training (Staff Cadet) opportunities.

The specific course & travel dates have not been released as yet, but they are expected within the next few weeks and will be published to the squadron website and be available in the office.

The Course Cadet and Staff Cadet Application forms are included on the last pages. This year, there is a new Staff Cadet Application Form

Be aware of the following deadlines:

National Courses: The complete National Course package must be returned to the office no later then 8 Dec 2016. This will allow the staff to review the file and provide recommendations to improve upon it. Late or incomplete applications may not be accepted.
Regional Courses: All Regional Course applications are due 12 Jan 2017.  Initial selections are expected to happen sometime in the March/April time frame, however, due to factors beyond our control, they may happen sooner or later.

Please note, there are limited billets available for each course. Even if you are not selected initially, you will be placed on the standby list. The squadron is notified when a cadet is selected and you will be contacted to ensure you are still available.

Open House - Sept 15, 2016

posted Sep 9, 2016, 8:22 AM by Marc Pelletier   [ updated Sep 9, 2016, 8:23 AM ]

The Squadron will be holding an Open House on Thursday, September 15, 2016 beginning at 6:30pm for new recruits and their parents to learn about the Cadet program and observe some of the classes that are taught. The location is the Winnipeg South Osborne Legion, 426 Osborne St

Start of 2016/17 Training Year

posted Aug 26, 2016, 10:04 AM by 199 St Vital RCACS

Summer break is coming to an end and the Cadet year is right around the corner. We hope you have all enjoyed your summer whether it was spent at a Summer Training Centre, a family vacation, experiencing your first summer job or just relaxing at home and taking a break.

With the end of summer comes the start of our training year. We will be having our administration night on September 8th from 1845hrs – 2100hrs. This year we will start the night with a briefing by the Commanding Officer and follow up with the annual information verification. Members from the Band, Drill and Marksmanship teams will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have about their respective programs. Cadets in Levels 1 through 4 are expected to be finished by 2000hrs, all Level 5+ Cadets will remain until 2100hrs for a Training Briefing.

Be prepared to confirm that we have all your current information on file and let us know of any changes. You will also have the opportunity to deal with any discrepancies regarding your current rank or training level. Uniform related issues can be dealt with in Supply as we all know how much cadets can grow over the summer. Cadets are encouraged to bring their parents along as they are required to sign off on the annual validation form. Note that with the increased size of the squadron, some cadets have been assigned to new flights. The hard copy of this email has the details of your flight assignment

This year we are remaining at the training facilities at the Winnipeg South Osborne Legion, 426 Osborne Street in the South Osborne area. Cadets are reminded to enter by the front door only and take the staircase to the right to report to the Parade Square at the start of the night.

We may have had the summer off but we have still kept busy getting ready for this training year. We have been lining up some exciting content and delivery for our training program to give you all the best experience possible. This training will start on 15 Sept 2016 and will include an information session for new recruits and parents in addition to regular training for returning cadets. Dates for other mandatory and optional training activities have been attached to this e-mail.

Our program could not be run as effectively as it is without the support of our Sponsoring Committee. Formed mainly by parents of current and former Cadets they provide much needed support for optional activities and to enhance our mandatory training program. General meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month and Executive meetings on the 1st Thursday of each month. Elections for members of the Executive Committee will be held on Thursday 22 Sept 2016. All parents are encouraged to attend as this is your opportunity to have input into the squadron operations.

We have many exciting plans for this year and looking forward to seeing you all again. We are well set to deliver exciting interactive content and will provide many opportunities for advancement for you, our Cadets.

Take care,

Captain Andre Vautour, CD
Commanding Officer
199 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron (RCACS)

The Prime Minister's Youth Council

posted Aug 2, 2016, 8:21 PM by 199 St Vital RCACS

Prime Minister's Youth Counsel - Logo
The Prime Minister has invited members of Canada's Youth aged 16 to 24 years to form the first Prime Minister's Youth Council.

The purpose of this council is to provide the Prime Minister with non-partisan advice on national issues such as employment, access to education, building stronger communities as well as climate change and clean growth, among others.

This provides an excellent opportunity for our Cadets to further develop their Community involvement and make some positive change within Canada.

All youth aged 16-24 years are welcomed to apply for membership. Applicants will be asked to fill out an online form in which they must provide background information on themselves, their community involvement, and ideas for Canadian youth. Full details and an Application are available at:

13th Annual Ceremonial Review - 18 June 2016

posted Jun 18, 2016, 10:02 PM by 199 St Vital RCACS   [ updated Jun 18, 2016, 10:08 PM ]

ACR 2016

On 18 June, 2016, the Cadets of the 199 St Vital Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron Hosted their 13th Annual Ceremonial Review.

The Annual Ceremonial Review marks the end of the formal training year and allows the Cadets to showcase the skills and knowledge learned throughout the training year.

Guest for this year's review include Reviewing Officer, Col Denis O'Reilly (2 Canadian Air Division), MWO Alan Blanchette (1 Canadian Air Division), Capt Erin McKinlay (RCSU Northwest Cadets) Comrade Andy Fialski (Winnipeg South Osborne Branch #252, Royal Canadian Legion) and Mr Ed DeCaux (The Air Cadet League of Canada (Manitoba) Inc.).

Following the Ceremonial Parade a Reception was held.

Photos from the event can be found on our Facebook Site.

Congratulations to all of the Cadets.

Change in Training Location for 9 Jun 2016

posted Jun 8, 2016, 4:00 AM by 199 St Vital RCACS   [ updated Jun 8, 2016, 4:01 AM ]

Due to a planned power outage by Manitoba Hydro on Thursday 9 June, all training will be conducted at the St Louis Centre, 445 Tissot St in St Boniface. (The same place where the Drill Team and Marksmanship Team practices)
Timings will not change. All cadets are expected to arrive by 6:15pm, ready for inspection.

Air Cadet Fitness Assessment - 26 Nov 2015

posted Nov 19, 2015, 11:28 PM by 199 St Vital RCACS   [ updated Nov 19, 2015, 11:28 PM ]

199 Squadron is please to enter into a partnership with the Riverview Community Centre, 90 Ashland Ave, to complete the Air Cadet Fitness Assessment on 26 Nov 2015.

Cadets are to arrive NLT 1900hrs in appropriate gym attire.  Further details about the testing can be found here.

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