Recent Announcements

2018 CTC Joining Instructions

posted Jun 8, 2018, 9:39 AM by 199 St Vital RCACS

Good day,

The 2018 CTC Joining Instructions are now available in the Summer Training section of this website. http://www.199rcacs.info/summer-training

Fundraising Survey

posted Jun 8, 2018, 9:38 AM by 199 St Vital RCACS

Dear Cadets and Parents/Guardians:

Our Sponsoring Committee needs your help with the fundraising that is require to keep the squadron going!

Please take a moment (really no more than a couple of minutes) to fill out our survey online. Simply click this link: https://tinyurl.com/2018-19Fundraising

This information provided is vital in helping us plan next year’s fundraising strategy for the Squadron.

Jerseys for Humboldt Authorized

posted Apr 12, 2018, 12:45 PM by 199 St Vital RCACS

Today, Canadians across the country donned sports jerseys as a gesture to show their support for the Humboldt Broncos hockey team following last week’s tragic events in Saskatchewan.

To show our support for the Broncos, Captain Murray has authorized the wearing of sports jerseys by cadets and staff of the squadron today, April 12. For those of you who decide to participate, I encourage you to share imagery of your jerseys on social media and tag the @StVitalCadets and @NWCadets Facebook accounts.

Uniforms are still required this evening. No one should be wearing a jersey while travelling to and from squadron this evening, but may wear it overtop their uniform upon arrival.

Our condolences go out to all the players, families and friends affected by this tragedy.

 
Marc Pelletier
Captain
Training Officer
199 St Vital RCACS

Summer Training Applications Now Accepted

posted Nov 23, 2017, 4:31 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 14 Dec 2017. 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 18 Jan 2018.  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.

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. http://www.199rcacs.info/summer-training

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:  http://hubbellawards.com/index.html
 
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)

1-10 of 29