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COVID19 UPDATE 

Due to the evolution of the coronavirus all optional and mandatory training will be cancelled until April 30th. 

Please check our website and Facebook page regularly during this time. Should we need to inform you of any events we will post an announcement. 

Upon our return, if you are not feeling well, please stay home until you have seen a doctor. If you have travelled out of the country, please stay home for 14 days as well. As you can appreciate the safety of our cadets is our number one priority! We will make alternate arrangements for missed training. 

Additionally please email info@700sqn.com if:
1. You believe you have the virus 
2. Have been tested and confirmed to have the virus
3. Have been in contact with someone who has the virus

Thank you for your understanding! 

COVID19 - CO'S Message 

Hello everyone,

I sincerely hope that everybody is feeling well, both physically and mentally, at this time. I want to again reiterate that we should all be continuing to practice physical distancing at all times and washing our hands frequently to keep the Covid-19 virus at bay.

I promised that I would pass on any relevant information that would directly affect our program once received and verified.  Recently the Squadron Staff and SSC have been notified by the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), the body that controls and issues our school facility permits, that our permits for Thistletown Collegiate Institute have been cancelled up to and including 30 April, 2020. In addition, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 286, where we run our Marksmanship program and supply, has been closed until further notice.

Just this evening I received notification from the NGTA Office and the Chain of Command regarding the cancellation of ALL CADET ACTVITIES, including local training, until 30th April, 2020. Also prior to Thursday, 30 April, 2020, further direction will be provided, including the potential for this cancellation to be extended.

This decision from both the TDSB and the NGTA Office effectively cancels any return to Cadet Training until at least the beginning of May 2020. This date is tentative and will continuously be reviewed in the near future regarding further extension of cancellation, if necessary.

All the Cadets in the Squadron have worked hard this training year in order to complete their obligations to their specific training level and optional training teams. We as the Staff are also disappointed with this situation, but we must all understand that due to the circumstances we find ourselves in, the decision was sensible and a correct one.

I will do my best to keep everyone informed if and when I get any new information regarding this situation. Please stay safe because this will pass.

Best Regards,

Maj J. Tornabene
700 Sqn
Commanding Officer

Level 4 - Community Service Hours 

All level fours must email Capt. House their completed community service hours form. 

Please email them to: path402005@cogeco.ca
*Be sure to include your rank, first name and last name. 

Summer Training 2020

A reminder to cadets who received their Offer of Participation last week:

1. Hardcopies must be handed to LT Fonseca/CV Ward on March 13th 
2. A soft-copy of the completed last page only must be emailed to info@700sqn.com by March 13th. 

Failure to complete the above steps will result in your course being forfeited

COVID19 Update: We will let you know as soon as we have more information about the status of summer training. At this time we have been told no new information will be provided until April 30th. Cadets are still required to submit the paperwork mentioned above. 

Effective Speaking & Debating 

The  OPC Executive Committee made the difficult decision to suspend the Provincial Effective Speaking and Debating Program for the 2020 Training Year.  

This includes all competitions that are scheduled to be held in the upcoming weeks, in light of the ongoing public health concerns around COVID-19.
 
As the global situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve, we are following the guidance of government, health authorities and our DND partners to ensure the health and safety of CAF personnel, Cadets and volunteers.

March Break 2020 - Ottawa Cancelled 

As per RCSU and Detachment, all non-essential travel must be cancelled.  As a result, regrettably  we must cancel our 2020 March Break. 

A refund of the deposit can be collected back this Friday at the Squadron  during our regularly scheduled training night. Please see Mr. Val Esposito to get your money refunded.

More details to follow, we apologize for any inconvenience!

Weekly Routine Orders - March 13, 2020

Date: March 13, 2020
Time: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: Thistletown Collegiate Institute  (20 Fordwich Crescent Etobicoke, ON, M9W 2T4)
Dress: C2

Click here to access the WTRs. 

Supply Announcements 

The below cadets need to see the Supply Officer to pick up uniform parts. 

Supply is open is open Monday's from 7:00pm - 8:30pm at Legion 286 (11 Irwin Rd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 2P6)

*Updated list will be posted once supply reopens. 

FIRST AID TRAINING

Date: March 21-22, 2020 (must be able to attend both days)
Time: 8:30am-4:30pm
Pick Up/ Drop Off Location: Plast Huculak Centre (516 The Kingsway, Etobicoke, ON M9A 3W6)
Dress: Appropriate civilian attire (squadron shirt)
Items to Bring: Health Card, pen and paper 

Lunch will be provided.

This event is open to 30 cadets, priority will be given to those who have not taken the course before. This event is closed  to any cadets attending the March Break Trip.

See LT Squitieri to sign up! 

Parent's Night - April 03, 2020

Date: April 03, 2020
Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Thistletown Collegiate Institute  (20 Fordwich Crescent Etobicoke, ON, M9W 2T4)
Dress: Recruit uniform: Black pants, White shirt, Black Tie, Black Shoes (No heels), females’ hair must be tied back if below shoulder length 
Items to Bring: Pen, paper and health card 

Click here to sign up, we have space for 60 parents! 

Team Recognition Event - April 26, 2020

This year 700 Squadron will be recognizing the contribution of the various cadets who have participated in the Squadron's teams (Band, Range, Drill, Effective Speaking and Debating).  Members who have contributed to these teams (as determined by each teams' Staff Officer) will be invited to a Team Recognition Event on April 26, 2020.  Please keep this date available for a fun day of Tree Top Trekking and Ziplining.  

More info to come!

OPTIONAL TRAINING 2018-2019

The following is the breakdown of optional training offered at our Squadron and a summary of key details:


Band: Thursday's at TCI, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Dress is appropriate civilian attire. OPI is Lt Perfect. 

Open to all cadets & looking for new members.

 http://www.700sqn.com/optional-training/band


Drill Team: Thursday's at TCI, 6pm-8pm. Dress is appropriate civilian attire. OPI is CI Ward.

Open to all cadets & looking for new members.

http://www.700sqn.com/optional-training/drill-team


Flying Scholarship - Ground School:  Wednesday's September-January at TCI, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Dress is appropriate civilian attire. OPI's is CV Soria.

Open to all cadets however only those who are eligible for the scholarship year will be permitted to write the entrance exam.

http://www.700sqn.com/optional-training/flying-scholarship


Range: Monday's  at RCL Branch 286, 7pm-9pm. Dress is appropriate civilian attire. OPI is LT Squitieri.

Open to all cadets & looking for new members.

http://www.700sqn.com/optional-training/range-team


Debating & Effective Speaking: Tuesday's (closed for this year) at TCI, 7pm-9:30pm. Dress is appropriate civilian attire. OPI is CV Borthwick.

Open to all cadets & looking for new members.

https://sites.google.com/site/700squadron/debating

https://sites.google.com/site/700squadron/effective-speaking

 
https://www.facebook.com/700sqn/
 https://www.canadahelps.org/dn/3214




700 Squadron 2018-2019 Training Year