Military Appreciation Night Hockey Game – Bradford Rattlers Vs South Muskoka Shield

In recognition of Remembrance Day, the Bradford Rattlers would like to welcome all the members and staff from the 37 Orville Hand RCACS. The Rattlers will recognize the members of CFB Borden and the Bradford Legion at the game in appreciation for the services that they have dedicated themselves to providing for our communities and our country. We welcome the Cadets to join us in our recognition and look forward to seeing you at the game. For more information about the Bradford Rattlers, please visit: https://rattlershockey.ca/

To sign up, click on the “Sign Up!” button below. After you have selected the checkbox, make sure to click “Submit and Sign Up” at the bottom of the page to confirm your registration!

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INSTRUCTION FOR EVENT

  • Dress: **UPDATED** Civilian Attire (for both recruits and returning cadets)
  • Location: Meet at the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury Leisure Centre (471 West Park Ave, Bradford, ON L3Z 0J3)
    • Parents will need to drive you to the location and pick you up from the location
  • Date and Timings: Sunday, November 13th @ 1900 hrs. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the event for attendance. End time will be communicated to all cadets at a later date.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SIGN UP

  • Sign-ups will close on Thursday, November 10th at 2359h
  • This event is optional and will be at no cost to the cadets. If you would like to attend, you are required to sign up.
  • Please bring your health card, and epi-pen (if required)
  • Any questions should be directed to FSgt Sellers (cdt.sellers@bradfordaircadets.ca)

September 28, 2022 OPC Newsletter

Cadets Week

In April of this year, the provincial Government passed legislation declaring the first Saturday in October to be the beginning of a week celebrating Cadets and their volunteers in Ontario. The Ontario Branch of the Army Cadet League of Canada was instrumental in working with MPP Toby Barrett to guide the legislation through the process with all-party support to Royal Assent on April 11, 2022.  Details of the legislation can be found at https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/s22005

Ontario’s first-ever Cadets week will commence on Saturday, October 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at Queen’s Park with a tri-element Cadet Parade to the music of a cadet band as they offer a Vice Regal Salute to Her Honour, Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor representing King Charles III in Ontario. The Sea, Army, Air and Navy League Cadets that will comprise the parade will come together for the first time at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday to practice.

The event at Queen’s Park is a collaborative effort between the Navy, Army and Air Cadet Leagues of Canada in Ontario and Regional Cadet Support Unit Central. It is an outstanding example of what can be achieved when the broader Cadet Program community works together towards a common goal!!

Cadets Week has attracted some media attention this year and provides an annual platform to promote the Cadet Program throughout Ontario. Tom McNeil and Chief Petty Officer, Second Class MacKenzie Nolan were recently interviewed about Cadets Week on CP24.  The link to the interview is here.

https://www.cp24.com/video?clipId=2530136&binId=7.395214&playlistPageNum=1.

The media are expected to cover the Proclamation and Vice Regal Salute at Queen’s Park thanks to the work of OPC Governor Colleen McCourt and CAF PAO Captain Mark Giles. Please check your favourite newscasts on Saturday evening for their coverage.

Other local events involving Air Cadet Squadrons are being planned throughout Ontario during Cadets Week starting on 1 October 2022.

A Message from Colonel (Ret’d) Chris Hadfield OC, a former Air Cadet

Cadets Week not only honours our Air Cadets, but also all of the dedicated volunteers of the Ontario Provincial Committee, especially those at the Squadron Sponsoring Committees. We very much appreciate your tireless efforts, but we know, every volunteer occasionally asks themselves, “Why do I do this?” We hope that you will play this short inspirational video and that within it you find at least part of the answer.

(1102) Air Cadets Chris Hadfield 2021 HD v2 9 – YouTube

Chris Hadfield is described on his website as: “A heavily decorated astronaut, engineer, and pilot, Colonel Hadfield’s many awards include the Order of Canada, the Meritorious Service Cross and the NASA Exceptional Service Medal. He was named the Top Test Pilot in both the US Air Force and the US Navy and was inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame. He has flown three space missions, building two space stations, performing two spacewalks (EVAs), crewing the Shuttle and Soyuz and commanding the International Space Station.”

It is safe to say he has flown higher and gone farther than any other Air Cadet. It is also safe to say that another air cadet will someday exceed his accomplishments.

In support of current and future Air Cadets, the Ontario Air Cadet 50/50 Raffle will be offering a limited number of autographed copies of Chris Hadfield’s book “You are Here” and his CD “Space Sessions” in a limited time draw for ticket purchasers! Details will follow later this week.

To Learn To Serve To Advance

Honouring an OPC Volunteer

Life Member Governor Bill Cumming has served the OPC for decades in many roles and continues to serve. He has another passion in his service to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. He has been honoured for fifty-years of service to Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.