Air Cadet Activity Day (ACAD) – May 7th

Mark your calendars as the Air Cadet Activity Day is back! 16 Wing Borden has decided to move forward with planning to conduct ACAD this year. Over 650 Cadets across the Central Ontario Area will be participating in this event for a day of fun activities at CFB Borden. Lunch will be provided to you, however, please make sure to bring a water bottle to keep yourself hydrated throughout the day.

Your attendance for this event is MANDATORY and we ask that you make the necessary arrangements to attend this event. This is not an event that you would want to miss!

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  • Date: Saturday, May 7th
  • Dress: Sports Attire including clean footwear for indoor activities
    • No shoes with wheels or cleats are to be worn
    • No dresses or skirts are allowed
    • Bring extra pair of clean running shoes
  • Timings: 0800-1700hrs*  (Not including transportation time to and from CFB Borden)
    • Drop Off: NLT 0645hrs @ Legion (115 Back St, Bradford, ON L3Z 1W8)
    • Pick Up: NLT 1800hrs @ Legion (115 Back St, Bradford, ON L3Z 1W8)
  • Special Notes: Please bring your health card, epi-pen (if required), and COVID-19 Screening Result (
  • Bring a water bottle! You will have an opportunity to refill at the event.
  • Any questions should be directed to


  1. Displays: There will be a number of static displays available for the Cadets to view. Possible displays include CH136 Kiowa Light Observations Helicopter with aircraft propulsion displays, CT114 Tutor training aircraft with hydraulic systems displays, CF188 Fighter with Air Weapons displays, Avionics Systems displays, Aircraft Structures displays, Aircraft Structures displays with Life Support Equipment and Basic Electrical and Electronics displays
  2. Museum: A museum visit along with a scavenger hunt activity is organized for all Cadets to participate
  3. Confidence Course: An indoor Confidence Course will be established on the running track of the Buell Gym fieldhouse. An opportunity to participate in the Confidence Course will be offered to as many Cadets as possible
  4. Famil Flight: There is a possibility of hosting a familiarization flight for the Cadets and Staff. The airframe has not been determined yet and will be dependent on the availability of aircraft and weather on the day of the event. Groups will be split further down (between 6 to 12 cadets) and assigned timings for their famil flight
  5. Wall Climbing:  The Sports Competition and Wall Climbing activity are organized for all Cadets to participate
  6. Rifle Competition:  Identified Senior Cadets (over the age of 16) will have the opportunity to fire the C7 rifle using the Small Arms Trainer (SAT)
  7. Theory of Flight Presentation:  The Aerodynamics and Engineering Presentation is a portion of the Aircraft Famil activity
  8. AMF: Cadets will take turns pulling the Tutor down the taxiway while being supervised and monitored by AMF personnel
  9. Sports:  Team sports will be organized for the cadets to participate

Tagging – April 29 to April 30

Tag days are back! Cadets will have an opportunity to represent 37 Orville Hand squadron within the community and showcase what the Air Cadet Program is all about. Cadets will be standing outside of stores within Bradford along with a tagging box in an effort to raise funds to support all the extracurricular activities that we do during the training year!

Please note that tagging is MANDATORY, and you are required to sign up for a minimum of 2 shifts. To sign up for your shifts, click on the “Sign Up!” button below.

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  • Dress: C3 (Tunic, Tie, and Dress Shirt)
  • Location: Meet at Legion
    • Parents will need to drive you to your location and pick you up from the location. Please read the next bullet for more information.


  • Each cadet will be required to report to the Legion to collect materials, then must have their own transportation to the location chosen for them at the start of their shift. They will then need to be picked up from their assigned location, and deliver the materials and funds raised back to the Legion.
  • You are REQUIRED to sign up and attend two shifts. You are welcome to sign up for more shifts.
  • Cadets who sign up for a full day shift (Saturday Morning + Afternoon) will be provided lunch.
  • Please bring your health card, epi-pen (if required), and COVID-19 Screening Result (
  • Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up.
  • Any questions should be directed to

Fall 2021 Return to Training

We are very excited to announce that we are planning to return to regular training in the Fall of 2021!

If you are a returning cadet or your are looking to join 37 Squadron, please complete the survey at A member of our team will be in touch with details on the startup!

The current plan is to meet virtually in September (and conduct uniform issues, returns and exchanges) and be back to face to face training in October.

Ready for Cadets?

37 Squadron will be starting virtual training on 10 September 2020 with the hope of holding regular training starting in October. Watch this page for updates!

24 September Meeting
Thu, Sep 24, 2020 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (EDT)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States (Toll Free): 1 877 309 2073
United States: +1 (571) 317-3129

Your Flight Commander will contact you with the access code.

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20 Aug 2020

Please see this letter for an update on the Cadet Training Program.

COVID-19 Update


During this time of “social distancing,” cadets will not be meeting at Fieldcrest or participating in any activities which require cadets, staff or parents to be exposed to the risk of infection.

To receive the most current information and updates, please ensure you are on our email list. If you received the email about the online lessons, you are on the list. If not, please contact the Commanding Officer to ensure that you have your email added.\

Stay in touch, we are still conducting some fun activities online!

Contact your level officer:

Level One

Instructor:  FCpl Case

Level 2

Instructor:  CV Sellars

Level 3

Instructor:  CV Mazor

Level 4

Instructor:  Capt Johnson

Stay safe! We hope to see everyone together soon.