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Welcome to 1913 The Ontario Regiment Cadet Corps - Year 75

The Royal Canadian Army Cadets appeal to teenagers craving exciting outdoor activities where their personal limits as individuals andteam-members will be tested. The hard core outdoor-oriented will love the challenge!  Army cadets develop abilities in the use of map and compass, GPS technology, Orienteering, first-aid, camping and survival skills, canoeing, abseiling, trekking, mountain biking, etc. As they get more experienced, some will be selected for parachuting, white-water rafting and glacier climbing. They will also learn to become outdoor leaders. Canada represents the best playground for teenagers interested in the outdoors. We are the organization of choice for teens and adults interested in getting out of the classroom to explore the planet the way it should be.

Army Cadets get involved in ceremonial military events and citizenship activities that allow them to connect to their Canadian heritage. They  develop a great sense of pride and discipline through their involvement in a hierarchical system that allows them to hone their leadership skills as they grow older and they learn to care for younger cadets. In addition to their specialty training, Army Cadets may become involved in other exciting activities like competitive Olympic-style marksmanship and biathlon, sports competitions, music training and competitions, cultural outings, volunteer community support, etc.

Every year, some of our top cadets get a chance to participate in high-level expeditions around the globe. Destinations  in can include; Morocco, Australia, Costa Rica, South Korea, Italy, Mont-Blanc, the France/Spain Pyrenees, New Zealand, the Canadian Rockies, the Northwest Territories, and Newfoundland and Labrador. What about a chance to para jump, out of an Air Plane. Selected Cadets across Canada can complete the four-week Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Basic Parachutist Course offered at CFB Trenton. Watch the Hollywood Jump From the Para Course. or Course Review Here.

The Cadet Program also has a direct impact on Canadian society as a whole. There is definite value in having well-rounded, community-minded, experienced young people who are ready to assume their places as tomorrow’s leaders and decision-makers. We are the largest federally sponsored youth program in Canada. Whatever the destination, cadets will find the ultimate challenge awaiting them!

The aim of the cadet program is to develop in youth the attributes of good citizenship and leadership, promote physical fitness and stimulate the interest of youth in sea, land and air activities of the Canadian Forces.

Cadets are encouraged to become active, responsible members of their communities. The Cadet Program helps them develop self-confidence, self esteem and teamwork. Other benefits may include high school credits, scholarships, and training in public speaking.

Army cadets focus on expeditions, trekking, orienteering and abseiling. Expedition Instructor Course.

The mission of the Cadet Program is to contribute to the development and preparation of youth for the transition to
adulthood, enabling them to meet the challenges of modern society, through a dynamic, community-based program.
The vision of the Cadet Program is a relevant, credible and proactive youth development organization, offering the
program of choice for Canada’s youth, preparing them to become the leaders of tomorrow through a set of fun,
challenging, well-organized and safe activities. We further commit to attain this vision by living shared
Canadian and military values, paying particular attention to:

Loyalty, the expression of our collective dedication to the ideals of the Cadet Movement to all its members;

Professionalism, the accomplishment of all tasks with pride and diligence;

Mutual Respect, the treatment of others with dignity and equality; and

Integrity, the courage and commitment to exemplify trust, sincerity and honesty.

Upcoming Main Events are highlighted below with various details or they are listed in the updates window below

New Training Year Recruitment begins in Sept...

Looking to join the best FREE youth organization in the Oshawa area? If that’s the case - come down and join 1913 The Ontario Regiment, Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps. Take a look around our website and see what we can offer you. You must be between the ages of 12 and 18. For joining details, click the picture to the Right. We are accepting new recruits starting 10th, Sept 2018. Please bring your parents. There will be an information session where you can ask questions, see the videos and make a choice if we are for you! Our mission is simple: to develop better youth in citizenship and leadership today for tomorrow's leaders, the promote physical fitness, and to develop in interest in land element. You will learn, serve your community, and advance in rank and do many exciting and challenging outdoor adventures. The benefits of the program are ones that can offer you vast opportunities in your youth and future ambitions into the work force. We look forwarding to meeting you in the very near future. Seize the opportunity now, before you miss these great and awesome chances in life.

        OntR Garrison Spring Field Training Exercise
Field Training Exercises, known as FTX’s are weekend activities conducted outside of the Local Headquarters.
The aim of these exercises is to support the regular Weds night training to teach outdoor survival skills, land navigation, leadership and radio communications among other things. These classes are part of the mandatory cadet training program at all levels geared to the cadets’ level of skill and experience. Providing this instruction allows practical, experiential learning in an outdoors environment rather than in a boring classroom that is not conducive to learning skills such as these. The key is learning these skills in safe and controlled environment with trained, competent and experienced adult leaders. Operation Black Cat takes place at CFB Kingston for the Garrison from 24-26 May 2018. Cadets can wear their own clothing suitable to the environment and the forecasted weather conditions. Field training weekends are highlights of the training year which provide lasting memories while imparting skills, knowledge and experiences in a challenging, safe and fun endeavour. This year the Master Cadets will be tested with the skills they have learned over the years...You think you have what it takes?

Tri-Service Sports Competition - 1913 Hosting

Competition provides motivation to achieve a goal; to demonstrate determination, creativity and perseverance to overcome challenges; and to understand that hard work and commitment leads to a greater chance of success. Competition teaches us to dig deep and find resources we never knew we had; provides us with the opportunity to think outside the box and explore other ways to succeed. The pressure to win or succeed can often inspire more imaginative thinking and inspires us to develop additional skills. The drive for excellence and victory is just as important as how you played the game. Without healthy competition the concept of a winning attitude and sportsmanship doesn’t exist. On Saturday 24 March 2018, units from close and a far will particpate in a cadet tri-service elemental sporting competition. Air, Sea, and Army cadets will participate in DodgeBall, Basketball, Handball and Crazy Tug A War. Cadets are encourage to participate on our optional sports days to be selected to participate in the competition. There are about 10 units attending. As their hosts, we will ensure the competition is ready, an established work party in place, and maybe bring home the gold in an event. Good luck to all and good luck 1913.

General Announcement & Communication Window



1. Order of Dress:

* 21 Mar 2018 - FTU

* 24 May 2018 - Hosted Sports Competition. Sports Gear, Work Party FTU.

* 25 May 2018 - Mock Tower Parajump Tower, Abseil, and SATS C7 range, See notes below. Waiver needed.

* 28 Mar 2018 - FTU

* 04 April 2018 - Commanding Officers Parade, Dress C1.

* 10 April 2018 - Speghetti Night Fundraising Dinner, Dress is C2.

* 11 April 2018 - FTU

* 18 April 2018 - FTU

* 25 April 2018 - Sports Gear

* 28 April 2018 - Adults Only - Two for the Show fundraiser night for parents, friends, ex-cadets, staff.

* 02 May 2018 - Commanding Officers Parade, Dress C1

* 4-6 May 2018 - Silver Star Expedition. Mandatory event for all Silver Star Cadets, Dress Civies

* 06 May 2018 - TANK DAY Rides for 1913 Cadets. All may attend. Dress is FTU.

* 09 May 2018 - FTU

* 10-13 May 2018 - TAGGING. Mandatory attendance for all cadets. Dress C1

* 16 May 2018 - FTU

* 23 May 2018 - Dress TBD

* 25-27 May 2018 - Garrison FTX, Hosted by 1913.

* 30 May 2018 - Sports Gear

* 1-3 June 2018 - Year End Trip, Camp Medeba. Adventure Resort

* 09 June 2018 - Aquino Tank Day, OntR Museum. Volunteers will be needed to support Event. Dress FTU

* 10 June 2018 - Freedom of the City and Garrison Annual Review. Dress C1. MANDATORY

* 13 June 2018 - Junior Awards Night and BBQ

2. A) Fundraising Events. Spagetti Dinner Night. All cadets should purchase 2 Tickets as support. All are invited. Past Cadets, Friends and family. See Flyer here. We also need practical Donations, Ie Noodles, Sauce, Salad, etc. See the Support Committee ASAP. Only 3 Weeks left.

B) ADULTS ONLY night out. Come see Two for the Show, Music and Comedy. Facebook Link or check out a clip from last year here. Again Adults ONLY and all are invited. Perfect time for friends, parents, Ex-cadets and staff. Come for a night out of live music and Comedy featuring Two for the Show. $20 per person and $35 per couple. Cash Bar and prizes. All proceeds go to the cadets of 1913 The Ontario Regiment. Sponsored by the Support Committee. Come on out for a fun night away! Flyer here.


Email Messages... Effective immediately, 1913 will no longer use the email mass groups/distribution system as its too difficult to maintain and update on a regular basis with personal emails changing all the time. Instead we will use a self managed (You) service to deliver email messages by mass to those that sign up. You can subscribe and remove your email at any time. Email messages are important to learn more about events, key messages and detailed information. Please use the following link and follow the process. Your first email may be filtered into other folders such as promotions, subscriptions etc, change it so it goes direct to your inbox. 1913's unit email of will still be used for communication to the Officer staff and questions. Here is the link to our new email message delivery service: HTTP://

4. Get a text message update: NEW FEATURE FOR 1913 - TEXT NOTIFICATIONS To supplement the current email notification system, we will be implementing the Remind App for quick notifications and updates as we know that for a lot of people a text message is much more convenient and may not have access to DATA or Wifi. This will work great when coming back for an exercise and the bus is an hour late, or cadets in canceled due to weather etc. However, this will not be our primary source of communication such as email and use of our new website. Please subscribe as noted below: Text this message: @1913army to the number(289) 277-0525, To Leave, text: @STOP or @LEAVE to (289) 277-0525 to remove your number from distribution. Communication outreach is very important to us, so please feel free to reach out with any questions or suggestions. Replies are not monitored, outgoing notification only. This is for cadets, parents, guardians, staff, drivers etc.

5. If you are no longer returning to cadets, please return your uniform ASAP so it can be cleaned and issued to other cadets.

6. 32 Feet, the height considered associated with FEAR. Only for those cadets that signed up for the MOCK Tower Training day in advance, you MUST complete the attached Waiver. Sunday 25th March 2018, the day will include the MOCK Parajump Tower, Abseil, and SATS C7 Rifle Range. Dress is FTU, Dress warm and snacks, breakfast and dinner are not provided. Busing details will be announced weds or by text. Expect 630am Depart with a return time of approx. 6pm. TBD.


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1913 Ontario Regiment Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps
53 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 4R9
ph: 905-721-4000 ext. 4061

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