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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 6th, Sept 2017. 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.


                 Garrison 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 Tuesday 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. Our next Garrison Operation takes place from 27-29 Oct 2017. Cadets can wear either their FTUs or 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. Details to follow...

Permission Form Here


1913's 75th Anniversary Mess/Mixed Dinner

The Purpose: Mess dinners originated about 200 years ago, the purpose being the same then as it is now: to afford the opportunity for seniors and juniors to meet on a friendly but formal occasion; and, to enable the officer in command to speak to his officers as a group. The traditional formality of the dinner fosters a fellowship which would be lacking at less formal functions. Although cadets & officers meet in the mess on a footing of social equality, it nevertheless must be understood that a mess dinner is a formal parade. Officers and cadets will be excused only by their Commanding Officer or equivalent (PMC) for good or substantial reasons. 1913 RCACC 75th Anniversary mess/mixed dinner will be on Sunday 17 Dec 2017 at the Jubilee Pavilion Banquet Hall. Cadets will dine for free and each ticket will be about $30.00 per guest. We are asking that each guest bring a new unwrapped toy to spread some Holiday cheer to those with less. There will be a dance afterwards for all that attend. We are looking forward to seeing you both, the cadet and parents/guest on this exciting and social night. Keep this tradition alive and support the Barrack Room Dinner. Last year we had 200 cadets, staff, and guests in attendance. Come for the food and stay for the entertainment!

Details and Invitation Here

General Announcement & Communication Window

 

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH ALL THE 1913 NEWS:

1. Order of Dress:

* 18 Oct 2017 - FTU

* 25 Oct 2017 - Sports Night - Fitness Testing

* 01 Nov 2017 - C1 - Commanding Officers Parade

* 08 Nov 2017 - FTU

2. Use of EMAIL DISTRIBUTION

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 cadets1913army@gmail.com will still be used for communication to the Officer staff and questions. Here is the link to our new email message delivery service: HTTP://eepurl.com/c6agh9

3. 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.

4. Check us out on Facebook. 1913 The Ontario Regiment. Links on the contact us page of our site.

5. All cadets are required to have a kit verification. Please wear FTUs and bring with you ALL your issued kit ever received by 1913. Any kit no longer needed will be returned and / or re-issued back. This is also a great opportunity to obtain new sizes should anything be too small after the summer months.

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

7. Bring a friend to join 1913 today!

 

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1913 Ontario Regiment Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps
53 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 4R9
Canada
ph: 905-721-4000 ext. 4061
cadets1913army@gmail.com

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