111 Pegasus Squadron News
Registration for the 2019/2020 training year is ongoing. Please see below or visit the Join Us page under Squadron Info above for more details.
Level 3 & 4 FTX
Date: November 15-17, 2019
111 RCACS will be conducting Aircrew Survival Training in the Chilliwack Area for the Level 3-4 cadets. Transportation to and from the squadron and Chilliwack training area will be provided.
The Bus Leaves the Squadron at 17:00 on Friday, 15 November.
The Bus returns for drop off at approximately 15:00hrs on Sunday, 17 November.
Details of timing & kit list for each FTX will be released closer to the scheduled dates.
Reminder that attendance & participation in at least one FTX per training year is mandatory in order to pass your training level.
Signup Link: https://forms.gle/RFtFPXE2vwd8Pn339
Permission Form: Click Here
FTX Kit List: Click Here
Holiday Chocolate Orders
Once again the Squadron is doing the Purdy's Seasonal Chocolate order fundraiser. If you are planning to purchase chocolates to use as holiday gifts this year (even if they are a gift to yourself) please consider ordering through our Holiday Order page at https://fundraising.purdys.com/662851-67789. If you order through this website and pay online the Squadron will receive 25% of the amount you spend towards our activities. You can order between now and November 24 and chocolates will be available for pickup at the Squadron on Monday December 9 and 16.
Poppy Tagging 2019 - UPDATED
111 will be assisting the Billy Bishop Legion and ANAVETs Unit 26 with their annual Remembrance Day Poppy Campaign on Sunday, November 3rd, Saturday November 9th and Sunday November 10th. We will also be assisting the Vancouver Poppy Fund at the BC Lions Salute to the Veterans. Signup link is below. Cadets are each required to do two shifts of Poppy Tagging.
Dress will be full uniform for cadets with uniform and black and white for cadets without uniform. Dress for the weather as you may be outside for an extended period of time.
Date: Saturday, November 2nd
Location: BC Place Stadium (East Airlock on Griffiths Street)
Time: 1730 - 1900
Date: Sunday, November 3rd
Location: Billy Bishop/Kerrisdale Legion (1407 Laburnum Street)
Time: 0900 - 1300 or1200 - 1600.
Date: Saturday & Sunday November 9 & 10
Location: ANAVETs Unit 26 (727 E 49th Ave)
Shift Times: 0930 - 1300 or 1230 - 1600
Signup Link: https://forms.gle/2yGra1EbVsVSs6498
There is now one day available for power familiarization on the glider tow plane and one gliding date available for cadets to sign up. On October 5 cadets can participate in power familiarization flying on a glider tow plane at the gliding field; however, please note that cadets will not be in the glider on October 5. On October 27 there is a gliding date available. Cadets can sign up for either date on the gliding page under "Cadet Information".
Parent Information Night
The Squadron will be holding a parent information night at Bessborough Armoury on Monday September 30 starting at 7:00 PM. All parents are invited to join us for some light refreshments and new parents will find the information on what to expect in the cadet program particularly interesting.
Fall Tag Days - Parent Drivers
All of our screened parents please sign up by following the link below for all shifts you are available to help out with as a driver. Thanks
Fall Tag Days
Squadron Tag Days events are a significant fundraiser for the Squadron. A significant portion of the funds for the activities our cadets enjoy are raised by these events which are held each fall and spring. All cadets are required to sign up for four Tagging Shifts during the training year. There are three shifts available during the Fall Tag Days from October 5 - 6. Available shifts this fall are:
Saturday October 5 - 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday October 5 - 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunday October 6 - 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Please remember that for scheduling and cadet safety reasons it is not possible to have cadets returned to HQ prior to the end of their scheduled tagging shift. Please ensure that you only sign up for shifts where you are able to attend the entire shift.
All shifts will start and end at ANAVETs Unit 26 (727 E 49th Ave).
A meal will be provided at the end of each shift for all participating cadets.
Cadets tagging both Saturday Shifts will either receive a meal mid-shift at their tagging location or will be returned to HQ for a meal and reassigned for the afternoon shift.
For cadet safety and fundraising integrity reasons all cadets MUST return to HQ at the end of their shift with the driver who took them to their shift - it is NOT acceptable for a parent to pick their child up from their tagging location.
Please sign up for tag days shifts by clicking here: https://111pegasusrcacs.wufoo.com/forms/zwssv0f0kewau9
Our first block of familiarization flying dates have now been confirmed. Flights are available on: September 14, 21, 28, 29 and October 26. More details are available on the Familiarization Flying page under Cadet Information above. The sign up form is available here.
All returning cadets our first activity for the 2019/20 Training Year will be the Battle of Britain Parade on September 8, 2019. You should be receiving details through your calling NCOs.
Returning Cadet administration night is on September 9, 2019. You must bring a parent with you to the Armoury that night to review and sign your paperwork for the new training year. If you did not pay early bird registration fees please remember to also bring $230 for your 2019/20 Registration Fees.
New Cadet Registration Ongoing
Where: 2025 W11th Ave, Vancouver BC.
When: Any Monday night during the training year.
Please do not park/drop off within the military zone, instead please park/drop off by the elementary school adjacent to the squadron.
To join the cadet program, you must be:
Note With respect to the screening package. These forms are required for parents willing to be screened to support the squadron as volunteers. From time to time the Squadron requires parents to volunteer as drivers for various activities or to help with events during the training year. BCPC policy requires all volunteers to be screened to ensure the safety and security of our cadets. Please complete these forms if you are wiling to undergo screening to help us out during the year. If you have any questions about the screening process we will be happy to discuss them with you.
Please direct questions about registration to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the administration officer in person.
Please do not direct questions/concerns containing personal or private information through email. Please address these concerns with the administration officer in person.
Cadet Pick Up and Drop Off
We have sent emails to parents about this issue in the past. We have also posted a reminder on the Squadron website. Finally, we asked all cadets to speak to their parents about this important safety concern. None of these have worked and we still have parents dropping cadets off on 11th Ave. Therefore please note the following important information.
The drop-off and pick-up of cadets on 11th Ave in front of the Armoury creates a serious safety concern for cadets, parents and the general public and is strictly prohibited. It also results in access to 11th Ave which is a public road being illegally blocked by parents coming and going. Finally, it generates complaints from our neighbors.
Therefore, parents please note that under no circumstances are you to drop off or pick up your kids by driving your vehicle down 11th Ave. This applies to Monday night training as well as all other cadet activities including drill team, RDT, first aid, band, tag days, etc... This applies regardless of whether your cadet is an AC just starting out in the program or a Warrant Officer who has been with us for a long time or anything in between. Starting on Monday April 9 an officer from the Squadron will be outside the armoury before and after ALL cadet activities and will be taking note of all cadets who are either getting out of or into a car on 11th Ave. Cadets who are dropped off or picked up on 11th Ave will be subject to disciplinary action from the Squadron which may negatively impact their ability to participate in optional activities and eligibility for future promotions as well as eligibility for summer camps, national scholarship applications, year end awards, etc. The only exception to this rule will be for cadets whose parents are inside the armoury and who are legally parked either on the south side of 11th Ave or at the parking meters at the West end of 11th Ave.
Please pick up and drop off cadets on Maple St immediately to the east of the Armoury. Also note there is a significant amount of metered parking available on Arbutus St and if you are able to legally and safely park your vehicle there you may also drop off and pick up cadets on Arbutus St near 11th ave. Under no circumstance should a 111 Parent illegally block the flow of traffic on any of the streets surrounding the Armoury for cadet pick up or drop off.
Thank you for your cooperation with this critical safety measure.
Can't Make it to Mandatory Training?
If you do not send this information before the event, you will be marked absent rather than excused.
Parade Night Information:
Please note that every Monday night our closing parade is scheduled to be completed at approximately 9:30 PM. Cadets will generally be dismissed by 9:45 PM although cadets who are on the duty flight for the night may be slightly later. In no event should a cadet still remain in the Armoury after 10:00 PM.
Have a photo or video you think would look good in our photo library or on our YouTube page? Send them to email@example.com for consideration.
Parents Watching Parades
When watching our cadets during opening or closing parade please remember that the band playing O Canada and God Save the Queen along with the march on and off of the flags are significant acts of respect for our country and our monarch please remain silent during these portions of the parades. Thanks.
IMPORTANT - Pick Up/Drop Off and Parking
All parents dropping off or picking up cadets or stopping by to enjoy watching part of our parade please remember the following issues related to parking to ensure the safety and well-being of all cadets and parents.
Under no circumstances should any 111 Parent or Cadet park in the following illegal locations as you are subject to ticketing or towing by parking enforcement personnel and it puts the Squadron at risk of having our neighbours phone the authorities to have the rules enforced:
The area on 11th Ave gets very congested at the beginning and end of the each training night in order to ensure the safety of all of our cadets and their families please remember there are easy drop off/pick up points on Maple Street to the East of the Armoury or on Arbutus Street to the West of the Armoury. Please make the process faster and easier for all cadets and their families and help reduce the impact on our neighbours by using these locations.
Thanks for your cooperation.
Parent Information Booklet
For general information about the 111 Pegasus Squadron designed for parents please download the resource guide here.
Parent Information Night Sept 30/19
Parents can download the PowerPoint presentation that was supposed to be used at the Sept 30 Parent Information Night by clicking here.
Support the 111 Pegasus Squadron
While the activities of the 111 Pegasus Squadron are supported by the Department of National Defence and the Air Cadet League of Canada along with the 15th Field Regiment, Branch 176 (Billy Bishop/Kerrisdale) of the Royal Canadian Legion, ANAVETS Unit 26 and all of our other supporters, there are a number of costs the 111 Pegasus Squadron Sponsoring Committee is required to fund directly. We do fundraising activities each year through various channels; however, your help is always greatly appreciated. The 111 Pegasus Squadron Sponsoring Committee is a registered charity (Charity Registration: 119310035RR0001). Please consider donating to our activities either directly by contacting our Treasurer (or another member of the Executive Committee) or through PayPal by clicking below (please note: PayPal charges an administrative fee for online donations so where possible direct donations are always preferred).
Tax receipts will be issued for all donations over $10.
Prime Minister's Youth Council
An opportunity which cadets aged 16 and over might be interested in has been brought to our attention. Please note that this activity is not a direct cadet activity although it is being promoted to cadets through the Air Cadet League of Canada. Below is the relevant portions of the text of the e-mail from Acting D/Comd, National Cadet & Junior Canadian Rangers Support Group and a jpeg with an outline of some of the key information.