540's Food Drive is back,

Over the coming weeks, the squadron will be running a Spring Food Drive, to support local food insecurity initiatives. We ask that you please bring in at least a couple items for donation. Donations will be collected each training night starting April 23rd, up until Tuesday, May 14th.

Additionally, the flight that brings in the most donations by May 14th will earn a pizza party for the entire flight! Bring in as many donations as you can to help support our community and fight food insecurity. All proceeds will be donated to the Fare Share Food Bank in Oakville.

Fare Share Food Bank Oakville has several items that are needed for the month of April and May including canned items, dry goods and kids snacks. Please visit their website for more information. Please make sure that donations are non-perishable/canned only and are not expired, opened or damaged in any way.

If you have any questions, please let your chain of command know.

Let's give back to the community this spring!

Spring Gliding sign-ups are now open! The form can be found HERE.

Signups will be open through May as the last session is on Sunday May 19, but cadets for each session will be selected two Tuesdays before the session (ie. for the Sunday April 14 session, cadets will be selected on Tuesday April 2).

Please sign up as soon as possible!

540 has been allotted four gliding sessions this spring on the following dates:
- Sunday April 14, 2024 (Cancelled - Weather)
- Saturday April 27, 2024
- Sunday May 5, 2024
- Sunday May 19, 2024

Timings are 0645-1815hrs. Transportation and lunch will be provided.

Note: Those selected for the cancelled fall session will be given first priority.
Please Note: Cadets require their @540goldenhawks email address to complete any Google Forms and to access Google Classrooms.

Clubs accepting new members:

🎯 Marksmanship
When: Sundays! Two time slots: 13:00-15:30hrs OR 15:30-18:00hrs
Where: St. Paul's United Church (454 Rebecca St, Oakville)
Dress: Appropriate civilian attire and must have closed toed shoes.
Important: Cadets must sign up for each Sunday individually to participate. Cadets who do not sign up for the activity will not be allowed to participate due to high interest and limited equipment and space.
April 28: Sign-up paused, pending confirmation of other training events.
May 5: Sign-up paused, pending confirmation of other training events.
May 12: sign-up here
May 19: sign-up here
May 26: sign-up here

🎤 Effective Speaking
When: Irregular meeting times. Please visit the Google classroom for specific details.
Where: Online meetings mostly, in-person events at Halton Regional Police Service 3 District (3800 Constable Henshaw Blvd, Burlington)
Google classroom code is 3ani3ub for all additional info

🗣️ Debate Club
Work on your debate skills, critical thinking, communication, and confidence. Engage in Canadian Parliamentary style ddebates and conduct critical thinking/communication exercises.
When: Thursdays, 18:00-19:30hrs
Where: Online meetings to start, Google classroom code is kymncqg for all additional info

✈️ Ground School
Information related to the program is on your Google Classroom!
When: Saturdays, 10:30 - 13:30hrs
Where: Virtual Classes. In-person classes will be communicated to members ahead of time.

🎵 Band
Band members can monitor the Google Classroom for relevant announcements regarding music preparation, practice, tutorials, etc.
When: Friday evenings, 18:00 - 21:00hrs
Where: St. Paul's United Church (454 Rebecca St, Oakville).
Please bring personal instruments if you have them.

💂 Rifle Drill Team
When: Wednesdays, 18:30 - 21:30hrs
Where: W.H. Morden Public School (180 Morden Rd, Oakville)
Dress: Athletic wear, boots and wedge.

💂 Drill Team without Arms
When: Saturdays, 14:30 - 17:30hrs
Where: St. Paul's United Church (454 Rebecca St, Oakville)
Dress: Athletic wear, boots and wedge.
540 Golden Hawks is committed to providing an inclusive training space for all of our cadets.

We would like to encourage those who require special accommodations when it comes to learning, testing, or other aspects of training at cadets to let us know their needs so that we can work with them to develop a plan that will best enable their growth and development at 540. Upon receipt of your response you will be contacted to discuss further. Please note that disclosing any medical conditions or need accommodations is purely voluntary. If you do not feel comfortable sharing, you do not need to fill out the form.

Any cadets who require special accommodations when it comes to learning, testing, or other aspects of cadets should fill out this form. Disclosure is encouraged but NOT mandatory.

For all of your uniform needs, supply is open for walk-ins on Tuesday nights, 18:00 - 20:30hrs at T.A. Blakelock.

Thank you
Dear Cadets,

If you are expecting you will not be able to attend a training night, please use the Absence Reporting Form to document your absence.

You must be signed into your email address in order to view the form.

If you are not able to attend an event you have signed up for, please inform the proper Chain of Command for that event.

Thank you for your cooperation.
If you are interested in joining Air Cadets, please sign up on our waiting list. You will be contacted with next steps.


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