Announcements

Join us for an information session about our upcoming Fall Field Training Exercise (FTX). This session is geared towards parents of new recruits, but all are welcome. We will be providing an overview of the training to be conducted and allow time for any questions.

When: Tuesday Oct 3, 2023: 7pm – 7:45pm
Where: Gym of T.A. Blakelock High School
Location: Thomas A. Blakelock High School (1160 Rebecca St, Oakville)

All are welcome to stay afterwards for our monthly COs parade where promotions will be taking place!
The volunteer opportunities for the 540 Golden Hawks Thanksgiving 2023 Bagging Fundraiser at the Fortinos Neyagawa (493 Dundas St W, Oakville ON) and Fortinos Lakeshore (173 Lakeshore Rd W, Oakville ON) are now open. Shifts are available between October 6-8 at various timings; please visit the sign up sheet or calendar for those details.

Cadets from Levels 2 to 5 can sign up using this form.

You may sign up for more than one shift. Volunteer hours will be provided and monies raised will go toward the Fundraiser of the Year Award. Participation looks great on a Cadet's resume!

Thank you for volunteering!
Hello 540 Band,

We are excited to inform you about a great concert coming up from the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Army Band. The Cadet Open House will be held on October 12th and will feature a concert along with interactive presentations. Please come watch and support our very own CV Kovacevic performing with the RHLI Band. The music will be awesome!

Event Details:
Date: Thursday, October 12th
Time: 7:00pm - 9:40pm (19:00-21:40hrs)
Location: 200 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario
Dress Code: FTUs
Note: Transportation will not be provided, so please make your own arrangements.

What to Expect: Interactive booths featuring army equipment, Physical Training (PT) standard tests, a museum tour, musical performances (including one by CV Kovacevic!), and a special performance by a pipe band.

Both cadets and parents are invited to this event. It will be a fantastic opportunity to learn, interact, and enjoy some great music.

RSVP Required: Please confirm your attendance in the Band Google Classroom by September 29th so we can plan accordingly.

Looking forward to seeing you there!
Hello 540!

We're excited to let you know that our long-anticipated Fall Field Training Exercise (FTX) is just around the corner, taking place from Friday, October 13th, to Sunday, October 15th, 2023.

The FTX is a mandatory, action-packed camping weekend where cadets will have the chance to engage in team-building activities, acquire hands-on survival skills, and build lasting connections with their fellow peers.

For all relevant information including timing, location, and a checklist of items to bring, please refer to the warning order available here.

To sign up for the FTX, fill out this Google form.

If you are unable to attend a mandatory event for any reason, please inform the proper chain of command.

We can't wait to see you all at the FTX!
✈️ Ground School
Want to become a pilot? The Ground School registration form can be found here, and all 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
We are welcoming new and returning members *of any skill level* to come out and try between now and October 6th. 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).
Note for new members: Please bring personal instruments if you have them. *A baseline understanding of music is important*

💂 Drill Team with Arms
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.

🎯 Marksmanship
When: Sundays! Cadets will choose to participate in one of 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. Be prepared to be laying on your stomach for an extended period of time and maybe get dusty. Must have closed toed shoes.

Cadets have to sign up for each Sunday individually as there is a limited number of equipment. If a cadet does not sign up for a specific day and time, unfortunately they will not be able to stay for the activity.
Oct 1st: CANCELLED
Oct 8th: Open to Cpls and above Sign up here. Bagging Fundraiser is Priority
Oct 22nd: Biathlon tryouts! Sign up here.
Oct 29th: No marksmanship activities
Nov 5th: Only cadets on the biathlon team will be invited to attend.

🎯 Biathlon try-outs OPEN
Try outs for the Biathlon Team will happen on Sunday October 22nd. Sign up here.
When: Sunday Oct 22, 13:00 - 18:00hrs
Where: St. Paul's United Church (454 Rebecca St, Oakville)
Cadets who want to tryout for the biathlon team must attend marksmanship on October 1st or 8th to complete their safety handling test. Cadets must complete their safety handling test in order to tryout for the biathlon team.
Important: If a cadet shows up without having completed their safety handling test, or without having signed up, they will be turned away and not allowed to participate in tryouts. Try outs for the marksmanship team will happen at a later date. Cadets who are interested in a training plan to prepare for biathlon tryouts are to email [email protected]

Please Note: Cadets require their @540goldenhawks email address to complete any Google Forms and to access Google Classrooms. Thank you!
Hello 540,

Supply will be open on Tuesday nights for walk-ins from 18:00 - 20:30hrs at T.A. Blakelock during regular training.

Please come if you have any uniform issues or needs!
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 @540goldenhawks.com 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.

Calendar

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