What is Air Cadets? Air Cadets is a nationally funded program for youth ages 12-18. We meet every week to parade, practice drill, and learn everything from how to fly to how to survive in the woods. On weekends we take part in various activities in the area -- parades, camping trips, gliding days, and much more. Who joins Air Cadets? Anyone! Cadets is open to anyone between the ages of 12 and 18. You don't have to commit to the military either; feel free to come out and see if cadets is for you. Why should I join It's a great way to have fun and make friendships that will last a lifetime. It builds character, and more importantly, cadets runs some of the best summer camps ever. Do you have an interest in flying or want to earn your pilot's license for free? Are you interested in wilderness camping or want to know how to survive on your own in the woods? Do you want to become a great leader (maybe even the next Prime Minister)? Do you enjoy being a part of a team and doing things together? Do you have an interested in the military and want to learn more about it? Do you enjoy playing an instrument in a marching band? Are you interested in precision target shooting? Do you have an interest in space, astronauts, and aerospace? ... Or maybe just spend a summer running around, playing sports, and having fun... If you answered YES to any of the above, cadets has something for you!
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How much does it cost? There is no initial cost to joining. Through a combination of fundraising and funding provided to us by the Department of National Defence, the cadet program is one of the only programs in Canada for young people that costs nothing at all! The uniform, your training, your weekend activities, and even summer camps are covered. We only ask that you help the squadron in fundraising whenever you can. There are 3 major fundraising activities each year which are mandatory - these are our annual lottery ticket sales drive, and participation in two tag days (fundraising in the community). We also have a number of smaller, voluntary fundraisers such as cheese/chocolate sales, and taking part in community events. Of course the more that you volunteer for, the more the squadron is able to do (such as trips, visits, etc). Sounds great! How do I join? We accept new recruits throughout the the training year from September - February. The recruit training program is about 4 weeks long and always begins with a parent and cadet information session where you will be able to ask questions and learn more about our program from one of our officers and some of our senior cadets. Check out the link above for more details.
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Some things we do
Brass & Reed Marching Band
We offer comprehensive music lessons combined with our Military marching band
Air Rifle Shooting
Opportunity to participate Target shooting and competitions
Instruction and Flying
We offer multiple aviation related courses as well as glider and power flying