Welcome to 351 Silver Star Squadron!

Recruiting 2020

The new year will see the use of a combination of in-person and remote training to conform with public health recommendations.

If you are interested in joining us, leave your contact with our Admin Officer.

Recruit registration forms and instructions.
Recorded recruiting material to help prepare for the session.

Transfers can be brought up to the Admin Officer and will be considered on case-by-case basis.

For the time being, check our Facebook page to know more about what we do!
The 351 Silver Star Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron is located in the vibrant community of Unionville, within the City of Markham, Ontario.

The Cadet program provides a dynamic and structured activity to Canadian youth. To find out more about our squadron, please visit our FAQ and About Us pages.

If you are between the age of 12 to 18 and are interested in joining us, please visit our Join page. Feel free to visit one of our Thursday training nights. to see what we are all about!

All of our cadet activities are supervised by screened adults. In order to continue to provide a safe and encouraging environment for our cadets, we need your help. Many of our staffs are parents of cadets with no previous experience. Contact us now to get involved.

Visit these pages to find out more.

Join as a CIC Officer
Join as a Civilian Instructor
Join as a Civilian Volunteer

We rely on local supporters in many ways to help run the squadron smoothly. Please visit the supporters page to see how you can contribute to our success.

Level 1 Swearing-In
21 Nov 20
351 Silver Star Squadron formally welcomed our Level 1 cadets into our ranks this past Thursday in a virtual swear-in ceremony.

The recording for this event can be found on YouTube.
Expires: 26 Nov 20
Flag Party Commander Tryout
20 Nov 20
351 Silver Star Squadron's Flag Party Commander tryouts are coming. The next Flag Party Commander we are looking for will continue carrying on our tradition of professionalism, leadership, and drill that exceeds the standard.

This cadet will be able to successfully execute the tasks of leading, training, and carrying on the future of the Flag Party Program at the squadron.

If you are interested in applying, please fill out the form below by 26 Nov.

Flag Party Commander Tryout Signup
Expires: 27 Nov 20
Drill Team Recruitment
16 Nov 20
The Squadron Drill Team is currently recruiting cadets from Level 2-5 to help with squadron drill tasks and developing new supplementary routines. A team of 16 cadets will be selected.

Selection of the Drill Team Commander this year will include the completion of a drill lesson project (503 eligible). Commander applicants will be leading a team of cadets to create a 351 Drill Guide based on the CF Drill Manual edited to better suit the Level 1 audience. Full details of the project will be provided to applicants who indicate interest in the position on the sign up form.

If you are interested in joining, please fill out the form below by 27 Nov 2020.

OPI: Mr. Chan

Drill Team Sign Up
Expires: 27 Nov 20
Co-op Credit Program
13 Nov 20
The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) is running a program for all Ontario high school students to obtain co-op credits during the training year. Cadets do not need to be students of UCDSB and can be from any school board. Registration form and FAQs are posted under the Training tab > Co-op Credit.

Cadets who are in Grade 9-12 and interested in applying should submit their completed registration form to the Google Form linked below by 12 Dec 20.

Registration Form Submission
Expires: 12 Dec 20
Band Recruitment
7 Nov 20
Are you looking to expand your musical experience? Are you interested in learning how to play in a marching band? Or are you interested in learning a new instrument?

If so, come join the 351 Squadron Marching Band. The Band has made use of creative methods to continue practicing music virtually. Virtual practices take place Mondays from 1900-2000 hrs.

Please fill out the form below if you are interested in joining the Band. Cadets of all levels and music experience can join starting 16 Nov. At this time only cadets who have access to a band instrument will be admitted. Opportunities for cadets without access to an instrument will be provided later.

Band Interest Form
Expires: 28 Nov 20
Effective Speaking
21 Oct 20
The Effective Speaking Program provides an opportunity for cadets to learn, practice and improve necessary skills for successful public speaking. Cadets will learn from an instructor from Toastmasters International to write, organize, present, and evaluate speeches.

Effective Speaking sessions will take place virtually every Tuesday from 1900 - 2100, beginning 24 Nov.

Cadets that signed up will receive an email 17 Nov for a brief introduction and confirmation of signup.

Sign up for activity
Expires: 24 Nov 20
In-person start postponed
17 Oct 20
30 Sep update: With COVID cases on the rise, we are postponing our in-person start date until such a time that the case count subsides. In-person lessons and activities will be rescheduled for later in the training year.

The Cadet organization is committed to the safety of our cadets and staff. We understand everyone's desire to be together and will strive to do so when the health-risk drops to an acceptable level.

Weekly virtual training will commence (with the exception of holidays).

Supply

Cadets with with ill-fitting uniform parts can submit requests for exchange for a size that fits from the dashboard: Click Exchange at the bottom of the dashboard under Supply.
Make sure your dress is up to standard before the new training year.

Dress Regulations


Cadets no longer with the squadron should return their washed uniform on supply and include the return form.

Mandatory Training

Mandatory trainings are required to advance a cadet's career and include:

- NCO development (Level 3 and up)
    Regular Thu training
- New joiner day
    Regular Thu training
- Aircrew Survival (FTX) (1 of 2 days)
    Level 1 / 2: TBD
    Level 3 / 4: 15 / 16 May
- Marksmanship Day (1 of 2 days)
    5 / 6 Dec
- Tagging days
  (2 half-day shifts each weekend)
   Cancelled
- Remembrance Day Parade
   TBD (Virtual)
- Santa Claus Parade
   TBD
- Annual Review
   TBD

- Other mandatory training as announced in the year