Welcome to 351 Silver Star Squadron!

Air Cadet Summer Training

Courses offered to cadets who have completed their second year of training, or higher, hosted at Cadet Training Centres (CTC). Courses range in length from 2-7 weeks and take place at CTC locations across the country.

For many cadets, participating in summer training is the highlight of their year. The many diverse training opportunities offered during the summer months, including the Cadet Training Centre (CTC) Courses, the Technology and Digital Learning Centre (TDLC), and the National Cadet Advisory Council (NCAC) are the perfect occasion to make friends for life during experiences youth will never forget.

This year all training will be offered at a CTC, there will be no local Cadet Activity Program (CAP). 

Summer training opportunities include:

Marksmanship

Introduction to Marksmanship (NEW) - 2 week
Air Rifle Marksmanship Instructor - 4 Week

Drill
Introduction to Drill and Ceremonial (NEW) - 2 week
Drill and Ceremonial Instructor Course - 4 Week

Sports
Introduction to Fitness and Sports (NEW) - 2 week
Fitness and Sports Instructor Course - 4 Week)

Band
Introduction to Military Band (NEW) - 2 week
Military Band Musician - 4 Week

Aviation
Aviation Technology and Aerospace (NEW) - 2 week
Advanced Aviation Course - 4 Week

Survival
Introduction to Survival (NEW) - 2 week
Survival Instructor Course - 4 Week

Flying
Glider Pilot Flying Scholarship (Closed)
Power Pilot Flying Scholarship (Closed)

Click here for course descriptions and eligibility criteria.

Click here for answers to frequently asked questions.
The 351 Silver Star Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron is located in the vibrant community of Unionville, within the City of Markham, Ontario.

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.

Trg
18 Feb 24
 NEW SUMMER TRAINING PROGRAM!


Cadets and Junior Rangers (CJCR) just announced the new summer training program and it includes a number of new and exiting courses for air cadets.

Watch this video to find out what's coming in 2024!

Course descriptions and details on how to apply will be available soon.
Competition
18 Feb 24
 

We are pleased to announce that the annual 351 Invitational Band and Drill Competition will be held Saturday, 04 May 2024 at Stouffville District Secondary School.

The Competition is open to all Corps and Squadrons in COA.

Please register here for both band and drill.

Competition manual and music to follow shortly.

We look forward to seeing you in May!
CO
4 Feb 24













The Royal Canadian Legion Cadet Medal of Excellence (RCLCME) recognizes individual endeavours of a citizenship nature, which meet or enhance the purposes and objectives of the Cadet organizations. It is wholly sponsored and awarded by the Royal Canadian Legion.

Cadets meeting the selection criteria are to submit the Application for Consideration NLT Thu 25 Apr to the email listed in the form.
Expires: 26 Apr 24
SSC
4 Feb 24



We are pleased to announce that applications for the following scholarships are now open:

Air Cadet League National Scholarship 

A) Scholarships are open to students who are entering or pursuing their post-secondary education, and who are members of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets on April 1st, 2024.


B) Scholarships are also open to past cadets entering their first year in post-secondary education who aged out of cadets because they reached 19 between April 2nd 2023 and April 1st, 2024.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of scholastic achievement, combined with outstanding performance as an Air Cadet, community involvement, and donor’s requirements.


Deadline: 01 April 2024

Application form is located here.

Alfred Wong Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an Air Cadet who has shown commitment to the music program and/or is pursuing a post-secondary program with some focus on music.

A total of two (2) scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $1,200 each.

Deadline: 02 April 2024

Application form may be downloaded here.

GRACE Lions Club Scholarship

The York Region GRACE Lions Club Green Scholarship will be awarded to an Air Cadet who is in
their last year of high school, has made a commitment to making a positive difference in their
community and is interested in pursuing a post-secondary education in Environmental Studies or
related area.

The total scholarship value is $4000 and will be equally shared by four (4) recipients.

Deadline: 23 March 2024

Application form may be downloaded here.

Effective Speaking Team 2023-24
5 Dec 23
The 2023-2024 Effective Speaking Team is now open for recruitment! The Effective Speaking Program is an Air-Cadet League-affiliated extracurricular that the 351 Silver Star Squadron offers to all cadets! This intensive eight-week program is designed to improve cadet's public speaking skills through the preparation and evaluation of speeches, in anticipation of the Squadron Effective Speaking Competition, where selected cadets are then chosen to represent 351 at the Wing level. 

Meetings are to commence in January 2024, and the team will meet virtually (via Microsoft Teams) every Tuesday on a weekly basis from 1900 to 2100 hours. Attendance for all meeting sessions is expected. 

If you are interested in joining, please fill out and submit the Microsoft Form linked below by Thursday, 21 December 2023.

Sign up form 


351 Spirit Wear
29 Nov 23


Need Christmas ideas?


We are excited to announce that our squadron store is now open!

Browse on line 351 Shop for your favorite clothing, customize it with the squadron logo and personalize it to be uniquely yours.

Squadron Team Gear will continue to be ordered separately and as a group bulk order. Please see your CPI/OPI for details.

Make sure to check back regularly for sale events and promotions.

SSC
29 Nov 23







Get Ready to sleigh the holiday season with FlipGive

Join us in making Christmas Merrier for our squadron by shopping for gift cards and gifts. The best part? Every purchase earns for your cadets! Sign up now, and let’s give the gift to support this holiday season!”

How it works: Brands on FlipGive pay us a commission whenever you shop with them via the FlipGive app or website and FlipGive share that commission with the Squadron!

How to sign-up: Visit www.flipgive.com/join to sign up. You’ll be asked to enter our team code to join our team.






SSC
23 Nov 23
Message from the SSC



With gratitude for the contributions received, we're reaching out to our fantastic 351 community. The response rate for the OPC Assessment Contributions remains low, based on the completion of OPC Assessment Contribution Form responses received by the Squadron Sponsoring Committee (SSC). Thank you again for the contributions made by parents and strongly encourage those who haven't contributed to consider supporting the Squadron. Payment instructions are outlined in the OPC Assessment Contribution Letter to Parents, which was sent earlier to all cadets in October. A copy of the Letter can be assessed through the link below:

2023 OPC ASSESSMENT


All contributions will go towards sponsoring the Squadron throughout the year and your support is greatly appreciated. Please feel free to drop by the SSC desk to inquire any questions that you may have. Our SSC desk is located at the hallway outside the Cafeteria in Bur Oak Secondary School on Thursday training night.

Supply

EXCHANGE: Cadets 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.

RETURN: Cadets no longer with the squadron should return their washed uniform to supply. Returns are accepted every Thursday during regular training at Bur Oak Secondary School. Please include the return form

Cadets with outstanding supply requests are to follow up with the Supply WO.

DRESS STANDARDS

Mandatory Training

Cadets are required to attend the following Mandatory Training Activities:

Aircrew Survival Exercise (FTX)
   14 & 15 Oct 2023
Marksmanship Day (attend 1 of 2 days)
   04 Nov 2023
   05 Nov 2023
Remembrance Day Parade
   11 Nov 2023
 Annual Cadet Review (ACR)
   02 Jun 2024

* Other mandatory training as announced in the year

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