Welcome to 351 Silver Star Squadron!

Recruiting 2017

Thank you for your interest in joining 351 Silver Star Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron. We are at full capacity and registration for the 2017-18 cadet year is now closed.

Transfers will be accepted on case-by-case basis.

Please contact our neighbouring squadrons for other recruiting needs.
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.

Markham Annual Remembrance Day Parade
24 Oct 17
Date: Sat Nov 11
Time: To be confirmed.
Location: 7 Washington Street, Markham (Hwy 7 & Hwy 48)
Audience: Mandatory for all cadets.

Details To be confirmed.
Expires: 6 Nov 17
Markham Santa Claus Parade
24 Oct 17
Date: Sat 25 Nov
Time: 1030 hrs - 1230 hrs
Location/Parade Route: The parade starts at Hwy 7 East and Main Street Markham (Hwy 48). It travels north along Main Street Markham to Markham Museum. Cadets will meet on Hwy 7 just East of Main Street. We will be float #(TBD). Cadets will be picked up at the Markham Museum following the parade.
Audience: All cadets are strongly encouraged to attend.
Dress: C-3 with wedge, parka & black gloves - Bring cadet-issued / blue toque in your pocket - Cadets without parkas are authorized to wear civilian jackets
Band: Must bring instruments with parade music.
Note: There is no storage / garbage bin on the parade route. Do not bring anything extra.

Drop off zone A

Expires: 25 Nov 17
Halloween Training Night
22 Oct 17
There will be an option to dress up for Thu 26 Oct in advance of Halloween. The following options are available:
1) Dress in Halloween costume (no mixing with uniform parts)
2) Dress in C-2B / Black & White
3) Dress in appropriate civilian clothing with $2 donation (exact change) due to SSC desk (behind duty desk)

A food drive will be held concurrently. Bring an non-perishable food item to contribute to the local food bank for those in need this holiday season. Collection will be by flight towards the annual flight award.
List of items in need
Expires: 26 Oct 17
PO513 for Level 5 cadets
29 Sep 17
There will be a PO513 Workshop conducted the 18-19 Nov 2017 in Markham. It is part of the Level 5 training program.
- Transportation will be Parent Drop Off (approx 10km)
- Select 4-6 topics from this list
- Email completed preference forms to po513@351silverstar.com by Fri 6 Oct
- We have a quota of 14 cadets. Selected cadets will be contacted individually for final details.
Expires: 19 Nov 17
Gliding - Fall 2017
29 Sep 17
351 will have 3 gliding days in the Fall. Sun 22 & 29 Oct are available for sign up.

Each cadet is encouraged to attend at least one glider flight each year.

Note: 22 Oct is during the TAGGING WEEKEND. Only sign up if you can commit time beyond the mandatory 2 tagging shifts.

Read
  - Warning Order
Signups
  - Gliding (1 Oct Morning) (FULL)
  - Gliding (1 Oct Afternoon) (FULL)
  - Gliding (22 Oct Morning)
  - Gliding (22 Oct Afternoon)
  - Gliding (29 Oct Morning) (FULL)
  - Gliding (29 Oct Afternoon)
Nominal Rolls
  - Gliding (1 Oct)
  - Gliding (22 Oct)
  - Gliding (29 Oct)
Submit signed permission form (in warning order) once selected on nominal roll.
* Cadets who has been on a glider flight this training year may be placed on waitlist until closer to the activity date.
Expires: 29 Oct 17

Supply

Cadets on the Supply Request List has open supply requests with the FCmd.
Next supply night will be on:
Date: Updated: Wed 25 Oct
Time: 1900-2030 hrs
Location: Unit 5, 150 Ferrier Street. Markham, ON

Cadets on the list planning to attend for exchange must Signup for a spot. Sign up and show up. No nominal roll will be posted.

Any other supply exchange requests are to be sent to the appropriate Flight Commanders.

Mandatory Training

Mandatory trainings are required to advance a cadet's career and include:
- NCO development (Level 3 and up)
   17 Sep
- Mandatory FTX (1 of 2 weekends)
   6-8 Oct / 11-13 May
- Winter FTX
  (counts towards FTX for Level 1 & 2)
   16-18 Feb
- Marksmanship Day (1 of 2 days)
   2 Dec / 3 Dec
- Aviation Day (1 of 2 days)
   4 / 25 Mar
- Tagging days
  (2 half-day shifts each weekend)
   Fall: 20-22 Oct
   Spring: TBD
- Remembrance Day Parade
   11 Nov
- Annual Review Practices
   Sun May afternoons
- Annual Review
   TBD

- Other mandatory training as announced in the year

Attendance is strictly required.

Gliding Days

Cadets get an intro flight in a glider, learn about flying, and have some outdoor sports fun.
- 1 / 22 / 29 Oct
- 29 Apr, 26 May, 10 Jun

All cadets should attend at least 1 gliding day each year.