Welcome to 351 Silver Star Squadron!

Summer Program 2021

Cadet Activity Program

The Cadet Activity Program (CAP) aims to provide a local, non-overnight, 5-day summer training experience to cadets.

Sample activities
- Biathlon (Run & Shoot)
- CAF Familiarization / Guest Presenter
- Ceremonial (Rope work / Make a Lanyard)
- Elemental Skills Competition
- Indoor Sports Tabloid
- Marksmanship
- Orienteering
- STEM Activities

Location St. Andrew’s College, 15800 Yonge St. (tentative)
Time 0750 - 1630 (tentative)
Transportation by parents

Signup Dates for Summer 2021
- 26 Jul - 30 Jul (for overflow)
- 2 Aug - 6 Aug
- 9 Aug - 13 Aug
- 16 Aug - 20 Aug
- 23 Aug - 27 Aug
(Nominal Roll will not be posted. Cadets will be confirmed individually)

Cadets interested should sign up for all avaialble period. It is expected plans for in-person activities remain fluid and cancellations will be accepted in the future. The CAP will run in accordance to public health measures which may include cancellations close to the dates.

Summer Course 2021

Virtual Cadet summer training courses

- Cadets can only take one course at a time (i.e., course date do not overlap)
- Cadets may apply, and possibly be selected, for multiple courses
- Limited billets available and will be prioritized based on demand and cadets' merit
- Standby cadets can be loaded up to 1-week prior to the start date

Application period has passed. Application continue to open for possible backfills.

High School Credit Opportunity for Cadet Summer Training (Co-op)

Who is Eligible?
-All cadets who are residents of Ontario and attending secondary school in Ontario *Cadets must already have earned at least one high school credit to participate.
- Cadets attending either a virtual CTC course, or Summer CAP

Upon completion of summer training, as well as co-op assignments, cadets will be granted up to 2 high school credits.

Although the program is run in partnership with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) cadets do not need to be from UCDSB, nor will they become UCDSB students. Cadets from any Ontario school board can participate. They remain students of their own board. A report card will be mailed to the cadet and their main school upon successful completion, where the school will then enter the credit on the cadet’s transcript. UCDSB will provide and assign participating cadets with a co-op teacher for the summer semester.

Registration form and additional information

Completed form to be submitted to summercourse[at]351silverstar.com for approval.

Deadline: 25 Jun 21.

Staff Cadets

Staff cadet applicants may continue to submit applications:
- Application form
- You may provide course preference however they are not guaranteed

Serials
SC/CC-CTC(V) Alpha
SC/CC-CTC(V) Bravo (French only)
SC/CC-CTC(V) Charlie
IT SMC (MS Teams) Support Cadet
SC/CC-CAP

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.

351 Silver Star Squadron - The 34th Virtual Awards Ceremony
10 May 21
You are cordially invited to 351 Silver Star Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron's 34th Virtually Awards Ceremony, on 27 May 2021, at 1900hrs. This year, we are honored to welcome Honorary Colonel Renee van Kessel from 16 Wing CFB Borden Canadian Air Force as our Reviewing Officer. Please respond by 20 May 2021 to rsvp[at]351silverstar.com
Cadet Activity Program (Summer 2021)
7 May 21
⬅ Cadet Activity Program (CAP) 2021 located on the left column of the website.

Application is on-going but if interest is low it may be cancelled.

⬅ Summer Course 2021 and co-op opportunity located on the left column of the website.

Summer course backfill is on-going.
Co-op deadline: 25 Jun.
Expires: 30 Jul 21
Operation: Lone Survivor
7 May 21
Staff and cadets will participate in a virtual Aircrew Survival Exercise on 15 May 2021. The exercise will provide cadets with and opportunity to enjoy lessons and activities normally delivered during our fall and spring field training exercise.

Check Warning Order

Sign up for activity
Expires: 15 May 21
Central Region Virtual Music Training
8 Apr 21
RCSU Central will conduct a virtual music program between 1 Apr and 30 Jun 21 consisting of asynchronous (self-lead content), group lessons, instrument lessons, and music proficiency level evaluation.

Asynchronous content can be accessed at the following link: https://bit.ly/CadetMusicResources

Cadets are also able to sign up to attend virtual theory lessons (see document below for schedule) and private/semi-private virtual music lessons using the form below. Indicate your instrument and the serials you wish to sign up for in the remarks.

All cadets are welcome to participate, but must have access to an instrument to participate in virtual music lessons.

Interested cadets should sign up for virtual theory lessons at least 8 days prior to the lesson. The deadline to sign up for virtual music lessons is 30 Apr 21.

Virtual Music Training Schedule

Sign up for activity
Expires: 30 Jun 21
Accurate Email, Phone #, and Address
23 Feb 21
CADET365 is coming!

Microsoft Office 365 accounts will be provided for members in the Cadets organization. The rollout will be in phases and expected to complete end of 2021.

Please ensure the following data is accurate on the dashboard:
- Email address unique to the cadet (cannot be shared between cadets)
- Phone number the cadet has access to during virtual training

Don’t fall for phishing emails posing as CJCR messages on this subject; your onboarding email will come from a trusted source such as an official account from cadets.gc.ca or 351silverstar.com.

If you have moved since verification in Sep, please contact Admin to update your address.
In-person start postponed
1 Jan 21
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).

Any COVID test and/or required isolation are to be reported to the squadron via the Contact Us page as soon as tests and/or isolation is advised; and again when test results are available.

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: 15 May
    Level 3 / 4: 15 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

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