Welcome to 351 Silver Star Squadron!

CADET CO-OP (HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT PROGRAM)

The Training Year Cadet Co-op is in partnership between UCDSB and RCSU Central but now is open to all cadets in Ontario. 

Cadets can earn up to 4 high school credits through the cadet co-op. It requires 90 hours of cadet activities to earn a credit. Training, team practices, uniform prep, lesson prep, etc can be included. 

If you are a current cadet who attends High School in Ontario (any school board) and resides in Ontario, you are eligible. 

Fillable Registration Form

After-School Cadet Co-op FAQs 2022-2023

Completed registration forms are to be directed to cadetcoop@ucdsb.on.ca

Cadets are highly encouraged to speak with their school guidance counselor to ensure participation in the cadet co-op program is a right fit for them. 

If you have any questions, please talk to Capt Sabarillo.

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.

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.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=-2oSqwzmL062z8c1DHbchNa3WZlO7KdCvrmGP
SSC
29 Nov 23

 SSC presents  
Christmas Ho Ho Ho
Cookie and Cookie GRAM
Date: November 30 to December 21, 2023
Looking for a delicious way to show others you care during this holiday season? The Cookie GRAM is a delectable way to spread sweetness and joy to your friends. SSC is hosting a Cookie GRAM Sale Fundraiser
Cookie Sale 
How to order: Pre-order by completing the Sale Purchase Form online and submitting the payment via email payment transfer. We also accept orders at the SSC Deck. Order Cut-Off Date: December 7.  
How to pick up: Pick up at the SSC desk on December 14, 2023 with Cadet or Parent Name and Order Date.  
Cookie GRAM Sale 
How it works: Place the order at the SSC Desk. When you do, you'll be given a GRAM to include a personalized message for that extra special touch. Return the completed card with your personalized order by December 7, 2023. 
Price: Each package of delicious cookies is priced at just $5
How to pay: We accept cash payments at the SSC desk 
Distribution: The cookies, along with your heartfelt message will be distributed to the recipient on December 14, 2023 

Note: If you have any food allergies, please take precautions to ensure your own safety

Expires: 7 Dec 23

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.
Marksmanship Team 2023-24
7 Nov 23
351 will run a series of marksmanship training sessions on 11, 18,& 25 Nov (Saturday) in anticipation of the area Marksmanship Competition in Feb 2024 (tentatively) 

30 cadets will be selected to join the training sessions according to their marksmanship experience and skills. Selected cadets will receive training information by Friday, 10 Nov via email. 

The top 15 cadets in the training session will be selected to represent 351 in the Area Marksmanship Competition. Ongoing regular practices will be on Saturday evenings until Apr 2024. 

Attendance for all training sessions is expected and selected competition members must be able to attend area comp in Feb 2024. 

- Check Warning Order (Coming soon...)
- Sign up for activity
- Check Nominal Roll (Coming soon...)
- Submit signed permission form (in warning order) once selected on nominal roll.

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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