Welcome to 351 Silver Star Squadron!

Training

This is a new space for Thursday location & associated details.

DateLevelLocation
28 OctLevel 1, 3, 4Online
Level 2Dorcas Centre
04 NovLevel 2, 3, 4Online
Level 1Dorcas Centre

Location that require proof of vaccination:
- Dorcas Centre (Thursday)

In-person procedures

Prior to leaving the house
- Check announcements on website & email to confirm no updates.
- Ensure proof of vaccination has been submitted to participate in facilities that require it.
- Complete self-assessment tool, and submit declaration of NO symptoms.
  - Names checked against declarations SAME DAY at the door.
- Bring a mask.
- Use the washroom. Washroom facilities at locations will be limited.
- If a COVID test is done for any reason, report the occurance. Report the test result when available.

At location
- Wear a mask indoors and outdoors at all times.
- Stay 2m separated with others.
- Sanitize hands with sanitizer (provided) upon entry.
- Dorcas centre: One-way traffic into the gym through building main doors; exit through gym emergency exit.

Recruiting

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

We will resume in person as soon as we are able to, but training will be conducted online for the time being.

Recorded recruiting material for your information.



Registration:

The first recruit intake and Info Sessions have passed. We are currently still accepting applications, and you may contact the Admin Officer for registration questions.

Complete and submit applications as soon as possible:
Read instructions and fill out recruit registration forms.

A parent's meeting night will be held Thu 30 Sep. Further information to follow shortly.

Transfers can be brought up to the Admin Officer and will be considered on a 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.

Biathlon Team / Competition
23 Oct 21
351 will run a series of training sessions for the Biathlon team in anticipation of the area Biathlon competition on Sat 27 Nov 21 in Caledon Fairgrounds.

Cadets will participate in an individual run/shoot to include 3 one-km loops and 2 bouts of shooting with the Daisy air rifle. Individual results of declared team members will be merged to determine a team score. Teams who advance will participate in the regional competition on 18-20 Feb 22 in Sault Ste. Marie. 6 teams of 2 competitors can participate in the competition.

Practices are set tentativeily for Sunday evenings. There are opportunities for i) team members, and ii) cadet officials.

Parents are expected to drop off & pick up cadets on 27 Nov. The time required on the competition site is expected to be under 2 hours.

Sign up ASAP and by 28 Oct 21; indicate your availability (if Sun does not work); and position (member / cadet official).

Sign up for activity
Expires: 27 Nov 21
Marksmanship Team / Comp
23 Oct 21
351 will run a series of training sessions for the Marksmanship team in anticipation of the area Marksmanship competition in Feb 2022 (tentatively).

Practices are set tentativeily for Saturday evenings and expected to start Nov / Dec. 3 teams of 5 competitors will be selected for the zone (stage 2) competition. Junior members are welcome as 2 of the 5 team members must be juniors. Additional details can be found here.

Express your interest by 5 Nov 21

Sign up for activity
Expires: 5 Nov 21
Co-op Credit Program
20 Oct 21
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 in Grade 9-12 and interested in applying should submit their completed registration form to the Google Form below.

Registration Form Submission
Expires: 12 Dec 21
Fall 2021 Cadet Correspondent Workshop
20 Oct 21
Registration for the Fall 2021 Cadet Correspondent Workshop is now open. The 1.5 hour-long workshops will be starting on 13 Nov 21, 1300hrs, and will run for five consecutive Saturdays.

If you are interested, please complete the following steps below by 1 Nov 21.

1. Signup using the link below.

Sign up for activity

2. Complete the following contact collection form.

3. You will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the Google Classroom. If you do not have a Gmail account (@gmail.com), you will need to create one.

Click the infographic below for more information.

Expires: 1 Nov 21
Central Region Virtual Music Training
5 Oct 21
RCSU Central will conduct a virtual music program between 01 Oct and 19 Dec 2021 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 synchronous virtual theory lessons and private/semi-private instrument lessons (please indicate your instrument and the serials you wish to sign up for in the remarks in the signup). Cadets who participate in the instrument lessons will have the opportunity to pursue a music qualification. All cadets are welcome to participate, but must have access to an instrument to participate in virtual music lessons.

The squadron has a limited number of concert band instruments available to loan to cadets who do not have access to an instrument. Priority will be given to cadets who are interested in joining the band. Cadets who require an instrument should indicate so in the remarks in the signup.

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 08 Nov 2021. See the document and signup link below for more information.

Virtual Music Training Opportunities Fall 2021

Sign up for activity
Expires: 8 Nov 21
Fall Aircrew Survival Exercise - LEVEL 1&2
4 Oct 21
Staff and Cadets from 351 Squadron (Levels 1 & 2) will participate in a Aircrew Survival Field Training Exercise (FTX) on 31 Oct 2021 at Green Acres Outdoor Education Centre (11123 Kennedy Road). The Exercise will be a single day, parental drop off activity with no overnight component.

Cadets will receive mandatory training in the areas of aircrew survival, radio communications, map & compass and physical fitness required for the completion of the FTX requirement of their Level Training.

Warning Order (detailed instructions) will be posted shortly.

- Check Warning Order
- Sign up for activity
- Check Nominal Roll (Coming soon...)
- Submit signed permission form (in warning order) once selected on nominal roll.
Expires: 1 Nov 21
Fall Aircrew Survival Exercise - LEVEL 3&4
4 Oct 21
Staff and Cadets from 351 Squadron (Levels 3 & 4) will participate in a Aircrew Survival Field Training Exercise (FTX) on 30 Oct 2021 at Green Acres Outdoor Education Centre (11123 Kennedy Road). The Exercise will be a single day, parental drop off activity with no overnight component.

Cadets will receive mandatory training in the areas of aircrew survival, radio communications, map & compass and physical fitness required for the completion of the FTX requirement of their Level Training.

TIMING UPDATE: Pickup is 1845 Level 3 and 1900 Level 4

- Check Warning Order
- Sign up for activity
- Check Nominal Roll
- Submit signed permission form (in warning order) once selected on nominal roll.
Expires: 1 Nov 21
FTU Pickup & Uniform Exchange
12 Sep 21
This curbside pickup is for Level 2 and above cadets.

FTU Pickup: To prepare for the next training year, Field Training Uniforms (FTUs) will be issued via curbside pickup at the squadron office (Unit 5, 150 Ferrier Street, Markham, Ontario). Cadets who joined last training year (2020-2021) will receive regular uniform parts as well.

There are two days for Level 2 and above cadets, please select the correct date:
- Tue 19 Oct, 1800-2100 hrs
- Tue 26 Oct, 1800-2100 hrs

Please book a date and time at least three days in advance to have your uniform parts prepared. Use your first and last name (not your parent’s) to book an appointment via the Doodle links above. If you have questions, contact the Supply officer via SupO[at]351silverstar.com, not Doodle messages.

Uniform Size Exchange: If you require uniform part exchange for a different size, submit a request through the squadron website (Dashboard > Exchange Uniform Parts) before booking a Doodle appointment. This must be done at least three days in advance of your booking date to have uniform parts prepared. If the size is not available, you will be notified by email. Please bring the old uniform part being replaced to the appointment.

Note: Other than items that are in direct contact with skin (ie. T-shirts and socks), uniform parts are the property of the squadron and are to be returned at the end of one’s cadet career.

Pickup Instructions:
All cadets and parents are asked to complete the online COVID-19 self assessment before arrival.

Upon arrival, please follow the instructions below for curbside pickup:
1. Please ARRIVE ON TIME as per the reserved date and time. The time slot allocated for you is designed for social distancing.
2. Park in front of a numbered bucket.
3. Stay in the car with a mask on.
4. A staff member will ask for your name and bring the items to your car.

Please note that this is curbside pickup only. There will be no access to the squadron office or washroom.
Expires: 26 Oct 21

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)
  (on Thurs)
- New joiner day
  (on Thurs)
- Aircrew Survival (FTX)
  Level 1/2: 31 Oct
  Level 3/4: 30 Oct
- Marksmanship Day (1 of 2 days)
  TBD
- Tagging days
  (2 half-day shifts each weekend)
   Weekend 1: CANCELLED
   Weekend 2: TBD
- Remembrance Day Parade
   TBD
- Santa Claus Parade
   TBD
- Annual Review
   Tentative: 1st Sun in Jun

- Other mandatory training as announced in the year

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