Welcome to 351 Silver Star Squadron!

National Course 2019

National courses are scholarship courses for Level 3+ cadets with a selection process. Application deadline has passed.
National course handbook (2019)

Application for regular summer course and staff cadets will open at a later date.
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.

Aviation tour: Ornge Air Ambulence Station - Toronto
08 Dec 18
351 will select 30 cadets to participate in an aviation tour at Ornge facilities in Toronto on 1 Feb 19. This is a PA day.

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

Note: Return time is approximate. Some details are still being worked on.
Expires: 1 Feb 19
​​​​​​The Cadet Correspondent Workshop
03 Dec 18
​​​​​​The Cadet Correspondent Workshop is intended for 3rd and 4th year cadets who would make great storytellers and ambassadors of the Cadet Program.

Dates: 18-20 Jan 19
Location: Borden

During the two-day workshop, cadets will learn:
- how to support their local corps/squadron PA activities
- basic photography and videography skills
- key messages of the Cadet Program
- basic interview skills
- how to support corps/squadron social media platforms
- process of PA product approvals (through the local corps/squadron CO)

After the completion of the workshop, corps and squadrons are encouraged to engage these Cadet Correspondents in their local PA activities supervised by their corps/sqn UPAR or CO.

- Sign up by Thu 20 Dec.
- Cadets will be nominated via a priority list.
Expires: 20 Dec 18
Marksmanship Team 2019
01 Dec 18
351 will be selecting up to 3 marksmanship teams in preparation for the zone and regional competitions in Jan - Apr. Cadets who have shown potential during the marksmanship days may sign up for marksmanship clinics held over the holiday break (27 Dec - 5 Jan). Practices are planned for Dec Thu 27, Fri 28, Sat 29, Jan Thu 3, Fri 4, Sat 5 at 1800 - 2200 hrs in Markham. Attendance for all sessions is expected. Excused absences must be arranged well in advance.

If interest exceeds space available cadets will be prioritized based on performance from the marksmanship days.

Try out for final teams will be held Sat Jan 26 1830 - 2200 to select 15 team members.

Regular marksmanship team practices will be on Wed evenings and Sat evenings until Apr. Regular attendance is expected.

Selected comp team members must be able to attend Zone comp on Sat 23 Feb.

- Check Warning Order
- Sign up for activity (FULL)
- Check Nominal Roll
- Submit signed permission form (in warning order) once selected on nominal roll.
Expires: 27 Dec 18
351 Christmas Celebration 2018
29 Nov 18
Expires: 20 Dec 18
Shadow Lake FTX
27 Nov 18
351 will run a 3rd FTX on 11-13 Jan 2019. Lessons delivered will be different from the Fall & Spring FTX; thus, PC 390 / 490 will not be conducted during this FTX. Level 1 and 2 cadets may attend this FTX to fulfill their Level 1 / 2 requirements (PO 190 / 290). Level 3 and 4 cadets will need to attend either the Fall or Spring FTX to fulfill level training requirements. All are welcome to attend, however.

- Check Warning Order
- Sign up for activity
- Check Nominal Roll
- Submit signed permission form (in warning order) once selected on nominal roll.
Expires: 13 Jan 19

Supply

Cadets now have the ability to submit uniform size exchange requests on the Dashboard (go to the bottom of the Dashboard and click Exchange).

Cadet with ill-fitting uniform parts can submit a request for a size that fits. This is a new experimental feature. Questions or comments can be sent to the webmaster via the Contact page.

Supply will switch focus to new recruits starting in Nov. Open requests will be fulfilled when parts arrive. New requests will be processed as resource permits.

Dress Regulations


Cadets no longer with the squadron should return their washed uniform on supply or parade night 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)
   16 Sep
- Mandatory FTX (1 of 2 weekends)
   12-14 Oct / 10-12 May
- Marksmanship Day (1 of 2 days)
   17 / 18 Nov
- Tagging days
  (2 half-day shifts each weekend)
   Fall: 19-21 Oct
   Spring: 12-14 Apr
- Remembrance Day Parade
   10 Nov
- Santa Claus Parade
   24 Nov
- Annual Review Practices
   Sun May afternoons
- Annual Review
   2 Jun

- 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.
- 30 Sep, 21 / 28 Oct
- 21 / 28 Apr, 19 May

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