In light of COVID-19, the Air Cadet Effective Speaking Competition and program will be occurring virtually. Effective speaking is a means for cadets to practice speech writing, public speaking, and off the cuff remarks with the impromptu portion of the program.
Depending on cadet interest, 525 cadets may have the option to participate in a non-competitive effective speaking workshop or in a competitive effective speaking team. If any cadets are interested or have any questions about effective speaking at 525, please contact CI Hunt via slack or the firstname.lastname@example.org email.
Updated Provincial Direction
On the 21st November the province of British Columbia enacted additional public health measures to combat the current COVID pandemic.
Non - essential group meetings of any size or type are current restricted in an indoor or an outdoor environment, due to this restriction and direction for our provincial cadet leadership the decision was made to move cadet training to a virtual only stance.
This current restriction is set to expire on the 7th of December, more giudice from the provincial cadet leadership will be provided by this time. In the meantime our planned virtual training evenings on Monday nights will continue along with our virtual ground school program.
Cadets - please pay close attention to your level announcement boards for any changes and additional virtual planned activities. Questions to your level officers.
Parents - we thank you again for your continued patience and flexibility while the cadet program navigates this uncertain time. Questions to the SSC Chair.
New Recruits - 525 Pathfinder is still enrolment new interested youth to our program. If you have any questions or wish to enroll please email email@example.com
We would like to thank you all again for your unwavering support of the adult staff and senior cadets while we all adapt and strive to deliver the best possible program under the circumstances to your cadets.
Further updates will be provided as they are published.
Questions to the Commanding Officer
The BC Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry has announced today 7 Nov 2020 a few restrictions that directly affect our conduct of the Air Cadet Program.
All indoor gatherings outside of immediate households along with indoor group physical activities have been restricted, direction from our chain of command is to postpone and or cancel all in-door in-person training from today until the 23 Nov of member, this may be extended based on the developing situation between now and then.
Because of the hard work the cadets and adult staff there is minimal effect to our planned training. Our range and fitness assessment training scheduled for the 8 Nov will now be conduct outdoors and only contain the fitness testing component, a level specific range shoot will be scheduled later in the year to still get the Level 4 cadets the opportunity to practise their marksmanship skills. Secondly our in-person training night scheduled for the 16th of Nov will be changed to a virtually only training night. The updated training plan to accommodate both of these changes will be communicated directly to the instructors and level officers.
From all the adult staff we would like to again thank all of our cadets and parents for their continued understanding and flexibility.
More updates once we have them. Cadets please reach out to your level officers if you have any specific questions.
Questions can be directed to the Commanding Officer, Capt Khan, Z