Due to the extension of public health measures in BC, squadron training will remain virtual until further notice. Our first night back is 11 Jan 2021. If you have questions, please contact your level officers or consult the squadron slack channel.
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
The squadron website is now open for cadets to register for an account. Please go to https://www.525pathfinder.com/#register to register for an account. The cadet section of the website will be closed to the public at midnight Oct 29th. Please register for an account as soon as possible as it may take up to 24 hours for accounts to be approved.
To ensure your account is approved in a timely manner, please include your rank along with your first and last name.
If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for the first round of uniform orders is Wednesday Oct 28th at 5pm. Please ensure that you have filled out the appropriate form to ensure I have your measurements.
You can find instructions on how to submit requests here.
The invitations for the squadron zoom accounts have been sent out using the email addresses provided during the first night back for each cadet. If you have not received one, please check your spam and junk folder. If you need to be provided with an account or need to change the email address, please contact Capt Mok (email@example.com)
Please make sure to log into your account prior to our virtual training night to set up your password and ensure everything is working correctly.
The link and password for our virtual training nights will be distributed via the squadron slack channel. If you have not yet gained access to the squadron slack, please contact Capt Mok.
For New and Returning Cadets
From all the adult staff of 525 Pathfinder Squadron we would like to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving weekend.
Please see the attached document, this spells out an update on our in-person training for this upcoming training year. Please take a moment to read and complete the assigned training enclosed in the attachment. Take special note on what to expect for our COVID policies for this upcoming Monday evening.
What: Welcome Back - Administration Night
Who: ALL Cadets and Parents from 525 Pathfinder
Where: 1555 Forbes Ave, North Vancouver (Navy League Building)
When: 19 Oct - 1900-2100
Dress: Civilian Attire MASK's ARE REQUIRED
For those that are interested in joining please don't hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.
For returning cadets please reach out to the Commanding Officer if you have any questions or concerns.
525 Pathfinder Squadron
Royal Canadian Air Cadets
The squadron has created a new email notification system. The first email was sent out today. If you have not received an email, please check the slack channel for detail on how to sign up. If you are unable to access slack, please email us at email@example.com.
Due to the strict approval processes required for In Person Cadet Meetings, the decision has been made to postpone our first administration night scheduled for the 5th of October.
No meeting tonight.
ALL squadron cadets will now attend the administration night scheduled for the 19th of October at the Navy League between 1900-2100. Cadets will arrive with a parent, proceed through our COVID screening procedures before going through assigned stations (level officer, supply, administration etc). Once they have completed the required stations they will be free to depart.
Level 5 Cadets will now meet at 1930 on the 19th October for your year start meeting after your indoc processes.
Questions to the Commanding Officer.