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Week of November 22

Until further notice ALL training will be online. This is due to the rise in cases for the Durham Region. We will advise you when we receive approval for an in-person activity, and continue to provide updates.

Monday 22nd – public speaking, this is online with Captain MacPherson. If you are interested in joining and have not already signed up, please email @Macpherson Capt TL.

Tuesday 23rd – ALL cohorts will be online. I will send a new link to everyone tomorrow.

Wednesday 24th – parent sponsoring committee meeting @ 8pm to 9pm. Any parents are welcome to join the meeting, you will all receive an invite. If any parents are wishing to volunteer their time with the cadet program, please talk to the SSC during the meeting. 

Vaccine Letter to Parents

Cadets and Parents of 172, please see the communication below around the Air Cadet program’s vaccine policy. If you have any questions please contact me directly at co172rcacs@gmail.com.

Capt Diening

Information Session Recap

Thank you to those cadets that joined us this evening! We’re looking forward to getting back to regular training. If you missed tonight’s meeting here’s a quick overview:

Regular mandatory training will start on October 5th, we’ll go from 6:30-9:30pm running all 3 periods of classes (we are requesting for this to be in person but prepared to run it online.)

We are working towards getting back to in person we have to take a crawl, walk then run approach; this means it will take time and sometimes we may get back to in person but if there a a spike one week in cases for everyone’s safety we’ll momentarily have to go online.

To make sure you’re in the know we ask that you watch your email for updates and always check the website and or Facebook page before attending and in person event.

Uniforms! I’m sure all of our new and newer cadets are excited get get there uniforms. And and cadets requiring exchange of uniform parts. Once approved we’ll organize small groups to visit the Memorial Park Clubhouse.

Should you have any questions about what the year will look like please don’t hesitate to reach out. You can email any of the officers and staff directly or fill out the contact us form here.

Thank you!

A Message from the CO

Hey 172,

I’d like to provide a couple of updates on the status of this year’s training year. We have been directed by RCSU that we are not able to do any training in-person or virtual until after Oct 1st. We will be getting a much clearer idea of what this year will look like at the CO’s conference which runs from September 18-19, 2021.

We will be running a few virtual events, the first one is Recruitment Night taking place on Monday September 20th, 2021. Then we are having a parents and cadets information night on Tuesday September 21th, 2021. At this point we expect to have a better idea of what the rest of the training year will look like. Timings and details on how to join these meetings will follow closer to the event.

I know the delay to the start of the training year is frustrating for everyone, we all want to get back onto the parade square as soon as we can. I will continue to provide weekly updates, and I am looking forward to speaking with everyone on the 21st. If you have any questions please reach out to myself or someone else on the staff.

Captain Jos Diening
CO 172

Recruit Information Night

September 20th at 7pm will be a virtual recruit information night! This will be open to any one age 12-18 that is interested in joining or learning more about the program. Please invite your friends!

For any one who is interested in the information session and hasn’t reached out/ spoken to a staff member please fill the form out here. We will email everyone that we have spoken with about joining or any one that fills out the registration form the meeting details.


We are looking forward to starting training in September and we hope that you all had a great summer! We will be updating the Google calendar on the website soon and posting updates to the Facebook page. Our first night back we’ll be hosting an admin night/information session to let you know how this year will look.

Thank you from 172 officers and staff!

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