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Weekly Updates/Boeing 737 Cockpit Simulator @ Ontario Power Generation

We have numerous things to update you on this week, so please ensure to read this message in full!

Firstly – This Tuesday March 7th there will be a Squadron Sponsoring Committee meeting at 7:45pm in Room 143 of Bowmanville High School. Any/all parents are welcome to attend these monthly meetings. The Squadron Sponsoring Committee (SSC) handles fundraising initiatives for the Squadron as well as securing our training locations and planning events.

Second – This Saturday March 11th, 172 Squadron has the opportunity to visit the Boeing 737 Simulator at Ontario Power Generation (Darlington). This is an amazing opportunity for cadets to have a seat in a life-size version of a Boeing 737 Cockpit and have their turn at the controls, courtesy of our community partners at Ontario Power Generation.

We are anticipating a lot of interest in this experience and there will be limited capacity, so we recommend you sign up as soon as possible for the chance to get a spot.

Not to worry, those cadets that do not have the opportunity to use the simulator this time will be first in line at one of our next flying experiences this Spring. All of the information can be found at the sign up link here. Please read all information in the sign-up form before completing it. Parents will be asked to sign a media release for those attending as Ontario Power Generation staff may take photos of the Cadets using the simulator. If there are any questions, please reach out to Lt Kelly – brendan.kelly@cadets.gc.ca

Third – NEXT Tuesday (March 14) there will be NO training due to March Break. Cadets can enjoy this week off of training. A reminder email will be sent out closer to the date.

A Note On Summer Training:

Summer Training – The time to apply for summer training opportunities is coming up soon! Please click here to view some basic information about the summer training opportunities based on each training level. Captain Bradshaw will be sending out more information soon and to collect everyone’s choices, should you wish to apply for summer training.

Summer training is optional but highly encouraged. The opportunities that are provided at summer training are usually above and beyond what we can offer at the local level and you will make friends for life!

Subscribe to our Email Service!

We have began a new email delivery service that allows individuals to subscribe/unsubscribe from our email communications. We sent out our first test email last night. Cadet’s emails that were already on file with us were auto-enrolled. Please check filtered/junk folders just to be safe! If it went to your junk, normally if you “move” that email to your inbox, your email will recognize and allow the email to go to your inbox the next time. Some email services will also allow you to mark emails as “not junk” moving forward.

If you would like to add an additional email to our list to ensure both parents/cadets will receive the communications, you can subscribe using this link: http://eepurl.com/icQ5rL

We are working to build open lines of communication that work best for everyone. Please bear with us through this transition in the event there are any speed-bumps along the way. We hope that by allowing you to control who our emails go to ensure the right members of each family receive our important updates.

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