Welcome to 191 RCACS

Cadet Survey - Perceptoions Regarding Careers in Aviation - Complete by March 24:
Elevate Aviation is conducting a national research project to identifiy the perceived barriers for those entering the aviation insustry.  They have created a survey specifically aimed at cadts to try and understand how familiar youth in the cadet program are with careers in the aviation industry.  The commander of Cadets and Junior Cadet Rangers, BGen Cochrane, would like all cadets in Canada (25,000) to participate in this survey.  The survey will take no more than 10 minutes to complete.  BGen Cochrane has released a memo about the survey which is open to all cadets and families to read.   
Please go to the following link to complete the survey: https://www.research.net/r/8ST2HZL?lang=en
Please complete the survey by March 24.

No Cadets - Tuesday, March 26 for Spring Break
There will be no cadets on Tuesday, March 26 due to Spring Break.  Enjoy the week off and see you on April 2 for CO Parade!

CO Parade - Tuesday, April 2
The April CO Parade will take place on Tuesday, April 2.  Dress is full uniform with medals.
All cadets must bring their polish and polishing cloth as we will be polishing boots in your flight during the normal opening parade time. 
During closing parade we will be doing promotions and handing out other awards and qualifications.

Post Secondary Scholarships:
There are numerous post secondary scholarships available to cadets through the Air Cadet League and other orgnaizations.  A full list of scholarships can be found under the Scholarships tab.   
Over $22,000 is available to be won through the Air Cadet League of Canada 2019 National Education Scholarships.  Applications must be received by April 1.  Apply today! 
Any questions can be directed to Capt J Fichtner.

Summer Camp Applications:
Congratulations to the following cadets that have been selected for summer training.  We will announce all summer camps as we receive them.
General Training: LAC Bremner, LAC Cha, LAC Geron, LAC Krouguer, Cdt MacDonald, LAC Marchetti, LAC Miller, LAC Murphy, LAC Yaskiw
Basic Aviation: Cpl Cpl Chang, Cpl Gilhooly
Basic Survival: Cpl Ostapets
Basic Aviation Technology & Aerospace: Cpl Aziz
Basic Drill & Ceremoinial: Cpl Giwoo Kim
Basic Fitness & Sports: Cpl Sophia Lee, Cpl Sohn
Advanced Aviation: FCpl Brisson, FCpl Ediger, FCpl Khan
Survival Instructor: FCpl Humphries, FCpl Lewis
Staff Cadet - Cold Lake: Sgt Berman

Summer Camp applications were due on Tuesday, January 15.  Late applications may be submitted, but cadets will be at the bottom of the priority list and are very unlikely to get selected. 
All of the handouts for summer camp can be found below:
Application Form
National Course Descriptions
Regional Course Descriptions
Staff Cadet Descriptions
For questions relating to the courses and what might suit your interests and goals, please speak to your Level Warrant or Level Officer.
The summer camp selection does not take place at the squadron.  Instead they take place at Regional Cadet Support Unit (Northwest).  They wil send offers of participation to the squdron for the cadets that were selected.  Not all cadets will be given the opportunity to attend summer camp.  Appoximately 30% of the squadron will get to attend.  Also, note that if a cadet was not selected in the initial round of selections they may still be selected up to a week before camp starts! 

New Cadet Registrations Now being Accepted:
We are looking for youth age 12-18 to join 191 Squadron!  Please come by on a Tuesday night at 6:30 PM for registration information.  We meet at ANAVETS located at 3584 Portage Avenue.  We require government issued ID for the applicant.  Examples of accepted ID include a Canadian Birth Certificate, Canadian Passport, Permanent Resident Card, Canadian Visa or Study Permit with Passport of citizenship, Status Card and Manitoba Identification Card. Please contact us for more information.

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Registration is free and you can choose to receive updates via text, email or through the app.  Please note that as of January 29, 2019, Rogers Wireless no longer supports text updates through Remind.  You can still stay connected by downloading the app or subscribing to email updated. 
Join using the following link: https://www.remind.com/join/191rcacs

Optional Activities

Biathlon is complete for this training year.  It will resume again in September where it will be open to all cadets.
For more information please contact Capt J Fichtner or Capt A Fichtner.

Marksmanship takes place on Sundays from 1-4 PM.  It is open to all cadets.  Dress is civilian clothes.  Cadets will have the opportunity to develop their marksmanship skills in both the prone and standing position as well as earn marksmanship qualifications.
There will be no marksmanship on March 24 or 30 due to Spring Break.  There will be no marksmanship on April 7 due to Skills Day.
For more information, please contact Lt Sul. 

Band practices take place on Sundays from 1 - 4 PM at ANAVETS.  Band is open to all cadets.  Dress is civilian clothes.  Bring your instrument.
Band practice on March 24 and 30 will be for preparation for music level testing.  There will be no band on April 7 due to Skills Day.
For more information, please contact CI Mar, CI Walker or WO2 Cha.

Drill Team:
There will be no more drill team practices this training year due to a lack of interest.  If you are interested in drill team please contact CI Walker. 
For more information, please contact CI Walker.

Effective Speaking:
Effective speaking is held on Sunday evenings from 4-6 PM at ANAVETS and is open to all cadets.
Congratulations to FCpl Brisson and FCpl Khan who were selected to represent 191 RCACS at the Provincial Effective speaking competition on March 17. 
There will be no effective speaking on March 24 or 30 due to Spring Break.
For more information please contact CI Mar.

Flag Party:
Flag Party tryouts were held in September.  For more information or if you are interested in joining the Flag Party, please contact Lt Penner.

Ground School:
Ground school is now complete for the training year.  It will resume again in September 2019. 
For more information, please contact Capt J Fichtner.

Duke of Edinburgh Program
Duke of Edinburgh is a fantastic youth program that ties in nicely with the Air Cadet Program.  It is open to cadets aged 14 and older.  Information on the award can be found at the Duke Of Edinburgh - MB website.  
A summary of what the Duke of Edinburgh Award is and how it fits in with the Air Cadet Program can be found on this brochure
If you have any questions or are interested in applying please contact Capt J Fichtner or WO1 Pasieczka.


Commanding Officer:


Capt Jessica Fichtner
Capt Andrew Fichtner
Capt Brad Penner
Lt David MacDonald
Lt Tyrone Penner
Lt Bailley Strom
Lt Don Sul
Lt Rebecca Harris
Sgt Tyler Davey
CI Howard Mar
CI Tracy Walker
Ms. Elizabeth Shin

191 RCACS Parent Association Executive:

Level Directors:

Chairperson - Heather Markmann
Vice Chair - Charlene Williams
Treasurer - DeeDee Carriere
Secretary - Caroline Pasieczka
Level 1 - Aganetha Braun
Level 2 - Dee Dee Lauzon
Level 3 - Tahmina Khan
Level 4 - Heather Markmann
Level 5 - Margaret Dusik
Fundraising - Denise Miller