Welcome to 191 RCACS

Announcements

Spring Break - March 28:
There will be no cadets on Tuesday, March 28 due to Spring Break!  Enjoy your holiday!

Parent Executive Meeting - Tuesday, April 4:
All parents are invited and encouraged to attend the parent executive meeting on Tuesday, April 4 at 8:30 PM in the John Thompson Lounge.

Annual Plant Fundraiser - Orders due on Tuesday, April 4 (Online until Sunday, April 9):
Each year we hold a Plant Fundraiser in the Spring.  Plants, veggies, fruits and gift cards are available for purchase.  This fundraiser is a great way to get your yard and garden looking fresh for the summer!  Plants can be sold to friends, family, neighbours, co-workers etc. 
This year we will be using a different organization, Glenlea Greenhouses.  30% of all funds raise will come back to the squadron to be used for numerous squadron activities such as training supplies, buses for activities, equipment for band, biathlon and marksmanship, fam flying, end of year awards etc.  Without fundraising we would not be able to deliver the wide variety of training that we are capable of today.
Cheques made payable to "191 RCACS Parents Association"
Order Online:
You can order online at www.glenleagreenhouses.com.  When using the online order option, please fill out the Seller's Name (Name of cadet you are supporting) in the Shopping Cart.  In the next step you will fill out your personal information.  Please select 191 Royal Canadian Air Cadets Squadron from the Shipping Method list.  Visa, Mastercard and American Express are accepted online.  Online Orders are due by Sunday, April 9. 
Plants will be available for pick up on Tuesday, May 9. 

Air Cadet League Raffle Tickets - Due May 1:
Each Year the Air Cadet League of Manitoba runs a raffle and every squdaron is given tickets to sell.  Nearly 50% of the funds raised come directily back to the squdron.  We earn money based off the number of tickets we sell, so the more tickets we sell the more money we get!  There are also two other ways to earn more money this year.  If we return our raffle tickets on time this year then we will be entered into a draw to win $150.  And if we sell the  most tickets of all the squadron in Manitoba then we will win another $150, which will be used to throw a pizza party (or similar) courtesy of the Parents Association!
Please return your tickets as they are sold.  We are hoping to get more books tofrom the Air Cadet League to sell before Spring Break.

Summer Camp:
We have started to get some summer camp offers back and will announce them as they are received.  Please return your offer of participation as soon as possible so that transportation and other details can be arranged.
Congratulations to the following cadets that have been selected so far!  We anticipate receiving more summer camp spots as we get closer to the summer and cadets can be selected up to a week before the course starts.

  • General Training: LAC Coulson, LAC Dusik, LAC Ediger, LAC ChanHee Lee, LAC Charlie Lee, Cdt Hwang, Cdt KorenBaum, LAC Lewis, LAC Pauls, LAC Pham, LAC Romero, LAC Shin
  • Advanced Aviation Course: FCpl Gilhooly
  • Basic Survival Course: Cpl Braun, Cpl Dusik, LAC Berman
  • Basic Aviation Course: Cpl Baek, Cpl Cha, Cpl Chrest
  • Basic Fitness & Sports Course: Cpl Gayoon Kim, Cpl Stephens
  • Basic Aviation, Technology & Aerospace Course: Cpl Dreger, Cpl Huang, Cpl Normandeau
  • Basic Drill & Cereminial Course: Cpl Mo, LAC Madeleine Barnett
  • Air Rifle Marksmanship Instructor Course: FCpl Braun
  • Fitness & Sports Instructor Course: Sgt Bondar, FCpl Oh, FCpl Pasieczka, FCpl Romero
  • Military Band - Advanced Musician Course - FCpl Cha
  • Military Band - Intermediate Musician Course - FCpl Egunjobi
  • Staff Cadet - Cold Lake: WO2 Nicholas Pasieczka, FSgt Anderson, FSgt Baudry, FSgt Muulu, Sgt Rongcal
  • National courses are not yet available and we were not given an expected date for those.  If a cadet was selected for another course it does not mean that they were not selected for the national course.  They will have a choice between the two courses if this happens.
Any questions can be directed to Capt J Fichtner.

Post-Secondary Scholarships:
Numerous Post-Secondary Scholarships are available to Air Cadets currently in Grade 12 that will be entering post-secondary education in the Fall of 2017.  Please find the applicaiton forms, deadlines and all other information on the Scholarships Tab.
Any questions can be directed to Capt J Fichtner.

191 RCACS Clothing - Toques and T-Shirts
Toques are available starting Nov 22, Pom Pom and no Pom Pom available for $18.00.  T-shirts now available for purchase for $18.00.  See Parents Association to purchase.  Cheque payable to:  191 Royal Canadian Air Cadets Parents Association.  Cash accepted but good chance there won't be change available.

Optional Activities


Biathlon:
Biathlon is done for this training year and will resume in September. 

Marksmanship:
Marksmanship is an optional activity open to all cadets.  Cadets will learn how to shoot air rifles and will have the opportunity to earn shooting levels.  A group of cadets will be selected to represent 191 RCACS at competitions by February.
Marksmanship practices will be held on Sundays from 1-4 PM at ANAVETS.  Dress is civilian clothes.  Practices are open to all cadets. There will be no practice on Sunday, March 26 due to Spring Break. 
For more information, please contact Lt Sul. 

Band:
Band is an optional activity open to all cadets.  Cadets should have basic knowledge on how to play an instrument.  They will receive coaching to improve their skills.  The cadet program can be an excellent complement to a school band program or music lessons.  Cadets will have the opportunity to be a part of the marching band at our weekly parades. 
Band practices will be held Sundays from 2-4 PM at ANAVETS.  Dress is civilian clothes.  Practices are open to all cadets.   
Cadets that are also in marksmanship should shoot first then head to band.  There will be no practice on Sunday, March 26 or Sunday, April 2 due to Spring Break. 
For more information, please contact CI Mar.

Drill Team:
Drill Team is an optional activity open to all cadets.  Cadets wil learn various drill routines and then have the opportunity to compete against other squadrons in the province.  191 RCACS has been absent from the competition scene for a couple of years, so we are looking to come back this year and show them what we are capable of. 
Drill Team practices will be held on Sundays at ANAVETS from 4:00 - 5:30 PM.  Dress is civilian clothes, but please bring your parade boots with you.
There will be no practice on Sunday, March 26 or Sunday, April 2 due to Spring Break
For more information, please contact 2Lt Penner.

Effective Speaking:
Congratulations to WO2 Nicholas Pasieczka who won 2nd place at the Manitoba Effective Speaking competition.
A few more effective speaking practices will held this year, dates will be announced shortly. 
For more information, please contact CI Mar.

Flag Party:
Flag Party will practice on Sundays at ANAVETS from 4:00 - 5:30 PM at the same time as drill team.  Dress is civilian clothes, but you need to bring your drill boots with you. 
There will be no practice on Sunday, March 26 or Sunday, April 2 due to Spring Break. 
For more information, please contact 2Lt Penner.

Ground School:
Ground School is done for the training year, it will resume again in September.

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.  If you have any questions or are interested in applying please contact Capt J Fichtner

  

 

Commanding Officer:

Staff:

Capt Jessica Fichtner
Capt Andrew Fichtner
Capt Brad Penner
Lt David MacDonald
Lt Bailley Strom
Lt Don Sul
2Lt Tyrone Penner
OCdt Rebecca Harris
CI Howard Mar
Ms. Elizabeth Shin

191 RCACS Parent Association Executive:

Level Directors:

Chair - Charlene Williams
Past Chair- Ross Goodmansson
Vice Chair -Tina Gilhooly
Treasurer - Deidre Carriere
Secretary - Deidre Carriere
Level 1 - Aganetha Braun
Level 2 - Dee Dee Lauzon
Level 3 - Mark Zuk
Level 4 - Erika Anseeuw
Level 5 - Donna Prowse