Welcome to 191 RCACS

Announcements


Glider/Power Pilot Schoalrship:
Cadets wishing to apply for the Glider Pilot or Power Pilot Scholarship must let Capt J Fichtner know by Tuesday, December 12 so you can be registered for the entrance exam. 
The entrance exam will be written on Tuesday, January 9 during the parade night.  Cadets must achieve a minimum of 50% on the entrance exam for the applicaiton to proceed further in the selection process.

Annual Validations - PAST DUE:
Annual Validations were handed out on Tuesday, September 5.  Cadets are not allowed to participate in weekend activities (ex. gliding, volunteering etc) or optional activities (ex. biathlon, marksmanship, band) until a completed annual validation is returned to Lt Strom.  Excused absences will not be given to cadets until their annual validations are returned.

Summer Camp Applications:
- All cadets are encouraged to apply for summer training.  Cadets may select up to three choices.  It is important to note that there are limited summer training spots available.  Only about 30-40% of the cadets in our squadron will have the ability to go to summer training.  The squadron recommends cadets based off their attendance, participation in mandatory and optional training, attitude, dress and deportment.  Regional Cadet Support Unit located at 17 Wing will then conduct the selections and sent them back to the squdron by 1 April 2018.   
- Applications for cadets applying for one or more national courses are due on Tuesday, December 19.
              -Cadets applying for national courses are also required to submit additional documentation.  A list of those documents and their deadlines can be found in the next section listed below.
- Applications for cadets only applying for regional courses are due Tuesday, January 16.
- More information on summer training and the courses available can be found here.  Additionally there are information brochures for National Courses and Regional Courses.
- Please click here for the application form.
- Questions may be directed to your Level Officer. 

National Course Applications (Aircraft Maintenance, Airport Operations, Advacned Aerospace, Glider, Power, Exchange):
National Couse Applications have many additional documents that are required to complete your application.  Please see the following list of requirements and deadlines.  The required documents must be submitted to Capt J Fichtner by the posted deadlines.  Failure to meet these deadlines may limit your ability to apply. 
Additional Information is available in the National Course Selection Handbook

Staff Cadet Applications:
New for this year, cadets applying for a staff cadet position must supply extra documentation by Tuesday, January 23 to Capt J Fichtner. 
A list of those documents can be found here: STAFF CADET DOCUMENTATION

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, Canadian Study Permit and Manitoba Identification Card. Please contact us for more information.

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 2018.  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 practices are now only open to the biathlon race team. 
Congratulations to the biathlon race team that raced at Biathlon Zones at the beginning of November.  All athletes placed in the top 5 of their category. 
Congratulations to the following teams that have advanced to the provincial competition in February:
Junior Male Team: FCpl Dusik & FCpl Stephens
Junior Female Team: FCpl Cha & FCpl Chrest
Open Male Team #1: WO2 Pasieczka & Sgt Gilhooly
Open Male Team #2: WO2 Goodmansson & FCpl Dreger
Open Female Team: Sgt Pasieczka & Sgt Romero
For more information, please contact Capt J Fichtner.

Marksmanship:
Marksmanship practices are on Sundays from 1 - 4 PM at ANAVETS beginning on Sunday, November 19.  Dress is appropriate civilian clothes. Marksmanship is open to all cadets.  Cadets will have the opportunity to earn marksmanship shooting levels and a spot on the competition team which will be chosen in January.
For more information, please contact Lt Sul. 

Band:
Band practices take place on Sundays from 2 - 5 PM at ANAVETS.  Dress is civlian clothes.  The band program is open to all cadets.
For more information, please contact CI Mar.

Drill Team:
For more information, please contact Lt Penner.

Effective Speaking:
Effective speaking takes place on Sunday evenings from  7 - 9 PM at ANAVETS. Dress is appropriate civilian clothes.  Effective speaking is open to all cadets. 
For more information please contact CI Mar.

Flag Party:
For more information, please contact Lt Penner.

Ground School:
Ground School will begin on Wednesday, October 11 and will take place every Wednesday from 6:30 - 9 PM at Minto Armouries (969 St Matthews Ave) in Room 242.  Dress is civilian clothes.  Cadets should bring a notebook/binder and pens and pencils.  Due to classroom space, groundschool is only open to cadets ages 14 and older. 
From the Ground Up is the textbook that is used.  A copy can be borrowed from the squdron by speaking to Capt J Fichtner.  
Ground school is open to all cadets that are interested in applying for Glider or Power for the summer of 2018 or 2019.  Cadets that are younger need to speak to Capt J Fichtner for approval to attend.
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.  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 Tyrone Penner
Lt Bailley Strom
Lt Don Sul
2Lt Rebecca Harris
MCpl Tyler Davey
CI Howard Mar
Ms. Elizabeth Shin

191 RCACS Parent Association Executive:

Level Directors:

Chair - Charlene Williams
Vice Chair -Tina Gilhooly
Treasurer - Deidre Carriere
Secretary - Caroline Pasieczka
Level 1 - Aganetha Braun
Level 2 - Dee Dee Lauzon
Level 3 - Rina Falkovich
Level 4 -
Level 5 - Margaret Dusik