Welcome to 191 RCACS

Special Visitor - Tuesday, December 11:

On Tuesday, December 11 LCol Letellier, the Commanding Officer of Northwest Region will be vising our squadron.  Please make sure you arrive on time and your uniforms are looking sharp.  Dress is full uniform with ribbons.

Chocolate Bar Fundraiser - Due Tuesday, December 11:
Chocolate bar money is due back on Tuesday, December 11.  Chocolate bars could make a great stocking stuffer or snack item for the holiday season. 
Reminder that for every $50 sold you will get a ticket for an entry into the tablet draw!

End of Year Party - Tuesday, December 18:
We want to end the year on a fun note!  The senior cadets have been actively planning a party for our last night before Christmas Break.  This is mandatory for all cadets.  
Cadets will participate in minute to win it type games followed by a dance.  
Regular timings and regular location - 6:30 - 9:30 PM at ANAVETS.
Dress is appropriate civilian clothes. 

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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We have started using Remind to share the latest announcements and updates for the squadron.  
Registration is free and you can choose to receive updates via text, email or through the app. 
Join at the following link: https://www.remind.com/join/191rcacs

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.


Optional Activities

Open biathlon practices are now done for the training year as the training shifts to the race team only.  On Saturday, October 27 the race team competed at biathlon zones.  We are awaiting the team results and to find out who is advancing to provincials in February.  All of the cadets did very well, with everyone placing in the Top 10!  The results are outlined below.
Junior Males: 2nd Place (tie) - FCpl Romero, FCpl Braun
Senior Males: 1st Place - FSgt Gilhooly, 2nd Place - FSgt Braun, 3rd Place - Sgt Stephens, 6th Place - Sgt Dusik, 10th Place - Sgt Dreger
Junior Females: 2nd Place - Cdt Krouguer, 10th Place - Cdt Cha
Senior Females: 3rd Place - FSgt Romero, 4th Place - Sgt Cha
Youth Females: 1st Plane - FSgt Pasieczka, 2nd Place - WO2 Cha
Cadet Coaches: Sgt Berman, Cpl Gilhooly
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. 
Up to fifteen cadets will be selected for the competition team.  The zone competition will take place in February. 
There will be no marksmanship on December 2 due to instructor availability. 
For more information, please contact Lt Sul or Sgt Davey. 

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. 
There will be no band practice on December 2 due to the music clinics
For more information, please contact CI Mar, CI Walker or WO2 Cha.

Drill Team:
Drill Team practices take place on Sundays from 4 - 6 PM at ANAVETS.  Drill team is open to all cadets.  Dress is civilian clothes, but bring your parade boots.
There will be no drill team on December 2 due to building availability. 
For more information, please contact CI Walker.

Effective Speaking:
Effective speaking has not yet started for this training year.
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 will be delivered through a joint groundschool program with squadrons from Winnipeg and the surrounding area. 
Ground School will take place on Wednesdays from 6:30 - 9:30 PM at Building 135 located at 17 Wing.  To get to building 135, you will enter the base from Whytewold Rd.  From Ness Ave, drive North on Whytewold Rd.  At the stop sign turn right to get to the secuirty building at the base.  You will need photo ID to enter the base - let them know you are there for groundschool.  After being cleared by security, take a left turn.  Building 135 will be the second building on your left. Cadets must be a minimum of 15 years old to attend the Wednesday sessions. 
Additionally, 191 RCACS is holding sessions on Saturdays from 4-6 PM at the ANAVETS board room.  Ground school on Saturday, November 17 will be held at the Westwood Library (66 Allard Ave) in their meeting room from 2:45 - 4:45 PM. 
Cadets needing a From the Ground Up textbook should speak to Capt J Fichtner.  Cadets should bring a notebook and pens/pencils for each session.
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 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:

Chair - Vacant
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