Welcome to 191 RCACS


Parents Meeting - Tuesday, October 17:
A parents meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 17 from 8:30 - 9:00 PM in the John Thompson Lounge at ANAVETS.  The John Thompson Lounge is located on the bar side of ANAVETS, not the hall side where the cadets parade.
All parents are encouraged to attend.  Parent involvement is vital to the success of 191 RCACS.

Sobey's Gift Card Fundraiser:
We were able to fundraise $1600 through the Sobey's gift card fundraiser this year!  Great work to all cadets that contributed!
Gift Cards will be available for picup on Tuesday, October 17 at the end of the night.

Poppy Sales - Saturday, October 28:
Each year 191 RCACS helps the Charleswood Legion with their poppy drive.  Not only is this a great community service event, the Legion is kind enough to donate some of the proceeds to the squadron at the end of the year.  Volunteering for this activity will also earn you points toward the top flight score. 
Every cadet must volunteer for at least one shift.  There are three shifts and 4 locations to choose from.
We also require at least one parent volunteer at each location as cadet staff will need to be driving between the locations and the Legion to restock supplies throughout the day.
Date: Saturday, October 28
Shifts: 10 AM - 12 PM, 12 - 2 PM, 2 - 4 PM
Locations: Superstore (Kenaston & Grant), Charleswood Centre (Safeway & Shopper's Drug Mart), Park West Mall (No Frills & Shopper's Drug Mart), Tuxedo Shopping Centre (Safeway & Shopper's Drug Mart)
Dress: Full uniform
Please sign up through Capt A Fichtner.

Fall Field Exercise - Friday, November 3 - Sunday, November 5:

Details TBA.

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.

Annual Validations:
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. 

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 practices are currently open to all cadets.  We practice on Monday, Thursday and Sunday evenings.  The full practice schedule is found under the Upcoming Events Tab.  For more information, please contact Capt J Fichtner.

Marksmanship will resume by the middle of November.  For more information, please contact Lt Sul. 

Band practices take place on Sundays from 2 - 5 PM at ANAVETS.  **Please note the change in practice time due to instructor availability!**  Dress is civlian clothes.  The band program is open to all cadets. 
Music Concentration will take place on Saturday, November 18 for those cadets that signed up with Sgt Cha.  More information will be available closer to the event.
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 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.  We apologize for any inconvenience.
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
The Duke of Edinburgh Award Office has organized some opportunities to complete your Adventurous Journey component.


Commanding Officer:


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