The cadets always make us proud but we at the Legion were particularly proud of the wonderful job they did at our Remembrance Day ceremony. They braved the cold, the wind, the snow and give us hope for the future! Thank you for helping us honour our veterans and the fallen. Thank you for YOUR service!!!
We are currently operating with about 45 cadets on strength and have just finished a joint FTX with Tottenham army cadets in Borden which went well.
We will be looking to fill some officer positions as we move forward due to some operational changes.
We have an upcoming Merit Review Board on Wednesday to aid in selecting our next RSM and cadet command team.
We have the COs COC on Nov 6 when I will relinquish to Lt Simoes. Invitations were sent out to the branch. Please RSVP as indicated.
Looking forward to Remembrance Day, our rifle day on Dec 7 and Christmas dinner again with Shelburne and Grand Valley.
This will be my last report as CO. I certainly have appreciated the opportunity over the last 4 years to work with Presidents Skalozub, Landry, and Kimber and their leadership teams as I believe we have met one of my command goals which was to expand on and build a better working relationship with our sponsor. I also wish to thank Chuck Simpson for his dedication to the unit and Ruth Garwood for her tireless efforts as liaison.
On the behalf of the membership of the Royal Canadian Legion Col Fitzgerald Branch #233, our president, Barry Kimber had the pleasure of presenting the Royal Canadian Legion Cadet Medal of Excellence to these fine young cadets. These presentations took place at 85 Tornado Air Cadets ACR in Grand Valley (8 June 2019) and 1849 Lorne Scots Army Cadets ACR here in Orangeville (9 June 2019). Again, congratulations on behalf of all members of Branch 233 Orangeville.