Budding artist JULIE SHAFIK placed third in our District competition poster competition with entrants from includes 38 Legion branches and thousands of posters judged.
We are very proud of Julie's accomplishment in the Junior Colour Poster competition.
As the year begins to slow and we begin to prepare to send our staff off to a well-deserved break and our cadets off to a fun and exciting summer, we begin to reflect on the year overall.
This year being the first year back in-person for the entire season, our cadets shared great success in rebuilding the unit. Many of our cadets learned and adapted to the rolls of leaders having only been green and red star cadets when the lockdowns began. A huge round of applause goes to these cadets from junior to senior in all their efforts, and we are excited to see the continues growth.
We also had our 45th ACR (annual ceremonial review), It has been three years since we ran a full annual. Only three cadets on the parade square had ever seen one before. We were very proud of the way the cadets presented themselves after such an absence from this tradition. Very well done: Bravo Zulu!
This past weekend we participated in our year-end trip to see the Toronto Blue Jays. We spent the day exploring Toronto and ended with a trip the Rogers Center to watch a live game against Minnesota, the Jays played hard but couldn’t shake the 7th inning. We had 22 participants including 16 cadets.
We have 16 Cadets attending either CAP (Cadet Activity Program) or summer CTCs (Cadet Summer Camps)including many traveling to other provinces to participate in the expeditions program. What a great way to round out the season!
Thanks to the Legion for your continued support.
Branch 233 is pleased to support 1849 "Lorne Scotts" Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps, Orangeville with this year's cheque for $4000. From lleft: 1st VP Chuck Simpson; Corps Sergeant Major, Chief Warrant Officer Post; Corps Commanding Officer; Captain Simoes; Branch President Barry Kimber.
May has been a great month for 85 AIR! We ran a full 2-day FTX (field training exercise) where 27 out of 34 Cadets attended. The weather was perfect, and the Cadets' spirits were great.
Level 2 Cadets participated in a hike and at the end, they built shelters and slept out in them on Saturday night.....what a blast.
We also had a range and activity in conjunction with 242 Erin Air Cadets. This was the first time we invited another unit as a test run, and it was fantastic. We will be watching to see what happens with the 'Rescope' and hope to expand this out to 1849 (Army Cadet Corps, Orangeville) and 164 (Air Cadet Squadron, Shelburne) in the future. We also did a mini run-and-shoot, obstacle course, skits, and other concurrent games.
We also had our 32nd ACR (annual ceremonial review) with Branch 233 President Chuck Simpson and Past President Barry Kimber in attendance. It has been four years since we ran a full annual. Only two Cadets on the parade square had ever seen one before. I was very proud of the way the cadets picked up the parade order and applied themselves. They were amazing.
This coming week-end we are going on our year-end trip that involves camping, canoeing and caving. There are 28 Cadets scheduled to attend.
We have 22 Cadets attending either CAP (Cadet Activity Program) or summer CTCs (Cadet Summer Camps) two of which will be in Nova Scotia for marksmanship.........great odds. We have one cadet who applied for Cadet Instructor, but has not received an offer as of yet.
What a great way to go out for the season!
Thanks to Branch 233 for everything you guys do for us.
Branch 233 also supports 85 "Tornado" Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron, Grand Valley. President Barry Kimble (left) presented a cheque for $3000 to Commanding Officer Capt. John Smith and Squadron Warrant Officer. Also in attendance, 1st Vice President Chuck Simpson (right).
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