Operation Neptune – Spring FTX (21-23 Apr 17)

We will be at Kamp Kiwanis for our spring FTX from 21-23 Apr 2017

Be at Juno Beach Academy at 1800hrs for kit check.  Bus departs at 1830hrs sharp.
We will return to JBA on Sunday at ~1430hrs.

Kit list can be found here: FTX-Pers-Kit-List-NB


WestJet Raffle

We are lucky enough to once again have 2 WestJet Gift of Flight vouchers to raffle off.

Tickets are $10 each with the winner to be drawn at our awards banquet on June 3rd.

Please see the flyer for more information: westjet raffle promotion

The 'fine print'



One of our biggest fundraisers of the year, and a great day to come out with the family to support your squadron, is coming up.

Parents, please see the attached letter for information and how you can participate!

2017 Bike a thon parent letter

Parent Meet and Greet

Join the Squadron Sponsor Committee on April 4th after the CO’s Parade to get information about cadet functions, special activities and initiatives, date and schedule changes and opportunities to ask questions and gain a better understanding of the cadet program.

Print and keep the meet and greet flyer.

See you there!

Bottle Drop Info

83 Juno Beach RCACS is once again doing a bottle drop fundraiser, so save up those bottles and cans.

March 18th, 2017 at South Point Bottle Depot

See the flyer for more details: Bottle Drop- website

Summer Training Choices

Good day 83!

You will find information on summer training opportunities as well as a selection sheet we would like to see back via email for anyone who has not submitted it already to Capt van Aalst or myself NLT (no later than) Jan 10th, 2017

Lt LeBlanc


Revised Chain of Command

In a military context, the chain of command is the line of authority and responsibility along which orders are passed within a military unit and between different units. Orders are transmitted down the chain of command, from a higher-ranked soldier, such as a commission officer, to lower-ranked personnel who either execute the order personally or transmit it down the chain as appropriate, until it is received by those expected to execute it. Wikipedia

Good day 83!

The revised chain of command that takes into account our recent promotions is now available on this site under About > Training > Chain of Command

This should allow everyone to know who they are responsible for and to.  If you have questions or requests talk to the person immediately above you, who will do the same all the way up the chain until you have an answer or the help you need.  For those with people below you it is your responsibility to help, guide and mentor those cadets.

83 has a track record of great cadets doing great things, both during and after their time with us.  The chain of command is just another tool we can use to make sure that everyone has access to the tools, guidance, and opportunity they need in order to succeed.

Lead On 83!

-Lt LeBlanc

Recruit and Returning Night(s) – Instructor Meeting

Good Day 83!

I am sure I can speak on behalf of all squadron staff when I say that I hope you had a safe and enjoyable summer, and for those of you who went to summer training that you successfully completed training and look forward to brining your knowledge back to your peers.  Now it is time to start looking forward to the next training year.

Our New Recruit and Returning Cadet Verification nights have been scheduled for September 12th and September 19th.

 New Recruits will need to bring:

  • Provincial Health Care Card
  • 1 piece of Government Issued ID (eg. Birth Certificate, Permanent Resident Card, Immigration Card, etc)
  • Parent to sign forms if under 18 years old
  • Desire to Learn

If you wish to fill out the application ahead of time you can find one here:

Returning Cadets

You will need to verify your existing information on forms we will have ready for you, and will need to bring a parent to sign them if you are under 18 years old.  Feel free to stick around afterwards to mingle with your peers, share stories of your summer, and welcome some new recruits.


As usual we have some work to do in order to deliver training, establish our goals for the year, and get acquainted with how the training department will be running this year.

All Level 5 and 5 Qualified cadets must attend the instructors meeting scheduled for September 13th where we will establish expectations of each other, introduce some new positions, and fill in the training calendar for the first half of the year.


I am looking forward to seeing everyone again, and am excited for the training year to start.

See you soon!

-Lt LeBlanc

Summer Training Joining Instructions

Good day all,

As the joining instruction files are too large to send via email, please check your travel itinerary or offer to see what Training Center you are going to and see the files below for your Summer Training Center information.

Please note, Vernon and Quadra are part of the PAC region file.


Cold Lake English Joining Instructions – May 2016

Gimli CFTC English Joining Instructions – May

Enjoy your summer!

-Lt LeBlanc

Summer Training Spots

We will be posting additional summer training opportunities as we find out about them.

For today we still have some General Training opportunities for new recruits.  Anyone interested should contact Capt van Aalst ASAP at Nicholas.vanaalst@cadets.gc.ca

-Lt LeBlanc