Parade Information – When & Where
We meet at the Pembroke Armoury (177 Victoria Street, Pembroke) on Tuesday evenings. Opening Parade begins at 1830 hours (6:30 p.m.), so cadets are requested to arrive at least 15 minutes prior.
1800 hours Front door opens, Attendance begins (Do not drop off your cadet before this timing)
1830 hours Opening Parade, Uniform Inspection, Announcements
1850 hours Dismissal to First Instructional Period
1855 hours First Instructional Period
1925 hours Break
1930 hours Second Instructional Period
2000 hours Canteen Break (Snacks available for purchase)
2015 hours Third Instructional Period
2045 hours Closing Parade, Announcements, Duties
2115 hours Dismissal
2120 hours Armoury is locked
Commanding Officer Parades
On the first Tuesday of every second month (October, December, February, April, June), the cadets will participate in a Commanding Officer’s Parade (or CO’s Parade, for short). The purpose of these parades are to showcase the hard work that cadets have put into learning and practice of drill. Speical presentations, award, and promotions will take place on CO’s Parades. We encourage parents to attend to support the cadets and celebrate their accomplishments. CO’s Parades begin at 2015 hours and we ask that parents be seated in the Armoury prior to that time.
The Support Committee fulfills a critical role in fundraising to support corps activities as well as supporting us in numerous other aspects of program delivery. Each parent is automatically a member of the committee upon having a child join the corps. The Support Committee meets monthly, with dates and timings announced on our unit calendar. Meetings are held at the Armoury.
Without a vibrant and dynamic committee, this corps could not offer the incredible training program that we do. You are highly encouraged parents to get involved with the Support Committee.
How to Contact Us
General Questions / Comments / Concerns
Tuesday 1700-2100 hours + Voicemail
613-732-4470, extension 206
Tuesday 1700-2100 hours + Voicemail
613-732-4470, extension 207
The unit website is the primary method for distributing information about upcoming events and announcements in the corps. Every week the corps posts a Weekly Announcement with important information. There is a calendar as well that forecasts all the training until June.
What We Ask of Parents
Any assistance parents can provide to the Support Committee, in support of your cadet is greatly appreciated. The following are a few expectations of parents or guardians:
- Attend Commanding Officer’s Parades (first Tuesday of every second month (Oct., Dec., Feb., Apr., Jun) to support your cadet on parade;
- Help with fundraising activities and volunteer for activities, when needed;
- Help your child learn how to wash, iron, and take care of their cadet uniforms. Please do not do your child’s uniform for them, we want them to learn.
- Encourage your cadet to follow their “chain-of-command”. If they’re not sure where a badge should be sewn on their uniform or what time they need to be at the Armoury for a field training exercise (FTX), after checking the website, have them call their Troop Commander; and
- Keep an open communication with the corps. If your cadet is having a hard time, or you have a concern, please send us an email, give us a call or visit the Admin Office in person. All of our staff are here and committed to offering a fun program to the youth in our community.
We are proud to be one of the few you organizations that does not charge a membership or registration fee.
The Department of National Defence (DND) covers most of our training requirements, uniforms, use of the Armoury, while the Support Committee (in association with the Army Cadet League of Canada) helps with the rest of the costs needed to provide an exceptional training program.
They are limited expenses a cadet will incur is her/her personal kit to maintain their dress standard (haircuts, shoe polish, hair gel, shoe polish, link brush, etc).
In order to help keep our expenses to the individual cadet as low as possible, parent and cadet participation in fundraising activities are essential and expected to allow the unit to offer our exception training program.
Each training level is composed of 90 periods of instruction on various military, leadership, fitness and citizenship related topics. These period are scheduled for Tuesday parade nights.
There are also seven (7) weekend activities throughout the training year that are mandatory in order to pass a star level and/or qualify for the year end trip.
- 14-16 Oct 16 Fall Field Training Exercise (FTX)
- 29 Oct & 5 Nov 16 Poppy Campaign
- 26 Feb 16 Marksmanship Day
- 11 Nov 16 Sports Competition
- 28-30 Apr 16 Fall Field Training Exercise (FTX)
- 26-28 May 16 Canoe Exercise
- 11 Jun 16 Annual Ceremonial Review (ACR) Parade
Cadets must make an effort to attend all Tuesday evenings and other mandatory training. Training that is missed must be made up on an alternate date/time in order to allow a cadet to pass their star level or be eligible for promotion. The unit holds three FTXs throughout the training year, and cadets must attend a minimum of 2/3 to pass their star level.
To reward cadets at the end of the year, the unit hosts an end of the year trip. In previous years, the trips have included: whitewater rafting, mountain biking, zip-lining, Wonderland, Logos Land, and more. There is little to no cost for cadets to attend the year-end trip, thanks to the hard fundraising work of cadets, staff, and parents. To qualify for the year-end trip, each cadet must:
- Participate in all mandatory star level training (minimum of 60%);
- Participate in all corps fundraising activities;
- Participate in the Legion Poppy Campaign; and
- Attend the Annual Ceremonial Review (ACR) in June.
As previously mentioned, the unit website is our primary means to communicate information outside of the Armoury. There are lots of information and resources to help the cadets answer questions they may have. If they cannot find the answer, they can always call or email their Troop Commanders. Some popular questions from parents are:
Uniform & Dress Regulations – “Where do badges go?” “What does C2A mean?” “What are FTUs”
Rank & Promotion – “What does my cadet need to do, to get promoted?” “What’s the next rank my cadet can work towards?”
Summer Training – “Where do I apply for summer camp? “What courses can my cadet apply for?”