KKD Villager March 2020

Squadron Air Cadets Submitted: Capt Sarah Redfearn

The Delaware Lions held its 9th Annual Trivia Challenge Night on Jan 20, 2020 and it was a great success. 33 tables of 8 people each competed. Join them for their next Fundraising event, the 40th Annual Fish and Chip Gaming Night April 25th. The #3 Strik r Squadro is open to Canadians ages 12 to 18 who are interested in participating in a variety of fun, challenging The Delaware Lions held its 9th A nual Trivia Challenge Night on Jan 20, 2020 The Delaware Lions were happy to donate $1250 to Parkinson’s Society in honour of Lion Ross McTaggart. The 2nd place (Porch Sitters Union) team also donated their prize of $300 in memory of Lion Ross as well for a total of $1550 to Parkinson’s Society. and rewarding activities. There is no charge to join – just come out to any of our parad nights (Tuesdays from 6:30pm to 9:00 pm at the West Middlesex Memorial Cent e at 334 Metcalf St. W., in Strathroy during the school year) and sign up!

The Air Cadet League of Canada is a civilian, non-profit, volunteer- led organization that in collaboration with the Department of National Defence and other partners provides educational programs and resources, including flight and ground crew training, guided visits to science and aviation facilities, and aviation-related awards and scholarships; The Air Cadet League of Canada fosters development in youth of the values of selfconfidence, self- discipline and leadership. The program encourages youth to develop an understanding of civic responsibility and the role they can play in supporting and strengthening their communities, and pay tribute to the veterans of our armed forces. It provides students a way to obtain some of the hours of community involvement required for secondary school graduation. The #3 Squadron has participated with the Salvation Army food collection and kettle campaign, the Strathroy Food Bank, Remembrance parades and ceremonies, Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Sales, area school and park cleanups, West Middlesex Memorial Centre gardening and more. Over the holidays we held two ground school classes for our cadetswho are candidates for theGlider andPower Scholarships. In January, three cadets participated in Glider Scholarship Exam and one in the Power Scholarship Exam. Two of the Glider Scholarship Candidates have been selected for the interviews (the last stage in the application process) and one for Power Scholarship interview. One of our cadets has been selected to interview for the International Exchange Program. Saturday, January 25 we participated with #11 Army Cadet Corps in our Annual Garrison Ball. It was a fun evening for all who participated. WOI Redfearn received her Duke of Edinburgh International Award – Bronze Award, effective from the end of the October but –presented during the January CO’s Parade.

Upcoming Events: March 16-21 – 50 cadets and 6 adult volunteers/staff will be travelling to Washington DC for civic experience tour. We are scheduled to visit the Canadian Embassy, Pentagon, Arlington National Cemetery, NASA Goddard Visitor’s Centre, Joint Andrews Base, and several Smithsonian Museums. March 29 – Effective Speaking Regional Competition April 3-5 – the squadron will be participating in a Field Training Exercise at Camp Sylvan. April 19 – in the afternoon we have ½ day gliding scheduled for cadets who have not been gliding before. May 7-9 – we will be holding our Spring Tag Days. May 9 – in the Regional Band and Drill Competition June 6 – is our Annual Ceremonial Review Learn more about the Glider and Power Scholarship program at https://www.aircadetleague.on.ca/Glider-Pilot-Scholarship- Course. Call or text 519-852-2359 or visit https://sites.google. com/site/striker3aircadets/home to learn more about #3 Striker Squadron.

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