Parents, guardians and Cadets,
On Saturday, 12 and 19 October 2019, 75 Barrhaven Air Cadet Squadron will be conducting its semi-annual Tag Days. This is a mandatory fundraising event for all cadets. Funds raised help offset costs for activities such as bush weekends, mess dinners, year end trips, flying outings, field trips, and for optional activities such as band, drill, and biathlon competitions and clinics for the cadets. In addition to assisting with the cost of running these events, each individual cadet’s volunteer hours weigh heavily toward acceptance for summer camps, and reward activities. Each cadet is expected to volunteer for at a minimum two of these fundraising activities per year, but are encouraged to partake as often as possible.
If you haven't signed-up yet: Go to the 75 Squadron Calendar, click on the October 12 and/or October 19 "Tag Day" activity and add the name to the sign-up list. Note that given how important Tag Days are, we have cancelled all other optional activities. We are aiming to have approximately 100 cadets per day! Cadets, sign-up in numbers, get your friends to sign-up, seniors: sign-up yourselves AND you should each get other cadets to sign-up.
We need the support of its cadets and parents/guardians. Currently, the year end trip this year is not schedule to take place due to higher expenses in comparison to funds raised. Should the outcome of the 12 and 19 October fundraising surpass our objectives, we will reassess what year-end activity can take place int he future.
Cadets will attend in full uniform complete with winter jacket, toque and black gloves. Drop off is at 0830am / pick up at 1615pm at the South East corner of the Walmart parking lot. Pack a lunch/snacks or bring money to purchase them. They will receive a collection can and tags to offer in exchange for donations. We can always use additional help from parents/guardians, if you're able to spend the day with us.
Cadet Code of Conduct for Tag Days
Engage shoppers: as they enter or leave the location, say to them “Hi there, would you like to support air cadets?”
Be Polite: respect everyone and make eye contact - you are representing all cadets. If they don’t want to support, just say “have a nice day”; there will always be another chance.
Know about the Air Cadet Program: be able to describe what the donations are used to support; if asked, give examples: "these funds support our non-profit youth group" "we do activities like survival, gliding and power familiarization flying, music lessons, marksmanship, Biathlon, competitions, mess dinners, citizenship field trips"
Establish Good Communication: between senior and junior cadets. Seniors, ensure the cadets you are leading are comfortable if something is not right; juniors, ask your leaders questions, don’t be shy!
Be Punctual: Don't take too long of break and ensure your uniform is impeccable
Arrive appropriately dressed: this may mean wearing long johns if cold and/or windy.
Arrive well fed and with a water bottle (bring a lunch or lunch money).
If you leave your spot (e.g – washroom): you must leave your donation can with other cadets or parent supervisor.
Your supervisor (senior cadet or parent volunteer) has insurance paperwork, a copy of permission to solicit donations at your location, and emergency numbers should there be reason to contact Squadron or Sponsoring Committee personnel.
We thank you in advance for your participation, and should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to come speak to the Sponsoring Committee on Thursday evening.
For our youth,
75 Barrhaven RCAC Squadron