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Wednesday, 2 November
Our next training night will consist of regular classes. IT IS NOT A SPORTS NIGHT!!!
We will also have two sign-up sheets on Wednesday;
> Gliding day Sign-Up
> Poppy Day Sign-Up
GLIDING DAY - SATURDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2011
This year, our squadron is very lucky that we have received two Autumn Gliding Days (for a total of three Gliding Days this year), rather than the usual single Gliding Day.
This Gliding Day will run the same way as our previous Gliding Day in October;> Parents must transport their cadets TO and FROM CFD Mountainview.
> Please Sign-Up Wednesday night for the time you prefer (0900 hrs - 1230 hrs OR 1230 hrs - 1600 hrs).
> The Sign-Up sheet will be posted on the rolling white board at the entrance.
> Temperatures on the Airfield are often quite cool and windy and Temperatures in the glider are much colder. Please Dress Appropriately!!
> Washrooms are available.> It may be a good idea to eat breakfast/lunch before arriving.
> Bring your own water to drink.
POPPY DAY - FRIDAY 4 NOVEMBER 2011
Poppy Day is similar to Tag Day where Cadets will go to a store and hand out poppies to those in need (preferably for a donation). We are 'selling' poppies for the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 99 Belleville.
"All poppy money collected by a Legion branch stays within that local community and pays for medical equipment, home services and long-term care facilities for ex-service people in need of financial assistance."
Poppies - Did You Know?
> The poppy should be worn as close to the heart as possible on the left lapel of the outermost garment
> An old poppy should never be reused.
> Poppy’s found lying on the ground should be placed in a cemetery or at the foot of a war monument.
> In 1915, John McCrae, a Guelph, Ont. native and doctor serving with the Canadian Forces Artillery, wrote about the poppy explosion in his famous poem In Flanders Fields.
> The average donation for a poppy is a loonie.
> In recent years, the distribution of poppies has been steadily climbing. Let’s keep up the trend.
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