Thinking about joining? Are you a new recruit? Have you been a cadet for a while and just need some info?
There's a lot of info here so take a look around and if you still have questions, drop us line.
Find information about levels, ranks, and Summer training opportunities.
You will also find what do you if you will be absent from training or if you are leaving us.
Lots of information about your uniform!
Don't know what to wear or how to wear it? Nothing fits? How do you even get a uniform?
There is so much more to do than just weekly training.
Learn about the different teams at 3018 such as marksmanship, band, drill and more!
Confused with all the acronyms and the lingo? Find out what it all means here!
Regular training night schedule
Regular training takes place on Wednesday nights, from 18:30 to 21:15. Click here for more info on where to find us.
Routine Orders are posted on the Facebook page prior to every traning night.
18:30 - Arrival
18:30 - 19:00 - Fall In/Inspection/Opening
19:00 - 19:30 - Instruction period #1
19:30 - 19:40 - Break
19:40 - 20:10 - Instruction period #2
20:10 - 20:20 - Break
20:20 - 20:50 - Instruction period #3
20:50 - 21:15 - Fall-in/Closing
Unless dealing with administrative issues, all cadets should leave the building after closing parade.
Cadets are separated by star level. Click here for more information on these levels and on Cadet ranks.
Commanding Officer's Parade nights
Commanding Officer’s (CO’s) Parade is a special ceremonial parade where the Commanding Officer inspects the cadets and special presentations occur.
A couple of times a year we have sports and fitness nights. Cadets wear sportswear instead of uniforms. Activities include fitness testing and intramural sports. .
If you are unable to attend training, it is YOUR responsibility to notify the Corps. Unexcused absences will count against your training requirements. Excusable absences include illness, schoolwork, and parent request.
To notify to Corps of your absence fill in this Google Form
Cancellations due to weather
The safety of our cadets is always our first priority. Cadets are not obligated to attend training if the weather will put them at risk. Any cancellations will be communicated via our Facebook page and the Home page of this website. If a Cadet cannot attend training due to weather conditions and a general cancellation has not been issues, they must notify the Corps of their absence.
Summer training opportunities
The Department of National Defence runs Cadet Training Centres (CTC's) across the country and offer a wide range of summer training opportunities. This sleep-away summer training is offered free of charge to Cadets. Cadets who have successfully completed their year are eligible to attend summer training. Cadets who attend summer training will receive an incentive pay of $10/day up to a maximum of $60/week. Senior Cadets may apply to Staff Cadet positions (Instructors) and will receive a daily pay depending on their rank. More information on summer training and the courses available will be provided to the Cadets when it is time to apply.
As much as the Corps hates to see you go, we understand that we are merely a stepping stone in your walk through life. We hope you enjoyed your time with us. All we ask is that you return your uniform on a training night and we’ll remove your name from our roll.
If you’ve now reached adulthood, congratulations and check out the Adult Volunteers section of our website. We would be proud to have you as part of our team again.
Cadets will be issued a uniform, including boots. Uniforms remain the property of the Corps and must be returned when a Cadets leaves the Corps. Cadets are responsible for making sure that they are wearing the correct uniform, as per the routine orders, and that this uniform is clean and presentable.
Cadets will be issued a basic kit when they first join the Corps. As the progress, additional pieces may be loaned out, as required by their rank.
Cadets may use Uniform Request Form to request a new uniform or exchange pieces that no longer fit.
Dress Uniform (C-1)
Everything listed below is part of your dress uniform. This uniform is worn during Commanding Officer's parade nights, the Annual Ceremonial Review and other formal activities.
Field Training Uniform (FTUs, C5)
Everything listed below is part of your Field Training Uniform. This is the uniform that Cadets will wear during training nights as weekend exercises. (also known as FTXs).
The stock of combat boots is very low. If you do not have boots issued to you, you can wear running shoes (indoor) or boots for winter exercises.
You may be asked to wear variations of each of these uniforms and knowing what piece goes with which uniform code can be confusing. The pictures included in the document listed below should clarify the situation.
There are many regulations with respect to how Cadets are to dress. This includes hairstyles, how your boots should be laced, how to tie your tie, and more. Click on the links below for more information on each.
Cadets offers so much more than weekly training. There are many teams to choose from, spanning a variety of interests.
Cadet Marksmanship Program is modeled after Olympic style shooting. We train on the 853C Air Rifle and emphasize safety, team building, and mental focus. In this program, five principles of marksmanship are taught to help cadets improve their skills - position, aiming, holding, breathing, and trigger control.
Biathlon is an Olympic sport that combines cross-country skiing with precision marksmanship. After skiing a loop participants attempt to fire their rifle at 5 targets. Participants must control their breath rates while dealing with elevated heart rates in order to shoot accurately. The corps supplies the equipment and coaching for this team free for charge. All interested cadets are encouraged to participate.
Within the band program, cadets will not only learn how to play an instrument., they will also learn music theory, marching as a band (band drill) and playing within an ensemble. For those a little more advanced, they will learn how to teach and mentor other cadets. No music experience is required, however, if you already play music at home or at school, this is a great complimentary program. The more you play, the more you learn.
Drill Team is a group of cadets that marches and performs military drill movements. These movements can be completed with or without arms (De-commissioned Drill Purpose Rifles). Drill takes a great deal of concentration and discipline and gives our cadets a strong sense of accomplishment. Drill team members are expected to maintain an exceptionally high level of dress and deportment standards as they have a great sense of pride in their uniforms.
Orienteering is a sport that combines physical fitness with the ability to navigate through wilderness using a map and compass. It can be both an individual or team challenge. As such, it touches on several aspects of cadet training – physical fitness, the ability to make decisions, navigation skill, map reading ability, travelling in the outdoors, confidence and discipline.
All in-person training has been suspended until further notice.
Virtual training takes place every Wednesday evening.
We will continute to provide updates as the situation progresses.
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