2824 RCAC will resume training on November 3rd 2014
We Invite you to come visit!
2824 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps the Cadet Organization Police School (C.O.P.S.) is a free program for youth ages 12-18 who are interested in participating in a variety of fun, challenging and rewarding activities. Cadets are encouraged to become active, responsible members of their communities. They make valuable contributions to Canadian society on a daily basis in terms of environmental, citizenship and community activities. The mission of the Cadet Program is citizenship, leadership, physical fitness and to stimulate an interest in the Canadian Forces. Peel Regional Police Service (PRP) is the official sponsor of the C.O.P.S. program.
A Message from the Commanding Officer
As you are aware of the recent incidents in Ottawa and Montreal Cadets was suspended for a week. I’m pleased to announce that Cadets have now resumed normal training. The safety of all cadets, officers and staff under my command is of up most importance. Cadets are allowed to travel to and from the parade locations in uniform. However ensure your son or daughter stays in the vehicle until your arrival at the parade location or any cadet sanctioned event. If your son or daughter takes public transit they must travel in civilian clothing and change into their uniforms upon arrival at any of our locations. I have also been given the following direction from my higher military headquarters “No Cadet or JCR should be asked to participate in any activity if they, the leadership, or their parents are uncomfortable or feel unsafe”.
With remembrance day fast approaching not only will there be a high military officer presence but also a Police presence at our service. Should anyone have any questions please contact Major Kennedy at my office 905-453-3311 x 3890 or mobile 647-272-6663
Tuesday November 11th 2014 is Remembrance Day, and I am aware that this year, it falls on a school day. Our affiliated Legion, Branch 101 requires our support on this day for their Remembrance Day Service.
I would just like to stress the importance of attendance at this service to the cadets and the members of the Legion with which they are involved on this day.
Some members of Canadian Forces were not much older than some of our cadets when they went to fight for the freedoms we cherish today and 2824 Royal Canadian Army Cadets involvement in this service is extremely important to the veterans.
Please give thoughtful consideration to allowing your son or daughter permission to attend this important event. Most principals and teachers will be very accommodating to allow your child to catch on missed work for this important event.
Please feel free to give a copy of this letter (link below) to your child’s school as justification for the time off.
If your son or daughter can attend, a community service volunteer letter will be issued for the day by me. As well, please feel free to attend along with your son or daughter.
This year we would like your son or daughter to meet at Branch 101 Royal Canadian Legion at 3850 Lakeshore Blvd. West Toronto (Browns Line Loop) at 9:30 am Monday November 11, 2014. We will be finished at 12:30 after lunch has been served.
Busing will also be provided to and from the Derry Location for Bravo, Charlie and Junior Cadets, if their parent/guardian cannot bring them to Branch 101. The bus will depart from the Derry Location at 9:00 am and return at 1:00 pm.
Please click here for the permission slip: Permission Slip
Click here for a copy of the letter: Explanation Letter
Major David J.Kennedy CD
2824 RCAC C.O.P.S
905-453-3311 x 3890