BZ to all cadets that participated in the Google Classroom training on Sunday 4 October.
New lesson plans will be posted at noon on Sundays and the quizzes will be available until the following Fridays. A reminder for those cadets who haven't yet logged onto Google Classroom to do so and take the quiz to receive attendance marks.
Online Registration for New and Returning cadets:
Online registration for new and returning cadets is now available!
NB: Returning cadets must also fill out an online returning cadet registration form.
A "Completion Form" has been created on the Navy League website where cadets and other participants can input the date that they completed their 5K Walk/Run/Bike as well as upload any images that they would like to share.
This event officially kicked off on Saturday (17 October) and has already seen over 50 participants. If you've already registered, take advantage of your lunch hours, after work or the weekend up to 25 October to fulfill your commitment. Once your chosen activity is complete, click on the link and fill out the Event Completion form and upload any pictures that you would like to share HERE.
Haven't registered yet? No worries, head to the Ottawa Navy League's website to register HERE.
A virtual Chief Boards (for the position of Coxswain and RPO) will take place later in October for those cadets eligible (those cadets with a rank of PO2 and above). Eligible cadets may show their interest in participating by signing up at: SIGN-UP
A date and time as well as further instructions on how the virtual Chief Boards will take place will be provided in the near future.
Those eligible cadets must sign-up by Saturday 24 October.
Divisional Petty Officer assignments will be made upon completion of the Chief Boards.
125th Anniversary Navy League Time Capsule:
This year marks the 125th anniversary of the Navy League of Canada, and to commemorate the occasion, the Ottawa Branch is creating a time capsule that will be sealed for the next 50 years during a celebratory event being held in a few months from now. We are inviting all cadets, officers, and staff who are interested in preserving apiece of history to submit a small item for inclusion in the time capsule, which could be a photograph, a cap tally, a letter, or anything else that represents what being a Navy League or Sea Cadet means to you. Whatever item you choose should be personal to you, but please remember to keep it small! Your item should fit inside a one foot(cubed) box.
We will begin collecting these objects in the very near future – stay tuned for instructions on how to submit yours. In the meantime, start thinking about what you would like the next generation of cadets to discover when the capsule is opened in 50 years from now. Be as creative as you like – the ocean of possibilities is endless!
This is a very exciting event for all of us, and we can’t wait to see the various treasures we will be preserving for posterity. Imagine how amazing it will be when the box is opened again in 2070!
Keep an eye on the Ottawa Branch’s Facebook page and future newsletters as we release more information about this event in the coming weeks. There is a lot in store as we draw closer to the date, and we know you will not be disappointed with what we will be sharing!
Remembrance Day Video:
All cadets are encouraged to submit a short video (not more than 30 seconds) of what Remembrance Day means to them. In the video, cadets may mention how a personal experience has affected their understanding of the importance of Remembrance Day (perhaps a family member who served or a cadet's participation in a Remembrance Day parade). The videos from all participating cadets will be put together in a Remembrance Day video that will be shown sometime before Remembrance Day. The video can be recorded by any means i.e. phone, camera, or video camera. Refer to the instructions in our Google Classrooms on how to upload the video.
Cadets are to be in uniform in the video - for those without a uniform please wear a white shirt/dark pants.
The deadline for submitting a video is Wednesday 28 October.
Although submitting a video is not mandatory cadets are encouraged to submit a video (it doesn't have to be long).
Lest we forget.
Uniform return for those cadets who have aged out or who are leaving the program will take place at the end of October. Those cadets who have aged out will be contacted and details will be provided. COVID protocols will be in place. Stay tuned.'
Tag Days (pre-COVID) were part of-person fundraising activities for the Navy League of Canada Ottawa Branch (NLOB). As a result of COVID Tag Days have been put on hold for the foreseeable future. The NLOB supports NLCC Vice Admiral Kingsmill's training program in a wide range of ways including, but not limited to, uniforms, recreational and educational trips, equipment for training, and the purchase of awards to recognize Kingsmill cadets' achievements. The Navy League of Canada Ontario Division has partnered with "Micharity" to organize a structured process to collect and distribute donations to the Branch of your choice and send charitable receipts immediately. Please consider making an online donation to our sponsoring Branch (NLOB) in support of cadet activities in our community. To donate to the NLOB, the NLOB has set up a link on their home page at www.ottawanavyleague.org, or the link can be directly accessed by clicking HERE. Donations using this link will be forwarded from the Ontario Division to the Ottawa Branch. However, please include a dedication on the form to the "Ottawa Branch" with the subject "Donation" to email@example.com. This will help the NLOB monitor it locally. Your generous donations will have a huge impact on helping us deliver a youth program that is second to none and help young Canadians develop into our leaders of tomorrow. Thank you!
Private Kingsmill Facebook Group:
A private Facebook group has been created to provide a further means of reaching out and disseminating information to cadets and parents in this period of isolation. Activities for cadets will be posted on the Group page. Joining the private Facebook group is optional and not mandatory. All information regarding training etc. will continue to be disseminated through the Kingsmill Newsletter and website. If you wish to join the private group search on Facebook under "Groups" using "NLCC Vice Admiral Kingsmill". You will see two groups - our Group is the private group.
On This Day:
1944 - October 25 - RCN River Class destroyer HMCS Skeena goes aground dragging her anchors in the lee of Videy Island near Reykjavik in a gale and is wrecked; fifteen of the 21 crew members drown in an attempt to reach the shore using Carley Floats when the order “Standby to Abandon Ship” was taken to mean “Abandon Ship”; the remainder of the crew evacuated from the hulk in the morning in a heroic effort by RNVR Patrol Service seamen using a “breeches buoy” under the direction of an Icelander, Einar Sigurdsson.