Sunday 6 December will be regular Google classroom training.
Holiday Greetings Video:
As the holiday season approaches Kingsmill cadets are being asked to record a short video sending holiday greetings to Canadian Armed Forces personnel abroad. Serving over the holidays can be tough for our military personnel, especially during these times with Covid. For a lot of these people, it's their first tours away. It's nice for those serving abroad to know that people are thinking of them.
The video can simply wish them Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Seasons Greetings, or other holiday greetings. The video should also thank the personnel for their service.
Cadets are to be in uniform with white top (for those without a uniform - white shirt, black pants) and the video should be less than 30 seconds.
All the cadet videos will be compiled into one video and a link to the latter video will be directly disseminated to two Canadian Armed Forces missions. The video is to be uploaded to the shared drive "Vice Admiral Kingsmill" to the "Holiday Greetings" folder.
The deadline for submitting a video is Saturday 5 December. It is hoped that all cadets take the time to record a video. It takes a little legwork but it means so much
Online Registration for New cadets:
Online registration for new cadets is now available!
2020 marks the 125th anniversary of the Navy League of Canada, and to commemorate the occasion, the Ottawa Branch is asking for contributions to a time capsule to be sealed for the next 50 years during a media event to be held on Dec. 5.
We hope you will join us in commemorating this milestone in the Navy League of Canada history, and we look forward to receiving your thoughtful contributions!
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.
Sunday 13 December: Virtual Promotional Parade at 1300
On This Day:
6 December 1917 - Downtown Halifax is blown to pieces after a French munitions freighter, the Mont Blanc, coming through the Narrows carrying 2,300 tons of picric acid, 200 tons of TNT, 35 tons of high octane gasoline, and 10 tons of gun cotton, collides with the Belgium steamship Imo, outbound to New York City, at 8:45 am. The Mont Blanc is propelled towards the shore by the collision, its picric acid ablaze, and the crew abandon ship, after failing to alert the harbour of the peril. Minutes later the blazing ship brushes by a pier, setting it ablaze, while spectators gather along the waterfront to witness the spectacle. The Halifax Fire Department respond quickly, and are just positioning their engine up to the nearest hydrant when the Mont Blanc explodes at 9:05 am in a blinding white flash. The blast levels downtown Halifax, killing 2,000, injuring over 8,000, leaving 10,000 homeless, and doing $50 million damage. The shock wave shatters windows at Truro, 100 km away, and the sound can be heard in Charlottetown. A recent theory suggests that this, the most devastating man-made explosion before the atomic bomb, may have been due to enemy sabotage.