872 Squadron

Welcome to 872 Squadron

Important Announcement

Tag Day – Friday Oct 19 to Sunday Oct 21st – The Cadet Schedule and Drivers Schedules are now posted please check them for your shifts – click here for more information.

Incomplete Applications

We have a number of applications that are either incomplete or require clarification. All new recruits should check the table in this post to see if their name is there.

NO PARKING – Parking Lot Changes
Parents please note that there have been changes to the parking lot at A.Y. Jackson this summer.  Cars are to enter AND EXIT by the back of the parking lot.  YOU ARE NOT TO EXIT THE PARKING LOT BY PASSING IN FRONT OF THE SCHOOL.  The lane in front of the school is a no parking and no stopping zone.  We feel this is a safety hazard having cadets walking in between parked cars with others trying to exit the parking lot.  Please park your car in the parking lot and join us in the gallery to listen to the final parade and announcements at 9:10pm or wait in your car for your cadet to exit the building then exit via the rear of the parking lot.  Thank you for your cooperation!

Upcoming Activities & Deadlines

Toastmasters – Those 16 who attended Toastmasters Monday Oct 1st are the only cadets authorized to attend this activity.  The next Toastmasters class is Oct 22th.

Tag Day – Friday Oct 19 to Sunday Oct 21st – Forms due Oct 3rd click here for more information.

Poppy Sales – Oct 27, 28 & Nov 3, 4th – Click here for more information.

Female Empowerment Night – Friday Nov 9th – More information to come

Remembrance Day Ceremonies – Nov. 11th – More information to come.

SSC Meeting – Nov. 14th – Room 209 at A.Y. Jackson starting at 6:45

Santa Claus Parade – Saturday Nov. 17th – More information to come

Spaghetti Dinner and Auction – Saturday Nov. 17th – ONE OF OUR BIGGEST FUNDRAISERS OF THE YEAR – Click here for more information.


Regular Weekly & Optional Activities

Learn more about ALL of our Optional Activities by clicking here.

SENIOR GROUND SCHOOL – Monday Nights from Sept 17th to Jan. 28th – 1900 to 2130hrs – Maurice-Lapointe School, 17 Bridgestone Dr, Kanata IN ROOM # 132

JUNIOR GROUND SCHOOL – Monday Nights from Sept 24th to Nov. 26th – 1900 to 2100hrs – Maurice-Lapointe School, 17 Bridgestone Dr, Kanata IN ROOM # 134

Toastmasters – Monday Nights from Oct. 1st to Dec. 17th  – 1900 to 2100 – Maurice-Lapointe School, 17 Bridgestone Dr, Kanata IN ROOM # 130

Rocketry – Monday Nights from Jan. 7th to March 4th from 1900 to 2100 – Maurice-Lapointe School, 17 Bridgestone Dr, Kanata IN ROOM # 130

Drill Team – Tuesday – 1830 to 2100 – Glen Cairn Community Center Gym

Band – Thursday – 1900 to 2100 – Glen Cairn Community Center Upper Hall

Sports Nights – normally last Friday of the month – 1900 to 2100 – Maurice Lapointe School small gym

Other activities include Biathlon, Marksmanship, and Duke of Edinburgh’s Award


 872 Kiwanis Kanata Air Cadet Squadron has been actively training youth and being a contributing member of the Western Ottawa community since 1980.

872 Kiwanis Kanata Air Cadet SquadronWe have a strong and vibrant program which offers much more than just the basic Air Cadet training program. We provide a variety of optional activities running most nights of the week and or weekend. We also provide opportunities for the cadets to fly in a glider and/or small powered aircraft at least two times per year (usually 3 to 4 times).

In addition to the regular Wednesday night training program that all cadets participate in, we also have a drill team and a band that practices on other nights of the week. The squadron is actively building a biathlon team which meets most Saturday mornings. For those who are interested in the opportunity to obtain their glider or power pilot’s license, we have Ground School on Monday night’s to instruct them and prepare them for the written test. Their standings on these written tests, as well as their involvement in other aspects of the squadron and community go a long way toward their chances of being awarded a glider or power scholarship (several of which are awarded to cadets of our squadron every year).

All of this is possible due to a strong program provided by the Air Cadet League of Canada, a very committed squadron staff, as well as a very committed sponsoring committee (made up of parent volunteers) that all work closely together to achieve a common goal.

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