872 Squadron

Welcome to 872 Squadron

Important Announcement

Regular Parade Nights begin Sept 19th at A.Y. Jackson starting at 1830

New Recruit Registration Sept 19th at A.Y. Jackson starting at 1900(7:00 pm). Please see this link for information on joining 872 Squadron.

Upcoming Activities & Deadlines

Band Begins- Thursday Sept 20th – 1900 to 2100 – Glen Cairn Community Center Upper Hall

JUNIOR GROUND SCHOOL – Begins Monday Sept 24th 1900 to 2100hrs at Maurice-Lapointe School, 17 Bridgestone Dr, Kanata – IN ROOM # 134

Kiwanis Road Clean up – Sept 22nd Check the post for details and to sign up

Cenotaph Re-Dedication Ceremony  Check the post for details and to sign up– Sept 22nd

Sports Night – Friday Sept 28th 1900 to 2100hrs at Maurice-Lapointe School, 17 Bridgestone Dr, Kanata

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

FTX FORMS DUE – Wednesday Oct 3rd

Power Fly Day – Monday Oct 8th – Details to follow

Parents Night – Wednesday Oct 10th – Details to follow

Fall FTX – Friday Oct 13 to Sunday Oct 15th  – Details to follow

Tag Day – Friday Oct 19 to Sunday Oct 21st – Details to follow


NO PARKING – Parents please take note that the area along the sidewalk by the front doors at A.Y. Jackson is a fire lane and a no parking zone.  In addition we feel it is a safety hazard to have cadets walking out between parked cars with other cars trying to exit the parking lot.  Please find a parking spot in the lot and wait for your cadet to exit the building there.  Or better yet, park, come in an join us in the upstairs gallery to listen to the announcements at the final parade.  Thank you for your cooperation!

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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