Optional Activities

872 offers a multitude of optional activities for cadets to participate in.  We highly recommend that cadets become involved in at least one optional activity.  Cadet retention is improved if they do more than just Wednesday nights.  The cadets will also make more friends faster by participating in optional activities.  These activities also provide cadet with additional Matrix points which will help them get selected for activities such as summer camps.  Below you will find the list of our current activities with a description and the timing.

Click the link on each activity for more information.

MONDAY NIGHTS

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

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

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

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

Drones – Watch for this program coming in the 2019 / 2020 season

TUESDAY NIGHTS

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

THURSDAY NIGHTS

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

FRIDAY NIGHTS

Sports Nights – normally last Friday of the month – 1900 to 2100 – Maurice-Lapointe School, 17 Bridgestone Dr, Kanata in the small gym

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Biathlon  –

Marksmanship

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program aims to help young individuals develop strength of character, leadership and personal discipline through four sectors of activity: community service, sports activities, skills, and expedition.  It runs along side the Cadet program.