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Important Updates from 2051 19th Alberta Dragoons

The 2051 19th Alberta Dragoons understands the importance in providing our cadets, parents, and supporters with timely, relevant, and accurate information, especially in today's fast-paced world. Below are the major updates from our organization, which are meant to complement our weekly closing parade announcements, website content, and email notices. We strive to keep our cadets informed and engaged, so they can participate in our events and activities to the fullest extent possible.

 Celebrating 80 Glorious Years of 2051 Dragoons!

For eight decades, 2051 Dragoons has stood as a beacon of excellence, proudly representing one of the oldest army cadet units in Edmonton. From its inception to the present day, our unit has remained steadfast in its commitment to fostering leadership, camaraderie, and excellence among our youth.

Did you know? 2051 Dragoons holds a unique distinction in cadet history. We were pioneers in gender inclusivity, boldly enrolling Tammy O'Malley as our first female cadet in October 1974, even before official legislation came into effect on July 30, 1975. This ground-breaking decision reflects our unit's progressive spirit and commitment to diversity and inclusion.

As the sole cadet unit carrying forward the esteemed name and legacy of the 19th Alberta Dragoons Regiment, our history is rich with tradition and honor. From the militia unit's inception on February 1, 1908, to its amalgamation with the South Alberta Light Horse on May 31, 2006, our unit has remained a steadfast guardian of our heritage.

On February 29th, during our sports night, we'll be cutting a special anniversary cake to mark this historic milestone.

Together, we'll continue to uphold the proud legacy of 2051 Dragoons and empower generations of cadets to reach new heights of excellence. Here's to 80 years of dedication, resilience, and camaraderie!

Published February 25, 2024

Celebrating Excellence: Recognizing Outstanding Volunteers! 

We are thrilled to announce and celebrate the remarkable achievements of two extraordinary individuals within our ranks at 2051 Dragoons Army Cadets! Their unwavering dedication and exemplary service to the cadet program have not only set a standard for excellence but have also inspired us all.​

Both Captain Gloss and Charles Bernatchez epitomize the core values of the Canadian Cadet Program. Their contributions have not only impacted the lives of our cadets but have also enriched the entire cadet community. Their recognition is a testament to the exceptional calibre of adult staff members that we are privileged to have at 2051 Dragoons.

Both Captain Gloss and Charles Bernatchez epitomize the core values of the Canadian Cadet Program. Their contributions have not only impacted the lives of our cadets but have also enriched the entire cadet community. Their recognition is a testament to the exceptional calibre of adult staff members that we are privileged to have at 2051 Dragoons.

 

Join Us in Celebration:

As we celebrate the outstanding achievements of Captain Jon Gloss and Charles Bernatchez, we are reminded of the incredible impact dedicated volunteers can have on shaping the future of our youth. Their commitment inspires us all to strive for excellence and uphold the values of service, respect, and innovation.​

We encourage everyone to consider joining and/or supporting our dedicated team of volunteers and support our mission to empower and nurture the next generation of leaders. Together, we can make a meaningful difference in the lives of our cadets and contribute to building a stronger, more vibrant community.​

Let us continue to honor the legacy of excellence set forth by our esteemed volunteers and work towards a brighter future for our youth and our nation.

 

Congratulations once again to Captain Gloss and Charles Bernatchez! Your contributions are truly invaluable, and we are immensely proud to have you as part of our 2051 Dragoons family.

Published February 25, 2024

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What are you doing this summer?

Summer Camp Presentation & Application

Summer Camp presentation on December 14 at 2000 (8PM)

The presentation will go over:

  • What is the aim of Summer Training?

  • What is the Cadet Activity Program (CAP)?

  • What summer courses are available for Air Cadets?

  • Who can attend the summer courses?

  • Are there Participation Limitations for CTC courses?

  • Who conducts and supervises the courses?

  • Cadets - What will life be like at a CTC?

  • Parents – What to expect…

  • Completing the application

  • How do cadets get selected and what happens next?

  • How do cadets get to and from CAP and CTCs

Published December 14, 2023

Veterans Association Food Bank Drive
A Great Success!

Organized by Cadet Cpl Boone

Cpl Boone and the Veterans Association would like to thank everyone that contributed to the food bank drive.

Just under 200 lbs of non perishable foods and essential items such as personal hygiene and Christmas wish list items were brought to the Veterans Association on December 9th.

Bravo Zulu to Cpl Boone for his initiative in organizing this successful food bank drive!

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Updated December 14, 2023

New Sticker

We're getting corps clothing!

2051 Dragoons Hoodies

Are you ready to show your pride and support for the 2051 19th Alberta Dragoons?

Do you want to look cool and cozy in a high-quality hoodie that features our unit logo? If you answered yes, then you’re in luck!

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with a local apparel company to create our very own 2051 Dragoons Hoodies. These hoodies are made of soft and durable cotton-polyester blend and the best part is, they have our unit logo printed on the front, and our unit name and number on the back.

 

These hoodies are perfect for wearing at cadet events, training sessions, or just hanging out with your friends. They will also help us raise funds for our unit activities, as we will receive a portion of the profits from each sale.

The first hoodie ordering campaign was successful with 43 hoodies ordered (helping to generate approximately $10 per hoodie for the Corps)! The hoodies were delivered to cadets on December 14th.

 

While the inaugural hoodie ordering campaign has ended, we plan on starting a new campaign in January/February. Stay tuned! 

Updated December 14, 2023

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Marksmanship Team Tryouts/Practices

  • Cadets use the Daisy/Avanti 853C air rifle at a 10m distance.
  • The bull is about the size of the head of a pen and worth between 10.0 and 10.9 points.
  • A maximum score on a target is 100 (or 109 when decimals are counted).
  • Cadets compete in two positions: (1) prone, and (2) standing.
     
Accuracy & consistency is extremely difficult to achieve. Our coaches are dedicated to developing top performing teams by training our competitors in all aspects of marksmanship, including mental management through our proprietary mental management program.

Every Sunday

0900-1600

*Unless otherwise advertised* 

We are looking for:
  1. At least one team of 5 cadet competitors (minimum 2 juniors* on a team) and up to 2 spare competitors
  2. One cadet coach to support the adult coach during competition
*A Junior competitor is a cadet who has not reached his or her 15th birthday two days
after the final day of the National Cadet Marksmanship Championship.
Cadets will be selected based on (1) participation, (2) performance, and (3) team synergy. 

Published October 13, 2023

Cadet Program Re-Scope

The Cadet Program Re-Scope is a directed update to the Cadet Program and how it is delivered. It is not a rewrite of the program, but instead a shift in the way cadets are trained and qualified.

 

In October of 2020, The Assistant Deputy Minister (Review Services) released the Evaluation of the Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers (CJCR) youth programs. The Management Action Plan that came from that review is the driving force behind the CP Re-Scope, its goals, and vision.

 

The goal of re-scope is to update the Cadet Program to make it a more accessible, agile, and affordable program, in order to provide equitable opportunities for youth across Canada.

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Published September 2023

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