As your new Commanding Officer, I would like to welcome back our cadets and cadet families after our unprecedented break due to COVID-19. I hope that everyone had a healthy and fun summer.
This year will look different than our previous years as we are ensuring that the safety of our cadets will come first. The staff of 9 RCACC will be spending the month of September preparing for the start of training. This will include safety protocols and modified training.
We will also be parading out of a different location this year. Our sponsors and partners at Victory Legion have offered space for us to parade out of. Due to social distancing requirements we will be parading half of the corps every other week. We will provide a detailed plan once we complete our planning through out September. We are excited about the training possibilities and will be making the training fun and engaging.
Safety protocols will require staff and cadets to wear masks and we will be asking screening questions before any in person training. If a cadet is sick please stay home; as always, health is of the utmost importance. For those interested on the cadet Extranet is a COVID-19 training course.
Through out the month of September, 9 RCACC staff will be calling cadet families to ensure we have update to date information, especially email addresses for both parents and cadets so that we can make use of electronic communications. We will be sending annual validation forms to returning families to ease the normal paper requirements.
I know these times have offered big challenges but we also have new opportunities. I’m looking forward to seeing returning faces and meeting new ones this year.
Capt. Kim McKay, Commanding Officer