Welcome new parents! Here are some quick points to introduce you to the 62 Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Army Cadets.
Commanding Officer Parades
On the first Tuesday of every month, the cadets will participate in a Commanding Officer’s Parade (or CO’s Parade, for short). The purpose of these parades are to showcase the hard work that cadets have put into learning and practice of drill. Special presentations, award, and promotions will take place on CO’s Parades. We encourage parents to attend to support the cadets and celebrate their accomplishments. CO’s Parades begin at 2020 hours and we ask that parents stay off to the side of the parade square for the duration of the parade. If your cadet is being recognized feel free to step up and take pictures without interrupting the parade formation.
How to Contact Us
Email is the unit’s primary contact method. Our general mailbox email@example.com is monitored daily.
General Questions / Comments / Concerns: firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekday 1700-2100 hours + Voicemail
Weekends 1000-2000 hours + Voicemail
What We Ask of Parents
Any assistance parents can provide to the Support Committee, in support of your cadet is greatly appreciated. The following are a few expectations of parents or guardians:
Attend Commanding Officer’s Parades (first Tuesday of every month) to support your cadet on parade;
Help with fundraising activities and volunteer for activities, when needed;
Help your child learn how to wash, iron, and take care of their cadet uniforms. Please do not do your child’s uniform for them, we want them to learn.
Encourage your cadet to follow their “chain-of-command”. If they’re not sure where a badge should be sewn on their uniform or what time they need to be at the Armoury for a field training exercise (FTX), after checking the website, have them call their Section Commander; and
Keep an open communication with the corps. If your cadet is having a hard time, or you have a concern, please send us an email, give us a call or visit the Admin Office in person. All of our staff are here and committed to offering a fun program to the youth in our community.
We are proud to be one of the few you organizations that does not charge a membership or registration fee.
The Department of National Defence (DND) covers most of our training requirements, uniforms, use of the Armoury, while the Support Committee (in association with the Army Cadet League of Canada) helps with the rest of the costs needed to provide an exceptional training program.
They are limited expenses a cadet will incur is her/her personal kit to maintain their dress standard (haircuts, shoe polish, hair gel, shoe polish, link brush, etc).
In order to help keep our expenses to the individual cadet as low as possible, parent and cadet participation in fundraising activities are essential and expected to allow the unit to offer our exception training program.