The cost for the parent's to be a member of the Navy League of Canada Chilliwack Branch is $40.00 per year. That is a per family cost so if you have more than one child in the program it is only $40.00.
Are there any costs I can expect to pop up if my youth joins cadets?
The program is a partnership between the Department of National Defence (Officers) and the Navy League of Canada (Parents). To vote on where the privately raised funds are spent and elect members of the non profit group you are to be a paid member of the branch. That cost is $40.00 per family. However we want cadets so no cadet will ever be turned away if a family is in hardship. Communication with branch members is important. Other costs may occur if large trips are planned but those costs don't "pop" up. Lots of planning occurs well in advance and the goal is for the group to collectively raise the funds.
Do I have to buy my youth a uniform?
That's were the partnership comes in. The uniform is loaned to the cadet for FREE. They are responsible to maintain their uniform. Lost pieces of kit may incur replacement costs so it is important they look after the uniform. Items that are reasonably worn out or outgrown will be replaced at no cost.
How much time does my youth have to put in to be a cadet?
Cadets at a minimum are required to put in one night a week and potentially one weekend or one day on a weekend per month.
Optional training would be another night in the week and allow your cadet to gain way more out of the program.
How much time do I have to put in as a parent?
We aren't a program that babysit's your child and forgets about the parent.
Parent meetings occur once a month from September to June and are usually on an evening.
The closing parade of every Tuesday night parents are encouraged to come listen to the announcements as well as see their Cadet on parade.
Can I use hairspray when ironing my pants and gunshirt?
No. Hairspray is a flammable material that can cause damage not only to the garment but make the item more flammable. Spray Starch, a damp ironing cloth and an iron are all that is needed.
What is leave?
Leave is attendance. It is used for many things such as a requirement to be promoted, selection for extra fun activities that come up, and letting the Staff know that you didn't get lost/hurt on your way to cadets. Having a background in military traditions leave is requested.
2. School Homework. The program does not interfere with your education. It will only enhance it.
3. Illness. Feeling a little under the weather we still want to see you at cadets. If you are truly sick though we want you to get better and prevent the spread of flu's, colds etc.
4. There are other reasons so if you think you need leave talk to your DPO or Divisional Officer.
What happens if I don't request leave?
You are maked AWOL or Absent Without Leave. This affects:
1. Eligibility for promotion
2. Advancement in training levels to stay in classes with your friends
3. Selection for fun activities such as exchanges, trips and deployments
4. Your division gets docked in the top division competition
WHEN AND WHERE
What days are cadets?
Tuesday Evenings - Mandatory - September to June with a few stand down periods.
What time is cadets?
Tuesdays: 6:45pm (1800 hours) to 9:30pm (2130 hours)
Where is Cadets
Building 1088 at the Chilliwack Armoury 5535 Korea Road. Just off of Keith Wilson. Cadets and Parents enter through the South East Door in the corner of the Base parking lot. Parents are to park in the North East parking lot. Officers and Staff Park in the South East parking lot.