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Address - Unit Headquarters

128 Thorold Flying Dragons
Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron
Trinity United Church
15 Pine Street South
Thorold, ON L2V 3L1

Address - Mailing

Commanding Officer
128 Thorold Air Cadet Squadron
12 - 111 Fourth Ave
Suite 231
St Catharines, ON L2S 3P5

Effective Speaking

The aims of the National Effective Speaking Competition are:

  • To provide an opportunity for Air Cadets to increase their self confidence; and increase their ability to reason, organize and express ideas;
  • To promote the citizenship component of local squadron training;
  • To provide a focus at the Local, Regional/Wing, Provincial/Territorial, and National levels, to promote and encourage air cadets to participate in an optional activity that will provide them with an opportunity to acquire effective speaking skills through instruction and practice in a structured and competitive environment;
  • To increase public awareness regarding the citizenship and leadership aspects of the Air Cadet program at the national, provincial and local levels.

Topics for 2018 Competition

  • The importance of today’s youth in building Canada’s future.
  • How does volunteerism play a role in the life of your community or squadron?
  • Humour is the best medicine.
  • How space exploration can lead to scientific advances on Earth.
  • The role Indigenous people have played in Canada’s heritage.
  • How has Canada changed the face of aviation?
  • Lest We Forget.
  • Cadet’s Choice: The Cadet’s Choice must fit into one of these categories: Cadet Life, Science and Technology, Aviation, Canadian History or Citizenship.

Competition Resources:

  1. Competition Application
  2. National Effective Speaking Competition
  3. National Effective Speaking Handbook