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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 2017 Competition

  • The 150th Anniversary of Canada’s Confederation
  • Why the Air Cadet Program is important to Canada
  • Canada’s changing role as a peace-keeper
  • Drones – progress or threat?
  • Environmental stewardship of Canada’s waters
  • Women in Aero-space
  • How do you balance your Cadet career with the rest of your life?
  • How did Vimy Ridge contribute to Canada’s recognition as a nation?

Competition Resources:

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