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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 2019 Competition

  • What is a Canadian?
  • 3D Printer Technology – how will it impact our future?
  • Should the voting age be lowered to 16?
  • How is today’s technology causing gaps in communications?
  • How will legalizing cannabis affect our society?
  • Why should cadets be involved in fundraising for the program?
  • The positive and negative effects of advances in technology.
  • What happened to the Avro Arrow and is it time for a new one?
  • Peer pressure amongst today’s youth – fact or fiction?
  • What is the importance of gender equality in today’s youth?
  • How could the cadet program fill the gap in the aviation industry?
  • Cadet’s Choice of Topic on either of the Categories:
     a. Cadet Life
     b. Science and Technology
     c. Aviation
     d. Canadian History or Citizenship

Competition Resources:

  1. Competition Application
  2. National Effective Speaking Competition Guide
  3. National Effective Speaking Workbook
  4. National Effective Speaking Supplementary Rules