Parent Fundraising

Funding the Squadron - Essential Parent Interaction


There is no cost for membership or registration and no cost for uniforms. The basic training is partially funded through the Department of National Defense. Additional activities are funded through the Sponsors committee: The Guardians of 810 Squadron. “The Guardians” (for short) is an organization that includes all parents and guardians of registered cadets within 810 Squadron.
Without the participation of parents and guardians many activities would not be possible and the cadets may not be able to enjoy additional activities.

We ask that all parents make a commitment to volunteer 20 hours of time throughout the year. Participation in fund raising is the responsibility equally of the cadets and parents or guardians as members of the sponsoring committee. If as parents you are unable to commit time and talent, serious consideration should be given to a financial commitment through The Guardians. It costs approximately $1,766.00 per Cadet to run the program.

How can I help?

Bingos and Casinos

We run a monthly Bingo at Castledowns Bingo. Bingos are very important to our fundraising program, Bingos give our group a monthly boost and by participating in Bingos we are able to earn a Casino. Bingo volunteers need to be 18 and older.

Bingo Sign-ups can be done here:\

We require a commitment of 3 Bingos and a Casino (on Casino years) per cadet to support the squadron. If you are unable to work at a Casino we require a commitment of 4 Bingos.

Other Fundraisers

From time to time we run other fundraisers that support the squadron. If you have a fundraising initiative that you'd like the board to consider, please feel free to bring it up at a meeting. Parents should plan on volunteering additional time for fundraisers throughout the year.