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?
We run a monthly Bingo at Castledowns Bingo. Bingos are very important to our fundraising program and give our group a monthly boost. By participating in Bingos, we are able to earn a Casino date.
CLICK HERE for more information and to sign up to fulfill your Bingo volunteer requirement.
As part of Charitable Gaming sanctioned by Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commissioning (AGLC), 810 Air has been granted the opportunity to volunteer at a casino in Edmonton. AGLC provides organizations with a 2-day session at a local casino where volunteers are required to help facilitate the operations. Each organization is provided with a casino every 18-24 months which provides significant fundraising for the organization.
Our last Casino was held on October 2-3, 2021. We anticipate our next Casino date will be held in the fourth quarter of 2023. Subject to change.
Information regarding our next Casino date will be posted here as it becomes available.
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.