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012 - Onboard for February 24 and 25, 2018 is Cancelled Due to Snow

posted Feb 23, 2018, 3:45 PM by NLCC MJ Miller   [ updated Aug 27, 2018, 11:52 PM ]

We apologize, but due to the weather this today (snow) and the pending weather for this weekend (snow) and our Officers wanting all of us to be safe: 

The Divisional Inspection Onboard is cancelled
for Saturday, February 24 and Sunday, February 25, 2018. 

Please do not show up at the Hall this weekend as no one will be there.

Instead build snowmen, snow forts. and have snowball fights with Family and friends.

We will resume our regular Training on February 27, 2018 and are trying to see if the Navy League Hall is available for next weekend to have our Onboard then.

Watch for email bulletins as they come out.

011 - Citizenship Challenge

posted Jan 21, 2018, 10:31 PM by NLCC MJ Miller   [ updated Aug 27, 2018, 11:52 PM ]

The Citizenship Challenge is a useful resource for those looking to broaden discussions of civics and history while encouraging students to engage in active citizenship. In addition, free, bilingual and curriculum-tailored learning tools designed to accompany the quiz have been created for educators. Specifically of interest is alearning tooldesigned for Navy Cadets that is based on the Cadets’ qualification standards and training programs. Top-scoring students are also entered in a draw to win great prizes.

The Citizenship Challenge is completely free, bilingual, and is a great tool for all educators.

You may reach the Citizenship Challenge by clicking here.

010 - Richmond/Delta Branch Annual General Meeting (AGM)

posted Jan 7, 2018, 10:09 PM by NLCC MJ Miller   [ updated Aug 27, 2018, 11:52 PM ]

We have the Richmond/Delta Branch Annual General Meeting on Monday, January 22, 2018. 

Our Navy League Branch Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at the Navy League Cadet Hall, starting at 7:30pm on January 22, 2018.

All Cadet's parents are invited and encouraged to attend this very important event where you, the parent, get the opportunity to vote for the Executive Board of the Branch (one vote per family) or if you wish to donate your time and expertise to the table and would like to be a part of the Branch.

Agenda items to be included are:
  • Fundraising
  • Building and Boats Refurbishment
  • Events that benefit both our Cadet Corps (NLCC MJ Miller and RCSCC Bicknell).
We hope you all can make this important event!!

009 - Welcome Back!!!

posted Jan 7, 2018, 10:08 PM by NLCC MJ Miller   [ updated Aug 27, 2018, 11:52 PM ]

We hope you all had a great Christmas and New Years!!!
Welcome to 2018!!!

Training resumes Tuesday, January 9, 2018.
Hope to see you all!!!

008 - Christmas Potluck Supper, Tuesday, December 12, 2017

posted Dec 6, 2017, 10:11 PM by NLCC MJ Miller   [ updated Aug 27, 2018, 11:52 PM ]

Come celebrate Christmas with your fellow
NLCC MJ Miller Corps Cadets, Sea Cadets, and Officers
at our Annual Christmas Potluck Supper
on Tuesday, December 12, 2017.

Mess Dinner etiquette is to be observed. 

Males are to be in Business Attire (Collared dress shirt, dress trousers, and dress shoes). 
Females can wear a dress or Business attire.

Here is what each Division member is supposed to bring to the Potluck to share:

Naden Division:
Each Cadet is to bring a main entree dish with enough to feed six (6) to eight (8) people.

Ottawa Division:
Each Cadet is to bring a dessert dish with enough to feed eight (8) to ten (10) people.

Each Cadet is to bring two (2) liters of drinks (pop, juice, etc...)

Vancouver Division:
Each Cadet is to bring a rice, potatoes, pasta, or noodle dish with enough to feed eight (8) to ten (10) people.

Victoria Division:
Each Cadet is to bring a hot or cold vegetables tray with enough to feed eight (8) to ten (10) people.

Important Note:
We have several Cadets, this Training Year, who are severely allergic to nuts (tree nuts as well as peanuts). Please try not to use any type of nuts in any dishes.
There are also a couple of Cadets who cannot eat certain types of meats. 

The Cadets should be able to tell anyone what is in their dish that they brought.

007 - Branch Inspection - Tuesday, December 5, 2017

posted Dec 1, 2017, 12:19 AM by NLCC MJ Miller   [ updated Aug 27, 2018, 11:52 PM ]

On Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at approximately 1840, the President of the Richmond/Delta Navy League of Canada Branch, Mr. Torbet, as well as Officers of the BC Mainland Division (BCMD), will be reviewing and inspecting our Cadets along with the Officers of our Corps (NLCC MJ Miller). 
After the review and inspections, we will be performing a March Past to honour them and show off our Miller pride.

This requires the following on this night:
  • You will arrive at the Navy League Hall in your full No. 1 Uniform. This means you will have the following Kit:
    • NLCC MJ Miller white top with cap tally
      • Clean and white
    • NLCC MJ Miller blue dress shirt with top button done up
      • There are no creases in the dress shirt
    • Your white lanyard if you have one yet (Ordinary Cadet and higher in rank)
      • Clean and white
    • Your black or blue dress trousers
      • Black trousers have a crease in the front and back
      • Blue trousers do not have any creases
    • Your white belt
      • Clean and white
    • Your boots
      • Blacked and polished
    • Your pea coat
  • All items of your kit should have your name in them
  • For those with long hair, your hair must be up in a bun using your hair's color elastics and bobby pins. Use hairspray or gel to prevent fly aways.
    No ponytails.
  • Remember your salutes, sirs and madams, and to be polite to the reviewing and inspecting personal. You do get marked on these things.
After the Review and Inspection, there will be regular training until the end of the night.

006 - Remembrance Day - Saturday, November 11, 2017

posted Nov 1, 2017, 7:38 PM by NLCC MJ Miller   [ updated Aug 27, 2018, 11:52 PM ]

The eleventh day, of the eleventh month, at the eleventh hour… 

Here in Richmond, and in more than 2,000 cities, towns and villages across Canada,
we will come together at cenotaphs and memorials… 

… To Remember!!!! 

We remember those who served our country in times of need. 

We remember the service and the sacrifices of more than one and a half million Canadians: 
Sailors, Soldiers, Aircrew, and Merchant Sea Men. 

We stop to think how much that Canadian families have sacrificed,
while their loved ones served overseas to protect our interests. 

As we stand here today, in peace and in safety,
we remember those who have served us and sacrificed for us. 

Those who are serving at home and abroad today… 

We thank you!! 

Those who have served – including those who are here with us today… 

We thank you!! 

Those who have served and never returned… 

We thank you!! 

We salute you!! 

We will always remember you!!

The Richmond Remembrance Day committee organizes the annual Remembrance Day ceremonies
on November 11 at the Richmond Cenotaph, located on the east side of City Hall.

This important annual event honours and remembers Canadian service personnel
who gave their lives in the service of our country.

Every year, there is a Remembrance Day parade that features several hundred marchers, including veterans, Canadian Armed Forces members, and representatives from public safety agencies and Cadet organizations.

The parade begins at 10:20 am,
official ceremonies at the City Hall cenotaph begin at 10:40 am,
a two minute silence is observed at 11:00 am,
which is then followed by wreath-laying.

The public is always invited to come out and attend this impressive ceremony.

005 - Royal Canadian Legions's Salute to Veterans with the BC Lions at BC Place Stadium - Saturday, November 4, 2017

posted Nov 1, 2017, 7:37 PM by NLCC MJ Miller   [ updated Aug 27, 2018, 11:52 PM ]

Our Royal Canadian Legion's Salute to Veterans with the BC Lions is this Saturday (November 4, 2017)

Make sure you are at the Lansdowne Station by 4:45pm as we need to quickly take attendance and head out right afterwards. Any latecomers will not be able to attend as we cannot stay behind. We will be just outside the entrance to the station and should be easy to spot.

Please make sure to bring exact change for Skytrain fare or a appropriately loaded Compass card.

We will be returning by Skytrain and you may pick up your Cadet at the Lansdowne Station at approximately 10:00pm.
Please note that the return time can vary due to travel. Also note that the Cadet may only go home with their parents unless prior permission is sent to us beforehand.

Secondly, your Cadet should eat a good supper before coming down and bring a large snack and a water bottle in a small bag (with their name on it). We will not be purchasing anything at the Stadium.

Lastly, make sure that you wear your full No. 1 Uniform with Pea Coat and make sure it is clean, ironed, and looking great. Any Cadet who is missing pieces of their Uniform will be sent home.
For new Cadets who have not been issued a Uniform: You are to wear a white dress shirt, black dress pants, and black dress shoes. You may not wear jeans or leggings nor T Shirts nor florescent shoes!

See you Saturday!!

004 - Tag Days Richmond

posted Oct 2, 2017, 11:53 PM by NLCC MJ Miller   [ updated Aug 27, 2018, 11:52 PM ]

We have a Tag Days event coming up this October and we thought we would send this out to help: 

What is Tag Days? 

Tag Days is where the cadets go out into the community in our full Dress Uniforms (No. 1), usually, in areas where there is a large amount of foot traffic. All cadets must sign up for, at least, one shift. Cadets may perform multiple shifts if they so desire. 
Remember, there are prizes for the cadets who make the most money from donations 

Why do we Tag? 
There are several reasons for this activity: 
  • To promote a positive awareness of the Navy League of Canada and our two Richmond/Delta Navy Corps: NLCC MJ Miller and RCSCC Bicknell.
    This aids us in recruiting new members for the Corps.
  • To educate the public regarding our youth programs.
  • To request monetary donations of passersby.
    This allows us to obtain new uniforms, have our Onboards (where we would all like to eat and drink), go on Tours and Training exercises (such as the Coast Guard Tour, Fire Hall Tour, and BCMD Training weekends), and outings in the community (Extreme Air, swimming, etc...). 
What do we wear for Tag? 

You will be wearing your full Dress Uniform (No.1). 

The No. 1 Uniform consists of the following items (all items to be worn unless otherwise specified): 
  • MJ Miller White Top (should be clean and white)
  • MJ Miller Dress Shirt (should be clean and ironed properly with all appropriate badges affixed)
  • Lanyard (if applicable)
  • MJ Miller Dress trousers (should be clean and ironed properly)
  • White Belt with Brass Buckle
  • MJ Miller Boots (clean and well polished)
  • MJ Miller Pea Coat 
If you are still cold wearing all of this, you may wear your NLCC MJ Miller T Shirt underneath your NLCC MJ Miller Dress Shirt. 
  • Your hair should be off your collar. If this is not the case, you will need to put your hair up in a bun. No ponytails. This includes both female and male cadets. 
If you have not yet been assigned a Dress Uniform, please wear a white shirt with collar, a black tie, black or dark blue dress trousers, black dress shoes, and a black or dark blue jacket.

Where will we be Tagging?

The Tag Day shifts vary from each Tagging period but will always be in Richmond or Delta. Some common examples of Tag locations are Richmond Center Mall (usually the front entrances by Tim Hortons and White Spot), London Drugs, Save on Foods/Price Smart, Shoppers Drug Mart, Rona, etc...
These businesses have allowed us to Tag at their locations so it is very important that you stay where you are assigned and that you provide a positive experience for passersby.

You are to arrive at the Navy League Hall prior to your shift. The Officers and Branch members will assign you to a location at this time.

How do we arrive at the Tag locations?

Once you have been assigned a Tag location and been assigned a donation can, we enlist the use of Parent Volunteers to safely drive you to your Tag location and supervise.

How long are the Tag shifts?

The Tag shifts vary between three to four hours depending on the day.

Will they be Tagging alone?

No. The Navy League Cadets (NLCC MJ Miller) are usually paired with another Navy League Cadet and one or two Sea Cadets (from RCSCC Bicknell) to form a small group for support and safety.

What do we do for Tag?

You are our role model to other youth, parents, and members of the community. Your actions and manners should convey a positive attitude at all times.

Some helpful tips on Tagging:
  • Always be polite, cheerful, friendly, well-turned out, and attentive.
  • An opening line such as "Excuse me sir/ma'am, would you like to support the Navy League of Canada?” or something along those lines works well.
  • Do not forget your please and thank you and tell them to "Have a good day!
  • Keep in eye contact. If you can get them to look at you, there's a good chance they will donate.
  • Depending on the location; be helpful, whether or not people donate. Hold the door open for people especially the elderly or if someone is struggling with bags.
  • Ensure your dress and deportment are at your personal best. Do your Uniform the night before to make sure it looks great.
  • Remember that people will be looking at you. Slouching, looking bored, leaning against the wall or sitting down, gum chewing, horseplay, and swearing will turn people away, and make them less likely to donate.
  • Make sure to answer any questions honestly. People may be curious about who you are and what you do.
  • Stay hydrated. Ensure that you bring along and drink water throughout your shift.
  • And finally: Smile!! Being happy is contagious!
Do we take any breaks while Tagging?

Halfway through your shift, you may take a short break (15 minutes). During this time, you may sit down and rest but ensure that you are maintaining a positive attitude. If you take a break inside a Store or the Mall, you may not accept donations at this time. We can only take donations at the designated areas or we may not be able to return to this location in the future.

Do not leave your assigned location at any time!! We need to be able to find you, if required, in case of emergencies.

At the end of your shift, you must return to the Navy League Hall to drop off your donation can and sign out.

If there are any issues or problems, please inform your Parent Volunteer or call the Navy League Hall at 604-270-3231.

What is expected of the Parents, Volunteers, and Drivers?

We require and rely on the Parent, Volunteers, and Drivers to perform the following for these Tag Day events. Remember, these Tag Days are what keeps our costs down. Without these fundraisers, we may have to charge for other fun activities.
  • To drive the Cadets from the Navy League Hall to their Tag locations in a safe manner. You will be asked to provide a cell phone number where you can be reached in case of emergencies.
  • To make sure the Cadets are standing outside of their assigned Store locations, to make ensure the Cadets are not blocking the Store entrances, and that the Cadets are maintaining a positive attitude.
  • To periodically check up on the Cadets at their Tag locations.
  • To drive the Cadets from their Tag locations back to the Navy League Hall at the end of their Tag shift in a safe manner.
All Cadets must be returned to the Navy League Hall at the end of their shift to return their donation can and to sign out.

What Tag shifts are there?

There are usually five (5) shifts for Tag Days:
  • Thursday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Friday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Saturday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Sunday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
You may pick one or more shifts to Tag at. Remember the more donations you make, the more likely you are to win a prize.

We thank you all for your help in this crucial activity!!!!

003 - General Training Onboard and Boating - Saturday, September 30, 2017

posted Sep 27, 2017, 6:00 PM by NLCC MJ Miller   [ updated Aug 27, 2018, 11:52 PM ]

We have our first Onboard which will be a General Training Weekend coming up on Saturday, September 30, 2017 to Sunday, October 1, 2017.
Make sure you have filled out your Permission Slips and handed them in.

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