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033 - COVID-19 Stand Down

posted Mar 13, 2020, 11:21 PM by NLCC MJ Miller   [ updated Apr 22, 2020, 9:23 PM ]


EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY!!

As directed by the Navy League of Canada’s National Office (see attached), due to the many issues arising with the COVID-19 pandemic:

ALL IN PERSON NAVY LEAGUE CADET ACTIVITIES ARE TO STAND DOWN UNTIL AUGUST 31, 2020.

This means ALL Cadet Parades, all Choir, First Aid, and Range practices, all Choir performances, all Competitions, and all Onboards are postponed.

We will let you all know when Navy League Cadet activities will start up again.

As Education and awareness is the best medicine, we have added the section below on COVID-19…

There have been many myths being spread regarding COVID-19. The World Health Organization has put together some common myths being discussed among the public.

Here are the 14 myths about COVID-19 taken from this link: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters.

YOU WILL NOTICE THAT FREQUENT HAND WASHING WITH SOAP AND WATER FOR 20 SECONDS IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO PREVENT THE SPREAD. 

COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates
From the evidence so far, the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in ALL AREAS, including areas with hot and humid weather. Regardless of climate, adopt protective measures if you live in, or travel to an area reporting COVID-19. The best way to protect yourself against COVID-19 is by frequently cleaning your hands. By doing this you eliminate viruses that may be on your hands and avoid infection that could occur by then touching your eyes, mouth, and nose.

Cold weather and snow CANNOT kill the new coronavirus.
There is no reason to believe that cold weather can kill the new coronavirus or other diseases. The normal human body temperature remains around 36.5°C to 37°C, regardless of the external temperature or weather. The most effective way to protect yourself against the new coronavirus is by frequently cleaning your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or washing them with soap and water.

Taking a hot bath does not prevent the new coronavirus disease
Taking a hot bath will not prevent you from catching COVID-19. Your normal body temperature remains around 36.5°C to 37°C, regardless of the temperature of your bath or shower. Actually, taking a hot bath with extremely hot water can be harmful, as it can burn you. The best way to protect yourself against COVID-19 is by frequently cleaning your hands. By doing this you eliminate viruses that may be on your hands and avoid infection that could occur by then touching your eyes, mouth, and nose.

The new coronavirus CANNOT be transmitted through mosquito bites.
To date there has been no information nor evidence to suggest that the new coronavirus could be transmitted by mosquitoes. The new coronavirus is a respiratory virus which spreads primarily through droplets generated when an infected person coughs or sneezes, or through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose. To protect yourself, clean your hands frequently with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Also, avoid close contact with anyone who is coughing and sneezing.

Are hand dryers effective in killing the new coronavirus?
No. Hand dryers are not effective in killing the 2019-nCoV. To protect yourself against the new coronavirus, you should frequently clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Once your hands are cleaned, you should dry them thoroughly by using paper towels or a warm air dryer.

Can an ultraviolet disinfection lamp kill the new coronavirus?
UV lamps should not be used to sterilize hands or other areas of skin as UV radiation can cause skin irritation.

How effective are thermal scanners in detecting people infected with the new coronavirus?
Thermal scanners are effective in detecting people who have developed a fever (i.e. have a higher than normal body temperature) because of infection with the new coronavirus.
However, they cannot detect people who are infected but are not yet sick with fever. This is because it takes between 2 and 10 days before people who are infected become sick and develop a fever.

Can spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body kill the new coronavirus?
No. Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body will not kill viruses that have already entered your body. Spraying such substances can be harmful to clothes or mucous membranes (i.e. eyes, mouth). Be aware that both alcohol and chlorine can be useful to disinfect surfaces, but they need to be used under appropriate recommendations.

Do vaccines against pneumonia protect you against the new coronavirus?
No. Vaccines against pneumonia, such as pneumococcal vaccine and Hemophilus influenza type B (Hib) vaccine, do not provide protection against the new coronavirus. The virus is so new and different that it needs its own vaccine. Researchers are trying to develop a vaccine against 2019-nCoV, and WHO is supporting their efforts. Although these vaccines are not effective against 2019-nCoV, vaccination against respiratory illnesses is highly recommended to protect your health.

Can regularly rinsing your nose with saline help prevent infection with the new coronavirus?
No. There is no evidence that regularly rinsing the nose with saline has protected people from infection with the new coronavirus. There is some limited evidence that regularly rinsing nose with saline can help people recover more quickly from the common cold. However, regularly rinsing the nose has not been shown to prevent respiratory infections.

Can eating garlic help prevent infection with the new coronavirus?
Garlic is a healthy food that may have some antimicrobial properties. However, there is no evidence from the current outbreak that eating garlic has protected people from the new coronavirus.

Does the new coronavirus affect older people, or are younger people also susceptible?
People of all ages can be infected by the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Older people, and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease) appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus. WHO advises people of all ages to take steps to protect themselves from the virus, for example by following good hand hygiene and good respiratory hygiene.

Are antibiotics effective in preventing and treating the new coronavirus?
No, antibiotics do not work against viruses, only bacteria. The new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a virus and, therefore, antibiotics should not be used as a means of prevention or treatment. However, if you are hospitalized for the 2019-nCoV, you may receive antibiotics because bacterial co-infection is possible.

Are there any specific medicines to prevent or treat the new coronavirus?
To date, there is no specific medicine recommended to prevent or treat the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV). However, those infected with the virus should receive appropriate care to relieve and treat symptoms, and those with severe illness should receive optimized supportive care. Some specific treatments are under investigation, and will be tested through clinical trials. WHO is helping to accelerate research and development efforts with a range or partners.

You and your families safety is our Number One goal.
Please stay safe and have a good Spring Break!!

We will let you know if anything changes in the meantime.

Yours aye,
SLt (NL) Kevin Gallop
Commanding Officer for 78 NLCC MJ Miller

032 - Regular Training Night - March 10, 2020

posted Mar 9, 2020, 11:55 PM by NLCC MJ Miller

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 will be a regular Training night in Work Dress.

031 - Regular Training Night - March 3, 3030

posted Feb 26, 2020, 8:35 PM by NLCC MJ Miller   [ updated Feb 26, 2020, 8:35 PM ]

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 will be a regular Training night in Work Dress.

We will relax a bit before Spring Break hits and skip the Commanding Officers Parade as you all did a great job at Divisional Inspection.

030 - Divisional Inspection - February 25, 2020

posted Feb 23, 2020, 3:32 AM by NLCC MJ Miller

On Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at approximately 1840, the President of the Richmond/Delta Navy League of Canada Branch, Mr. Kwok, as well as Branch members and 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 Service Dress (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
      • You will be wearing the 125th Anniversary of the Navy League commemorative pin
    • 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.

029 - Divisional Inspection Training Onboard - Feb 22 to 23, 2020

posted Feb 19, 2020, 10:24 PM by NLCC MJ Miller   [ updated Feb 19, 2020, 10:24 PM ]

On Saturday, Feb 22, at 0930, you come down to the Navy League Hall for the Divisional Inspection Training Onboard.

For those new Cadets, an Onboard is where we arrive at the Hall on Friday night or Saturday morning (this one starts Saturday morning) and stay "on board" our ship until Sunday. 

In other words, a Cadet sleepover where we learn new things, play games, and watch movies.

If you have weekend activities (soccer, basketball, etc...) or classes (Chinese school, etc...), you can still come. Just let us know what times you need to leave and come back on the form.

028 - Regular Training Night - February 18, 2020

posted Feb 19, 2020, 10:21 PM by NLCC MJ Miller

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 will be a regular Training night

027 - Regular Training Night - February 11, 2020

posted Feb 4, 2020, 3:33 PM by NLCC MJ Miller

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 will be a regular Training night

026 - Commanding Officer Parade - February 4, 2020

posted Feb 4, 2020, 3:31 PM by NLCC MJ Miller

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Due to the snowfall and the ability of Instructors getting to the Corps, 
Cadets is cancelled tonight.

This Tuesday is a Commanding Officers Parade. 

A Commanding Officer Parade is a formal parade where the Commanding Officer inspects the Ships' Company just like we would during our quarterly Inspection Parades. 
We also perform a March Past, an Advance in Review Order, and General Salute. These are all things you learned and practiced during the Onboard. 
Most of the time, it is only the Commanding Officer inspecting the Ships Company but there are times where other guests may also be invited to partake. Make sure that you dress and act appropriately.

It also means that we wear our formal Service Dress Uniforms (No. 1) consisting of:
  1. White Top with NLCC MJ Miller cap tally
  2. NLCC MJ Miller blue dress shirt with rank epaulets and lanyard if applicable
    If you are cold, you may wear your NLCC MJ Miller blue t shirt under the dress shirt
  3. Black dress trousers with white belt and brass buckle
  4. Black socks
  5. Polished black boots or shoes if your feet are too small to obtain boots (usually below size 3)
  6. Pea coat
  7. If your hair is longer than the bottom of your dress shirt collar, it must be put up in a bun with a hairnet and elastics that are the colour of your hair and your hair must be gelled back if you have fly away hairs on the sides. This includes male and female Cadets.
    NO ponytails!!
After the parade, there will be regular training so be sure to bring your notebooks and pens or pencils for note taking. Remember that the things you learn in Training may be on your Promotions exams.

025 - Regular Training Night - January 28, 2020

posted Jan 23, 2020, 10:18 PM by NLCC MJ Miller

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 will be a regular Training night

024 - Regular Training Night - January 21, 2020

posted Jan 23, 2020, 10:17 PM by NLCC MJ Miller

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 will be a regular Training night

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