How To Join

All youths aged 12 to 18 years are welcome to join this youth-oriented program.

Contact Us About Joining

Due to COVID-19 health and safety protocol we are unable to accommodate visitors at this time. Please contact Major Taylor at 778-994-4464 to learn more about this program and the opportunities it can offer you. If you get voice mail, please leave a message.
Required Documentation

Please have at least one of the original documents for proof of age, as well as an original document for proof of health insurance.

Proof of age:

  • a valid Canadian passport;
  • a birth certificate issued by a Canadian provincial, territorial or federal government agency;
  • any card, visa or permit (work, study, resident, etc.) (with photo) issued by the Canadian government which legally authorizes the person to reside in Canada for an extended period of time; or
  • any identification card (with or without photo) issued by a Canadian provincial, territorial or federal government agency. No certificates of live birth please.

Proof of health insurance:

  • BC Care Card
  • Territorial health insurance card
  • Private insurance (ie. Blue Cross) card

Also, the following forms are required to be filled out by all youth wishing to join the Air Cadet Program:

Annual Assessment Fee

All activities of the Air Cadet Program (training, survival trips, gliding) are funded both through the Department of National Defence (DND) and through the active fund raising efforts of the members of the Sponsoring Committee assisted by the Cadets. In Addition, the Air Cadet League of Canada, British Columbia Provincial Committee covers the cost of the maintenance and Insurance for 12 gliders and 7 tow planes, volunteer liability insurance through ACL of Canada, BCPC office and administration costs, legal services retained for the benefit of BCPC and Squadron Sponsoring Committees.

The Squadron Sponsoring Committee is to pay administrative costs such as facility rent, telephone, contents insurance, trophies and awards, additional costs to fund a band, drill team and other activities that are not covered by DND. Throughout the year, parents are requested to help in fund-raising events (tag days, meat orders, etc.) to help maintain the high level of activities planned for the training year. In addition, this year parents are requested to pay a $210 Assessment. A $50 discount is applied for a 2nd child (and subsequent) from the same family. From the Assessment, $115 is paid directly to the British Columbia Provincial Committee, and the balance is used to help offset the many operating costs (as identified above). We offer a payment plan of $70 over October, November and December. The Squadron Sponsoring Committee is completely operated by Screened Volunteers – from the Chairperson to each Parent Driver. There are many opportunities to help. Every family is expected to find a task where they can assist. It is a great way to meet other parents and to learn more about the Canadian Cadet Organization.

Your son/daughter receives many advantages as a member of the Cadet program. All uniforms are supplied by the Department of National Defence. Cadets have the opportunity to participate in the Band, Drill team, Effective Speaking (sponsored by the British Columbia Air Cadet League), Marksmanship, Biathlon, First Aid Training, Gliding, Familiarization “Fam” Flying and FTX (weekend exercises). In addition, Cadets may attend various Summer Training Camps and Scholarship camps at no or minimal cost to the parents. Cadets who are selected for a summer camp receive a “Training Bonus” of $60.00 per week while at camp!

583 Coronation Squadron Office – Maple Ridge

    • E-mail: 583 Coronation Squadron
    • Telephone: 604-463-9388
    • Parade Location: 23448 Jim Robson Way, Maple Ridge, BC, V2W 1B8 (Albion Fair Grounds Barn)