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FALL TAG FUNDRAISING 2017 - MANDATORY FOR ALL CADETS


  • Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 10 1083 Pape Avenue East York, ON, M4K 3W7 Canada (map)

Where: Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 10
1083 Pape Ave, East York, ON M4K 3W7

OPI: Maj. Laverriere

Transportation: Cadets must make their own way to and from the legion. Parent drivers are needed to transport cadets to and from their various tagging locations. Drivers can click here to access the driver information log. Driver availability can be emailed to the SSC at ssc@330aircadets.com.

Food: Meal allowance will only be provided to cadets tagging over the lunch/supper hour. Cadets must eat a nourishing meal prior to attending their tagging shift.  

Dress: C-2B (summer dress)

Sign Ups: Click here to sign up

Miscellaneous
Cadets are asked to arrive 15min before their shift start to allow for location and driver allocation. 

Click here to access the important tag day letter distributed to cadets and parents. 

Click here to access the 12 hour tagging agreement form for cadets choosing to tag a 12-consecutive hour shift.

What is Tagging?: Tagging is our sqn's semi annual fundraiser and our primary source of funding for all cadet activities. Cadets are dispersed (in uniform) across the East York community, around various retail locations and public places, and request donations to directly benefit our sqn. In turn, donors receive an "I Support Air Cadets" tag to place on their clothing, etc. 

Where does the Money Go?: All proceeds raised go directly to sqn activities. Some expenses include, buses, meals, admission fees, equipments, permits, etc. The more money we raise, the more activities we can conduct. 

How to Fundraise Effectively?: The key to acquiring a lot of donations is to ASK EVERYONE!
"Good Morning Sir/Ma'am, would you like to help support the Air Cadet program?" 
Members of the public may decline your request, but the more you ask, the more donations you may receive. 
BE CLEAR, CONCISE, AND LOUD. You may only have a few seconds to interact with someone walking past you, if you are clear, concise, and loud, you have a better chance of being heard/understood, e.g. "Good morning Sir/Ma'am, help support air cadets?".
BE POLITE AND COURTEOUS. 
Even if someone declines your request, say "thank you" or "have a nice day", some people may return to donate after noticing how polite you are.
Ensure you LOOK GOOD. Don't slouch, chew gum, laugh with your buddy, lean against a wall, play with your collection box, text your friends, speak inappropriately.
Ensure your UNIFORM LOOKS GOOD as well. Additionally, be mindful of the time - don't spend long periods of time on break away from your tagging post. The longer you are out collecting money, the more we can raise. And on Saturday, be at your post for the mid-way points (12pm, 4pm), just in case we need to switch you or your partner out.

How Many Shifts MUST I Attend?:  We have six shifts available for tagging. All cadets MUST attend a minimum of 3 out of 6 shifts. However, participation in more than the three shifts minimum is encouraged. Cadets wishing to partake in the tagging event incentive, will be required to complete a minimum of four shifts to qualify.

Shifts available:
Thursday, Sept. 21 -- 1700-2100
Friday, Sept. 22 -- 1700-2100
Saturday, Sept. 23 -- 0800-1200
Saturday, Sept. 23 -- 1200-1600
Saturday, Sept. 23 -- 1600-2000
Sunday, Sept. 24 -- 1100-1700

What is our Goal?: As a Sqn we must raise a minimum of $18 000, that's about $200 a cadet or $70 a shift - MINIMUM. The more money we raise the more activities we can have. Prizes will be awarded to top taggers. 

Earlier Event: September 20
Fall 2017 Recruiting Open House
Later Event: September 24
SOS Memorial Service - SUNDAY 24 September