The Royal Canadian Air Cadet program is one of the premier organizations for youth in Canada. It is a national program for young Canadians aged 12 to 18 who are interested in participating in a variety of fun, challenging and rewarding activities while developing the attributes of leadership, good citizenship, self-discipline, teamwork, volunteerism, physical fitness while developing an interest, and gaining valuable experience, in the aviation and aerospace industries in Canada.
At 909 Peregrine, we parade every Thursday from 1830h to 2130h (6:30pm-9:30pm), and typically offer a drill team, a tri-service military band, ground school training, effective speaking, marksmanship and many more activities throughout our training year - including but not limited to - gliding, familiarization flights, field training exercises (a.k.a survival), fitness nights, and team building nights!
Being one of the key components of the air cadet program, gliding is a fan favourite among many cadets here at 909, and we are pleased to be able to take our cadets out to Oliver for this unique and exciting experience. Cadets may also have the opportunity to experience many other aviation related activities throughout the year.
While air is in our name, aviation is far from being the only thing we do here at 909. Throughout the training year, cadets may have the opportunity to participate in ceremonial events, survival exercises, marksmanship, teambuilding, effective speaking, military band, drill team, community events like remembrance day and much much more!
TO LEARN | TO SERVE | TO ADVANCE
Taken in June 2022, our latest squadron photo marked the first in-person Annual Ceremonial Review (ACR) since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Taken in June 2023, This squadron photo marked the 20th Annual Ceremonial Review of 909 since it stood up in 2003.
One of the newest Air Cadet Squadrons in British Columbia, 909 Peregrine Squadron was officially formed on 16 December 2003. The squadron name was chosen by the cadets for two reasons;
Firstly, the Peregrine Falcon was threatened with extinction in the 1970’s. A number of organizations were formed to save the Peregrine Falcon and recently, it was re-introduced to the Okanagan Valley.
Secondly, in response to the devastating Okanagan Mountain wildfire of 2003 that threatened a large part of nearby Kelowna and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people the Canadian Forces deployed over 1,400 personnel to the Okanagan Valley to assist in fighting the fires. The Canadian Forces operation was called “Operation PEREGRINE”.
Pictured above, the squadron prepares to march on at the 2022 West Kelowna Remembrance Day ceremony held at the Royal Lepage Arena.
Pictured below, our 2019 Citizenship Trip to CFB Cold Lake in front of a CF-18 Hornet.
For any inquiries, please fill out the following form, or email us
We parade weekly at Green Bay Bible Camp (1441 Green Bay Rd.) on Thursday evenings from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
Please contact us if you intend to drop by using the email linked above the inquiries form, or via the form itself.
2475 Dobbin Road, Unit 22
West Kelowna, BC