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Brandon Air Cadet Squadron

Posted on | September 18, 2016 | Comments Off on Brandon Air Cadet Squadron

Brandon Air Cadets

For other air cadet units in Manitoba visit: Manitoba Air Cadet League Information

As the Commanding Officer of the local Air Cadet Squadron here in Brandon. In my 30 years experience with the Air Cadet Program I have seen some great results for home schooled children from the view point of an extracurricular activity as well as a social activity in addition to the added academic (Aviation), Citizenship, Leadership and physical fitness training. The Air Cadet Program offers its members access to summer camps in a variety of subject areas, in 2 week, 3 week and 6 week training. We offer access to a Glider pilot training scholarship, and a Private pilot training scholarship (7 week summer camp, scholarship prep conducted at the local unit). We also offer access to optional Marksmanship and music training (drum corps) here in Brandon. To join, youth must be 12 years old, and may participate in the program until their 19th birthday.

The Cadet program, whether Air Force, Army or Navy is free to join, uniforms are provided at no cost (small cost to maintain the uniform over the years), and no fees for training exercises. The is however a need for the cadets to be involved in fundraising activities. Drums and supplies for cadets to participate in the Drum corps will be provided. All appropriate Safety and Marksmanship Training, equipment and supplies will be provided at no cost as well.

All cadet training is conducted at the Brandon Armoury, 1116 Victoria Avenue, Brandon Manitoba.

#82 Brandon Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron parades from 6:30PM to 9:30PM on Friday evenings. (September to June) 1-204-725-4703
#60 Swiftsure Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps parades from 6:30PM to 9:30PM on Monday evenings. (September to June) 1-204-728-3168
#2520 Brandon Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps parades from 6:30PM to 9:30PM on Wednesday evenings. (September to June)

Daniel J Fontaine CD
Commanding Officer/Comandant
Canadian Armed Forces/Forces Armee Canadianne
#82 Brandon RCACS/#82 Escadrille Brandon
Cadet Office # 1-204-726-4703 Friday Evenings/Vendredi nuit

Amazing Agriculture Adventure

Posted on | September 18, 2016 | Comments Off on Amazing Agriculture Adventure

Agriculture in the Classroom

The Amazing Agriculture Adventure(AAA) is a hands-on, interactive event geared to the Grades 4 and 5 Science curriculum. Various activities are centred around Habitats and Communities, Rocks Minerals and Erosion, Maintaining a Healthy Body, Properties of and Changes in Substances, Weather, Forces and Simple Machines.

For more information visit their website:

2016 MASH Conference Feedback Survey for Attendees

Posted on | September 18, 2016 | Comments Off on 2016 MASH Conference Feedback Survey for Attendees


If you attended our conference on September 17, 2016, please fill out a survey!
2016 MASH Conference Feedback Survey for Attendees

MTYP Homeschool Drama Classes

Posted on | September 18, 2016 | Comments Off on MTYP Homeschool Drama Classes

MTYP Drama

Homeschool Creative Drama (5-6 years): Creative Drama is a fun and encouraging introduction to theatre and drama. Students develop their imaginations and powers of self-expression through drama games, music and dance, story theatre, and role playing. A great class for anyone who loves to make believe!

Full Year/30 sessions
Mondays 11 am-12 pm
First Class Sept 19, 2016

Home School Junior Acting (7-9 years): Students are taught to build their acting skills through drama games, character-building exercises, and acting out stories. A typical class will include physical and vocal warm-ups, creative movement, and lots and lots of acting! The benefits of this class include developing teamwork and cooperation, imagination, concentration, and discovering the power of stories!

Full Year/30 sessions
Mondays 10:45 am-12 pm
First Class Sept 19, 2016

Home School Advanced Ensemble (10-12 years): Students will record their own movies, learn theatre sports and improvisation, and step behind the curtain for a dynamic, inside look at the backstage world. This course continues to build performance skills while opening your mind to new dimensions of theatre. A variety of creative challenges will build ability to work as a team, develop trust among fellow artists, and provide tools to use technique and technology to find their voice.

Advanced Ensemble: Movies, Improv, and More 10-12 years
Full Year/30 sessions
Mondays 10:30 am-12 pm
First Class Sept 19, 2016

Seven Oaks Settlers History Learning Day

Posted on | September 18, 2016 | Comments Off on Seven Oaks Settlers History Learning Day

Seven Oaks House Museum

Information and Registration Package

Seven Oaks Settlers History Learning Day for students in Grade 5 to Grade 7 presented by Manitoba Living History Society and Seven Oaks House Museum

Rain or Shine
Thursday September 29, 2016

MORNING SESSION: 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

– OR –

AFTERNOON SESSION: 12:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

COST: $6.50 per student

TO BOOK CALL: (204) 339-7429

What a Great way to start your school year for Grade 5, 6, & 7 students

Walk where history was made…

Visit Seven Oaks House where John Inkster and his family lived

Speak with the people of the Fur Trade and the early Settlement era (1812 – 1845)

Education program showcases the life and times of early Manitoba

Activities may include…

    …Mini Tour of Seven Oaks House
    …Card and Spin wool
    …Write with a Quill Pen
    …Learn about farm implements of the time
    …Grind grain on a Quern
    … Make tallow candles
    …Washing day – Laundry day
    …Play historic games
    …Facts of the fur trade
    …Visit the General Store
    …Tipi teachings
    …Historic Carpentry demonstration
    … Learn about the joining of two cultures
    …Find out how local plants became medicines
    …Visit with the Doctor
    …see Outdoor cooking on a fire
    … Meet redcoats of Swiss Regiment deMeuron
    …Learn how rope was made

Bring you cameras and take pictures of your students dressed in period clothing

Travel back in time and see how things were done.


 It is important that your group arrives on time for orientation and to be able to visit each station
 Students should be in groups of 15 for each station: If possible please have students divided into groups prior to arriving
 Each school group must be accompanied by an adult supervisor (Teacher, Education Assistant, Parent)
 Teachers are responsible for student behaviour at all times and must not leave students unattended
 Your students are ambassadors for your school
 Program will happen Rain or Shine. Dress appropriately for the weather No cancellation rain date – one day only
 Seven Oaks House Museum and Manitoba Living History Society are not responsible for any loss of articles or injury on site

MB Educational Library Workshop

Posted on | September 18, 2016 | Comments Off on MB Educational Library Workshop

Agriculture in the Classroom

MB Education Library Workshop PDF

The Manitoba Education Resources Library will be offering a workshop to learn more about the Library’s electronic resources:

  • eBooks
  • video streaming

You will be shown the wide variety of electronic resources available and how to access and utilize them in the classroom.

Two dates are available to choose from:

  • Wednesday, October 5, 2016—5-6 pm
  • Wednesday, November 9, 2016—5-6 pm


Manitoba Education Resources Library
Main Floor, 1181 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB.

There is a maximum of 12 participants for each date.

To book your spot at one of the sessions, contact:

Nancy Girardin

Homeschooling Enrollment Over the Years

Posted on | August 31, 2016 | Comments Off on Homeschooling Enrollment Over the Years

Here are the homeschooling enrollment numbers for every year since 2000. Homeschooling has seen, on average, 8% growth every year. We’ve tripled in number since 2000.

Homeschooling Enrollment Since 2000

U of M Gym and Swim

Posted on | August 19, 2016 | Comments Off on U of M Gym and Swim

U of M Gym and Swim

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 12, 2016 (12:00pm)

Wednesdays September 28 – November 30, 2016 (10 weeks)


Phys Ed Program (1-1:55pm) ($50.00) – ages 6-12 will participate in PE activities such as, but not limited to: archery, racquetball, walleyball, lacrosse & other games

Swimming Programs

      I Can Swim (2:00-3:00pm) ($100.00) – ages 6-12 years

Tots (1:00-1:30pm) ($78.00) – ages 3-5 years

Tots (1:30-2:00pm) ($78.00) – ages 3-5 years

Swim Fit (1:00-2:00pm) ($121.00) – improve endurance and technique for ages 11-16 years

Name of Individuals Coordinating the Event: Ashley Gagnon and Drew Sheffield – Mini U Programs

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 12, 2016 (12:00 pm)

Download 2016 Fall Swim-Gym Waiver  and submit with payment to Drew Sheffield at the U of M not later than September 12 by:
Phone: 204-480-1458
Fax: 204-474-7503
Mail or Hand Delivery: 145 Frank Kennedy Centre. The University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2

If you are having trouble with the download, here is a PDF version of the waiver: 2016-Fall-Swim-Gym-Waiver (6)

MASH Fall Picnic

Posted on | August 13, 2016 | Comments Off on MASH Fall Picnic

Thursday, September 8, 2016

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Nature Playground at Assiniboine Park


Spend the day with homeschool families of all ages at MASH’s annual Fall Not back to school picnic.

Please bring a peanut/nut-free picnic lunch.

Rain date will be Thursday September 15th

An Introduction to Homeschooling and Help with Notification Forms

Posted on | August 5, 2016 | 2 Comments

MASH is hosting an evening to share information about beginning homeschooling and help with filling out the notification forms that let the government know you intend to homeschool.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

St. James Library, 1910 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

6 pm – A Short Introduction to Homeschooling

7 pm – Help with Filling out Notification Forms

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