6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

ORDER OF DRESS: C3E - Winter Dress / Tenue d'hiver

The "Friends of 533" Society

La société "Amis de 533"

The "Friends of 533" Society, a parent organization, is an extension of the Squadron Sponsoring Committee. The primary objective of the Friends is to raise funds in support of the squadron's activities. Each year several members of the Friends are appointed by the sponsoring committee to serve on the Sponsoring Committee Executive, thereby ensuring that any concerns regarding the funds raised by the parents are considered and respected by the Committee.

These funds, raised through Bingos, Casinos, and other special projects, make a significant contribution to financing the local operational requirements of the squadron. These include optional activities and trips, extra equipment, training supplies, administrative supplies, etc., which are in addition to the basic support provided by the Department of National Defense.

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2020-2021 Executive Committee

President / Président

Theresa Gammel

Vice-President / Vice-présidente

Chris Barr

Tresurer / Trésorier

Melissa Christensen

Secretary / Secrétaire

Crystal Keith

Fundraising Announcements

Spring 2021 Modified Bottle Drive

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have modified our semi-annual bottle drive to maintain proper social distancing procedures.

We are looking for volunteers on Saturday May 8, 2021 to drive around the Grandin and Heritage Lakes area and collect bags of refundables which will be left at curbside for us. These will need to be dropped off at the Riel Bottle Refund Depot where the employees will sort the items and credit us for this very important fundraiser.

Volunteer drivers will meet Mr. Carignan at the St. Albert Community Hall at 10 am to receive their map and instructions. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Carignan at

Start times are 10:00 or 1:00.  We need parents to drive up and down streets to grab bags of bottles/recyclables left out side.  

We are NOT asking cadets or parents to go up to the house or knock on doors.  

We ONLY need the bottles left outside pick up and dropped off at the Reil Bottle Depot - make sure to say they are for St. Albert Air Cadets. 

Please note that this is not a cadet activity and is an adult volunteer opportunity. You can bring helpers at your discretion and responsibility.

Date: May 8, 2021 (Sat.)

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm MDT

Location: St. Albert Community Hall – 17 Perron St. St. Albert

Casino Fundraiser

Hi everyone,

Our casino will be rescheduled due to current COVID-19 Lockdowns.

Once the restrictions for casinos lift our date will be re-assigned and it should be 2-3 months after they open back up. Once we receive the new dates we will post them on sign up genius and will send out an email. A big thank you to those who had signed up, we greatly appreciate it.

Thank you,

Friends of 533

Bingo Fundraiser

Also bingos COVID-19 restrictions have started to lift and the bingo halls are open again in the province. Our next BINGO is Wednesday JULY 7, 2021 @ 5pm.

Volunteer work provides the squadron with 75% of the funding needed for cadet activities.
An annual commitment of 4 volunteer bingo/casino shifts per family is required.
To volunteer to work a bingo, please sign up by clicking the button below.
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM or 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM (Date Specific - See Below)
A meal is provided
West End Bingo
17304 105 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB

Upcoming Bingo Dates


Wednesday, July 7th, 2021                                Sunday, August 8th, 2021
05:00 PM - 10:00 PM                                         05:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Saturday, September 4th, 2021                                 Saturday, October 2nd, 2021
05:00 PM - 10:30 PM                                                05:00 PM - 10:30 PM 

Sunday, September 19th, 2021                                 Sunday, October 24th, 2021
05:00 PM - 10:30 PM                                               11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Friday, September 24th, 2021                                  Saturday, October 30th, 2021
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM                                                05:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Friday, November 19th, 2021                                   Saturday, December 10th, 2021
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM                                                 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday, November 20th, 2021                               Saturday, December 19th, 2021
05:00 PM - 10:30 PM                                               05:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Saturday, November 27th, 2021                                                                              
05:00 PM - 10:30 PM                                                                              

Friday, January 7th, 2022                                         Saturday, February 12th, 2022
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM                                                 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sunday, January 16th, 2022                                     Saturday, February 12th, 2022
05:00 PM - 10:30 PM                                               05:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Sunday, January 30th, 2022                                                                              
05:00 PM - 10:30 PM                                                                              

Thank you,

Friends of 533