On Tag Day, teams of uniformed cadets solicit donations for 585 Rideau Squadron in public areas such as in front of grocery stores. Each donor is given a tag to wear to indicate their support for the Squadron.
Tagging is the primary fundraiser for the Squadron. Without tagging, over $220 in fees would need to be collected from each cadet.
There are two sessions each year. The first is in the fall on first Saturday after Remembrance Day and the second is in the spring on last Saturday in April. The Squadron usually tags in three communities:
- Smiths Falls (11 locations)
- Perth (eight locations)
- Merrickville (four locations)