In This Issue 19

Posted by rmcclub on May 23rd, 2016

 

Photo by Melanie Hughes

Tulips Grad Weekend 2016 – thanks to the initiative of E3161 Victoria Edwards (RMC 2003)

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Flickr link which takes you to all our e-Veritas albums. HERE

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR VOLUNTEER PHOTOGRAPHERS:

Melanie Hughes, James Howells, Colin de Grandpré, ALOY OCdt Victoria Pierrot,  & Belanna McLean.

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In This Issue 19:

Collège Militaire Royal de Saint-Jean to be university again /

Collège militaire de Saint-Jean: oui au statut universitaire

COMMISSIONING PARADE – PARADE DE REMISE DES BREVETS D’OFFICIER

205 brand new officers headed to the CAF

105th Convocation / 105ième Collation des grades

27832 OCdt (I) Pablo Cardona on assignment at the convocation

Exclusive…First Year Officer Cadet One-On-One with MND

Sunset Ceremony 2016 – A Fresh Perspective

Qu’est-ce qui se passe au CMR Saint-Jean

26898 NCdt (IV) Charles Grimshaw – Designated CSL for 9 Squadron

CCWO Handover: Classy Event at Currie Hall

Looking Back – Notable Ex Cadets: 14164 VOITH, Michael Robert

Ex Cadets & More in the News

Gash Parade & Incoming Top 5

Significant Speeches from RMCC: Convocation & Commissioning Parade

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES - Nos offres d’emploi

 

ENCORE

 

la Chasse-Galerie = Danny McLeod Athletic Fund

Chasse-Gallerie 2016: 5893 Dr. Tom Gee (1963) – Going for the grand-slam

More Chasse-Galerie News

RMC CLASS OF 1970 – ATHLETICS WALL OF DISTINCTION PROJECT

3334 Dave Wightman: ROYAL ROADS PAVERSTONE PROJECT UPDATE

GOLF DE LA FONDATION DES ANCIENS DU CMR EX-CADET GOLF TOURNAMENT INVITATION

THE LASTING IMPACT OF ONE PERSON’S EDUCATION AT RMCC

Looking Back – Notable Ex Cadets: 9968 Serge Labbé (CMR RMC 1974)

2015 graduate catches up with his mentor before leaving town

 Who Said It? Where is he now?

11027 Ken Watkin (’76):

Fighting at the Legal Boundaries: Controlling the Use of Force in Contemporary Conflict

VETS CANADA COAST TO COAST 2016 TOUR OF DUTY / VETS CANADA CÔTE À CÔTE TOUR DE SERVICE 2016

Ship For Less & e-Veritas strike-up sponsorship deal

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A tip of the hat to the following member who just recently updated their Club membership status - Chapeau aux membre suivants qui ont tout récemment mis à jour leur adhésion au Club: 

3575 Maynard Dokken.

For memberships due to expire soon; please contact us asap with your renewal.

Thank you in advance for your kind cooperation.

Club Membership Info Join, Update or Renew

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Collège Militaire Royal de Saint-Jean to be university again / Collège militaire de Saint-Jean: oui au statut universitaire

Posted by rmcclub on May 23rd, 2016

Restoration of RMC Saint-Jean as a University

The RMC Club is exceptionally pleased that the Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, announced his intention to restore RMC Saint-Jean to university status as reflected in his remarks of 17 May 2016.

The RMC Club of Canada unequivocally welcomes this announcement and urges the Government to implement it as quickly as possible. The return of degree granting status to RMC Saint-Jean will provide additional depth and capacity to officer production, provide new and relevant degree options, and will serve to foster greater bilingualism and recruitment of francophone officers for the military. In that regard, the Minister’s initiative will greatly benefit the Canadian Armed Forces. TDV/VDV!

RMC Club Board of Directors

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Collège Militaire Royal de Saint-Jean to be university again – Article

Collège militaire de Saint-Jean: oui au statut universitaire – Article

What Ex Cadets & others are saying about it!!

 

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COMMISSIONING PARADE / PARADE DE REMISE DES BREVETS D’OFFICIER

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COMMISSIONING PARADE -PARADE DE REMISE DES BREVETS D’OFFICIER

Names by Squadron on who received a commission; Top 5 (both terms); prize & award(s) winners.

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The Class of 2016 selected two highly popular Non Commissioned Members who played important roles in their everyday lives while cadets at the college. The soon to be retired CPO1 Keith Davidson, the former College Chief Warrant Officer and Master Warrant Officer, Wallace Rideout – the College Sergeant-Major had the honour of marching off with the Class.

Two great choices!

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205 brand new officers headed to the CAF

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205 brand new officers headed to the CAF

27832 OCdt (I) Pablo Cardona

On Friday morning, 205 brand new officers were commissioned into the Canadian Armed Forces. Graduation parade marks the momentous occasion when OCdts are given their commissioning scrolls and take the first step towards life as a CAF officer. Witnessed by hundreds of parents, siblings and high-profile guests, Graduation parade is one of the most important events at the College. This year, the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Jonathan Vance, a graduate of Royal Roads Military College, served as the reviewing officer.

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105th Convocation / 105ième Collation des grades

Posted by rmcclub on May 23rd, 2016

RMC Convocation has sombre undertone (short video)

“As we rightfully celebrate our graduates today, we do so while also keeping close to our hearts the memory of the young Canadians we have lost in the last few weeks. These tragic losses have affected us all deeply. Our hearts, and our arms of care are around the families and friends of Officer Cadet Harrison Kelertas and Officer Cadet Brett Cameron.”

“In the face of global security, the Canadian Armed Forces needs you and the education you’ve achieved and the excellent leadership you will bring to the missions ahead.

And I’m proud of you all.”

BGen Sean Friday – RMC Commandant 

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‘Mixed emotions’ at RMC convocation – Whig Standard article 

For complete list of names of Degree recipients, prizes and awards including professor(s) and link for Convocation photos…

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27832 OCdt (I) Pablo Cardona on assignment at the convocation

Posted by rmcclub on May 23rd, 2016

 

RMCC’s 105th Convocation Ceremony

27832 OCdt (I) Pablo Cardon

The ceremony began with the graduates and Royal Military College of Canada Senate procession being piped in. After the honored guests arrived, RMC’s 105th convocation was blessed by Padre LCdr Catherine Mackinnon.

This was followed by speeches from the Commandant of RMC, BGen Sean Friday (also the College’s vice-chancellor) and the Principal, BGen (ret’d) Dr. Harry Kowal. Both of whom are Ex Cadets congratulated the graduates on this momentous occasion and spoke to the unique nature of RMCC and its focus on educating tomorrow’s leaders.

 

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Exclusive…First Year Officer Cadet One-On-One with MND

Posted by rmcclub on May 23rd, 2016

When details were first announced for the date for the 2016 RMCC Convocation the plan was always that the Chancellor, Minister of National Defense, The Honourable,Harjit Sajjan would be in attendance in that role. Last minute business in the House of commons prevented him from arriving on schedule.

e-Veritas writer, 27832 OCdt (I) Cardona 12 Sqn was ‘Johnny on the spot’ when the MND arrived. The personable first term MND took time to speak with Pablo. Following is the essence of their one-on-one conversation.

Convocation – Minister of National Defence Perspective

Interview conducted by 27832 OCdt (I) Cardona 12 Sqn

Following this year’s convocation ceremony, the Minister of National Defense, The Honourable, Harjit Sajjan, took the time to meet the class of 2016 and their families. After most of the graduates, families and guests had left, the Minister briefly gave e-Veritas his thoughts on the Class of 2016 convocation ceremony:

Pablo: Do you have any words of advice for the class of 2016 as they go forward in their careers as soon to be commissioned Canadian Forces officers?

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Sunset Ceremony 2016 – A Fresh Perspective

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Sunset Ceremony 2016 – A Fresh Perspective

27832 OCdt (I) Cardona, 12 Sqn

In addition to the extensive preparation for graduation parade,Officer Cadets (OCdts) of RMCC have also been rehearsing and preparing for this year’s sunset ceremony. On Thursday night, the hours of hard work came paid off in front of a crowd of hundreds of exhilarated fans, including the Minister of Defence, The Honourable, Harjit Sajjan.

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Qu’est-ce qui se passe au CMR Saint-Jean

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L’équipe d’habiletés militaires du CMR Saint-Jean participe à la compétition Storm the Trent / RMC Saint-Jean’s Sandhurst Team participates in the Storm Trent Competition

Leadersphère 2016Leadersphere 2016

Défilé militaire et inauguration du Musée du Fort Saint-Jean / Military Parade and Inauguration of the Fort Saint-Jean Museum

Cérémonie de remise des certificats et des diplômes / Convocation

Défilé de fin d’année / End of Year Parade

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26898 NCdt (IV) Charles Grimshaw – Designated CSL for 9 Squadron

Posted by rmcclub on May 23rd, 2016

First in a series: 26898 NCdt (IV) Charles Grimshaw – 9 Squadron

Questions for leaders for next term

What were your inspiration / motivation to attend RMCC?

Since day one, I’ve been growing up with the Canadian Armed Forces. I have been very privileged to follow my parents to various postings around the world, which has taken me from the west coast of Canada to south-western Norway. I can’t tell you what exactly inspired me; maybe some combination of serving parents and siblings, the need to see the world, how slick the navy uniforms look, or some astrological alignment of the stars, but when I was accepted to the Royal Military College of Canada in 2013, I don’t think there was a happier person in Canada.

What is your most favourable memory of your time at RMCC?

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CCWO Handover: Classy Event at Currie Hall

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CCWO Handover: Classy Event at Currie Hall

By 27832 OCdt (I) Cardona, 12 Sqn

On Tuesday May 17, for the 34th time in the history of the Royal Military College of Canada, the position of College Chief Warrant Officer (CCWO) switched hands. The appointment, formerly held by Chief Petty Officer First Class, Keith Davidson was handed over to his successor, Chief Warrant Officer Garth Hoegi.

Among the attendees were MGen Eric Tremblay, Military Personnel Generation ; BGen Sean Friday, Commandant, RMCC; and Col Stephen Kelsey, Base Commander, CFB Kingston. Also in attendance were many friends, family and colleagues of CPO1 Davidson and CWO Hoegi.

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Looking Back – Notable Ex Cadets: 14164 VOITH, Michael Robert

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14164 VOITH, Michael Robert – (CMR / RMC 1983)

CITATIONS…

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Ex Cadets & More in the News

Posted by rmcclub on May 23rd, 2016

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New Special member for the RMC Club! A longtime tradition for the Club is to give a Special membership to the incumbent Minister National Defence. Pictured is President of the Board – 5440 AJ (Tony) Goode presenting the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan with his certificate (S175) and a Club tie which the Minister was spotted wearing while he was attending the Sunset ceremony just minutes after the presentation.

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  • ‘Her death didn’t just impact us’

  • Ottawa’s legal manoeuvre on veterans benefits called ‘a betrayal’

  • Pointing lasers at aircraft a ‘reckless act’ that endangers air crews, Garneau says

  • MP statement on the passing of two RMCC cadets

  • No Canadian Forces base will be shut down, says Defence Minister Sajjan

  • Dear Cadets, Being An Officer Doesn’t Automatically Make You A Leader

  • Convocation: Behind the scenes with the Class of ‘62

 

more information and registration form:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8Gu8HXzRuxrbE5fRFIyVU04S0E

renseignments et forme d’inscription:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8Gu8HXzRuxrbE5

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Gash Parade & Incoming Top 5

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 Cadets having a little fun on the parade square a couple of days before commissioning!

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Gash Parade antics &

Incoming Top 5

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Significant Speeches from RMCC: Convocation & Commissioning Parade

Posted by rmcclub on May 23rd, 2016

Significant Speeches from RMCC: Convocation & Commissioning Parade

Last week was a big one on the grounds of the Royal Military College of Canada.

The two main events were the Convocation and the Commissioning Parade which are covered elsewhere in this Issue. We are indeed fortunate to have obtained copies of speeches from the Commandant from both of these events.

Also, the Principal kindly provided a copy of his address from the Convocation.

Convocation:

Commandant, BGen Sean Friday;

Principal, Dr Harry Kowal;

Grad Parade:

Commandant, BGen Sean Friday

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