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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 22:

e-Veritas: 500 Issues / Tops 5 million in total views

Ex-Cadets & More in the News

Proud Principal Has Lots To Say About Two Faculty Members

Photos: Golden Oldies

Keeping Tabs…

5023 Dean Smith: Colours, a Wedding and the Cold War

e-Veritas & 8170 Keith Orton – Catch-up!

Summer of 1985: Parade Square Gets a Facelift

27187 OCdt (IV) Spencer Alexander Raymond – Designated CDL – ‘D’ Division – Fall Term 2016

Riding the Rideau & Dutch-Canadian friendship

Why We Need Olympians

Morale Building Quotes from Muhammad Ali

Long Term Care for Veterans

Deaths | Décès

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES - Nos offres d’emploi

 

Articles you may have missed:

la Chasse-Galerie = Danny McLeod Athletic Fund

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

XIX Legacy Dinner – 22 September 2016

6513 John Bart & 7076 John van Haastrecht 2nd Annual Golf Tournament

Friendly Reminder for Roadents – Join the Guard of Honour at the Royal Roads Mast

Dr. Laura Robinson headed to Memorial University

RMC ’84 grad ring returned after being ‘lost’ for 30 years 

Notable Ex Cadets: H3948 John Plant –

OMM, CD, mde, PhD(MIT), FEIC, FIEEE, PEng, Principal Emeritus

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 membres suivant qui ont tout récemment mis à jour leur adhésion au Club: 

8577 Bruce Russell.

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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e-Veritas: 500 Issues / Tops 5 million in total views

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e-Veritas: 500 Issues / Tops 5 million in total views

By: WJO

e-Veritas has hit the 500 Issue mark! And topped well over 5 million views!

Back in January 2005, Rolande, and I put together a special e-newsletter called e-Veritas. From the start it has been a team effort! The name, e-Veritas actually started about a year earlier in a word document newsletter format sent out by 20771 Keri Kettle who at the time was employed by the RMC Club. He targeted mainly to Ex Cadets; the content was mainly sports related articles from the varsity program.

From the beginning our production had little, if any, resemblance to the version produced by Keri.

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Ex-Cadets & More in the News

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Canadian legion suspends 82-year-old member for questioning group’s treatment of veterans

Canada Remembers – 943 Billy Bishop – Entered RMC – 1911 ( 105 years ago)

Cabinet committee deciding on final options to replace Canada’s fighter jets

RMC next for Cornwall Colts’ Krol / Michie takes his hockey skills to RMC

New promotions and retirements – senor officers

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Proud Principal Has Lots To Say About Two Faculty Members

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Proud Principal Has Lots To Say About Two Faculty Members

By: WJO

Dr. H.J. (Harry) Kowal is one proud Royal Military College of Canada, Principal these days.

The retired Brigadier-General, who served over 33 years in the Canadian Armed Forces was appointed, by the Minister of National Defence on 1 August 2013.

So, what is the reason for his big smile and the pumped out chest?

First: It has been officially announced that Dr. Pierre Jolicoeur a professor of Political Science since 2007 has obtained a prestigious Fulbright research grant for Academic year 2016-17.

The upbeat Dr. Kowal had this to say.

“I am very pleased to see Dr Jolicoeur recognized with this prestigious recognition and I am equally proud of all the great work and contributions he has made to the College and the greater academic community.

The title of his research: Impact of Social Media on Radicalization Processes and ‘Home-Grown’ Terrorism in Canada and the United States.

About Fulbright:

Fulbright manages many programs. Dr. Jolicoeur will be filling the Canadian Visiting Research Chair – one of the most prestigious.

Fulbright Canada’s Website:

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The other good news?

Dr. Philip J. Bates, Professor, Vice-Principal Academic has been appointed a member of the prestigious Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance. The ‘Quality Council’, was established in 2010 and is responsible for oversight of the Quality Assurance Framework processes for Ontario Universities.

The College, 13th Principal did not lack for words when discussing the high-profile appointment.

“I cannot begin to express how much I truly appreciate the privilege of working with Dr. Bates, a senior university leader of the highest calibre. This appointment speaks volumes to the impact he has made and the respect he has earned with the Council of Ontario Universities and reflects extremely well on RMC. “

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Photos: Golden Oldies

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Photos: Golden oldies

Over the next few summer Issues we will be digging around the archives to post some photos from the past: sports; military training; faculty; debaters; band; Marker staff; and much more.

This Issue we have a little quiz. The photo above was a team picture from what sport? What year? Name the staff and cadets in the photo.

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Keeping Tabs…

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Keeping Tabs…

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5023 Dean Smith: Colours, a Wedding and the Cold War

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5023 Dean Smith: Colours, a Wedding and the Cold War

I joined the Army as a ROTP Cadet on 6 Sep 56 at CMR. My plan at that time was to earn a degree in Civil Engineering, do my 3 years of compulsory service, take my release and go back to the Maritimes to practice engineering. The transition from high school teacher to Prep year cadet was a bit of a shock. However, the prize at year end was to spend the summer of 1957 touring Canada from Quebec City to Vancouver to Fort Churchill by bus, train and plane. We were courted by almost every Army training establishment. My choice was the Royal Canadian School of Military Engineering (RCSME) near Chilliwack, B.C. If accepted I would get to travel across the country and back for each of the next four summers! I became a Canadian on that tour and also made some lasting friendships.

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e-Veritas & 8170 Keith Orton – Catch-up!

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8170 Keith Orton – Entered Royal Roads Military College in 1965 – Graduated from Royal Military College in 1969 with BA (Honours Economics and Commerce).

We recently caught up with Keith, who happens to be the current Treasurer of the Kingston Branch; we threw a few questions his way. Following are his frank and candid replies:

 1) What inspired me through my career path(s)?

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Summer of 1985: Parade Square Gets a Facelift

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Summer of 1985: Parade Square Gets a Facelift

By: WJO

Known for its great history Royal Military College is a lot of things to a lot of people.

When I think about RMCC, I think about staff and cadets – mostly those who I have either worked with and or at least interacted with from time-to-time.

When I think ‘just’ about the college – the Memorial Arch, Mackenzie Building and the Parade Square usually pops into my mind.

I’m not sure why but I do.

At any rate, we stumbled on a few photos of the Parade Square from the summer of 1985. We’re pretty sure that many of our readers will find them interesting too.

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27187 OCdt (IV) Spencer Alexander Raymond – Designated CDL – ‘D’ Division – Fall Term 2016

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27187 OCdt (IV) Spencer Alexander Raymond – Designated CDL – D – Division – Fall Term 2016

What was your motivation to attend RMCC?

Throughout its 140 year history, RMCC has produced many of Canada’s finest military leaders. The College continues to maintain a reputation for excellence through the four pillars of officership and the emphasis on creating competent leaders. Ever since I can remember, I’ve wanted to serve my country and becoming an officer in the Forces is probably the best way that I can serve. I knew that I’d be most fulfilled in an environment like RMCC, where I’d be consistently challenged and have the means to grow as an individual. RMCC is more than a university, it is an institution that produces capable leaders who serve their country.

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

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Riding the Rideau & Dutch-Canadian friendship

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  • Riding the Rideau – ALOY Canoe Trip

  • Dutch-Canadian friendship celebrated with blooming tulips

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Why We Need Olympians

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Why We Need Olympians

I clearly remember the summer of 1976. It was so hot, so humid and so exciting! I was visiting my father in Montreal for a month and it was the summer of the 1976 Olympic Games. We couldn’t afford tickets to go see anything, but I was glued to the TV watching the Games unfold, and I remember being mesmerized by the athletes, the country colours, and all that pomp and circumstance. Out in the city, just walking around the streets, the energy and excitement was palpable. It’s like Montreal had its own heartbeat and rhythm that swept you up like a human tide. I was hooked on Olympic spirit!

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Morale Building Quotes from Muhammad Ali

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Morale Building Quotes from Muhammad Ali:

Note from Mike: This week’s quotes are dedicated to # 12561 Rick Hodgson, my 1976 recruit roommate in “N” Flight, and winner of the recruit boxing championship that year.

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Long Term Care for Veterans

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Long Term Care for Veterans

Following is a painstakingly researched and expert paper by Louis Cuppens, a Canadian Peacekeeping Veterans Association, Special Advisor Advocacy, which explains the often misunderstood facts about Long Term Care (LTC) for veterans as it is now. As LTC has recently become a public issue.

General Cuppens’ article is intended to clarify some of the misconceptions and to foster a better understanding of this often controversial and complicated topic.

 

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Deaths | Décès

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Deaths | Décès

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