John Bart Dinner; Rowers in high gear; more sports
6513 John Bart Awards Dinner – 2017
The late 6513 John Bart, Class of 1965 created an endowment with two awards named the – 6513 Captain John Bart Leadership Award, and the 6513 Captain John Bart Teamwork Award, 17 years ago.
Last Wed evening this highly popular annual dinner was held mainly to recognize the winning flight from the Obstacle Course and individual leadership from the other 11 flights.
Without a doubt this was likely the first ‘eye opening’ spectacular event within RMC for these freshly minted first year cadets.
The centre piece for the evening was the two major presentations.
The 6513 John Bart Teamwork Award is presented to the winning flight of the obstacle course and includes a private dinner with Mrs. Mary Bart, the Commandant and other senior staff members, as well as a personal memento to each Cadet recognizing their accomplishment. A donation is presented to the Commandant on behalf of the winning team for his use in Leadership development activities for the Cadet Wing.
The John Bart Leadership Award is presented to a first-year cadet in each flight, other than the winning flight, who demonstrates the highest level of leadership during the College’s Obstacle Course Competition. A cash prize of $2500 is provided to the recipients.
Bart Dinner – From the perspective of 25199 Capt Tim Jewer – 5 Sqn Commander
The dinner was great. It began with a social hour from 1800-1900hrs where Mrs. Mary Bart took the time to walk around and meet all of the first years while the Papa Flight Obstacle course video played in the background. Following that we had a formal 3 course dinner with an outstanding main course of beef tenderloin. Throughout the course of the dinner, we had several first years from Papa Flight present the importance of the Bart Leadership Award and share their stories of FYOP:
- Ms. Chase presented the history and significance of the Bart Leadership Award
- Mr. Levac discussed how FYOP and in particular, his FYOP staff, helped him gain a huge degree of confidence and respect through the past five weeks. He struggled greatly during BMOQ and was ready to fold the cards when FYOP presented him with new challenges and a way forward that he was seeking.
- Mr. Gibson spoke of how teamwork helped everyone in Papa find their way to victory during the obstacle course and during the entire tough 5 week period.
At the end of the dinner portion, Papa flight presented a humourous live skit to the remainder of the participants which outlined some of the unique experiences they had while impersonating several of the FYOP staff.
Leadership awards were then presented to the top cadet in each flight followed by the $10,000 and $2,500 cheques from Mrs. Bart/RMC Foundation to the college.
After dessert, we retired to the lounge area where Mrs. Bart presented Papa Flight with the “2017 Obstacle Course Winners” plaque that will be mounted in the Cadet Dining Hall.
Important guests that were present were:
Mrs Mary Bart;BGen Bouchard and and his spouse Ms Karine Cayer; RMC Foundation, president, Mike Houghton (6475) – Classmate of John Bart.
More photos by OCdt Louis Saulnier from the Bart Dinner – Here
Rowers have two down and at least one to go
Over the past three weeks the RMC Rowing team has competed in two regattas; the head of the Trent and the head of the rideau. In the head of the Rideau, RMC had two men’s eights and three men’s fours. The fours came second, third and fourth in their race. The varsity eight had a very competitive time and did well in their category. The other men’s eight had a good race and looked to improve for the head of the Trent.
In the Head of the Trent, there were two fours and an eight competing. The eight had a rough start but pulled together and had a great race after a mid race interaction with Toronto Rowing club. The two fours had very competitive times in their races with the club four coming sixth overall. The team is extremely happy with the results of the past couple of weeks and look forward to building on these good results for the Brock Invitational after the thanksgiving break.
Members of the rowing team are extremely grateful for the very generous support provided by H6604 Jim Carruthers who has financially supported the team at a very high level over many years. Without this support RMC rowers would not have the training opportunities or even be able to compete at these levels of competitions.
27717 OCdt(III) Jacob Pittman – 1 Squadron
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