Ex Cadets and more in the news

Ex Cadets and more in the news

Caption: (Left) 6604 Jim Carruthers, was awarded the Admiral’s medal at the BoA Gala dinner by The Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), 15141 Vice Admiral, Ron Lloyd.

B of A Dinner in Ottawa

The 2018 Battle of the Atlantic Gala Dinner was held at the Canadian War Museum, Ottawa on Thursday, 3 May.

According to 5440 Tony Goode: “A good number of cadets were in attendance at that dinner. The MND singled them out in his remarks;  Jim Carruthers was awarded the Admiral’s medal at the well attended event.”

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IS Terrorists Seen Targeting Afghan Media

Walter Dorn, a professor at Royal Military College of Canada & Canadian Forces College

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Royal Military College: student life on campus

27872 Lauren Froats

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No assurances, clarity from defence minister on future of air force pilot training at Southport

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RDPC students accepted into Aboriginal Leadership Opportunities Year program

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Twin athletes from Kingston to stick together with military career

Patricia Howes – RMC Fencing Coach

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The Jaeger Bombers Welcome a New Honorary Colonel /
Les Jaeger Bombers accueillent un nouveau colonel honoraire

21869 Brenda Tinsley

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Government worries about 18-month gap between construction of navy ships, considers more work for Irving shipyard

14240 Pat Finn

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Military adds more generals and admirals than soldiers or sailors

15696 Jon Vance

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Canadian Army to take part in Multinational Military Exercise / L’Armée canadienne prend part à un exercice militaire multinational pour renforcer l’interopérabilité avec ses alliés

19662 Bill Fletcher

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Job placement program for veterans was a flop, audit finds

15488 Sean Bruyea

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Conrad Black: In defence of our brave and honourable Vice-Admiral Mark Norman

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Navy monument unveiling an emotional moment for retired vice admiral

3265 Nigel Brodeur

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N.B. Flooding

19874 Brian Macdonald

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McHappy start to annual campaign

19706 Patrick Lemyre

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EX CADETS AT THE FOREFRONT OF A NEW FUNDING MODEL TO RAISE FUNDS FOR VETERAN CHARITIES 

Veterans’ charitable organizations struggle to raise money throughout the year and yet they do so much to help current and former military members and their families.  To deliver their programs, they need to have a sustained funding model and worry less about sponsorship efforts.  The adage that ‘necessity is the mother of inventions’ stands true here as a group of ex-cadets joined with other veterans and members of the financial industry and seized on an opportunity to benefit veterans’ charities as well as act as a vehicle for potential personal financial investment.

“I’ve worked with many different veterans’ charities and I see how committed they are to their cause and the amazing work that they do,” explains Arcs of Fire Investment (AOFi) founding Board Director Cybele Wilson (class of ’98).  “Unfortunately, charities depend on donations which can vary from year to year.  These charities need a sustained funding model and the AOFi Balanced Fund provides an innovative way to invest while a portion of the portfolio managers fee is reinvested into the Veteran Fund, a Not-For-Profit Foundation partner.”  The Veterans’ fund is affiliated with Veterans organizations including: Wounded Warriors Canada; Team Rubicon; Veterans Emergency Transition Services (VETs) Canada; Paws Fur Thought; True Patriot Love; The V42 Foundation; Aboriginal Veterans Autochtones; and The Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR).

Ex-cadets involved in this unique social entrepreneurship opportunity include Brig.-Gen. David Jurkowski (Ret’d) (class of ’70), Maj.-Gen. Denis Thompson (Ret’d) (class of ’84), Capt. Bruce Poulin (Ret’d) (class of ’92), Capt. (Navy) Chris Moore (Ret’d) (class of ’94), Capt. Derm Coombs (Ret’d) (class of ’95), Capt. Brian MacDonald (class of ’95), Chris Haines (class of ’97), and Major Cybele Wilson (class of ’98).

Both Lt.-Gen. Walter Semianiw (Ret’d) and Professor Stephanie Belanger, CD, also joined the team.

The AOFi board teamed up with financial experts with Cumberland Associates Investment Counsel and Norrep Capital Management and received regulatory approval in Fall 2017.  The Fund is RRSP, RESP, TFSA and LIRA eligible and is available through the Mutual Fund Dealer Advisory network and Fundserve in every province in Canada, except Quebec, where regulatory approval is being sought.

Cybele Wilson explains that, “there is an unexplainable bond that is formed between classmates at the military college where we intrinsically look after each other and we trust that if we are having a difficult time that our ‘college buds’ will have our backs.  I believe that our idea to help veterans’ charities through an innovative funding model is an extension of what we learned at RMC about comradeship and leadership.”

For more information, visit www.aofi.ca

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