Former RMCC Athletic Department – Sgt “Dick” Hartnett – PERI (retired later as a Captain) inducted into the CAF Sports Hall of Fame
Last Friday evening in Ottawa at the 26th Annual Canadian Armed Forces Sports Award Ceremony former RMC – PERI / running coach during the mid 1980s, Dick Hartnett was inducted in the CAF Hall of Fame.
21909 Joe Boland (RMC 2001) who is best remembered for his skills on the basketball floor while at RMC made it into the CAF Sports Honour Roll.
These special honours headlined other awards that included a number of Ex Cadets.
The ceremony also recognized the greatest armed forces athletic achievements of the 2013 sports year. Of the five major awards presented to individuals – four were Ex cadets:
- FEMALE ATHLETE: 24032 Lt(N) CHANTEL HELWER ( NEE LEMAY)Chantel Helwer FENCING (CLASS OF 2008)
- MALE ATHLETE: 23626 CAPTAIN DAVID LACOMBE, TRIATHLON (CLASS OF 2007)
- FEMALE COACH: 21859 CAPTAIN ERIN SMITH, SOCCER (CLASS OF 2000)
- MALE COACH: 22021 MAJOR MARTIN LAUNIÈRE, LIFESAVING – (CLASS OF 2001)
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BGen Al Meinzinger, commandant was on hand at the ceremony and saw the RMCC Men’s Fencing Team capture team of the year honours for individual sports.
Representing the Fencers at this gala event were: Officer-Cadet Graham Austin; Officer-Cadet Kyle English; Officer-Cadet Harrison Kelertas and, of course, head coach, Mrs. Patricia Howes.
There were several other major award nominees with RMCC connections which included: 25515 Lt Kim Archibald, (Class of 2012); 23533 Capt Heather Smith, (Class of 2006); 21909 Major Joe Boland, Class of (2001); and 22888 Capt Dugald Thomson, (Class of 2004).
The (M) rugby team were finalist in the team sports category.