Ridout Row, Royal Military College of Canada, (Canadian Defence Academy) is a nominee for the 2008 Livable City Design Awards in the Renovation – Industrial, Commercial & Institutional (ICI) category.
Kingston Livable City Awards is aimed at promoting excellence in urban design by recognizing outstanding projects in the areas of new construction, renovation, heritage preservation, open space development, accessibility and sustainable design. This time,
projects completed between January 2001 and December 2006 were eligible for nomination. Four judges will review the nominations on Friday, Aug. 15 and the winners will be announced this fall.
Canadian Peacekeeper Day ceremonies and events took place across Canada on August 9th.
6563 Lieutenant-General Gordon G.M. Reay (RMC ’65) grew up in Montreal and joined the Canadian Military in 1961 as a cadet at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario. He graduated in 1965.
In 1975, after a tour of peacekeeping duty in Cyprus he was awarded the Member of British Empire (MBE). He became Commander of the Canadian Land Force in January 1993. He was killed in a tragic accident on December 13th, 2000 while on a humanitarian mission in Croatia.
General Reay was serving as a special advisor to Canada’s Ambassador for Mine Action. He was working to eradicate anti-personnel landmine stockpiles in Eastern Europe and South Eastern Europe. In his honour, the Peacekeepers Demining fund project is a 19,172 m2 minefield in Kula, Busovaca municipality, Bosnia and Herzegovina. During the war, this village was between the Croatian Defense Council (HVO) and the Armed Forces of the Repablic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ABIH) confrontation line. The area was abandoned because the threat of mines prevents villagers from returning.