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In This Issue 18 / Dans ce numéro 18

Congratulations to the Class of 2024! Check out the links below for full coverage of Reunion Weekend 2020.

Félicitations à la promotion 2024! Consultez les liens ci-dessous pour une couverture complète de la fin de semaine des anciens 2020!


ISSN 2562-5071

In This Issue 18 / Dans ce numéro 18

Table of Contents / Table des matière

Reminder RMC Foundation AGM 25 September 2020

10973 John McManus Welcomes Class of 2024 and Talks Club AGM on Friday, 25 Sept / 10973 John McManus souhaite la bienvenue à la promotion de 2024 et discute de l’AGA du club le vendredi 25 septembre

Royal Roads Holds Virtual Homecoming for 2020

Une fin de semaine d’essai et d’accomplissement au CMR Saint-Jean/ A Weekend of Trial and Accomplishment at RMC Saint-Jean

2020 Recruit Obstacle Course Delivers During Pandemic Restrictions / La course d’obstacles 2020 est un succès malgré les restrictions pandémiques

The Old Meets The New at RMC’s First Year Badging Parade / L’ancien rencontre le nouveau lors du défilé de remise des insignes de première année du CMR

2020 Arch Ceremony is Virtual Event but No Less Significant / La cérémonie de l’Arc commémoratif 2020 est un événement virtuel mais non moins significatif

7964 Don Bell Welcomes the Class of 2024 / 7964 Don Bell souhaite la bienvenue à la promotion de 2024

Class of ’75 – Welcome to the Old Brigade and Thank You! / À la classe de 1975 – Bienvenue à la Vieille Brigade et Merci!

The Class of 1965 takes the top spot in the Battle of the Classes Week 6

Alumni Making the News / Des anciens font l’actualité

19377 Amanda Kalhous Launches WMNCanada (Women’s Mentoring Network of Canada) Podcast / 19377 Amanda Kalhous fait le podcast un nouveau podcast « WMNCanada (Women’s Mentoring Network of Canada) »

11338 Bruce Barteaux: The “Stay the Blazes Home” Terry Fox Run / Une course Terry Fox « Stay the Blazes Home »

3201 Aus Cambon: OUR STORY – Amanda and Me – Alone at a Cenotaph on VJ Day, August 15, 2020

12570 Mike Kennedy Reviews “Rough Draft” by Amy J. Rutenberg

Golden Oldies / Photos d’antan

Keeping Tabs / Gardez un œil sur eux

Les événements autour des Collèges / Happenings Around the Colleges

Learning to Work as a Team: The Class of 2024 at RMC / Apprendre à travailler en équipe: la promotion de 2024 au CMR

Working to the Standard: The Class of 2024/2025 at RMC Saint-Jean / Travailler selon les normes: la promotion de 2024/2025 au CMR Saint-Jean

Reflections on Week 1 of FYOP at RMC / Réflexions sur la semaine 1 de POPA au CMR

Reflections on Week 2 of FYOP at RMC / Réflexions sur la semaine 1 de POPA au CMR

28560 OCdt (IV) Bennett Dickson Reflects on Spring Quarantine at RMC (Part 2) / 28560 Élof (IV) Bennett Dickson réfléchit à la quarantaine printanière au CMR (partie 2)

Meet One of the People Behind the RMC Photos / Rencontrez l’une des personnes responsables des photos du CMR

Sports: RMC Fencing Coach Honoured at Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards

Dr. Darrell Menard: Basic Safety Tips for Multiuse Fitness Trails

A170 Tom Rozman: A Cautionary Tale for Junior Officers

Memories of 13992 BGen Fred Bigelow

Deaths | Décès

In Case You Missed It / Si vous avez raté

Memorial Fund for Fallen Ex Cadets

UPDATE – CMR ST-JEAN ENTRY CLASS of 1970 … Entry into the Old Brigade Project

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TD Insurance Customer Relief: Helping Canadians Impacted by COVID-19

Tell your story! / Raconte ton histoire!

Reminder RMC Foundation AGM 25 September 2020

Notice of the Annual General Meeting of the RMC Foundation Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the RMC Foundation will take place in a virtual meeting scheduled for Friday 25 September 2020 at 1300 hrs. This is the annual meeting of all Foundation members which is defined by section 7.3 of…

10973 John McManus Welcomes Class of 2024 and Talks Club AGM on Friday, 25 Sept / 10973 John McManus souhaite la bienvenue à la promotion de 2024 et discute de l’AGA du club le vendredi 25 septembre

Message from the President of the Royal Military Colleges Club of Canada On behalf of the members of the RMC Club, I would like to congratulate Class of 2024 on their successful completion of the obstacle course and the conclusion of their First Year Orientation Program. Our Adjutant of the Old Brigade Don Bell was…

Royal Roads Holds Virtual Homecoming for 2020

When Royal Roads Military College closed in 1995, the Western Ex-Cadet Reunion traditionally held each February ceased. In 1999, after many discussions with Royal Roads University about the value of university reunions it was decided to hold a Homecoming in the fall of 2000. Since 2000 the Vancouver Island Ex-Cadet Club (VIECC) has supported administratively…

Une fin de semaine d’essai et d’accomplissement au CMR Saint-Jean/ A Weekend of Trial and Accomplishment at RMC Saint-Jean

Pour plus de détails sur la fin de semaine virtuelle des retrouvailles de la chapitre Fort Saint-Jean qui a eu lieu le mois dernier, veuillez consulter leur site Web ici. For full details on the Fort Saint-Jean Branch’s virtual Reunion Weekend held last month, please see their website here. La semaine dernière, les Classes 2024…

2020 Recruit Obstacle Course Delivers During Pandemic Restrictions / La course d’obstacles 2020 est un succès malgré les restrictions pandémiques

Article by 25366 Anna-Michelle Shewfelt Photos courtesy RMC Public Affairs (Friday, September 18, 2020) The secret to creativity, or so I was told in an English course years ago, is not the absence of restrictions but rather the ability to work within a given set of restrictions to achieve success. This year’s annual First Year…

The Old Meets The New at RMC’s First Year Badging Parade / L’ancien rencontre le nouveau lors du défilé de remise des insignes de première année du CMR

Article by 25366 Anna-Michelle Shewfelt Photos Courtesy RMC Public Affairs (Saturday, September 19, 2020) For the Class of 2024, the Badging Parade which marked their official entry into RMC’s Cadet Wing was a mix of old traditions and some new ones. The parade itself would have been easily recognizable to those who’ve seen it before,…

2020 Arch Ceremony is Virtual Event but No Less Significant / La cérémonie de l’Arc commémoratif 2020 est un événement virtuel mais non moins significatif

Article by 25366 Anna-Michelle Shewfelt Photos and video courtesy of RMC Public Affairs (Saturday, September 19, 2020) As those who have experienced it before will know, the March to the Arch that traditionally concludes Reunion Weekend is an event full of significance and ceremony. The ex-Cadets march from the Parade Square to the Memorial Arch,…

19377 Amanda Kalhous Launches WMNCanada (Women’s Mentoring Network of Canada) Podcast / 19377 Amanda Kalhous fait le podcast un nouveau podcast « WMNCanada (Women’s Mentoring Network of Canada) »

Forty-years ago, in August 1980, the first 32 women entered RMC as full-fledged recruits. Since then, over 1,000 of us have been assigned a College number and passed through the halls of RMC, CMR, and RRMC as ROTP, RETP, and UTPNCM. More often than not, we left MilCol and scattered to the winds. Perhaps we…

11338 Bruce Barteaux: The “Stay the Blazes Home” Terry Fox Run / une course Terry Fox « Stay the Blazes Home »

Above: 11338 Bruce Barteaux and his wife Bonnie pause for a nutrition break and a selfie at the halfway point of their “Stay the Blazes Home” Terry Fox Run. / Ci-dessus: 11338 Bruce Barteaux et sa femme Bonnie font une pause pour une pause nutrition et un selfie à mi-chemin de leur course Terry Fox…

Keeping Tabs / Gardez un œil sur eux

21669 Marie Lubiniecki – Health Services Executive at Canadian Armed Forces 18079 Patrick Boyle – President, Skillpad Canada Inc. 17222 Leroy Murphy – President Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Newfoundland and Labrador 19728 Sarah McMillan – Chief of Staff at Federal Fleet Services Inc 16195 Maurizio Braggio – Project Manager, Technical Expert and Planner in Aerospace and Joint Operations 13367 Serge Caron – Vice-Présidence / Direction…

Les événements autour des Collèges / Happenings Around the Colleges

#MyRMC – NCdt/aspm Jack O’Connell – #MonCMR Video/Vidéo : Cpl Brandon James Liddy, RMC Public Affairs / Affaires publique du CMR Video: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=3058261507633314&extid=aKGZwC9pHzXrlpZN (Jeudi 3 septembre 2020) Le programme des sports du CMR Saint-Jean est fier de vous présenter ses têtes d’affiche pour l’année 2019-2020. Un vidéo de nos amis du PSP ! (Thursday, September…

Learning to Work as a Team: The Class of 2024 at RMC / Apprendre à travailler en équipe: la promotion de 2024 au CMR

Reminder / Rappel: Upon arrival at RMC and following a 14-day isolation, first-year officer cadets and cadet staff were divided into cohorts, much like family bubbles, to safely meet the requirements of military training without the need for masks and physical distancing. / À leur arrivée au CMR et après un isolement de 14 jours,…

Working to the Standard: The Class of 2024/2025 at RMC Saint-Jean / Travailler selon les normes: la promotion de 2024/2025 au CMR Saint-Jean

(Lundi 7 septembre 2020) Les élèves-officiers/aspirants de marine passent régulièrement des tests d’aptitudes physiques afin de s’assurer qu’ils atteignent les normes des Forces armées canadiennes en matière d’endurance, d’agilité et de force musculaire. Les normes sont déterminées à l’aide du test « FORCE », un test destiné aux membres des Forces armées canadiennes, et du…

Reflections on Week 2 of FYOP at RMC / Réflexions sur la semaine 2 de POPA au CMR

Above: First Year Cadets and their Staff challenge RMC Harrier Race during the First Year Orientation Period (FYOP) of 2020. Photo courtesy of RMC Public Affairs / Ci-dessus: Les élèves-officiers de première année et leur staff défient la course du Harrier pendant Le programme d’orientation des élèves-officiers de première année (POPA) de 2020. Photo gracieuseté…

Reflections on Week 1 of FYOP at RMC / Réflexions sur la semaine 1 de POPA au CMR

Above: First Year Cadets enjoy morning PT during the First Year Orientation Period (FYOP). Photo courtesy RMC Public Affairs. / Ci-dessus: Les élèves-officiers de première année bénéficient de l’entraînement physique le matin pendant la période d’orientation de la première année (POPA). Photo gracieuseté des Affaires publiques du CMR. OCdt Wojtasiak (First Year) As First Year Cadets coming…

28560 OCdt (IV) Bennett Dickson Reflects on Spring Quarantine at RMC (Part 2) / 28560 Élof (IV) Bennett Dickson réfléchit à la quarantaine printanière au CMR (partie 2)

Article by 28560 OCdt (IV) Bennett Dickson When others were sent home, I was among a handful of Officer Cadets who decided to stay behind at the College. While I love my family, trying to complete my final Third Year exams in a small bungalow with two brothers, my parents, and a hyper 8-month old…

Meet One of the People Behind the RMC Photos / Rencontrez l’une des personnes responsables des photos du CMR

Editor’s Note: Cpl Liddy helps provide imagery to eVeritas as well as RMC Public Affairs. Thank you Cpl Liddy for all you do! Courtesy of RMC Public Affairs Formerly of Canadian Forces Combat Camera CF Combat Camera / Caméra de combat des FC, RMC is fortunate to have Military Photojournalist Corporal Brandon Liddy behind the…

Sports: RMC Fencing Coach Honoured at Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards

Howes Honoured at Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards Courtesy of the Coaching Association of Ontario via Peter Reimer, RMC Sports Information and Promotion Coordinator TORONTO, Ontario, Sept. 19, 2020 – Winner of the Hydro One Safe Play Award, fencing coach Patricia Howes was awarded a top provincial coaching honour from the Coaches Association of Ontario (CAO)…

Dr. Darrell Menard: Basic Safety Tips for Multiuse Fitness Trails

Article by Dr. Darrell Menard Q: My community has become significantly more physically active during the pandemic and some days our fitness trail feels like the TransCanada Highway.  I now share our trail with runners, walkers, in-line skaters, wheelchair athletes, cyclists, dog walkers and skateboarders.  Everyone is moving at different speeds and some people don’t…

Deaths | Décès

Above photo by Liam Norris 7748 Terje Hartvigsen Passed away suddenly 7 Sept 2020. No further details were available as of press time. 4595 Jarrot Holtzhauer August 31, 1935 – September 12, 2020 “I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race.  I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7 Struck off Strength: …