e-Veritas and a significant milestone

e-Veritas and a significant milestone

In this Issue, we would like to celebrate the fact that we have produced 600 Issues of e-Veritas.

January 6, 2005 the RMC Club of Canada, e-Newsletter, e-Veritas was officially launched.

We are very appreciative of the sustained support we have received over the years from many quarters. This includes a large number of dedicated Ex Cadets who have made up the Club Board of Directors – from the start to the present time; the military and academic leadership at both RMC and RMCSJ; the four Executive Directors – Peter Dawe, Mike Rostek, Bryan Bailey, and Greg Mitchell.

First class and longtime contributors such as Victoria  Edwards, Claude Scilley, Mike Kennedy, and Tom Rozman have been a godsend.

Cadets, away too many to name have been the backbone – not only with articles & photos but behind the scenes with in-house technical  savvy.

None of it would be possible with the professional Software Companies. We have been partners with three different ones during the 600 Issues. For the first few years it was Megram who provided the website development; Floating-Point filled in nicely for the middle years; and most recently Narrowcontent has been providing us with outstanding service.

Of course – you the readers make it all worthwhile. Thank you all for the many words of encouragement throughout the years.


Bruce McAlpine

“Bill & Rolande, congratulations on achieving a significant social media milestone, as you publish your 600th issue of e-Veritas!!!  Very few comparable e-newsletters can claim as enduring a run.  This is due in large part to the quality, the variety, the timeliness and the relevance of the material you have been publishing for so many years.  And this in turn is due to the passion you both bring for the Institution, the Club, and the Foundation.  It also speaks to the connections you have forged along the way as you have touched so many lives.  e-Veritas plays a very central role in the lifeblood and the culture of the Canadian Military Colleges system.  Thank you both for all you have done and continue to do for us all.

9143 Bruce McAlpine 

President, RMC Club of Canada”


Mike Houghton

“On the occasion of the 600th edition of eVeritas, and on behalf the RMC Foundation, I would like to congratulate Bill and Rolande for their efforts in producing this first class weekly publication.  I cannot think of another media source that keeps us all so well informed on a regular basis of activities both at RMC and at CMRSJ.  Sincere thanks and best wishes going forward.

6475 Mike Houghton

President, RMC Foundation”



  • Ralph Michael Awrey

    May 28, 2018 at 10:07 am

    A tremendous accomplishment by two wonderful people. DND procurement folks could learn a lot from Bill and Rolande’s skill set, determination and search for results. Real results, not persecuting Admirals!

  • Mike Kennedy #12570

    May 28, 2018 at 10:16 am

    It has been a real pleasure to work with Bill and Rolande, and I have been very pleased to be able to contribute what I can to e-Veritas. The publication has been very interesting and informative, and it plays an important role in telling RMC’s story, both past and present.

    Congratulations and thanks to everyone who has contributed in one way or another to making e-Veritas the success that it has become. I look forward to working with you in the future, to build upon what we have already achieved, and hopefully help make e-Veritas better than ever.

    Thanks again and TDV,


  • 4467 Brian Smale

    May 28, 2018 at 10:27 am

    Thank you Bill and Rolande for all you have done to keep us up to date with what is happening and helping us remember the good old days
    with the “Golden Oldies” and articles by various ex-cadets. I am sure we all look forward to receiving the next issue of e-Veritas.
    Thanks once more and TDV our friends.

  • 7651 Ton Diening

    May 28, 2018 at 11:10 am

    My sincere congratulations to you both on this milestone and your passion to provide an outstanding publication which I read every week with great interest. You provide the comm link with “Things RMC”.
    You reflect the best qualities of dedication to RMC. Thank you.

  • Tim Sparling

    May 28, 2018 at 12:30 pm


    Sincere congratulations to you and Rolande. Your creation has become THE source for information for the alumni concerning both the Colleges and the club, and we greatly appreciate it.

  • Don Bell

    May 28, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    Bravo Zulu Bill and Rolande! Your excellent work keeps us very well informed on college affairs and strengthens the entire RMC/CMR community. Much appreciated. Best wishes going forward.

  • J.Douglas Smith, 8074

    May 28, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    Congratulations to Rolande and yourself Bill: I don’t know if anyone really understands how much focus and effort, to say the least about editorial dimensions, are involved to get to this milestone……All from “ground zero” as well !!!! Best regards, Smitty TDV !


    May 28, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    Bill & Rolande
    You have accomplished something very few people ever do – you have made a difference in the lives of many. The impact goes way beyond keeping we the ex-cadet alumni informed – you make things, great things, happen. Not bad for a light blue job … BZ.

  • Tom Lawson

    May 28, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    Many congratulations on issue 600 – still the number one “must-read” for any RMC supporter.

    Tom Lawson

  • Doug (Shag) Southen

    May 28, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    What a fabulous milestone! I echo the kudos to Bill and Rolande, and the supporting cast who have provided this exceptional newsletter all these years. Well done indeed!

  • Don W McLeod

    May 28, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    Congratulations to you and Rolande old friend! The two of you have been the thread that keeps us all so well connected! You can be proud of your exceptional efforts! Cheers. Don

  • 4270 Sean Henry

    May 28, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    A truly great achievement! Bill, Rolande and numerous helpers, you richly deserve the felicitations that are being showered upon you. There are two challenges: the technical system and the material to put into it. In both cases you have overcome difficulties and become stronger as you progressed beyond them. All the more remarkable for a largely volunteer organization that has become a key component of the RMC Club in its quest to serve Ex-Cadets and make them remain loyal to TDV.

  • 3201 Austen Cambon

    May 30, 2018 at 4:49 am

    Congrats on this truly remarkable achievement, Bill and Rolande. Anyone who has cooperated with you knows the tremendous dedication and effort you put into e-Veritas to make it the unparalleled success that it has become. We thank you, we salute you, and we wish both of you and your ever-changing team of helpers continued success.

  • 8816 Marius Grinius

    May 31, 2018 at 11:48 am

    eVeritas remains a “must read”. Thank you and congrats Bill and Rolande for your dedication, high energy and enthusiasm.

  • Kevin Bryski

    June 4, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    Bill and Rolande,

    Has it truly been 600 articles? What a tremendous achievement! While I know it largely just the two of you full time, one would think that you have the staff of the Globe and Mail working for you for the number of successful editions you have produced! The eVeritas collection represents to a large extent connection to the institution that so profoundly shaped our young minds many years ago. (Not sure whether we are so influenced at this age…but that is another story). All of us who read the results of your weekly efforts are truly grateful for your determination, veracity and honesty in reporting.
    We wish you the best in achieving the next milestone with the grace and exuberance you have shown. Keep well my friends.

    Kevin Bryski
    Class Secretary ’83