Ex Cadets and more in the news

We have recently been advised that military college student numbers are considered personal information under the Privacy Act. Consequently, we should not be using them without the express consent of the individual student, this applies to military and civilian students.

We’re not sure exactly how we will be proceeding, in putting the spotlight on Ex Cadets….

Anyone with an idea?


Brian Macdonald

Friends, I will not be re-offering for the next NB provincial election. I am humbled and honoured to have had the privilege of representing many of you in the Legislature over the last 8 years. Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity of time and spirit.

I will continue to fight for better care for our first responders and veterans, for those who suffer with mental illness, and for our rural communities. I’m now exploring national and international opportunities to continue to serve, and I will rely on your support and friendship as I begin this exciting next chapter.

Thank you, and I look forward to the next steps.

Brian Macdonald, Class of 1995


Jon Vance

Coalition forces in Syria, Iraq targeted three Canadians, secret document says

Jonathan Vance, Class of 1986



The myth surrounding Canadian Leopard tanks in Afghanistan

Jim Hanson / Andre Salloum – both former PG students from RMC



Anton Boegman

Anton Boegman will be the new chief electoral officer of B.C.

He graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada in 1988



Chang family sends three sisters to World Military Volleyball tournament in Edmonton

Kelsey followed a friend to RMC; the twins began there a few years later and played with their sister on the volleyball team during their first year.



Walter Dorn

Taliban Kills Afghan Man Who Awarded Medal of Bravery to Trump


Canada’s peacekeeping mission to Mali could become a new Afghanistan


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


Don Lovell (military college graduate – RRMC ’72 – RMC ’74 B.A. (Hons), History) will be in Calgary competing , June 7th at 9:00 AM, at the 2018 World Classic Powerlifting Championships as a member of the Canadian Team.

At last count there were over 900 athletes from some 52 countries competing in the first World Classic to be held in Canada.

The web site for Livestream is


Don is lifting Thursday June 7th starting at 9:00 AM Alberta MDT.

The lifts are Squat, Bench and Deadlift last.

He is up against some tough competition and is ranked last of seven as below

1. Hachisu Mitsugu 1950 Japan 167.5 120.0 190.0 477.5
2. Lofing Monte 1958 U.S.America 177.5 102.5 180.0 460.0
3. Cuvelier Alain 1953 France 135.0 90.0 170.0 395.0
4. Auberval Georges 1956 France 155.0 60.0 175.0 390.0
5. Pauly N I 1956 India 142.5 90.0 165.0 380.0
6. Hara Yoshinori 1958 Japan 110.0 80.0 160.0 350.0
7. Lovell Don 1951 Canada 105.0 62.5 180.0 347.5

Medals are given in each event to 5th place and for the best total.

We wish him luck.


Riley Gervais

Riley Gervais was one of six Albertans to graduate from the prestigious Royal Military College in Kingston Ont. this year.



Danny McLeod

Reunion revives glory days for Laurier high school hockey champs

“Danny” McLeod



Local sailors dominate in Navy Sports Achievement Awards

Krista Seguin, Class of 2011 and Nicholas Lightbody (2014)

Article page 6


Marc Garneau

Garneau won’t commit to changing ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach

Marc Garneau enter CMR in 1965; RMC Class of 1970


BARKOVICH: Niagara’s francophone priest took meandering route to the church
Rev. Julien Beaulieu (former Padre at RMC) marks 40th anniversary of his ordination



Royal Roads, Songhees Nation forge new path for land



Aspiring Fighter Pilot Becomes First M’sian Woman to Enter US Naval Academy




  • Steven Poole 10472

    June 4, 2018 at 11:05 am

    Who advised you that college numbers were ‘private’? Based on the production of annual yearbooks at the colleges, with the numbers, that are open to anyone who receives the yearbook (including sponsors who buy them)- there is no issue unless someone actually complains formally to a privacy commissioner. The reality is this website is similarly open to ex-cadets.

  • Gary Ferguson

    June 4, 2018 at 11:26 am

    If true, this is “privacy” run amok. Perhaps my year of graduation should also be considered private, or the type of degree I was awarded, or any other number of “personal” details. Will the College now have to erase college numbers from the various wall-boards which highlight individual awards for academic or athletic achievements? Will the captions of all photos lining the Memorial Staircase now have to be changed?

    By the way, you may use my college number now or at any future time…5480!


    June 4, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Personal Information
    College, service and SI Numbers.
    Name, work area and location.
    All personal.
    All searchable.
    Remove them from common use and the concept of sharing life events, achievements and concerns is thwarted and media usage in all forms iis destroyed.
    So an article might read, “An unspecified person, of no particular trade and rank participated in something classified in a location withheld with results redacted. Those in attendance were deleted.”
    The world is approaching crazy at an accelerating rate. As the Doctor in Bridge on the River Kwai said (in a different context), “Madness!!”

  • Kenneth Clarkson

    June 4, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    What has happened to our “politically correct” society. You may use my college number anywhere or time (6607). By the way, I have a friend who uses his college number on his licence plate!

  • Doug (Shag) Southen

    June 4, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    It is said that opinions are like arseholes, everybody has one. I would thank the person(s) for their OPINION about college numbers being designated under the Privacy Act, and carry on as we have done for all these years….. BUT of course if a lawful command were given that in future college numbers are not to be published, blah blah blah, that changes things. JMOYMV

  • Jim Harris

    June 4, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    As a minimum, without college numbers, I would like Year of Graduation to be available in articles about ex-cadets.