Ex-Cadets & More in the News

Caption: Pictured are 24032 Lt(N) Chantel Helwer (nee Lemay) from Winnipeg,MB and 23705 Captain (Ret) Natalie Jones, currently an RMCC MA student, from Montreal, QC.

Chantel and Natalie both fenced for four years at RMCC and graduated as OUA Fencing Champions. They both began fencing at RMCC and achieved outstanding results in their time here at the college as student-athletes.

The former RMCC teammates then went on to continue training and competing with our CAF CISM Fencing Program. Now they are both training and competing with the Canadian Fencing Federation – Canadian National Women’s Sabre program. This photo was taken at a recent World Cup in Antalya Turkey as the women are currently competing on the International World Cup circuit with the National Team.

Patrica Howes head coach of the RMC Varsity Fencing team is heading to Europe on Monday, with our CAF CISM Épée Teams, for an international CISM Épée Competition in Breda, The Netherlands hosted by their Royal Military Academy.

The women’s épée team is made up of RMC ex-cadets, and former OUA Champions, 23022 Major Marilyne Lafortune (Bagotville, QC) 23502 Capt. Sarah McRae (Bagotville, QC) and 24776 Capt. Emma McDaniel (Shearwater, NS).

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SWITZERLAND RALLIES TO BEAT CANADA IN CURLING WORLDS FINAL

“I think they will have a great future,” Morris said. “The problem with curling and stereotypically with women is life gets in the way. We just have to hope that’s not going to happen with this team. It would be hard to replace anybody on this team in their position.

“Your motivation, suddenly it’s not the most important thing in the world when you have a little baby to worry about or a family to raise or work commitments. It is a challenge for women more so than men in that regard.”

7301 Earle Morris – World Class Curling Coach

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Final Canadian Troops Return Home After the End of Military Operations in Afghanistan

“As our members return on this, our final flight home from our operations in Afghanistan, we will join all Canadians reflecting on the past 12 years. We will think of the thousands of our members who deployed on this mission, and of those who made the ultimate sacrifice and did not come home. We will remember them. We will note with pride the difference that we helped to make for the people of Afghanistan, and the hope that we helped them to gain. For our members on this final flight, on behalf of your colleagues and brothers and sisters in arms, well done and welcome home.”

12192 General Tom Lawson Chief of the Defence Staff

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Canadians land in Norway

“”We’re ready for this,”” he declared as the troops boarded their charter for Norway. Along with the rest of 5 CMBG, the VanDoos had spent part of January in the deep snow south of Quebec City rehearsing the skills of fighting and surviving in near-arctic conditions during Exercise RAFALE BLANCHE. The exercise there, says LCol Jourdain, was “”organized to prepare for what we expected to do”” in Norway.

20175 Lieutenant-Colonel Steve Jourdain

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RCAF member received high American medal

“It’s a great, great honour to be recognized with the bronze star,” said Colonel Lightbody. “We were all taken aback and surprised by it. And the fact that we are here trying to help the Afghans get on their feet so they can do things on their own means that much more.

“Hopefully we leave Afghanistan as a little bit of a better place. It’s not going to change overnight but we helped move the yardstick a little bit further.”

15999 Colonel Ian Lightbody

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No down time for flight safety

“You’ve heard this all before, and I’m here to repeat it: flight safety is about you being honest, looking at yourself, knowing your capacity and experience, matching the right amount of confidence and acting in a safe and efficient manner,”

E1263 Colonel Steve Charpentier, the RCAF’s director of flight safety

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13738 Chris Hadfield’s TED Talk: What I learned from going blind in space

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