Good bye, good luck, Pte. Mike Shewfelt

Key e-Veritas Staffer Moving On…

Regular readers of e-Veritas over the past 15 months will easily recognize the name Mike Shewfelt.

Mike has been composing articles and has been our main photographer since Jan 2012.

This Issue 14 for 2013 is the last scheduled appearance of his contributions as Mike is moving on to the next phase of his military career in the Canadian Armed Forces. On Saturday next he heads off to Ste Jean, QC for basic training.

Mike has been around RMCC for almost five years. During his time as an officer cadet he excelled at academics and earned a Degree; he also did well in second language training and leadership situations.

Over the years we have been fortunate to have had the services of a number of highly motivated cadets help us for various lengths of time in putting out e-Veritas . Mike ranks at the top of the list for reliability, positive attitude, can do spirit, and writing ability. And all-round nice guy!

Since he joined our team – we published 49 editions last year; this is number 14 so far for 2013. Do the math – 63 editions in 66 weeks! His fingerprints are all over every one of these Issues. He attended most function going on around RMCC (regardless of the day /time) – taking photos and writing a short script which gave meaning to the photos. When various events were going on simultaneously he would often move from one event to the other. For every hour spent at the particular event, he would spend another two (on average) on layout. It was not unusual for his work to be published the same day or very soon after the event.

Thanks, ‘Mike’ and good luck in the next phase of your military career. You will be tough to replace.

Bill, Rolande, & Paul


  • Christine Powers-Tomsons

    April 7, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    All the best to you Mike. I really appreciated your help at many of our events this past year!

  • Erika Behrisch Elce

    April 7, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Mike has been an asset to e-Veritas and to RMCC! As one of his professors in the English Department and the grateful recipient of his friendly professionalism and help when putting material together for the journal, I wish him all good things in his future career. Best of luck, Mike. It was great working with you.

  • Michael Hurley

    April 8, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Mike is a wonderful person: a joy to be with in class, as a journalist he is professional, perceptive, articulate and tireless. He’s always where the action is,with a nose for news and a way with words. Thanks, Mike, for all your help over the years, and for gracing the English Department with your friendly company.

  • Keith Orton

    April 8, 2013 at 10:34 am

    It has been a pleasure knowing and working with you Mike. All the best to you and your significant other as you move forward in life.

  • Mike Kennedy

    April 8, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Congraulations and thanks to Mike Shewfelt for his contributions to e-Veritas. I wish him well in the future.

    However, in reading this story, one thing does strike me is rather surprising. Speciifcally, Mike has been around RMCC for almost five years, has earned a degree, and apparently has done well. So why is it that it is only now that he is heading off to St. Jean to begin basic training – apparently as a Private ? Seems to me that a person of his qualifications would be much better employed serving as a commisisoned officer.

    In any event, whatever his future direction may take, I wish Mike good luck in his endeavors. His contributions have been a real credit to the College. Thanks, Mike, and good luck.

  • 24295 Daniel Corkum

    April 8, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Pte Shewfelt,

    1. I was surprised to see your name in the weekly e-Veritas email. I still remember leading PT that very first morning with “4 Flight” (you didn’t know it yet, but you would soon be called Kaeble Flight). We stopped in the grassy area by the Arch to do some pushups. I dove down beside you and we did them at your pace. That was the first time I met you face to face. Over the next two weeks I became very proud of how well the flight came together as a team and how hard everyone worked together.

    2. Thank you for your participation in keeping everyone connected to the College, and good luck in the next phase of your career.

    Capt Corkum (’09)
    1 CAD HQ A6 RCS 2

  • 12944 André Durand

    April 8, 2013 at 9:39 pm


    Bravo et merci de ta collaboration. Meilleurs des succès à Saint-Jean et au plaisir de se rencontrer à nouveau. Garde ce merveilleur sourire.

    12944 André Durand OL CMC (civ) CMR Saint-Jean