The Week That Was & More

Photo by Scott Howells – more photos to come once we receive the article

A lot went on around RMCC over the past week or more. 

Some of the events were still ongoing when we went to press – Bike-a-thon. Others have been completed and we were waiting for a short report from: Navy Mess Dinner and the CMEA Dinner from a couple weeks ago.

The latest we heard from the University Rugby 7s National Championship:

Our RMC team was standing at two wins and two losses.  Elimination game scores have not been posted.

Up to date results should be available –

For the other activities – see below.


  • Nouvelles technologies en enseignement des langues / New technologies for language teaching

  • Cadets experience Women in Defence International Women’s Day Breakfast

  • Another box – checked off by IV Years

  • Dogs on campus; must have been exam time / Des chiens sur le campus; c’était probablement le temps d’examen

  • Women’s Fencing Team Comes Close to Another OUA Championship

  • Dale Towe Earns CIS All Rookie Honours



Caption: Mme. Martine Thivierge-Bournival (Centre des langues, organisatrice), M. Fabien Olivry (conférencier), Mme. Marilyn Boudreau (ELFC) et Mme. Sandra Gauthier (Centre des langues). / Ms. Martine Thivierge-Bournival (Language Centre, organizer), Mr. Fabien Olivry (speaker), Ms. Marilyn Boudreau (CFLS) and Ms. Sandra Gauthier (Language Centre).

Nouvelles technologies en enseignement des langues

Le Centre des langues fut heureux de recevoir, il y a deux semaines, la visite de M. Fabien Olivry, de l’Université Concordia. M. Olivry est un spécialiste réputé de l’utilisation des nouvelles technologies (les tableaux blancs interactifs, Moodle et l’application Netquiz Web, pour ne nommer que celles-là) dans le contexte de l’enseignement des langues. Il collabore régulièrement, entre autres, avec le Centre de linguistique appliquée de Besançon, en France (, à la formation d’enseignants provenant de divers pays.

M. Olivry a animé plus de 14 heures d’ateliers répartis sur deux jours ; ces ateliers, destinés au personnel du Centre des langues, se sont avérés fort instructifs. Ils ont notamment inspiré de nombreuses idées aux enseignants du département quant au renouvellement et à la modernisation des méthodes d’enseignement.

Pour l’occasion, le Centre des langues avait invité des représentants du CMR St-Jean (Mme Sophie Normandin, directrice du département des langues secondes) et de l’École de langues des Forces canadiennes.

Les deux journées d’ateliers ont permis de nouer des liens entre les trois centres de formation linguistique et ont été fort appréciés de tous.

Le directeur du Centre aimerait remercier particulièrement Mme Martine Thivierge-Bournival, conseillère pédagogique au Centre des langues, pour ses nombreuses démarches d’organisation de ces deux journées fort productives.

Caption: D’anciens élofs du CMR Saint-Jean ont profité de l’occasion pour rendre visite au Centre des langues. Au centre, Mme Sophie Normandin (CMR St-Jean) et Mme Martine Thivierge-Bournival (CMRC). / Ex-CMR Saint-Jean OCdts visited the Language Centre. In the middle, Ms. Sophie Normandin (CMR St-Jean) and Ms. Martine Thivierge-Bournival (RMCC).

New technologies for language teaching

Two weeks ago, the Language Centre was delighted to welcome Mr. Fabien Olivry from Concordia University. Mr. Olivry is a renowned expert in new technologies (smart boards, Moodle and Netquiz Web to name a few) for language teaching. Among other things, he regularly works for the Applied Linguistics Centre in Besançon, France (, training language instructors from different countries.

Mr. Olivry hosted over 14 hours of very enlightening workshops over two days for the Language Centre personnel. In particular, they gave numerous new ideas to instructors with regard to the renewal and modernization of teaching methods.

For the occasion, the Language Centre had invited representatives from CMR Saint-Jean (Ms. Sophie Normandin, Director, Second Language Department) and the Canadian Forces Language School.

The two days of training allowed the three schools to forge links and were very much appreciated by everyone.

The Director of the Language Centre would like to thank Ms. Martine Thivierge-Bournival, Senior Teacher in the Language Centre, for all her hard work in organizing this highly productive event.

Caption: La nouvelle salle de classe équipée d’un tableau blanc interactif. / The new smart board equipped classroom.

Cadets experience Women in Defence International Women’s Day Breakfast

On the 8th of March 26669 NCdt Anna Childerhose, 26634 OCdt Kevin Pathinather, 26810 OCdt Makyla St. Onge, and 26501 OCdt Jessie Dumont accompanied the Deputy of Cadets, LCol Renahan and A Division Commander, Major Bradley, to the Women in Defence International Women’s Day Breakfast held at the Westin Conference Center in Ottawa, Ontario.

Caption left: 26669 NCdt Anna Childerhose and 26810 OCdt Makyla St. Onge at the top of the Peace Tower located at the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, Ontario.

Women in Defence is an organization that supports women pursuing careers in defence and security through the annual WiDS – FeDS Memorial Scholarship and Events, both formal and informal, offering networking and mentoring opportunities for members and promotes the advancement of women leaders in defence and security professions across Canada.

The morning was filled with networking between the cadets and various high ranking military officials from all three elements, high ranking police service officials, and industry officials from various organizations such as VIA Rail, many of which were graduates from RMCC.

The event was also in honour of Ontario Provincial Police Officer, Sgt Margaret Eve.

In June 2000, Sgt Eve made the ultimate sacrifice. While responding to an incident, she was struck by a transport truck while standing on the shoulder of the Highway 401. Sgt Eve, her two colleagues and the civilians present were rushed to the hospital with serious injuries. Margaret died from her injuries – the first female OPP officer to die in the line of duty.

Following the event, the four cadets, LCol Renahan, and Major Bradley made a quick visit to parliament to take a trip to the top of the Peace Tower and observe Ottawa from above. Not only was the day a great way to celebrate international women’s day, but it was also a moving and enriching experience.


Photo by: Victoria Pierrot – ALOY

Another box – checked off by IV Years

By: 26659 OCdt (IV) Danielle Andela – e-Veritas Senior Correspondent

This past Saturday, March 12th, the Cadets of the Royal Military College of Canada presented the highest standard of deportment and dress at the semi-annual Director of Cadets Inspection.

As a reward for their high performance last semester, each squadron presented one room per leadership level to be inspected at full room layout and the rest of the cadets were granted a non-kit cleanliness inspection.

Over the course of four hours each cadet was inspected for immaculate dress and room cleanliness and, as a member of the Class of 2016, I can say that it was exhilarating to have another milestone to graduation completed and out of the way.

More photos by Victoria Pierrot – ALOY from the inspection – Here


Dogs on campus; must have been exam time

by 27370 Annie Mercier

Last Wednesday, the Royal Military College of Canada was fortunate to be visited by therapy dogs of the St. John Ambulance for the Peer Assistance Group (PAG) Dogs for Morale program. Students had the chance to pet and play with Red and Hershey who enjoyed all the attention and affection that was given to them.

Over 40 students were present at the event and were able to enjoy a pleasant moment in the company of both dogs. It was the perfect chance to relax in this stressful of mid-term exam period. They were also able to rejoice in the company of loving animals since they are far from their own animals at home.

Dogs will be back during the final exams in April to provide moral support to students once again!

The Peer Assistance group would like to thank Lynn Bennett and Jeannette Dyck and their dogs Red and Hershey for their visit to RMCC.

Des chiens sur le campus; c’était probablement le temps d’examen 

par 27370 Annie Mercier

Mercredi dernier, le Collège militaire royal du Canada a eu la chance d’être visité par les chiens de thérapie de l’Ambulance Saint-Jean dans le cadre du programme Les chiens pour le moral du Groupe d’Assistance aux Pairs (GAP). Les étudiants ont eu la chance de caresser et jouer avec les chiens Red et Hershey qui appréciaient toute l’attention et l’affection qui leur était donné.

Plus de 40 étudiant(e)s se sont présenté(e)s à l’événement et ils ont pu apprécier un moment agréable en compagnie des chiens. C’était l’occasion parfaite pour se détendre en cette période stressante des examens de mi-session. Ils (elles) ont également pu se réjouir de la compagnie d’animaux affectueux puisqu’ils (elles) sont loin de leurs propres animaux à la maison.

Des chiens seront de retour lors de la période des examens finaux en avril afin d’offrir à nouveau du support moral aux étudiant(e)s!

Le Groupe d’Assistance aux Pairs aimerait remercier Lynn Bennett et Jeannette Dyck ainsi que leurs chiens Red et Hershey de leur visite au CMRC.



Women’s Fencing Team Comes Close to Another OUA Championship

The RMC Women’s Fencing team finished second at the 2016 OUA championships held at the University of Western Ontario in London. This is the second year in a row that the Paladins ended the season as the league runners-up. While RMC gained 69 points at this year’s championship as compared to last year, the Paladins finished just 5 points short of the winners from Queen’s. Ironically, the 289 points that RMC earned this year would have been enough to win the championship banner in both 2015 and 2014. The team did an outstanding job this year, winning medals in five out of six events, and was the only university in the league to win medals in all three Team Relay events. The team of Chelsea St-Amand, Chelsey Guo, Belanna Mclean & Erica Park won the silver medal in foil. Victoria McCormick, Cecily McDonnell, Madison Van Camp and Eliza Bruce also brought home a silver medal in epee. Our sabre team of Adolina Gawne, Julie Cho, Mary-Ann Iver & Alexandra Horeczy earned a bronze medal.

Individually, Cecily McDonnell took the silver medal in epee after losing a hard-fought final to a national team member from York. Adolina Gawne also brought home an individual medal, earning the bronze in sabre. Three Paladins were also named OUA allstars based on their performance at this year’s championships. McDonnell and Gawne were selected as individual medallists, while Mary-Ann Iver earned her allstar selection as the top scorer in the team sabre competition.

Congratulations to the athletes and coaches on another successful season!

Extra fencing news: Coach Patricia Howes and four RMCC cadets are off to the Netherlands to compete in the 2016 CISM championships. The four cadets are: Kyle English, Harrison Kelertas, Victoria McCormick & Madison Van Camp. They’ll be joined by reservist Katie Porter from Kingston & Clement Feminias-Metivet from Quebec City at the competition in Stroe.

We wish them a safe trip and a fun filled and successful tournament.


Dale Towe Earns CIS All Rookie Honours

Congratulations to 27578 NCdt (I) Dale Towe 5 Squadron for being selected to the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) All Rookie All Star (M) Volleyball team.

A rare feat indeed! To our knowledge this is the first time that a RMC varsity athlete (any sport) was chosen to a rookie all star team at the national university level.

“I was beyond excited and honoured to hear this exciting news.” The Caledon, Ontario native went on to say, “I’d like to thank my whole team, especially my coaches, because without their help and support throughout the volleyball season, this achievement would not have been possible.”