The Week That Was & More at RMCC

Australian Defence Force Academy Visit

Photo and description by Capt Cynthia Kent

Staff and cadets from the Australian Defence Force Academy were visiting the RMCC as part of the annual cultural exchange between the two military colleges last week. The exchange included a trip to Niagara Falls, the War Museum and the visitors were around on Friday during the Obstacle Course Race.

Pictured are: RMCC staff host Captain Simon Garneau; Australian Defence Force Academy staff – Lieutenant Mike Winter and Sergeant Jason Turner; the Commandant RMCC, Brigadier General Eric Tremblay; and the three visiting Officer-Cadets – OCdt Kyle Stockman, OCdt Emma O’Shaughnessy and OCdt Geoff Brennan.

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Leadership Reading Room Opened

Ribbon Cut – RMCC Principal Joel Sokolsky, RMCC Commandant, BGen Eric Tremblay,  and College Chief Warrant Officer CPO1 Elizabeth Lindsay accompany 3536 LGen (Ret) Jack Vance during the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Leadership Reading Room at the Massey Library.

Photo: Capt Cynthia Kent

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Cadets Experience Shakespeare

By 25337 OCdt (III) Chris Manning, Public Information Officer (CWPIO)

During a brilliant, warm September weekend, the cadets and faculty led by the English department were immensely privileged to have the opportunity to participate in the Stratford Theatre Study trip. In fact, several students and professors of other departments were lucky to attend as well, giving them a chance to experience two exciting productions: Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor and Richard III. Truly the bread and butter of English studies, it was a great gift to the students to be able to witness their material of study truly come alive. After a one year hiatus, the trip resumed this year due to tireless work of the staff of the English department, namely Dr. Sylvia Berg and Administrative Assistant, Mrs. Viviane Pelletier. The cadets departed bright and early – 0500 hrs, in fact – to complete the five hour journey to Stratford, ON.

Once they arrived, the participants checked into the aptly named Shakespeare Inn, perhaps coincidentally located in the small town of Shakespeare, ON. The nearby town of Stratford is internationally known for its many theatres and world-renowned Shakespearean actors. Apart from the plays, the group was able to experience the beauty and character of North America’s hub for Shakespeare. In the evening, the cohort shared a fantastic dinner and proceeded to socialize as a department.

Sunday evening, the weary, but satisfied, cadets made their way back to Kingston, arriving shortly after¬¬¬¬¬. The weekend was incredibly rewarding, despite being quite busy. The new understanding and appreciation developed by the cadets was a testament to this type of trip’s ability to provide value added to academic programs at the college. Utter satisfaction described well the disposition of the cadets as they returned on the bus. Given the successful nature of the trip, it can only be hoped that the trip can become an integral part of the departments Academic calendar in years to come.

 

Lors d’une fin de semaine splendide, quelques élofs et membres de faculté étaient très chanceux d’avoir l’occasion de participer à un voyage éducatif de Shakespeare à Stratford, Ontario. Plusieurs étudiants et professeurs des autres départements ont également eu la chance d’y assister pour voir deux pièces de théâtre: The Merry Wives of Windsor et Richard III. Ces pièces de théâtre étaient vraiment un moment commémoratif pour témoigner ce qui est la crème de la crème des études anglaises. Suite à une année sans ce voyage éducatif, la persévérance de ce département, notamment le Dr. Sylvia Berg et l’Assistante Administrative, Mme Vivianne Pelletier, a fait en sorte que les élofs puissent revivre de nouveau cette expérience. Les participants sont partis tôt le matin – à 0500 h, en fait – pour faire le trajet de cinq heures de Kingston à Stratford.

Les élofs sont arrivés à l’hôtel Shakespeare Inn, dans le village des Shakespeare. Ce petit endroit pittoresque se trouve près de Stratford, On, connu pour ses théâtres ainsi que ses acteurs célèbres. Autre que les pièces de théâtres, le groupe a pu profiter de la beauté et du charme de Stratford, le ville principale en Amerique du Nord en ce qui concerne Shakespeare. Durant leur soirée, les participants sont allés soupés avant d’avoir l’occasion de socialiser comme département.

Dimanche soir, fatigués, mais satisfaits les élofs sont revenus à Kingston juste avant minuit. La fin de semaine a été valorisante, en dépit de sa nature exigeante. Les nouvelles connaissances et l’appréciation développée par les élofs ont prouvé les bienfaits académiques d’un tel voyage parascolaire. L’humeur du groupe, suite à leur retour, a était un de satisfaction absolu. Étant donné que le voyage a été un tel succès, on ne peut qu’espérer que ce voyage devienne un évènement intégral dans l’année scolaire du département.