Celebrating 100 editions of e-Veritas
Just over three years ago, the first issue of e-Veritas was published under its current format. This is its 100th edition and the 12th this year. The success of e-Veritas is due to many factors: our readers, who support us with tremendous feedback; the Club’s Executive Director, S 150 Peter Dawe, who has given valuable guidance while allowing us to get on with the job; the Club’s Executive who have provided the resources for e-Veritas and have been understanding when e-Veritas has dealt with contentious issues.
We have many others to thank! In the early days: 23241 OCdt Craig Scott (RMC ’05); 23227 OCdt Tyler Peitzsche (RMC ’06); 24225 OCdt Josh Fudge (RMC ’08) all of whom displayed tremendous patience while holding our hand through various “in-house” technical steps along the way. Later, 23439 OCdt Kayne Carr (RMC ’07) was our “right arm” for the best part of 15 months. 24587 OCdt Ian Boughton (RMC ’10) pitched in for a month or so which got us through some tough times. Currently, 24637 OCdt Kevin Kunz (RMC ’10) is our “go to guy” Officer Cadet.
On the professional side of things, 5070 Bob Cross (CMR RMC ’61) managed the layout and most of the technical side of things for the first two years with help from his staffer, Michelle Wright. Both provided a high level of service above and beyond the call of duty.
Two RMC staff have been extremely helpful. Captain Paule Poulin, Public Affairs Officer, supplies us with timely press releases on a regular basis and on several occasions has penned high quality human interest articles. 8057 Ross McKenzie (RMC ’70) from the RMC Museum has kept us pretty well on the straight and narrow when dealing with historical RMC facts.
Three stalwarts from Panet House: Mary Darlington; Kathleen Bachelder and Kimberly St Louis provided year long support which is very much appreciated. For the first two years, Nathalie Jean was our main helper in Panet House and suffered through many of the growing pains but ensured we stayed on the proper course.
The one person who deserves a great deal of recognition and special praise is our outstanding researcher, E3161 Victoria Edwards (RMC ’03). For the past 80 editions or so, Victoria has bombarded us with suggested articles; trivia ideas; and suggested themes. Our “Victoria File” still has something like 200+ e-mails in it. The quality of e-Veritas content would not have been possible without her tremendous contributions.
Mainly, we want to acknowledge the support of our faithful readers. Many of whom are currently involved with operational commitments in different parts of the world – mostly in hostile environments. Their commitment is a reminder to us that RMC is a pretty special place in producing future leaders.
Our little Mom & Pop operation may not be as slick as a number of other e-newsletters we do strive to keep as many of the RMC family connected as possible.
In closing, we ask that you keep those serving abroad, on the sea, and in the air, in your thoughts as you enjoy reading e-Veritas.
Bill & Rolande Oliver
Please continue for a snapshot of the 100 past Issues….
2005 (Issues 1- 32)
Slate & O’Keefe 2004 success
West Point Weekend – Just around the corner
There’s No Place Like Home Sweet Home
FIRST PENALTIES IN WEST POINT/RMC GAMES – THE INSIDE STORY
Mr. Red & White in Atlantic Canada!
RMC Cadets Impressive at Ontario Engineering Competition
Were you part of this Skylark?
14 Year Drought Over
Dry Turkeys or Spicy Cadets? Advocating International Exposure
Two RMC Ex-cadets connect in Palestine
Varsity Rugby Back! Varsity Shooting Team Out!
RMC Redmen “Old Boys” Win Queen’s Engineering Hockey Tournament
First Time Sandhurst Win by RMC
Ex Cadets big part of the 2005 Snowbird teams
Calgary Rolls Out the Red Carpet
What Ever Happened To: Wes Byrell, Royal Roads, 1974 to 1982
They Arrived 25 Years Ago
He Enjoyed the Obstacle Race So Much He Wrote an Article About His Experience
Victory in Europe a Bittersweet Day for Canadian Veterans
Mon Oncle André
Honourary Member, Class of ’68 – CPO R.G. Pitt
6604 Dr. James Carruthers, Class of ’65 – A Legacy of Giving
From RMC, to a golfing paradise
Looking Back, at Joe & His Pals
From Keeper of the Gorilla Mascot to Navy Athlete of the Year!
RMC Says Good-Bye to One of Its Own
2006 (Issues 33 – 60)
Refitting the West Point Exchange
RMC Cadets On Exchange
Donating your RRSP to the RMC Foundation
Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race & RMC Cadets
We salute, Sheila McLeod!
Looking Back at his RMC Days
We get e-mails . . .
Kelly Gawne Memorial Cup
RMC IV Year Engineers Do It Again
Two Engineering Ex Cadets (1970 &’78) Honoured by N.S. Lt. Governor
Activité théâtrale et visite du CMR
Honouring the Dead Without Hypocrisy
CHANGE AT RMC – THE CADET SOCIALIZATION PROJECT
CHANGEMENT AU CMR – PROJET DE SOCIALISATION DES ÉLÈVES OFFICIERS
Remembering: 22458 Nichola Goddard
RMC boss tried to fight order to deny honour for retired U.S. general
Varsity Athletes Earn Honours
LA CHASSE-GALERIE 2006
LA CHASSE-GALERIE 2006 (Update)
Reunion Weekend Memories
Ex Cadets . . . What Are They Writing Now?
Home Sweet Home – The Socialization Problem
RMC Fencers Win Again!
6349 Alain Pellerin (CMR/RMC ’65) Visits Afghanistan
Calgary Visit – Legacy Dinner
West Point/RMC Hockey Classic – iced
2007 (Issues 61 – 88)
Keep RMC tradition alive
Danny McLeod – War vet, hockey guru, salesman calls it a career
Just a little bit of ….RMC / West Point Hockey History
RMC impressive at ’07 Engineering Competition
Class of 1965 Teaching Excellence Award Public Lecture
RUGBY AT RMC – THE EARLY YEARS:
1800 The Honourable Hartland de M. Molson OC, OBE, OQ (RMC ‘24)
Deceased (1907 – 2002)
Grozelle case stays open; Police chief vows to follow any leads
Seven Ex Cadets and Graduate Student…at Rideau Hall
Men’s Hockey Coach Named
Reopening of CMR….
22596 Matt Dawe (RMC ’04) 1980-2007
Well-wishers line route to pay respects
HMCS Toronto Preserving International Stability…
RMC principal to retire in July; Cowan praised as ‘renaissance man’
RMC & The Rhodes Scholarship
Commandant pumps up cadets for the home stretch!
Rhodes Scholar – Rugby & Elizabeth Taylor
What’s the Dress Tomorrow: a New Uniform for RMC
Varsity running making a comeback
West Point Weekend 2008 – Another View
Dynasty in the making!
2008 Cadets & Copper Sunday
Red Carpet Moves
Most Cadets In The Dark About Rhodes Scholarship
The Human Touch – Kiss n’ Tell
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