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Tommy Smart Cup

1. The Tommy Smart Cup. Given by his classmates, The Class of 1927, in memory of Gentleman Cadet Thomas William Smart who was killed in a sports activity at RMC on 12 October 1926. What sport?

a) boxing;
b) football;
c) rugby;
d) hockey

2. Kevin Dulude won the Tommy Smart Cup a total of four times.

a) The Cup is awarded annually to the best all round male athlete during the current College year.
b) The Cup is awarded annually to the best all round male cadet during the current College year.
c) The cup is awarded annually to a male cadet in recognition of athletic performance and excellence in the four Components throughout the current College year.
d) The cup is awarded annually to a male athlete in recognition of athletic performance and excellence in the four Components throughout the current College year.

3. The following cadet won it three times.

a) WR Scott;
b) Paul Hungler;
c) John Czich;
d) HA Cunningham

4. The Kelly Gawne Memorial Cup, instituted in 1989, in memory of Cadet Kelly Gawne who lost her life as result of an accident in 1988. What type of accident?Kelly Gawne Memorial Cup

a) sports accident at RMC;
b) summer training accident;
c) car accident;
d) aircraft accident

5. Who won The Kelly Gawne Memorial Cup three times?

a) Marilyne Lafortune;
b) Jennifer Donofrio;
c) Claire Bramma;
d) Sharon Donnelly

6. For three years in a row three different athletes from the same sport won the The Kelly Gawne Memorial Cup. What was the sport?

a) soccer;
b) fencing;
c) taekwondo;
d) cross country running

Answers:Sharon Donnelly was the first winner of the Kelly Gawne Memorial Cup (caption on picture.)
1. b)
2. a)
3. a)
4. b)
5. c)
6. b)

References:

http://www.rmc.ca/athletics/varsity/awards/smart_e.html
http://www.rmc.ca/athletics/varsity/awards/gawne_e.html

One Comment

  • S. Oake

    November 20, 2007 at 9:47 pm

    Kelly Gawne did not die as part of a simple “summer training accident”. She and eight (?) others died during an explosion during their Phase 2 training in Chilliwack in 1988. Sadly, it was a preventable tragedy, and one that occurred because they followed their instructors’ directions explicitly. It was their instructors that didn’t know how to properly handle the explosives. It must be remembered that many other students on the course survived; some scarred physically and emotionally for life. Graciously, Kelly’s parents donated the Memorial Cup and the Pipes to RMC, remembering how much she enjoyed fencing and the Band. Personally, I would have liked to see an explosives safety course and military first aid as part of the RMC “military curriculum”. That would be far more useful to future officers as a baseline of knowledge for graduation.