2015 Celebrations for 75 Years of Excellence at Royal Roads

In 2015 Royal Roads will be celebrating 75 years of excellence in Education and Training – 55 years as a military institution/college and 20 years as a university.  Both the Vancouver Island Ex Cadet Club and Royal Roads University are jointly working on conducting special events throughout  2015 to honour these 75 years of excellence.  The first event will be a Sunset Ceremony (last conducted on 12 May 1995) on the former parade square at Royal Roads and is scheduled for Saturday 25 April 2015.  Planning is well under way to have the Snowbirds open the event, then the ceremony to include officer cadets from the Royal Military College of Canada’s  Pipes and Drums band, members of the Naden RCN Band, participation of other bands, 101 mm guns from the 5th (BC) Field Regiment, cadets from the Regional Cadet Support Unit (Pacific) and perhaps other surprising participants.

Further details and updates on participants for this event will be provided in future e veritas newsletters.  Questions or suggestions for the Sunset Ceremony can be forwarded to Cindy Goodman at Royal Roads University: cindy.goodman@royalroads.ca

Other events will also be planned in 2015, including a President’s Formal Gala, alumni awards/convocation ceremonies, and a special 2015 Homecoming (11-13 Sep 2015).

Notice:  For any classes who are celebrating a special entry or graduation year from Royal Roads Military College in 2015, it is requested that a class secretary contact Al Kennedy, Secretary for the Vancouver Island Ex Cadet Club, viexcadetclub@shaw.ca – as planning for the 2015 Homecoming  will commence soon.  Your assistance in advising your fellow classmates about this Homecoming weekend  is much appreciated.


David B. Bindernagel