2015 Reunion Weekends SITREP / RAPSIT sur les fin de semaines des retrouvailles pour 2015 

The Reunion Weekends for 2015 are now on the horizon and all military college alumni are encouraged to start planning to attend one or two of the reunions be it at Royal Roads, Saint-Jean or Kingston. While all alumni are welcome to attend these events, those classes who graduated in years ending in 0 and 5 will be celebrating milestone anniversaries.

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Royal Roads Homecoming Weekend (11-13 September 2015)

All Roadents are welcome to attend the Homecoming Weekend at Royal Roads University.  Each year, several Royal Roads military college classes take advantage of this weekend.  Details can be found at the Royal Roads University website:  http://www.royalroads.ca/alumni/homecoming


CMR Saint-Jean Fin de semaine des retrouvailles 2015 (11-12 September 2015)




Chers Anciens et chères Anciennes,

Le 11 et 12 septembre prochain, venez profiter de la fin de semaine des retrouvailles pour renouer avec la confrérie des anciens du CMR. Pour ce grand rassemblement, le Brigadier-général (ret.) Claude Archambault, OMM, CD sera notre président d’honneur.

Bien qu’ la fin de semaine des retrouvailles s’adresse à tous les Anciens, nous souhaitons envoyer une invitation spéciale aux classes entrées au collège au cours des années se terminant par 0 et 5, qui célèbrent cette année un anniversaire symbolique. Cette année, nous avons par ailleurs le plaisir d’accueillir la classe 1965 comme membre de la Vieille Brigade, puisqu’elle célèbre son 50e anniversaire d’entrée au CMR. Félicitations!

Exceptionnellement cette année, nous aurons le privilège d’assister au Lancement des travaux du Chemin patrimonial, nous vous invitons à écouter le court message de Carolyn Hug, 16286. Bravo à l’équipe du projet Chemin patrimonial pour le travail mené à ce jour.

Pour plus de détails sur la programmation, veuillez consulter sans tarder notre liste d’activités. Vous s’y retrouverez en autres la course à obstacles, l’heure de bonne entente et le défilé des Anciens et Anciennes.

Sollicitez vos confrères et consœurs de classe et soyez des nôtres! Enregistrez-vous dès maintenant.

Au plaisir de vous y voir tous!

Dear Ex-Cadets,

Once again you have the opportunity to get together with the Ex-Cadet brotherhood during this year’s Homecoming Weekend, scheduled for September 11th and 12th. Brigadier-General (ret’d.) Claude Archambault, OMM, CD, will be our Honorary President for this occasion.

While all ex-cadets are welcome to join us, we would like to send a special invitation to the classes who entered the college in years ending with a 0 or a 5, since this can be considered an important mile stone worth celebrating.  We are especially pleased to welcome the 1965 CLASS, who will be making their grand entry into the Old Brigade as 50 years have been completed since they first walked the grounds of CMR St-Jean!

Exceptionally this year, you will have the privilege of witnessing the Launching of the Construction of Heritage Lane. Please listen to Carolyn Hug, 16286, who delivers a short brief about the project. We salute the successful work carried out to date by the Heritage Lane team.

For more details, please visit our activities list that includes the Obstacle Course, Happy Hour and the Ex-Cadet Parade.

Register now and be there with your classmate.

We look forward to seeing you all!


Kingston Reunion Weekend (24-27 September 2015)

The following is an overview of the Kingston Reunion Weekend:

Thursday – As usual, the Kingston Reunion Weekend kicks off with annual Legacy Dinner which is a black tie event. Tickets are on sale now and you would like to attend, contact Jennifer Jordan of the Foundation at 613 541-6000 x6807 to make a reservation.

Friday – New this year is the Reunion Weekend Golf Classic which is being organized by the Class of 1970.  Details follow at the end.  Also popular is the Recruit Obstacle course which kicks off at 1400.  It will finish on the square at 1700 hours. The Recruit Class of the Old Brigade (Class of 1970) will present coins to the first years upon completion.  Class Meet and Greets will take place as organized by each class.



Family and Friends Breakfast

Once again Bill Oliver is organizing a Family and Friends Breakfast at the Cadet Mess.  If you are looking for an incredible all you can eat breakfast prior to Badging Parade, you should take advantage of the breakfast at the Cadet Dining Hall.  Tickets are available either on-line or at the door at $10.

Badging Parade

Everyone is encouraged to spectate the Badging Parade which marks the completion of first year orientation (the new term for rook term) and the welcoming of the First Year class into the Cadet Wing.  Members of the Old Brigade will present cap badges to all first year cadets. Everyone attending the parade is requested to be seated by 1000.


Ex-Cadet Lunch

The Cadet Dining Hall and the New Cadet Mess/New Gym above the Cadet Dining Hall will be open for lunch for all ex-cadets, including the Old Brigade, as well as spouses and families.  Tickets can either be purchased in advance or at the door.

Wall of Honour Ceremony

The Wall of Honour ceremony, which is organized by the Class of 1963, is now a very popular annual event which celebrates the induction of the 2015 recipients. The ceremony commences at 1330 at the Wall.


Red and White and Varsity Sports Afternoon

The traditional Red and White sports program, which pits ex-cadets against cadets, will also be ongoing for those who wish to either participate or spectate. There will also be several RMC varsity sports teams in action which make for great entertainment.

Saturday Evening Events

 Old Brigade Dinner

This year the Class of 1970 will welcomed into the Old Brigade. In addition, the following Old Brigade classes will be celebrating milestone reunions: 1965 (50th from graduation), 1960 (55th from graduation), and 1955 (60th from graduation).

The Old Brigade will again hold their dinner at Four Points Sheraton.  Registration is now open. Book early to avoid disappointment.  Cost is $80 for Club members and $95 for non-members. Contact RMC Club at 1-888-386-3762 or 613-541-6850 to pay by credit card. You may also pay on-line at: http://rmcalumni.ca/events/rmc-reunion-weekend-2015-old-brigade-fin-de-semaine-des-anciens-2015-vieille-brigade/

Dress:  Black Tie Preferred with Miniatures, Club Blazer with Medals or Business Suit with Medals.

Code Vestimentaire : Tenue de soirée avec miniatures de préférence, veston du Club avec médailles ou tenue de ville (complet) avec médailles.

Club Dinner Dance

The Club will again host a Dinner Dance on Saturday night at the Senior Staff Mess which is open for all alumni less the Old Brigaders. Cost: $70 pp for Club members or $80 pp for non-members. Dress is Business Casual (Jacket and Tie) or Ex-Cadet blazer. Contact RMC Club at 1-888-386-3762 or 613-541-6850 to pay by credit card. You may also purchase on-line at: http://rmcalumni.ca/events/rmc-reunion-weekend-2015-fin-de-semaine-des-anciens-2015-duplicate/


March to the Arch Parade and Ceremony

The highlight of the weekend for many is the annual March to the Arch.  All ex-cadets are requested to arrive by 1000.  Coffee will be available at Panet House as of 0930.  Following the Arch ceremony, the parade will return to the square for the presentation of the Goddard and Dawe memorial swords, the Pijper Cup and final addresses.  Dress is Club blazer or Jacket with Club tie or Club scarves for the ladies.  Serving officers may wish to wear DEU.  Medals are to be worn by all.


Old Brigade Luncheon

The last official event of the Kingston weekend is the Old Brigade luncheon at the Senior Staff Mess which is held immediately following dismissal from the Arch Parade. Registration is required in advance.

Inaugural RMC Club of Canada – Reunion Weekend Golf Classic

Are you planning on attending this year’s Reunion weekend? Are you interested in providing financial support to the RMC Club while having fun doing so? If so, then please plan on participating in our inaugural RMC Club Reunion Weekend Golf Classic on Friday September 25, 2015.  The Tournament is being chaired by the Class of 1970 for all returning classes; however, all alumni are encouraged to participate.

The tournament will be hosted at the Garrison Golf and Curling Club.  The tournament is a scramble format with a shotgun start at 0830 with wrap-up prior to 1500 hours for those who want to attend the obstacle race at RMC. The cost is $100 per player for RMC Club members and $120 for non-members.  Registration includes a golf cart, post-game lunch, and prizes. You may either register individually or as a team by forwarding your team list together with a cheque payable to The RMC Club of Canada at PO Box 17000 Stn Forces, Kingston, ON K7K 7B4. If you prefer to register on-line, you may do so individually or as a group at:  http://rmcalumni.ca/events/club-reunion-weekend-golf-classic/ .

Corporate and hole sponsorship opportunities exist for this event.  Raffle prize donations are also being sought to add to a one week vacation package at a luxury Turks & Caicos resort and a one day Thousand Islands sailing cruise already donated by Class of 1970 OB Entry members. Please contact Jim Simpson at 905 939-9229 or simpsonj@look.ca to discuss how you or your company can help make this an over the top fundraising event for the RMC Club.


Comptez-vous assister à la fin de semaine des anciens cette année? Aimeriez-vous fournir un soutien financier au Club des CMR, tout en vous amusant? Si c’est le cas, envisagez SVP de participer à  notre premier tournoi de golf du Club des CMR, que se tiendra dans le cadre de la fin de semaine des anciens, le vendredi 25 septembre 2015.  Le tournoi est organisé par la promotion de 1970 pour toutes les promotions célébrant un anniversaire, mais tous les anciens sont invités à participer.

Le tournoi se déroulera au Garrison Golf and Curling Club.  Le format adopté est la meilleure balle par groupe a chaque coup, avec départs simultanés à 8 h 30 qui sera terminée par  15 h 00 heures pour ceux qui veulent assister la course d’obstacles. Le coût est 100 $ par joueur pour les membres du Club des CMR et 120 $ pour les non-membres. L’inscription comprend une voiturette de golf, déjeuner après le match et des prix. Vous pouvez vous inscrire  individuellement ou en équipe en faisant parvenir la liste de votre équipe ainsi qu’un chèque au nom du Club à l’adresse suivante : << RMC Club of Canada, PO Box 17000 Succ Forces, Kingston, ON K7K 7B4>>. Si vous préférez vous inscrire en ligne, vous pouvez le faire individuellement ou en groupe à http://rmcalumni.ca/events/club-reunion-weekend-golf-classic/ .

Il y’a des possibilités de parrainage corporatif et les trous pour cet événement.  Les prix pour le tirage sont également recherchés. Nous sommes en train d’ajouter une vacance d’une semaine en Turcs et Caïques et il y aura une journée de voile croisière en Mille-Îles donnés par la promotion de 1970. Veuillez communiquer avec Jim Simpson au 905 939-9229 ou simpsonj@look.ca pour discuter de comment vous ou votre entreprise peut aider à collecte de fonds pour le Club des CMR.

Hopefully this is sufficient information to get you thinking about attending. Get hold of an old classmate or two and starting making plans to attend! TDV / VDV!

Bryan Bailey, Club ED