OCdts. On Parade

logoDon’t forget to sign up for the RMC Club’s forthcoming tour of Southeast Asia, 11 – 27 March, with visits to Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, Melaka) Cambodia (Angkor Wat), Vietnam (Saigon, Hue, Hoi An, Hanoi) , and a final three days in Bangkok!

Sign up by the (extended) deadline of 16 January and save $350 per person!

If you missed it in the last VERITAS, the full brochure and all details including a reservation coupon can be found at http://www.knowtheworldtours.com

Need more info?

Contact KNOW THE WORLD at ktwtours@rogers.com or by phone at 1-800-554-9754

Or drop Mike an email at mfmorres@telus.net or call him at 250-592-8897

This tour is planned by KNOW THE WORLD TOUR ORGANIZERS and led by 5758 Michael Morres (CMR RMC 1963), and is the next in the series following our recent successful tour to South America.

The brochure mailout to NOAC was delayed, so we have extended the early booking deadline for both NOAC and RMCC.

You do not have to be a member of the Club to join the dozen or so who have already signed up for what will surely be a memorable trip!

Bring your friends!


Le Chandail de Hockey

Le Chandail de Hockey, by Roch Carrier

This is the French language version of The Hockey Sweater.


In the days of Roch’s childhood, winters in the village of Ste. Justine were long. Life centered around school, church, and the hockey rink, and every boy’s hero was Montreal Canadiens hockey legend Maurice Richard. Everyone wore Richard’s number 9. They laced their skates like Richard. They even wore their hair like Richard. When Roch outgrows his cherished Canadiens sweater, his mother writes away for a new one. Much to Roch’s horror, he is sent the blue and white sweater of the rival Toronto Maple Leafs, dreaded and hated foes to his beloved team. How can Roch face the other kids at the rink?


H18430 Roch Carrier – Honourary member of the RMC Club was born May 13, 1937 in Sainte-Justine, Quebec. He went to boarding school in neighbouring Saint-Georges de Beauce. He earned a B.A. in 1957 from Université Saint-Louis in Edmundston, New Brunswick, a Masters in 1964 from the Université de Montréal, and a Doctorat ès Lettres in 1970, from the Université de Paris. In 1964, he joined the French Department of the Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean, teaching literature until 1970. IN 1968, at the age of 31, he published his hugely successful novel, La Guerre, Yes Sir!.

Since then he has written many other novels, short stories, plays, film and television scripts, essays, travel books, and poetry. He continued his teaching career at the Université de Montréal from 1970 to 1971. In 1971, he was appointed secretary general of the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde. From 1973 to 1980, he was the director of the French Department and coordinator of the undergraduate program in Canadian Studies at the Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean. He stayed on and was appointed to various positions, becoming the principal in 1990. In 1991, Carrier was awarded the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour for Prayers of a Very Wise Child.

Carrier is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, an Officer of the Order of Canada, and has honorary doctorates from the Université de Moncton, York University, Memorial University and the Royal Military College of Canada. From 1994 to 1997, he was the director of the Canada Council for the Arts. In October of 1999, Carrier became the National Librarian of Canada.  Source

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