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Several online biographies state that Colonel James Walker studied at
the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston. Based on his date
of birth of 1846 and entrance as a Captain at 20 years of age in
1866, wouldn’t that make him a cadet a decade or so before RMC was
founded in 1876? He’s a facinating guy: he was named Calgary’s
Citizen of the Century in 1975; he founded the Calgary Agricultural
Society (forerunner of the Calgary Stampede), and his former home in
Inglewood is currently a bird sanctuary. A park, building, school,
Mount and Creek in Alberta were all named in his honour in Alberta.
Did he attend RMC?

Source

E3161 Victoria Edwards (RMC ’03)

Answer:
This particular Walker did not attend RMC. In 1876, when RMC was just opening, James Walker was already a Superintendent in the North West Mounted Police. Prior to joining the NWMP Walker had served as a militia officer and it is his earlier militia training that some confuse with cadet training at RMC. Indeed the website actually states that “he attended the School of Gunnery which is now the Royal Military College Kingston, Ontario”. The School of Gunnery, which was located at Tete de Pont Barracks (now called Fort Frontenac) actually pre-dates RMC and it still soldiers on today as 1 RCHA. Most, if not all, militia artillery NCOs and officers in the post-Confederation era would have taken their qualification training here in Kingston, but not at RMC.
Colonel James Walker was an important Canadian – but wasn’t an ex-cadet.

8057 Ross McKenzie (RMC ’70), Curator, RMC Museum

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Dear PSP Sport and Rec Staff and CF Triathlon Community Athletes,

The CF Triathlon Program is happy to announce the 2008 CF Triathlon Invitational Championships to be held 11-13 July at the Lac Leamy, Gatineau, QC.

Cher représentant de sport PSP et récréatif et communauté d’athlète de triathlon des Forces.

Le programme de Triathlon des Forces est heureux d’annoncer la tenue d’un championnnat de triathlon des forces qui se tiendra du 11 au 13 juillet 2008 au Lac Leamy, Gatineau QC.

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This CF Championships will be the stepping stone to establishing the format and competitor base necessary to hopefully launch a full fledged CF Nationals as part of the National Sports Program in 2009. This years event will be very similar in nature to the CF Running Nationals but is being held under the auspices of the CF International Sports Program as a means to identify and develop the CF Triathlon Community and the CISM Triathlon Program.

Please see the attached invitation for additional details. Joining Instructions will be promulgated on the 25 June application deadline.

For additional information please contact your local PSP Sports staff or email Lawton.jw@forces.gc.ca.

We are building a CF Triathlon Community Database so please forward this email to those who I’ve missed or you think may be interested. If you CC me we can add them to our dist list.

Thank you for your support and participation,

Jason Lawton
LCdr
CF Triathlon
www.CFTriathlon.ca
Program Development Coordinator
CISM Manager
902-721-7896 (w)
902-401-0337 (c)

Cher représentant de sport PSP et récréatif et communauté d’athlète de triathlon des Forces.

Le programme de Triathlon des Forces est heureux d’annoncer la tenue d’un championnnat de triathlon des forces qui se tiendra du 11 au 13 juillet 2008 au Lac Leamy, Gatineau QC.

Ce championnat des Forces Canadiennes sera la première étape pour établir un format et une base de compétition nécessaire en prévision du démarrage futur d’une compétition de triathlon National qui sera intégré au programme de sport National pour 2009. Pour cette année, l’événement sera similaire au format de du Championnat de course National de course qui est sous la tutelle du programme de sport international des Forces pour identifier et élargir la communauté d’athlète de triathlon dans les forces et dans le programme CISM.

Pour de plus amples informations, veuillez contacter votre représentant de PSP de votre base ou envoyez un courriel à Lawton.jw@forces.gc.ca.

Nous bâtissons un réseau dans la communauté d’athlète de triathlon, S.V.P. distribuez ce courriel à tout les athlètes que dans les forces que noua aurions manqué ou qui aurait un intérêt pour le programme ou le Championnat.. Si vous m’ajoutez à cette liste, nous pourrons vous mettre sur notre liste de distribution.

Merci beaucoup pour votre support et participation.

Jason Lawton
LCdr
CF Triathlon
www.CFTriathlon.ca
coordinateur du programme de développement
Gérant du CISM
902-721-7896 (tr)
902-401-0337

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