OCdts. On Parade

Bill & Rolande 091It’s that time of year!  We will lay down tools next week.  This edition of e-Veritas is #52 for 2009.  We expect to be back with Issue #1 in the early days of 2010.

We would like to acknowledge a number of great people some of whom are well known, others, not so well known but nevertheless key members of our team

We have a lot of people to thank! We rely on the dedication and cooperation of many different people in order to accomplish our goals.  We are grateful to all of those who have contributed their time and / or expertise whether it is their writing talent or technical skills with format and layouts.


Peter DaweFirst and foremost, Peter Dawe, RMC Club, Executive Director continues to provide the type of leadership that motivates and encourages us to stick around for a little while longer. His unwavering loyalty during the good and tough times is very evident to us and much appreciated.

The RMC Club Executive led by past president, Jeff Kearns and current president Gord Clarke have both delivered valuable insights and support which has had a positive impact on what we do week after week.

Thanks to Victoria Edwards (photo right) for constantly generating marvelously creative ideas and for her hard work and enthusiasm in implementing them with first class Victoria Edwardsarticles every edition. In particular,  her “Who Am I” is a constant must read. Also, Victoria provides us with “gems” day in and day out covering a wide range of subjects.  Her interviews with former staff members and ex cadets combined with “Where are they now articles” are all very popular.

Karen Inkster (see her note below) has provided timely and high quality “interviews” with a Royal Roads Military College flavour. Karen has informed us that her e-Veritas submissions for 2010 may be cut back due to other essential work commitments.

Noelani Shore joined our team in the last quarter of the year and has been a perfect fit with her high quality human interest profiles of ex cadets.

For the last half of 2009 we have received regular first class pieces from, Eric Le Marec – RMCSJ Public Affairs Officer. Eric ensures our Inbox is full with very informative pieces that keeps all our readers aware of the rapid and high quality growth within the fledgling RMCSJ programs.

Locally, Daniel.Madryga, RMC Public Affairs Officer keeps us well informed and up-to-date on what is happening around the college.

The commandants at both RMCC & RMCSJ over the past three years  have been exceptional in support of e-Veritas.  Most of the feedback that we receive from them is of the “Sierra Hotel” or “Bravo Zulu” variety.

The help from Officer Cadets at one time or another during the past 12 months has been absolutely fantastic. Most notably: Sebastien Delage, Dean Fleet, Leaf Tremback, Julia Anderson, and Ken Eady have all been key members of the “A” team. Without their assistance we would not have been able to meet the weekly deadlines and not accomplished near the final product week after week.  We can not overstate their combined contributions.

Finally, the support and goodwill from many our readers is very much appreciated.

To those of you who will be celebrating the birth of the baby Jesus on the 25 December – Merry Christmas. To everyone – Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!!

Pour ceux qui célébrerons la naissance de Jésus le 25 décembre – Joyeux Noël.

Et à tous joyeuses fêtes et bonne et heureuse Année!!

Bill & Rolande Oliver



I am so sorry that you haven’t heard from me. My job is transitioning so I probably won’t be able to contribute as often, but will still try to do it every other week if that’s okay. Thanks again for the support that you and Rolande gave me while I was in Kingston, and I wish you a very Merry Christmas!

For this week, I’d like to just pass along the following message:

Holiday Greetings from Royal Roads University

It has been such a pleasure to hear from many of you ex-cadet alumni throughout the year – I love my job and the opportunity it gives me to interact with such an interesting and supportive group. Thank you for your contributions to the military heritage of Royal Roads! Each year the university puts together a holiday e-card in efforts to be environmentally sustainable and this year’s can be found here: http://www.royalroads.ca/holidaycard-09/rru/.

I hope that you all have a wonderful season and that watching the e-card reminds you of the magic of Royal Roads. Best wishes to you and your families.

Warm regards,

Karen Inkster

Alumni Relations Coordinator

Royal Roads University

(250) 391-2600 x. 4405


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