Personally, I lost all my games due to my lack of experience in chess, but nonetheless it was a great experience and I would gladly do it again. OCdt Thibeault, one of our stronger chess players, did very well and won four consecutive games until he lost his last game finishing in second place. OCdt Thibeault won a prize of $350 for his efforts.
RMC Saint-Jean Officer Cadets Dine with Québec City Chapter Ex-Cadets at Annual Gala Dinner
We valued this experience, as it was an opportunity for us to become better prepared to face the obstacles that will eventually arise in our careers after graduation. Despite the expected generational differences, these obstacles are quite similar to what they were thirty or forty years ago.
Often, the influence Canadian soldiers had on the two great Wars is overlooked in current Canadian culture, an oversight I am a culprit of as well. Upon further investigation, however, my experience so far with the Battlefield tour has proven that the influence our great country had on the Wars is one that should never be forgotten, as well as one we should all, as Canadians, take great pride in.
Civil Engineering Students Win People’s Choice Award
RMC’s team, The Royal Canadian Bogganeers, represented RMC well, winning the competition’s People’s Choice award. The effort displayed by the RMC team whenever there was a toboggan crash was outstanding, as the whole team sprinted up the hill to assist any necessary personnel.
Understanding that RMC, unlike any other university, is designed to help students build a strong foundation in leadership, it became clear that I wanted to take on this new challenge in the next chapter of my life.
The leadership lessons learned in the RMC Varsity dressing room served me well in my military and civilian career as a pilot. Most of these lessons were not built on wins or grand successes but on challenges faced together with the greatest, lifelong friends. Being in a leadership position on a team full of future leaders was a privilege I will always be thankful for.
Before returning down, the team took a team photo branding the RMC flag belonging to the Class of 1969, whom members of this incredible expedition are indebted to for their incredible support. Moreover, the team would like to also extend their gratitude to other Classes, ex-cadets, parents, family, friends, and peers who graciously donated and kept us in their thoughts because they believed in us.
Anonymous Donor from the Class of 1955 Provides Scholarship Opportunity to Canada’s Future Leaders
For the past 39 years, this donor from the Class of 1955 has provided more than $225,000 in support of projects benefiting the leadership and character development of our future leaders of Canada. More importantly over $212,000 of which went into his Endowment to support Mechanical Engineer and Aerospace Post Graduates.