A Solid Foundation, and We’re Just Getting Started!
I turned over the helm of the Royal Military Colleges of Canada Foundation to 15946 Jill Carleton, RMC class of 1987, marking the end of my two year term as President. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with our Board and staff, leading an unprecedented period of growth and succession of governance.
Engage for 50: The Past, the Present, and our Future
I read the old yearbooks and reminisce of what the program used to be and where it has come. I see the past, the present, and our future. I have seen sons, and fathers battle it out until exhaustion, and then share a beer with their teammates after a hard fought match. I have seen the triumphs and the struggles. I have seen lifelong leadership development and friendships they carry with them throughout their careers that make this program so successful.
Thanks to a kick off donation of $1,500.00 from TD Bank, the RMC Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of a new fund that will provide direct financial support for College Diversity activities.
The four years I spent at RMC was a life-altering event for me. It just made perfect sense that I should give back to the Institution that has contributed so much to my own personal and professional development over the years.
25 Years Later: The re-birth of Royal Roads Military College Rugby
Today, more than 65 cadets are on the roster of the varsity rugby program at RMC in Kingston. Public funding for this program only covers the essential expenditures for the first squad, with the balance of the resources for the second team coming from donations to the RMC Foundation and the through volunteer contributions of staff and alumni.
The Bilingualism Club is a way for me to practice my French in a fun environment outside of SOLET. Each week, we meet on Thursday to play games and converse in French. Before Reading Week, there was a special trip to Quebec City, Quebec. It was an amazing opportunity and lots of fun. The trip was meant to immerse us in the French language and culture. This was something we would not get in Kingston.
RMC Debate and International Affairs Society Takes Home Honours at Annual Model NATO Conference
During the conference, RMC DIAS members had the opportunity to meet with Ambassadors and Defence Attaches to Canada, the previous Ambassador from Canada to NATO, as well as the Global Affairs Canada Director General of International Security Policy.
Mottershead Battlefields Tour 2020: an ex-cadet’s perspective
This was not exclusively army focused as we heard presentations from both staff and cadets on the role of our soldiers, sailors and airmen. The weather was cold and windy and at times wet. We could only imagine how it felt fighting in this weather so long ago. There were times I felt that I could hear the voices of those souls who had died on the battlefields.