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.
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 RMC Curling Club would like to say thank you to the RMC Foundation for their funding, as without them all the progress made by our teams would have been impossible. – 28692 Chad Matthews 28692, RMC Curling Club President
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.
Over reunion weekend, a rather special event took place on the Center Field. In the annual Alumni v Cadets game, as 3 ex-cadets were able to line up against their sons on the rugby pitch. For 16598 Scott Stevenson (RRMC 1988), 18808 Damian Brooks (RMC 1993) and 19987 Scott Treadwell (RRMC/RMC 1995), it was a […]
This year was the 45th Annual Broomball tournament at the Royal Military College Saint-Jean. For Officer Cadets, this tournament is an opportunity to put their studies aside for a weekend and have fun. In addition, this tournament promotes the development of team spirit, competitive spirit, and strengthens the bonds Cadets have with other Ex-Cadets. For […]
The RMC Recreational Clubs received $30,000 in support this year from the Class of 1962. This support allowed over 600 Officer Cadets to participate in the following clubs: Judo Bilingualism Curling Chess Ice Climbing Astronomy Rowing Sport Parachuting Multisport Club Aviation Club The Class of 1962 has agreed to support the Recreational Clubs from their […]
For the past 2 years RMC Saint-Jean has been invited to the Leonidas Trophy event at Thermopylae area, Hellas to participate in a historical 25 km trek on the Kallidromos Mountain to honour the battle of Leonidas. Students also participated from other European military academies including the Belgian, Polish, Austrian, Italian, Dutch, French, Bulgarian, Romanian […]