The Class of 1970 Takes Centre Stage
A few members of the Class of 1970 braved the snow on Saturday 18 January to attend the 84th Annual West Point vs RMC Hockey game to receive their plaque for winning the 1st Annual Battle of the Classes Challenge. The Class of 1970 raised over $100,000 to support their Endowment for the Athletic Wall of Distinction.
8417 David Green was a true Class champion for this Challenge and ensured that his class won the by making a very generous personal contribution.
We spoke to David before the win and he had this to say:
“I am extremely grateful to the RMC Foundation. I went through RMC as a ‘Reserve Entry’, meaning that I paid my own way, and then was not required to serve in the regular Armed Forces, only in the Reserves. Each year I would win a scholarship from the RMC Foundation that covered most of my costs. The remainder of my costs I covered from the stipend we got from summer training in the Navy. At the end of my four years, I had a few hundred dollars left over and went hitch-hiking through Europe.
The academic training that I got at RMC in Engineering Physics transformed me into someone who feels confident in operating at the highest levels in the technology community. I have started (or co-started) seven companies over the years in various areas of technology employing hundreds of people. I could never have done it without the training and confidence I acquired at RMC.
I am extremely grateful to the College and the Foundation, and will continue to show that gratitude. Also being very competitive, I really want the Class of 1970 to win your challenge!!”
And with that competitive spirit his Class was crowned the 1st ever Battle of the Classes Champions.
Members posed with the RMC Paladins Mascot before officially receiving their plaque from BGen Sébastien Bouchard during the 1st intermission of the RMC vs West Point Hockey game on Saturday 18 January. The Class of 1970 was represented at the game by: Graeme Ross, Brian Hope, Jim Simpson, and Les Bennett.