UPDATED TIMINGS FOR RMC REUNION WEEKEND POSTPONED To September 23-24

Updated Schedule for Alumni Activities

As a result of adjustments to the schedule of Reunion Weekend activities during the Period of Mourning for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, alumni are advised of the following changes to Reunion Weekend activities. These changes have been made in consultation with RMC to achieve a balance of muted activity level on college grounds during the Period of Mourning.

We recognize many alumni have made travel plans that cannot be changed at this point. While on campus activities have been delayed by one week, all off campus activities are still moving forward as originally planned.  The gift shop will be open closed on Friday and Saturday 23/24 September.  Canex will be open from 8-2pm on Friday.  Chez Brucie for food and drinks will be open from 8-2pm Friday and Saturday. 

First-Year Obstacle Course and Coin Ceremony

First-year RMC cadets conclude their orientation program with the challenging obstacle course, which demonstrates the esprit-de-corps and teamwork that has been instilled in them throughout orientation. Upon completion of the Obstacle Course, cadets receive a coin from members of the “Old Brigade” – a group of ex-cadets who entered the college at least 50 years ago.

 When:             Friday, September 23, 2022 from 1 to 7 p.m.

 Where:            RMC Campus, Kingston.

 Badging Ceremony

The presentation of cap badges to each and every first-year RMC cadets on parade by members of the “Old Brigade” acknowledges their start of education at RMC.

When:             Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 10 a.m. to noon.  In case of inclement weather, the parade will take place indoors at the Kingston Military Community Sports Centre’s Anderson Field House, Building 65, CFB Kingston, 1 Navy Way (off Highway 2), Kingston, Ont.

Where:            RMC Parade Square, 15 Valour Dr., Kingston.

Wall of Honour Ceremony

The Wall of Honour ceremony recognizes former officer cadets and other distinguished individuals associated with the Canadian Military Colleges for outstanding achievements and contributions to Canada and the world. There will be a total of five Honourees this year for whom a plaque will be unveiled at the Wall of Honour located on Vérité Ave. at RMC. One of them will be present.

They are: the late Honourary Lt.-Col. Jean-Charles Forbes, and the late Maj.-Gen. Herbert Chelsey Pitts (previously announced in March); the late Rear Admiral Desmond William Piers (selected in 2021); the late Col. Karen Ritchie (selected in 2020); and Lt.-Col. (Ret) Robert Douglas Banks (selected in 2020).

When:             Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. This event will take place independent of the weather conditions.

Where:            Wall of Honour, just off of Vérité Ave., Kingston.

Alumni Sports Challenge and Varsity Sports:

When:  Men’s volleyball game vs alumni at the SAM Gym at 14:00, alumni rugby game on inner field at 13:00, Varsity league rugby game at 15:00 vs Guelph and a 19:00 hockey game vs York

Arch Memorial Service

A memorial service to honour Canadian Military College’s ex-cadets who died while in military service for Canada.

When:             Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 4 to 5 p.m. This event will take place independent of the weather conditions.

 Where:            RMC Memorial Arch, 3 Valour Dr., Kingston

 

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