The RMC Athletics Wall of Distinction was established to honour those who have brought distinction to the Canadian Military Colleges through significant achievements and contributions in sport while at a CMC and/or following graduation throughout their athletics careers.
19791 Nathalie Yolande Birgentzlen has been recognized in the Athlete category for her exceptional accomplishments in the sport of Taekwondo over two decades of Canadian and International competition.
Accomplishments as an Athlete while at a CMC:
- Lightweight CISM World Champion, 1993
- Female MVP at the CISM World Championships in Kingston, ON, 1993
- CAF Sports Female Athlete of the Year, 1993
- Kelly Gawne Memorial Cup recipient as top female athlete at RMC, 1994
- H.R.H. The Prince of Wales Cup recipient for excellence in athletics over her term at RMC, 1995
Accomplishments as an Athlete post CMC:
- Welterweight Canadian Champion, 1997
- Competed at the World Championships in Hong Kong, 1997
- Competed at the World Cup in Egypt, 1997
- Lightweight Canadian Champion, 1999
- Female MVP at the Canadian Championships, 1999
- Middleweight Canadian Champion, 2002
- Competed at the World Cup in Japan, 2002
- Competed at the Pan American Championships in Ecuador, 2002
- Competed at the CISM World Championships in Croatia, 2002
- Inducted into the CAF Sports Hall of Fame, 2003
11914 Alan Frank Markewicz has been recognized in the Athlete category for his exceptional achievements in the sport of pistol shooting over several decades of provincial, national and international competition.
Accomplishments as an Athlete at a CMC:
- Member of the RRMC rifle and fencing teams, 1974-76
- Member of the RMC fencing team, 1976-78
Accomplishments as an Athlete post CMC:
- Member of Canada’s CISM Pistol Team, 1991-2016
- NDHQ Athlete of the Year, 1995
- Competed at four World Military Games throughout his career
- As a member of the Canadian National Pistol Team in 2010 he competed at the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup rifle and pistol championships in the USA, Germany and Australia
- Silver medalist at the Championship of the Americas in Brazil, 2010
- Competed in the Commonwealth Games in India, 2010
- Won numerous medals at the Canadian National Pistol Championships throughout his career
- Inducted into the CAF Sports Hall of Fame, 2010
- Canadian Flag-Bearer at the Rio de Janeiro World Military Games, 2011
- Canadian National Champion in 2700 Pistol competition, 2015-18
16009 William Stephen “Steve” Molaski has been recognized in the Athlete category for his exceptional accomplishments in the sport of ice hockey.
- Finished career 6th in all-time OUAA league scoring with 76 goals and 129 assists for 205 points
- RMC’s all-time leading scorer including an eight-point game versus the University of Waterloo
- Four-time OUAA All-Star, 1985-88
- Four-time RMC Team MVP and RMC Outstanding Athlete Award Winner
- Played in OUAA All-Star exhibition games against the 1988 Canada Olympic Team
- H.R.H. The Prince of Wales Cup recipient for excellence in athletics over his term at RMC, 1988
- Four-time MVP and leading scorer in the CAF Europe Hockey League, 1989-92
- Cornwall Royals Memorial Cup Champions (CHL), 1981
- Four-time CAF Europe Hockey League Champions, 1989-92
- CAF National Champions, 1989, 1991-92, 1994
8074 John Douglas “Smitty” Smith has been recognized in the Athlete and Builder categories for his player and coaching achievements in amateur football stretching over 50 years.
Accomplishments as an Athlete:
- RMC Redmen Varsity Football 1965-69, playing every game
- RMC Redmen Varsity Football Team Captain, 1968
- CCIFC East All-Star Halfback and CIAU All-Star Honorable Mention, 1968
- RMC Redmen Varsity Rugby and Junior Varsity Hockey, 1965-69
- RMC Boxing Team, 1965
Accomplishments as a Builder:
- RMC Redmen Assistant/Head Football Coach, 1974-76
- Queen’s University Assistant Football Coach, 1977-83
- Yates Cup Champions with Queen’s, 1977 and 1978
- Vanier Cup Champions with Queen’s, 1978
- University of Toronto Assistant Football Coach, 1983-93
- Yates Cup Champions with Toronto, 1983 and 1993
- Gino Fracas Award recipient as the CIAU Volunteer Coach of the Year, 1992
- Vanier Cup Champions with Toronto, 1993
- Numerous players coached directly into CFL playing positions, 1977-1983
- Assistant Football Coach at four NCAA Division II and Junior Colleges in California, USA, 1994-2019
- Numerous NCAA league titles, bowl game victories and players coached into NFL playing positions, 1994-2018
John Walter Douglas “Doug” Hargreaves has been recognized in the Builder category for his exceptional accomplishments at RMC from 1965-70 as the Varsity football and basketball coach and thereafter for his lifetime achievements in amateur football in Canada.
- Associate Professor, School of Physical Health and Education and Head Football Coach, Queen’s University, 1976-94
- Member, Coaches Working Committee that developed the Level I, II, III and IV National Coaching Certification Program for Football Canada, 1970’s through the 1980’s
- Five-time OQIFC Coach of the Year in 1977, 1979, 1983, 1989 and 1991
- Awarded the Frank Tindall Trophy as CIAU Coach of the year in 1983
- Overall CIAU coaching record 128-103-3
- Led the RMC Redmen Varsity Football team in 1969 to the school’s first and only top ten national ranking level in the modern era
- Vanier Cup Finalist three times with Queen’s University, Champion in 1978 and 1992
- OQIFC Finalist 13 times with Queen’s University, Champion nine times
17324 Sharon Lynn Donnelly has been recognized in the Athlete category for her exceptional lifetime accomplishments in triathlon competition from 1989 through to her induction in 2018.
- Inaugural recipient of The Kelly Gawne Memorial Cup, awarded annually to the best all-around female athlete at RMC, 1989
- CISM World Triathlon Championships Silver Medalist, 1989, 1995, 1997
- 37 top 10 finishes of 60 Triathlon World Cup races, 1996-2004
- Three-time Canadian National Triathlon Champion, 1997, 1999, 2002
- Pan American Games Gold medalist, Winnipeg 1999
- Canadian Olympic triathlon team, Sydney 2000, alternate in Athens 2004
- Commonwealth Games team, Manchester 2002
- Head Coach USA Olympic Triathlon Team, Beijing 2008
22909 Kevin Pierre Dulude has been recognized in the Athlete category for his exceptional accomplishments as a member of the RMC basketball teams from 2000-05.
- OUA East Rookie of the Year, 2000-01
- Five-time OUA East All-Star, 2000-05
- Canadian Armed Forces Athlete of the Year, 2002
- OUA East Player of the Year, 2003-04
- CIS 1st Team All-Canadian, 2003-04
- Four-time Tommy Smart Cup winner as RMC Male Athlete of the Year, 2000-04
- 109 regular season games played for RMC; finished career as the CIS all-time leading rebounder (1,165) and second leading scorer (2,092)
- Awarded the Douglas Massey Cook Memorial Cup as the top varsity team at RMC, 2003-04
- Named Canadian Armed Forces Team of the Year, 2004
The 2007 RMC Fencing Team has been recognized in the Team category for its exceptional accomplishments at the OUA Championship.
- Three-time OUA Overall Champion from 2005-07; recipient of the Kay Aoyama Trophy, awarded to the OUA Women’s Team Champion
- Swept the podium with gold medals in foil, épée, and sabre team relays
- Won two gold, one silver, and one bronze medal in individual competition
- Marilyne Lafortune earned both the Dave O’Donnell Trophy, awarded to the female fencer most proficient in skill, style, and sportswomanship, as well as the Maître Ken Wood Trophy, awarded to the Women’s Individual Champion in Foil
- Julie Perreault earned the Fred Wach Trophy, awarded to the Women's Individual Champion in Sabre
- Earned first OUA Overall Championship title in team history; recipient of the Charles Walter Trophy, awarded to the overall OUA Men’s Team Champion
- Won gold medal in épée team relay for second consecutive year
- Won three silver medals and one bronze medal in individual competition
- Awarded the Douglas Massey Cook Memorial Cup as the top varsity team at RMC for 2006-07
In 1960, Major W. J. Danny McLeod was appointed Director of Athletics at RMC. He co-created the Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Association (“CIAU”) in the early 1960’s with the then Athletic Director at McGill University and acted as Secretary-Treasurer while at RMC until 1971. Danny was instrumental in raising the national profile of RMC Athletics throughout the 1960’s. He coached the RMC Hockey Team to two victories over West Point. Outside of RMC, he was twice named OHL coach of the year while simultaneously coaching RMC, the Kingston Frontenacs (OHL Junior B) and the Kingston Aces (OHL Senior A). Following his retirement from RMC and the Canadian Forces in 1971, he joined the NHL as supervisor of officials and trained all on-ice officials on international rules for the 1972 Summit Series between Canada and the USSR. W. J. Danny McLeod was inducted into the Kingston Sports Hall of Fame in 2001, was awarded the Austin Matthews Award in 2011 as well as the Birchall Leadership Award in 2014. His positive impact on the growth and development of thousands of young men at RMC and in Canada spanned over seven decades.
Earle H. C. Morris had an outstanding athletic career at RMC between 1963-1967 and later in the Canadian Forces (“CF”). He skipped RMC to the OSLAA Curling Championships in 1965, and later he also coached RMC to the 1991 OUAA Curling Championships. Post-RMC, Earle had a momentous sports career in the CF in softball and curling both as a player and a coach, where he was the CF National Curling Champion in 1969 and 1970. He was the first curler to have played for three different provinces at the Brier. As coach of the Canadian Men’s Team, he won the 1998 World Junior Curling Championships, the 2015 Canadian Championships, and was a 2015 World Bronze Medallist. As coach of the Canadian Women’s Team, Earle led them to be the 2007 Canada Winter Games Gold Medallists, 2010 Canadian Junior Champions, 2010 World Silver Medallists, 2013 Canadian Champions, 2013 World Bronze Medallists, 2014 Canadian Champions, and 2014 World Silver Medallists. Earle H. C. Morris was inducted into the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame in 2016.
Brigadier General W. Denis Whitaker entered RMC in 1933. He captained both the RMC Football and Hockey teams and was awarded the Prince of Wales Cup. Post-graduation from RMC, Denis played professional football for the then Hamilton Tigers and was an All-Eastern nominee Quarterback in 1938. Following an exemplary military career with the Canadian Army, Denis won the Canadian Veterans Singles Squash Championship in 1958 and Canadian Water Ski Championship in both 1959 and 1960. He chaired the Canadian Equestrian team from 1960 to 1982, winning team Gold Medals at the Olympics in 1960 and numerous Gold, Silver and Bronze team medals at World Equestrian and Pan American Games throughout the 1960’s and 1970’s. Denis is credited with making show jumping an Olympic equestrian sport. He was a Director of the Canadian Olympic Association in the 1970’s and was selected to be Chef d’Équipe of the Canadian Olympic Team in 1972 and 1976. Brigadier General W. Denis Whitaker has previously been inducted into the Jump Canada Hall of Fame, the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame and the RMC Wall of Honour.
Senator Hartland de Montarville Molson entered RMC in 1924 and excelled at hockey, football, boxing and track and field. His teams won the Canadian Intercollegiate Hockey and the Dominion Intercollegiate Football Championships while at RMC. In 1926, Hartland played for the Kingston Combines and made it to the Memorial Cup final, and in early 1929 he represented Canada in the Spengler Cup in Davos, Switzerland. Hartland and his elder brother Tom purchased the Montreal Canadiens in 1957. In the ensuing nine years that they owned the team, les Canadiens won the Stanley Cup six times and finished in first place eight times. Through Molson’s Brewery, Hartland engineered exclusive national television rights to the Grey Cup and sponsorship of the National Hockey League. As a member of the NHL’s finance committee, Hartland strengthened owner-player relations, had a key role in the establishment of the player’s pension fund, and personally contributed to the construction of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Hartland was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1973 in the Builder’s category and to the RMC Wall of Honour in 2009. Senator Hartland de Montarville Molson was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1995 and in 2000, the Ordre national du Quebec.
Donald David Dorman attended RMC from 1963-1967 where he held RMC’s College records in most field events, the pole vault, and the 120-yard hurdles. David won the College decathlon title for four consecutive years. He led the RMC track and field team to back to back OSLAA conference championship titles during the mid-1960’s. He was awarded the Prince of Wales Cup in his graduating year. Post-graduation, David won the Canadian Decathlon Championship in both 1967 and 1968. In 1967, he represented Canada at the Pan-Am Games, finishing fourth in the decathlon. David formed the Cougars Track Club in Cornwall, Ontario in 1969, which he led until his death in 2008. Through this club, David coached many youth track and field athletes to provincial and national titles. He personally funded athletes who couldn’t afford to train or attend competitions. Donald David Dorman was inducted into the Cornwall Sports Hall of Fame in 1994.