The Director of Cadets will host an information session for family and friends of First Year Officer Cadets.
Date / Time: Friday, 14 September, 11 a.m.
Location: Currie Hall
The RMC obstacle course is the culmination of the First Year Orientation Program (FYOP) and the official entry of the First Year Class into the Cadet Wing.
The obstacle course consists of twelve obstacles representing each of the College’s twelve squadrons. Each team is called a “flight,” and the skills and comradery acquired over the intense month of training are put to the test.
Cadets compete on behalf of their squadron for points towards the Commandant’s Cup: a year-long competition for prestige and pride at the College. The flight’s time and performance on each obstacle is ranked and overall standings are determined for the entire course. The final standings also incorporate the ability of each flight to work as a team and a cohesive unit as they must push through together as a single entity.
The winning team of the obstacle course will be the flight with the most points and is praised in front of the entire Cadet Wing and given recognition amongst the First Year Class.
Following the obstacle course, each First Year Officer Cadet will be presented with the RMC coin (stamped with their College number) by members of the “Old Brigade.”
Date / Time: Friday, 14 September, 1:30 – 4 p.m.
Location: Parade Square and Peninsula
The badging parade is the event at which First Year officer cadets official join the Cadet Wing. Having successfully completed the First Year Orientation Program, each First Year is presented with their RMC cap badge by a member of the “Old Brigade.” Cadet awards for leadership, academics and athletics are also presented.
Date / Time: Saturday, 15 September, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Parade Square
The Class of 1963, as their gift to the College upon entry into the Old Brigade in 2009, created and donated to RMC a Wall of Honour to recognize Ex-Cadets of the Royal Military Colleges (RMC, RRMC, RMC Saint-Jean), as well as others with College number, for outstanding achievements and contributions to Canada or the world.
It is intended that those recognized on the Wall of Honour inspire prospective recruits, existing RMC students, RMC graduates, RMC staff and all Canadians to be the best they can be through dedication, hard work, application of their talents and training, and by letting the College’s motto, “Truth, Duty, Valour,” guide their lives.
This year’s honouree is 2375 LCol Norman Bruce “Ike” Buchanan.
Date / Time: Saturday, 15 September, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Wall of Honour, Verité Avenue
A Memorial Service to honour Canadian Military College Ex-Cadets who died while on duty.
The Ex-Cadets, led by members of the Old Brigade, will start from the Parade Square and march along Precision Drive, pass by the Wall of Honour, continue to Cavalry Gate, turn left onto Highway 2, and continue along the Highway to the road leading into the Memorial Arch. Officer Cadets will line the route along Valour Drive. On completion of the Memorial Service, the Ex-Cadets will march back to the Parade Square.
On return to the parade square, the Ex-Cadets and Cadet Wing will witness the presentation of the Captain Nichola Goddard and Captain Matthew Dawe Memorial Swords, as well as the trophy for the Red and White Sports Challenge.
Families and friends are asked to be present at the Memorial Arch no later than 10:50 a.m. Parking is available at the Kingston Military Community Sports Centre located across from RMC on Highway 2, or in the main parking area in front of the Sawyer Building. All are welcome to attend.
Date / Time: Sunday, 16 September, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Memorial Arch