In This Issue 6 / Dans ce numéro 6

As longtime readers will know, eVeritas traditionally has an April Fools post each year. There will not be one this year due to the ongoing situation with the coronavirus. Thank you. / Comme les lecteurs le savent depuis longtemps, eVeritas publie traditionnellement un article sur les poissons d’avril chaque année. Il n’y en aura pas une cette année en raison de la situation actuelle du coronavirus. Merci.


Please note that Club staff are unable to process membership renewals while working from home. If you need to renew your membership please leave a voicemail at (613) 541-6000, ext. 6849 or email Anna-Michelle.Shewfelt@rmc.ca with your name, College number, and contact info and we will get in touch when we are back in the office. Thank you. / Veuillez noter que le personnel du Club ne peut pas traiter les renouvellements d’adhésion tout en travaillant à domicile. Si vous devez renouveler votre adhésion, veuillez laisser un message vocal au (613) 541-6000, ext. 6849, ou envoyez un courriel à Anna-Michelle.Shewfelt@rmc.ca avec votre nom, votre numéro de collège et vos coordonnées et nous vous contacterons lorsque nous serons de retour au bureau. Merci.

For the full message from the Presidents of the RMC Club and RMC Foundation please see here. / Pour le message complet des présidents du Club des CMR et de la Fondation des CMR, cliquez ici.


ISSN 2562-5071

In This Issue 6 / Dans ce numéro 6

Table of Contents / Table des matière

BREAKING NEWS: RMC Commandant and Principal Communiqué / DERNIÈRES NOUVELLES : Communiqué du Commandant et du Recteur du CMR

Alumni Making the News / Des anciens font l’actualité

In Case You Missed It: Message from the Presidents of the RMC Club of Canada and the RMC Foundation / Message des présidents du Club des CMR du Canada et de la Fondation des CMR

18777 BGen Sébastien Bouchard To Remain RMC Commandant for 4th Year / 18777 Le bgén Sébastien Bouchard reste au CMR pour la 4e année à titre de commandant

Message from the Principal of RMC / Communiqué du recteur du CMR

MIS À JOUR: Message de l’équipe de commandement du CMR Saint-Jean / UPDATED: Message from the RMC Saint-Jean Command Team

Military Colleges Connection: Promotions and Senior Appointments 2020 General and Flag Officers List / Connexion aux collèges militaires : Promotions et nominations supérieures 2020 – Officiers généraux

Velvet Energy Ltd. Sponsors Captain Nichola Goddard Award in Calgary

Selection Board Announces 2020 Honourees for RMC Wall of Honour / Le jury de sélection annonce les lauréats de 2020 pour le Mur d’honneur du CMR

10966 MICHEL MAISONNEUVE: MEMORIES OF RMC – SOUVENIRS DU CMR

Remember When: The Stone Frigate Snowball Fight of Winter 1978

Vintage RMC Life in 1980 / La vie vintage du CMR en 1980

Flashback: Amateur Operators’ Club in 1966 // Rétrospective: certificat d’opérateur en 1966

Golden Oldies / Photos d’antan

Keeping Tabs / Gardez un œil sur eux

12570 Mike Kennedy Reviews “Girls Need Not Apply” by Kelly Thompson

New Book by an Ex-Cadet: “Not for King or Country”

Branch News / Nouvelles des chapitres

25 Years Later: The re-birth of Royal Roads Military College Rugby

Les événements autour des Collèges / Happenings Around the Colleges

Dr. B Asks, “What are you reading?” / Le Dr B. demande: «Que lis-tu?»

Addressing a Major Organizational Change Through Quality Leadership

We Get Emails

Participants Wanted for McGill University Study

In Case You Missed It / Si vous avez raté

ARCH Team Calls for Contributions to Mark 200th Anniversary of the Stone Frigate / L’équipe ARCH lance un appel à contributions pour marquer le 200e anniversaire de la frégate de pierre

Tournoi de golf de la Fondation des Anciens du CMR / CMR Ex-Cadets Foundation Golf Tournament

Tell your story! / Raconte ton histoire!

CMR Saint-Jean Entry Class of 1970: Entry into the Old Brigade Project / Classe d’entrée CMR Saint-Jean de 1970: Projet d’entrée dans la Vieille Brigade

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES (sponsored)  Nos offres d’emploi       

Archives – Here

Velvet Energy Ltd. Sponsors Captain Nichola Goddard Award in Calgary

Chris Theal, President of the Royal Military Colleges Foundation and CFO of Velvet Energy Ltd., shares his thoughts on the legacy of The Birchall leadership award below: “Proud that Velvet sponsored the award and attended this great event. Also proud as President of the RMC Foundation and it’s legacy with the award. Click here to understand the esteemed list of recipients and the history of Air Commodore Birchall. Quite a story and hero.” Chris Theal “On the heels of International Women’s Day, Velvet Energy proudly sponsored the Captain Nichola Goddard Roundtable & Reception presented by True Patriot Love Foundation. This event honours women in the Canadian Armed Forces |…

Golden Oldies / Photos d’antan

Have you got a photo you’d like to see in “Golden Oldies”? Send it to Anna-Michelle.Shewfelt@rmc.ca! / Vous avez une photo que vous aimeriez voir dans «Les vieux succès»? Envoyez-le à Anna-Michelle.Shewfelt@rmc.ca! *** Photos provided by 6611 Doug Cope. ***…

Keeping Tabs / Gardez un œil sur eux

24673 Glynis Rogers – Commercial and Editorial Photographer 17942 Tom Allan – Managing Director Middle East at DNO ASA 24100 Jordan Premo – Deputy Judge Advocate at Office of the Judge Advocate General 22153 Melody Szabo – Senior Marine Systems Engineer 23721 Biren Bandara – Real…

25 Years Later: The re-birth of Royal Roads Military College Rugby

25 Years Later: The re-birth of Royal Roads Military College Rugby 16598 Scott Stevenson, RMCC 1988, shares his thoughts on the re-birth of Royal Roads Rugby  Friday March 6th, 2020 was a beautiful, sunny winter day in Vancouver. On this day, the proud traditions of Royal Roads’ rugby were reborn at the Vancouver Masters’ Rugby Festival. Twelve ex-cadets took to the pitch wearing white jerseys with blue hoops bearing the RRMC coat of arms on their chests, looking much like the Royal Roads’ jerseys of the late 1980s. These intrepid ex-cadets – a mix of purebred Roadents and Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) grads — were joined…

We Get Emails

The following was submitted by 4588 Bob Kompf, who added, “I think it was 1958 when ‘flu hit RMC. No classes. Those without symptoms carried meals to those with who were SIQ. Can’t remember how long…