3334 Dave Wightman: ROYAL ROADS PAVERSTONE PROJECT UPDATE

ROYAL ROADS PAVERSTONE PROJECT UPDATE

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The Royal Roads Paverstone project began in 2010 and was established to commemorate the 55 year military legacy of Royal Roads. The paverstones represent the young Officer Cadets who served at Royal Roads between 1940 and 1995 and all other personnel, military or civilian, who helped prepare them for service to their country. The pavers are 12″ x 6″ granite stones engraved with the name and number of each ex-cadet and the title and name of each member of the staff. Anyone who served at Royal Roads between 1940 and 1995 is eligible to order a paverstone in his or her name for a donation of $200.

At the end of 2015 there were a total of 954 engraved pavers installed around the restored mast located near the former Vice Commandant residence. For the 2016 installation in late August we have set a goal of 1000 total installed stones. Each year more and more former cadets and staff visit the mast site and spend time remembering their friends and their youth.

Why not be part of the Guard of Honour that greets them?

All donations go to the Military Heritage Fund and all are fully tax deductible.The Fund nets over $100 per stone after expenses. Adding generous support from RRU and other donors, the Paverstone Project has contributed almost $200,000 to the restoration and preservation of items which reflect the military history of Royal Roads.

There are now two easy ways to donate for a stone or contribute to the fund.

Send an email with your order details.

Mail a cheque to the Vancouver Island Ex-Cadet Club, or

pay electronically through the Canada Helps website.

Detailed ordering instructions are outlined below.

ROYAL ROADS PAVERSTONE PROJECT

To donate for a Stone or to the Fund click here:

Email an Order

Send an email with the following info:

Name and mailing address of donor (for tax receipt).

Amount of donation – ($200 per stone or more if you wish).

Email address of donor.

Stone inscription data following the examples below.

Pay by personal cheque made out to RRU Foundation:

Mail to:

VI Ex-Cadet Club

8-981 Fir Tree Glen

Victoria BC    V8X 5B8

OR

Pay using the Canada Helps Website – click here:

Canada Helps RRU

Click Donate Now

Enter the donation amount

Select Military Heritage Fund on the drop-down menu

Enter “Paverstone” in the Message space,

Click Continue to complete the donation.

EXAMPLES:

3284  AF GRIFFIN   CLASS OF 1950-1952

CHOIR DIRECTOR   SJ HATFIELD   1967-1971

DEPT OF MATHEMATICS   DR RC SNELL   1972-1995

SQUADRON COMMANDER   CAPT DA HARRIS   1964-1968