Qu’est-ce qui se passe au CMR Saint-Jean

Qu’est-ce qui se passe au CMR Saint-Jean

  • International women’s Day: The SQ at RMC Saint-Jean

  • RMC Saint-Jean and Kingston at a Judo tournament

  • RMC St-Jean visits Cong Lee’s Taekwondo School

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Caption:  Here, we can see Chief Inspector Caroline Guay doing her presentation. From left to right: Chief Inspector Caroline Guay, Lieutenant Guylaine Tremblay and Captain Nathalie Babeau. Credit: Mario Poirier.

International women’s Day: The SQ at RMC Saint-Jean

– An article by Officer-Cadet Kevin Hyun

On March 9th, 2016, three officers from the Sûreté du Québec, Chief Inspector Caroline Guay, Captain Nathalie Babeau, and Lieutenant Guylaine Tremblay, came to Royal Military College Saint Jean. For one hour, the three people touched on the topic of gender diversity and complementarity, and the strength for the organization.

One of the points covered was how can men today help women, and the solutions given were quite simple: don’t focus on the differences between men/women especially their sex, but choose people more for their abilities to complete tasks. Another point that stood out above others was gender diversity. For chief inspector Caroline Guay, pursuing the idea of complementarity in gender diversity was developed through knowing who she is and the values that guide her, having the courage to dare, and having the tools to manage well. She always takes a few moments to think about what she really wants. The three speakers also assume their differences. One speaker states, if an employer chose a specific person, it’s because he/she thinks the person can do the job, so one shouldn’t think themselves as superior to others, but try to find the weakness or problems in themselves.

The Royal Military College Saint Jean’s staff and officer cadet wing would like to thank the Chief Inspector Caroline Guay, Captain Nathalie Babeau, and Lieutenant Guylaine Tremblay for taking their time to come to the college and enlighten everyone about gender diversity and complementarity.

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RMC Saint-Jean and Kingston at a Judo tournament

By Ocdt Iain Maclaren

On Saturday, March 12th, 2016, the College Judo Team joined the members of Club de Judo Haut-Richelieu, the club they practice and participate in, and the RMC Kingston Judo Club at Centre Sportif Côte-des-Neiges for the Coupe de Montréal 2016. The cadets were weighed in that morning and sorted into their skill, age, and weight categories, and early in the afternoon, the fights were underway. While the competition was fierce, the Officer Cadets put many of the skills they had learned since their last tournament to good use.

Of the twenty Officer Cadets that participated, thirteen were from the CMR Saint-Jean Judo Team and seven from the RMC Kingston Judo club. Of those twenty, nine excelled in their fights and were awarded a medal or trophy. OCdts Lessard, Gobeil, and Weeks were each awarded a first place trophy for their performances. This is both OCdt Lessard’s and OCdts Gobeil’s second time placing first in their categories. Along with them, three second place medals and three third place medals were also awarded.

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RMC St-Jean visits Cong Lee’s Taekwondo School

An article by Naval Cadet Hyun-Jae Choi

Despite enduring an intense first week back from reading week, 16 Officer Cadets partook in a practice at Grand-Master Chong Lee’s Taekwondo School in Montreal on 12 March, 2016.

Although it the visit was just a practice, this was not an ordinary practice. With an intense pace of movement and precision, all 16 OCdts received an unforgettable experience that will increase their capacities in the art of taekwondo.

All those that were present were very pleased in the visit, OCdt Abdelhamed says, “very good” after being spent mentally and physically. OCdt Lagacé calls it an “exceptional practice and would love to train at Chong Lee’s school again.”

All in all, with the PPT coming just around the corner, Chong Lee’s school provided a booster in the training needed to overcome the grand obstacle. All of the participating OCdts are very content practicing will all of their hopes and dreams.