Branch Events- 2007

November, 2007 Candlelight Formal Dinner

Over 70 Branch members and guests enjoyed a first-class dinner at the SSM on Wednesday, November 14th.  Our special guest was the Commandant of RMC, Brigadier-General Tom Lawson, O.M.M., C.D. who gave a riveting presentation on his vision and plans for the College under his leadership. He is excited to take on the responsibility and he plans to focus on leadership development. Look for changes as BG Lawson means business!

November Branch Luncheon

The Branch enjoyed a presentation By Chad Beaulieu, Coach of the RMC Paladins, women's soccer team accompanied by Sarah Homer, a 4th year cadet and one of the starting 11. Chad was proud to describe the spirit of the team, the prospects ahead, and some of the obstacles they face. Their most recent accomplishment was defeating a Queen's team which had lost only one game during the season.

RMC and Queen’s took to Richardson Stadium in OUA women’s soccer first round of playoffs. The Paladins were making their debut in OUA post-season play, and were lifted by a great number of fans en route to a 2-0 victory. 

The win marked the first CIS playoff victory for any RMC team since the 2000-01 men’s hockey team won game 2 of their second round matchup against the University of Toronto on March 2, 2001.

December 12th, 2007 - Branch Executive Meeting

The Branch Executive met at the SSM to discuss the following:

  • Speaker schedule for the Winter-Spring luncheons
  • Tentative plans to hold an extra Branch meeting at base Trenton this summer.
  • Date for, (May 7) and the "livening-up" of the Spring mixed mess dinner.
  • Ways and means to get the cadet records project moving.

December 5th, 2007 Branch Luncheon

Speaker: Colonel Mike Hood - Commander, 8 Wing/CFB  Trenton                           

Mike gave the branch an encouraging review of the posture of the units under his command at CFB Trenton. His photos and diagrams were a fascinating account of how the base has progressed, it's current capability, and some future plans. The new C17 Globemaster heavy lifter's capability and role domestically and abroad was clearly presented with humour and interesting anecdotes. Mike is excited about his command, and the Branch members were enthusiastic in their questioning following the presentation. For some of us, learning details on the scope of activities in support of our ground troops in Afghanistan was positive and astonishing.

Banyan Success!

The Summer Banyan (formerly the summer barbecue) was a great success, with over 100 attending on the 15th of August. Another great meal by our Chef, and thanks to Dan de Beaumont, Mess Manager for arranging the evening. Take a look at this short video of the event:


Banyan Video  Click here




At ease!