Take a Cadet to Breakfast, a new fundraising initiative for the Royal Military College Foundation, will give ex-cadets and current cadets a chance to interact, share stories and experiences over breakfast in the familiar setting of the RMC Cadet Dining Hall.
This event will take place on the RMC Reunion Weekend, taking place this year from Friday, Sept. 29 through Oct. 1.
“There’s been a lot of changes at the college from the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, and it allows a lot of our major donor base to [see] what’s happening at the college today. So, we wanted to reconnect the cadets. I mean what’s better than a breakfast where you can share a meal and share your stories and connect in a less formal manner,” said Jennifer Jordan, RMC Foundation, Fundraising Coordinator.
The breakfast will take place at the Cadet Dining Hall, a home away from home for ex and current cadets. The ex-cadets will go through the Dining Hall lineup just like the current cadets, adding to the familiarity of attending school at the RMC.
The breakfast is also an opportunity for cadets to get a first-hand account of what they can expect after graduating from the RMC.
“This is really an opportunity for the ex-cadets to meet with the current cadet population and to share their stories of what actually happens after they’re done graduating.
“It’s hard for the cadets to kind of understand, ‘okay we’ve been here for four years, now what happens?’ So, this will give them the opportunity to find out what happens after you’re done with RMC ‘this is where I can take my career, and my life, and my family.’ It’s not something an instructor, or a sergeant or a squadron commander can help the cadets understand,” noted Jordan.
According to Jordan, many of the donors purchasing tickets have not only done well in the Canadian Armed Forces but also in careers outside of the military, giving cadets a perspective of what life in retirement can look like.
All funds raised from the initiative will go towards the Truth Duty Valour campaign that provides financial assistance for certain occasions and instances, like events, travel and competitions, not covered under the public budget.
Timings for the Take a Cadet to Breakfast are Friday, Sept. 29 from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m; Saturday, Sept. 30 from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.; and Sunday Oct. 1 from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.
Tickets are $100 and includes the price for one purchaser and two cadets.
To purchase tickets or for more information contact Jennifer Jordan at 613-541-6000 ext 6807 or Jennifer.Jordan@rmc.ca.