It’s that time of year, college students are on their way out. Some returning next year, but for others, this marks the end before moving on to their respective trades and careers.
The Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) is no exception. So, on May 17 to 18, RMC will be hosting their 2018 convocation.
During the convocation ceremony on May 17, at 11 Navy Way, RMC Chancellor and Minister of Defence, Harjit S. Sajjan, will present around 300 graduating students with their bachelor’s, masters and doctoral degrees.
The traditional sunset ceremony begins at 7 p.m., on the same day, at the RMC Parade Square, featuring a ceremonial drill and colour party demonstrations. Followed by the Aboriginal Leadership Opportunity Year drummers. The ceremony will also feature performances by Highland dancers, while RMC’s prestigious band will lead spectators to the ceremony’s finale, and fireworks concluding the evening at sunset.
The Graduation and Commissioning Parade takes place on May 18, at the RMC Parade Square. Lieutenant-General P.F. Wynnyk, Commander Canadian Army, and other senior Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel will be in attendance for the commissioning of Officer and Naval cadets. The commissioning parade is a formal presentation of an officer’s commission in the CAF in the name of Her Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
When the parade is finished, Officer and Naval Cadets will ‘March through the Arch.’ The March through the Arch symbolizes the end of their time in the Cadet Wing at RMC. To celebrate their hard work and dedication, the graduates are invited to attend the Graduation Ball at 6 p.m.
Congratulations to the 2018 RMC graduates! You’ve earned it!