2019 40th Reunion

The tentative plans for our 40th Reunion follow below, but in the meantime please note the 79ers who have so far have confirmed they will be attending the 40th Reunion as of the 13th of June 2019 (orange highlights are recent additions and yellow highlights are for Classmates who are hoping to come but are unable to confirm yet):

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Thursday 12 Sep 2019 

Evening:  Legacy Dinner (RMC Foundation fund-raiser).  Bookings can be arranged individually through the RMC Club of Canada/Events page (Jennifer Jordan)

Friday 13 Sep 2019 

Morning:   Class Golf Tournament / OPI Larry Richardson.  The Landings Course (by the Airport) has been booked.  Timings and Cost still to be determined.

Afternoon:  First Year Obstacle Course and Coin Presentation (Free to observe)

Evening: Meet & Greet at Senior Staff Mess.  Costs currently estimated at approximately $25 per person

Saturday 14 Sep 2019 

Morning:  First Year Badging Parade (Free to observe)

Afternoon:  Buffet lunch and camaraderie at “The Shire” (Chez Avis, Cartwright Point).  Cost estimated at approximately $20 per person

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Evening:  Open Evening, but events so far are:

  • RMC Club Dinner and Dance at the Senior Staff Mess. Cost to be promulgated.  For 2018, the cost was about $85 per person

  • 6 Sqn - Aquaterra Restaurant: Ritchie Smendziuk has tentatively booked the Fort Henry Room which holds up to 24 (12 Couples). Will be on First Come First Served Basis. Details to Follow. Marc Fraser OPI.

Sunday 15 Sep 2019

Morning:  Fort Henry Run, followed by Orange Juice and Champers for the survivors (Free)

Morning:  Memorial Arch Service of Remembrance

Morning:  Group photo, maybe at the Sherman Tank-Bailey Bridge outside the Main Gate.

… Farewells!

Accommodation

I presume many of you already have made bookings, or have your own points programs, but for the undecided here are two block booking options we have made:

Super 8 Motel — Located on Highway 2, just east of  the CFB Kingston Vimy Barracks entrance (close to Chez Avis / “The Shire”).  Raj Patel is the General Manager and his number is 1-613-549-1620.  If you rent for two nights or more, we have the special price of $129 a night.  We have a block of 10 rooms (2 double beds) pre-booked for Friday, Saturday and Sunday (13-14-15 Sep).  People can choose how many nights they want when they book.

Holiday Inn Waterfront — Located downtown, we have a block of flexible arrival-departure dates from Thursday 12 Sep through Monday 16 Sep, with two classes of rooms:

  • Standard Bedroom Non Smoking, Two Double Beds / $199.99 Thursday or Friday or Saturday, and $179.99 Sunday 

  • Executive Bedroom Nonsmoking, One King Bed / $204.99 Thursday or Friday or Saturday, and $189.99 Sunday

For reservations, call the hotel at 1-613-549-8400 and mention group name: “RMC Class of 1979” or Reservation Code: “R79”.  (The initial block is for 10 rooms, but I am advised that I can request more, so if you are told “no room at the Inn“, send me a note and I will request an additional block).

Rich Gimblett

Class Secretary

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