Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence
Royal Military College of Canada

Royal Military College of Canada

May 18, 2011 08:00 ET

Media Advisory: Royal Military College of Canada Holds Convocation and Sunset Ceremony

KINGSTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 18, 2011) - Media are invited to the Convocation Ceremonies at the Royal Military College (RMC) of Canada in Kingston, Ontario the afternoon of Thursday, May 19, 2011.

The Minister of National Defence, The Honourable Peter MacKay, Chancellor of RMC, will present graduating students with their Bachelor, Master and Doctorate degrees. Two Honorary Degrees will also be presented to the former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, the Honourable James Bartleman, and the founder of the True Patriot Love Foundation, Mr. Shaun Francis.

When:Thursday, May 19 beginning 1:30 p.m. Media are asked to be in place by 1:15 p.m.
Where:Kingston Military Community Sports Centre Field House, Highway 2
What:Convocation at RMC

On Thursday evening, the traditional Sunset Ceremony will take place on the RMC Parade Square.

The SkyHawks, the Canadian Forces premier skydiving team will kick off the evening, which will feature the Old 18 Historic Drill Team, the Sandhurst Military Skills Team, and dynamic performances featuring RMC's own Brass and Reed and Pipe and Drum bands, as well as the Highland Dancers. Fireworks will conclude the evening.

When:Thursday, May 19, at 7:00 p.m.
Where:Parade Square, RMC
What:Sunset Ceremony

Note to editors:

Journalists wishing to attend are asked to contact Lieutenant Cynthia Kent at (613) 541-6000 ext 6484 or (613) 449-7593 after hours.

Contact Information

  • Lieutenant Cynthia Kent
    RMC Public Affairs Officer
    (613) 541-6000 Ext. 6484
    www.rmc.ca