1. RCEME Time Capsule
Save the date for the RCEME 75th Time Capsule!
Who: All RCEME Corps family
What: 75th Time Capsule Burial Ceremony
Where: The RCEME School “Centre of Excellence” in Borden
When: 7th November 2019, ~ 11:00hrs
We’re inviting historical enthusiasts to set aside artifacts that are to be placed inside the 75th time capsule. Spaces are limited, with each designated group offered an empty 25mm ammo box that’s constrained to the following inside dimensions: L-12 ¾” x W-5” x D-13”. (see photos)
We’re searching for specific articles that represent RCEME, our personnel, trades and unique history. Don’t be left out in the cold. Start soliciting for items now in order to contribute to this significant and historical moment. You may send them anytime to the RCEME school c/o any OPI to the following school address:
Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineer’s School
83 Lundy’s Lane
PO Box 1000 Station Main
Borden ON, L0M 1C0
When sending, be sure to include your name, the Division/location you belong to, and a note detailing the importance of the artifact/article. This will help us in marking ammunition boxes and the space required in the time capsule.
CWO J.C.E. Drouin Drouin, CWO JCE@RCEME School HQ@Borden <Eric.Drouin@forces.gc.ca> CSN 270-3398;
Sgt J.I.J. Grondin Grondin, Sgt JIJ@RCEME School HQ@Borden <JIMMY.GRONDIN@forces.gc.ca> CSN 270-3991; and
MCpl M.L. Laevens Laevens, MCpl ML@RCEME School HQ@Borden Michael.Laevens@forces.gc.ca CSN 270-5897
2. “A Week in the Life of RCEME”
Inspired by Rick Smolan’s Book, “A Day in the Life of Canada”, the Corps of RCEME will be capturing a week in the life of RCEME in photography. Members across the country were encouraged to get out their iPhones and Samsungs and take interesting, dynamic photographs of RCEME in Action!
The 75th RCEME anniversary book, One week in the life of RCEME, is now for sale at CANEX and available for sale online! http://www.canex.ca/rceme-75th-anniversary-book.html
OPI: CWO Drouin and Capt Doucet-Hebert, 2 Div
3. A 45-Minute Film “The RCEME Soldiers Story, 1994-2019”
With the aim of highlighting our successes and motivating the future of the RCEME Corps, this film will tell the story of the Corps through the last 25 years from the perspective of those who were fixing kit and leading our soldiers both in Canada and abroad during peacetime, natural disasters and combat. This success of this project hinges on contributions from across the RCEME Corps family (serving and retired). We welcome contributions that highlight Corps involvement in expeditionary and domestic operations as well as key events and changes which occurred during this period. Submit your stories, photos and videos. The production of the film is proceeding smoothly and the initial cut looks fantastic!
OPI: RCEME School Adjt
4. The RCEME Journal, two Special Editions
An online RCEME Journal will be launch before RCEME Day enabling anyone to contribute articles and photos. An advertisement will be promulgated in due time to promote this journal.
A good old fashion RCEME Journal, both in print and online, will be published in late Fall 2019. This issue will pay particular attention to the year’s worth of celebrations and a look at what is to come. A call for articles will be published via the first online Journal, circa RCEME Day.
OPIs: Maj Jessica Ross and Capt Sunny Zhang
5. The 75th Anniversary Coin
A fine coin will be distributed as a complimentary gift to all RCEME Guild members. Serving members will have their coin distributed via the technical network. Non-serving Guild members will receive their coin by mail. Make sure to update your mailing address!
Once distribution is completed, additional coins will be available for sale at CANEX.
OPI: MWO Johnson, RCEME School
6. RCEME 75th Anniversary Scotch
Glenfiddich 15 year old Single Malt Scotch Whiskey ($80.00 incl tax)
Update 8 Feb 19:
Reminder that the deadline to order your limited edition bottle of Glenfiddich is 1 March 2019. To place your order for the Glenfiddich, fill out the electronic form located here: RCEME 75th Glenfiddich Scotch Ordering Page
Glenfiddich has announced that they will include a free glass with a RCEME customized box with each bottle purchased.
Lastly, there will be an RCEME whiskey decanter available soon on the CANEX website. Standby for an update when it will be available for purchase.
This bottle is the classic Glenfiddich 15 year old single malt with a customized label on the bottle commemorating the RCEME 75th anniversary. Pre-order your bottle before 1 March 2019 to have it ready for pickup prior to 15 May. This is a limited time offer and no orders will be accepted after 1 March 2019. Glenfiddich is a proud supporter of Wounded Warriors Canada and will donate $2.00 for every bottle sold.
To place your order for the Glenfiddich, fill out the electronic form located here: RCEME 75th Glenfiddich Scotch Ordering Page
Payment of $80.00 is to be made by Interac E-transfer to RCEMEScotch75@gmail.com. Ensure you send a separate email to that account with the password you selected for the e-transfer. Orders will not be processed unless payment is received.
Distribution is estimated to take place in April and will only be delivered to the following locations:
- CFB Borden
- CFB Edmonton
- CFB Esquimalt
- CFB Gagetown
- CFB Halifax
- CFB Petawawa
- CFB Shilo
- CFB St. John’s
- CFB Valcartier
- Dundurn, SK
- Montreal, QC
- Ottawa, ON
***Note that bottles will only be available for pickup at the above locations through the local OPI. If you wish to order and have a friend pickup for you, written authorization needs to be submitted to the local OPI. Details on your region’s OPI will be available shortly. Depending on the quantity of orders per area, Glenfiddich may consider additional locations for distribution but this will not be confirmed until March 2019. Therefore understand that you may need to travel to one of the above locations to retrieve your bottle.
OPI: Maj J.R. Optis, RCEME School
7. RCEME 75th Anniversary Ring
The ring is available for ordering via the provider’s website https://www.jostenscanada.com/rceme-gemrc.html. The ring is available in three sizes. There will be the large format (23.1mm x 20mm), a medium format (20.4mm x 18mm) and a small format (16.4 mmx14.4 mm). The three rings come in many types of materials that are all guaranteed for life. The popular material is Lustrium.
– LUSTRIUM, hypoallergenic material with a double veneer in 23K yellow gold
– LUSTRIUM, hypoallergenic material in silver color
You will also have the option of engraving text inside the ring. The ring is delivered in a free small box and for a few dollars more, you will also have the option to choose a wooden box with personalized plate. It may be delivered to your home address anywhere in Canada, the United States and internationally.
The cost of Lustrium rings depending on the chosen format will be $ 319.75 for the large format, $ 299.75 for the medium format and $ 294.75 for the small format. Transport and tax are not included. This commemorative ring will remain an unforgettable memory.
OPI: Mr. Daniel David (Capt ret’d)
8. RCEME T-shirt
Several 75th Anniversary products will be sold through CANEX, starting (at the earliest) March 2019. Items include a T-shirt, ball cap, lapel pin and coffee mug. The RCEME community will be notified once the products become available.
OPI: Maj J. Desmarais, CANSOMCOM HQ