National Activities

The Regions are organising the following activities that will take place in 2019:

NATIONAL ACTIVITIES POSTER

1. Adventure Training [Atlantic]

5 Div will be conducting an Adventure Training Exercise in Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland, with participants from across the country.  We are putting those teams together right now, so contact your RCEME regional representative to submit your name.

2. RCEME Nijmegen March [NCR]

The NCR is putting together a RCEME Team to do the Nijmegen March in 2019, with participants from across the country. The communique is out now, click here to sign up for the march! Also, see the RCEME Communiqué page to see the training plan.

Nominations are due by 25 January 2019.

3. Mobile Repair Team (MRT) Challenge [Central]

RCEME teams from across the country will design, build and compete as MRT in a trade skills challenge course in Petawawa in May 2019. 3 Div is hosting this challenge.  We are putting those teams together right now, so contact your RCEME regional representative to submit your team.

4.  Skill-At-Arms Competition [RCEME School]

As part of the RCEME Corps’ 75th Anniversary (May 2019), the RCEME School will host Exercise UNHORSED RIDER, a skill-at-arms competition based on a 35 km patrol competition where soldier-technicians are challenged on a variety of tactical and technical scenarios. The 75th Anniversary marks an important year for all soldiers who participate. This exercise demonstrates the Corps’ continued commitment to delivering effective training to fellow future technicians and Officers, emphasizing the Corps motto “Arte et Marte” (By Skill and By Fighting). Contributions to the 75th Anniversary donation will greatly help this event.

5.  Recovery and Repair Challenge [Western]

4 Div will be coordinating a recovery and Repair Challenge. RCEME Teams will travel to Wainwright to compete against each other. We are putting those teams together right now, so contact your RCEME regional representative to submit your name.

For historical background on recovery, check here.

6. Scrap Metal Challenge [Québec]

2 Div will be organizing a machine building competition. RCEME teams from five bases will compete against each other to build a working machine. We are putting those teams together right now, so contact your RCEME regional representative to submit your name.

The main objective of this ingenuity challenge will be to build a machine, using only recycled material, propelled exclusively by the participant’s legs!
Your construction will have to go through a series of difficult obstacles in a set timeframe, and to throw projectiles with precision. Knowing all the technical know-how of our technicians, they will have to include welds and other attachments methods plus electrical systems, propulsion systems, visual arts and more. More information will follow, such as evaluation and design criteria.

OPI : Capt Tommy Geoffroy (668-2943).

7.  Army Events

At the 2019 Army Run and the 2019 Army Ball, RCEME will take its place of honour in celebration of its 75 years.  So ensure that you’re marking your calendar to participate in these prestigious events!

8. National Sentry Program

RCEME soldiers will hold the prestigious honour of guarding the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa in 2019.  If you would like to be a part of this event, ensure that you are communicating this to your RCEME representatives.