Homecoming September 7-9, 2018
Fun, food, connections, and reunions! Homecoming is a celebration of Royal Roads’ past and present, bringing you home to organize your cohorts to meet and celebrate at a reduced rate of only $100 to participate in the full weekend of events. It is an event that is open to alumni, ex-cadets, faculty, and staff from Royal Roads Naval, Tri-Services and Military Colleges (RRMC), to provide a dedciated weekend for coming home.
Homecoming embraces tradition, while welcoming the future. Celebrations are designed as a salute to familiar friendships, class reunions, the forging of new friendships, and pays homage to days past. We hope you’ll join us for Homecoming 2018 to reconnect with your Royal Roads family. We will be waiting to greet you in Hatley Castle with a warm smile – and quite possibly, a hug.
6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., TBD
Dress: Business Casual.
Join President Allan Cahoon at the official kick-off to the Homecoming weekend. Raise a glass to old friends and new, at this reception held within the historic Hatley Castle. Cash bar provided.
Family & Friends BBQ
11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., TBD
People make the person, as such we would like to provide you with an opportunity to bring your family back to campus to reconnect with your journey here. Our campus patio holds incredible views all year long, but in September it is particularly rich, let's gather to take in some sun while we enjoy an outdoor BBQ our family and friends can also enjoy. Garden tours will be available.
Buffett Dinner & Dance
6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m, TBD
What’s a celebration without a fine dinner overlooking the campus? Guests will enjoy a gourmet buffet and an evening of camaraderie. Bring your spouse or guest for an evening designed to provide you with not only an opportunity to connect, but to create new memories on campus. We’ll also be hosting a photo booth for those who fancy a keepsake of their reunion and gathering with friends old and new.
Mast Site Ceremony
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Vice-Commandant's House to Hatley Castle
Dress: Business Casual
In this ceremony we honour Royal Roads’ military history by gathering at the mast in front of the former vice-commandant’s house for a dedication of the paver stones, engraved with the names of Royal Roads ex-cadets. Guests are then lead by the Westshore Pipe and Drum band from the mast site to Hatley Castle for a farewell toast and reception. But we’re not done yet, following the reception, alumni are again escorted by the Westshore Pipe and Drum band to walk the ceremonial circle that cadets once ran. Together we'll re-live memories, and retrace old steps from the castle to the Grant Block, and around. It’s our way our paying homage to the training and dedication of Royal Roads Military College and its dedicated ex-cadets. And it’s our way of coming together as past and present alumni to acknowledge where we came from and where we are going. We hope to see you there.
Should you be interested in bringing your class reunion to Homecoming weekend, please feel free to reach out to your alumni relations team at: email@example.com
The cost of attending Homecoming weekend is $100. Please register by Friday, August 24, 2018 to allow appropriate time for our event planning committee.