Homecoming September 8-10, 2017
Please register by Friday, August 25, 2017 to allow appropriate time for our event planning committee.
Hotel Grand Pacific
Guests need to mention “Royal Roads Homecoming Event’ to secure the preferred rate of $199.00 per night, based on availability. This special rate is available until August 9, 2017.
Toll Free: 1-800-663-7550
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Victoria – Colwood
Guests need to mention “Royal Roads Homecoming Event” to secure the preferred rate of $209.00 per night. This rate includes breakfast and parking.
Guests can also reserve online.
Fun, food, and tradition! Homecoming
What’s a celebration without dinner? Guests will enjoy a gourmet buffet and an evening of camaraderie. We’re also setting up a photo booth for those who fancy a keepsake of their evening and each other.
Mast Site Ceremony, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., no charge
During the days of Royal Roads Military College, cadets were made to run a circle from Hatley Castle, past the Grant Block, and back again. It was a form of discipline that is now looked at fondly.
Today, 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 lead from the mast site to Hatley Castle for a farewell toast and reception, led by the Sooke Pipe and Drum band. But we’re not done yet.
Following the reception, guests are again escorted by the Sooke Pipe and Drum band to walk the ceremonial circle that cadets once ran. We re-live memories, and retrace old steps from the castle to the Grant Block, and back. 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.
Please direct event questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
With support from the Vancouver Island Ex-Cadet Club