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Homecoming

Homecoming September 8-10, 2017

Please register by Friday, August 25, 2017 to allow appropriate time for our event planning committee.

 

Hotel Information

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
Direct: 250-386-0450
Email: reserve@hotelgrandpacific.com

 

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.

 

About Homecoming

Fun, food, and tradition! Homecoming is a celebration of Royal Roads’ past and present. It is an event that is open to alumni, ex-cadets, faculty, and staff from Royal Roads Naval, Tri-Services and Military Colleges (RRMC), and Royal Roads University.

 

Homecoming embraces tradition, while welcoming the future. Celebrations are a salute to familiar friendships, the forging of new friendships, and pays homage to days past. We hope you’ll join us for Homecoming 2017 and 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.

 

Homecoming Program 

Friday

President’s Reception, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m, Hatley Castle Drawing Room, no charge

Join President Allan Cahoon at the official start to the Homecoming weekend. Raise a glass to old friends and new, and enjoy an ample variety of appetizers in the historic Hatley Castle. Cash bar.

 

Saturday

Dinner and Dance, 6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m, Grant Building Quarterdeck, $85

What’s a celebration without dinner and dancing? Guests will enjoy a gourmet buffet, live music entertainment, and dancing. We’re also setting up a photo booth for those who fancy a keepsake of their evening and each other.

 

Sunday

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 honor 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 alumni.relations@royalroads.ca