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Hall of Fame Project

Hall of Fame
4377 Lieutenant-General (Retired) Richard Évraire, former Commandant, H15198 Dr. Jacques Castonguay, former Rector, Professor and military historian of Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean, 12320 General (Retired) Walt Natynczyk, and 7543 the Honourable Joseph Day, Senator, on September 7, 2013.

The Hall of Fame Project of Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean is intended to recognize potential laureates who have studied or worked at the College, as faculty or staff members, or who have made an outstanding contribution to the life of the College over the years since 1952.

The main purpose of the CMR Saint-Jean Hall of Fame is to instill a sense of pride in the institution among current officer cadets by introducing them to former officer cadets or officers who have had exceptional careers and who have brought honour to their Alma Mater and its motto Truth, Duty, Valour.

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These individuals - military or civilian - have made an extraordinary contribution to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), their respective communities and Canadian society, and whose journey is marked by a stint at Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean. The intent is to inspire and encourage the young officer cadets of Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean by demonstrating that their journey here, no matter how long, is one that many well-known personalities have made before them.

The CMR Saint-Jean Ex-Cadet Foundation is proud to be associated with the Hall of Fame since its inception on September 7, 2013, by recalling the presence of the immeasurable symbolism of the College's ex-cadets for the new officer cadets, who can "project themselves into the future" by being inspired by these remarkable men and women.

2013

The Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean Hall of Fame was inaugurated on Saturday, September 7. During this ceremony, four distinguished dignitaries were inducted into the Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean Hall of Fame.

  • 7543 The Honourable Joseph Day, Senator ;
  • 12320 General (Retired) Walt Natynczyk ;
  • 4377 Lieutenant-General (Retired) Richard Évraire ;
  • H15198 Jacques Castonguay, former Rector, Professor and military historian of Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean.

2014

The following individuals were inducted into the Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean Hall of Fame at a ceremony on September 6, 2014:

  • 7860 Lieutenant-General (Retired), the Honourable Roméo Dallaire, Senator ;
  • H12478 Brigadier-General (Retired) Jack Cadieux (posthumously), Commandant of Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean from 1971 to 1973 and holder of an honorary doctorate from the Royal Military College of Canada ;
  • H18424 Professor David Daniel Ruddy (posthumously), history and political science teacher from 1963 to 1988, and founder of the Fort Saint-Jean Museum ;
  • 7196 Gilles Ouimet, industrial leader and holder of an honorary doctorate from Concordia University.

2018

The following individuals were inducted into the Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean Hall of Fame at a ceremony on August 25, 2018:

  • 8008 Serge Bernier; career within the National Defense Historical Service where he contributed to the dissemination of our military history through his writings, public interventions and co-direction of theses and dissertations. He is a Doctor of Letters from the University of Strasbourg and recipient of the France-Canada 2017 prize for one of his many books.
  • 7502 Jacques Lyrette (posthumously); long and distinguished career in the federal public service, followed by several years in consulting in corporate strategy and financing and economic development. He was made a Fellow of the prestigious Canadian Academy of Engineering.