The Athletics Wall of Distinction

The Royal Military College of Canada (“RMC”) Athletics Wall of Distinction (“AWOD”) was established to honor those who have brought distinction to the Canadian Military Colleges (CMC) through significant achievements and contributions in sport while at a CMC and/or following graduation throughout their athletics careers.

Nomination Form

Eligibility

Eligible candidates include former athletes, athletic teams, coaches, administrators, support staff or any other individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the long history of athletics at RMC and other CMC’s and/or during their lifetime contributions to sport in Canada.  

Nominees are not eligible for induction until ten (10) years after completion of athletic competition at a CMC or service as an employee (or coach). 

Nominations will remain active for a period of five (5) years if the nominee is not selected in the year in which he/she was nominated.

Nominations are accepted in the following categories:

Athletes:
The athlete’s contribution to athletics at RMC should be the primary criteria.  The selection for athletes is based on meeting at least one of the following:  All-Canadian in the respective sport; provincial / national champion; significant athletic achievement, such as competing at the Olympic Games or other international level competition; national individual statistical leader; school statistical record holder; conference statistical record holder.  Accomplishments outside of CMC will also receive serious consideration for those graduates who have achieved significant honours as an athlete in competition post-graduation.
Teams:
Similar to athletes, a team`s contribution to athletics at RMC should be the primary criteria for nomination, since this is a school-based program.  Accomplishments outside of CMC competition may also be considered.  The selection for teams is based on their accomplishments, championships won, playoff appearances, league all-stars, etc.
Builders:
Builders can be coaches, administrators, trainers or support staff and will be selected for achieving outstanding success and rendering extraordinary service and leadership.  The selection criteria for coaches will be considered in the following categories; career record; provincial / national titles; Coach of the Year; number of championships; length of distinguished service.   For support staff the selection criteria will be considered in the following categories; Direction of the overall program during their administration; Facility development; Programs started and (or) developed; provincial and national achievements; Length of distinguished service. Serious consideration will also be given to those graduates of CMC who have made a significant contribution to amateur or professional sport in Canada in the builder’s category.

Nomination and selection process

  • Nominations will be accepted from anyone
  • Nominations must be submitted by 30 November 2017 for consideration for the 2018 induction
  • Nominators are encouraged to include as much information, articles, etc as possible with their submission.
  • Submissions will be vetted and reviewed by the Nomination Committee, which will deliberate on the merits of all nominees and submitted to the selection committee.  Membership on the Nomination Committee is shown below.
  • Nominations will be formally reviewed and approved by the Selection Committee.
  • The Selection Committee’s recommendations will be submitted to the RMC Commandant for final approval and inductees will be informed of their selection well in advance of the March 2018 induction ceremony.

Selection Committee composition

The Selection committee consists of:

Chair
Member from Class of 1970 – Jim Simpson
Vice Chair
RMC Director of Athletics – Darren Cates Note 1
Secretary
RMC Varsity Manager – Guy Dube Note 2
Member at large
Member from Class of 1970 – Bill Brewer Note 2
Member at large
Representative of the 1960’s – David Harries
Member at large
Representative of the 1970’s – David Hall
Member at large
Representative of the 1980`s – Helga Grodzinski Note 2
Member at large
Representative of the 1990`s – Sharon Donnely
Member at large
Representative of the 2000`s – Claire Bramma
Members at large
Former CMC Directors of Athletics (2) – Jim Gebhardt, Bob Swan Note 2
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