Minister MacKay attends the Gala Leadership 60 at Royal Military College Saint-Jean

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Minister MacKay attends the Gala Leadership 60 at Royal Military College Saint-Jean

November 20, 2012

Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. - The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, today attended the Gala Leadership 60 at Royal Military College Saint-Jean, which celebrated the 60th anniversary of its foundation.

"It is my distinct pleasure to attend the Gala Leadership 60 to celebrate the rich history of the Royal Military College Saint-Jean since its foundation,” said Minister MacKay, who spoke at the Gala. “I want to thank all the men and women who have contributed to the success of this treasured national emblem in Québec."

Chaired by Mr. Geoffrey E. Molson, President and CEO of the Montréal Canadiens, the Gala Leadership 60 highlighted the rich history of the College and celebrated its development of leaders for the Canadian Forces and Canada. Attended by several dignitaries, including the Honourable Pierre Duchesne, Lieutenant Governor of Québec and the newly appointed Chief of the Defence Staff, General Tom Lawson, the Gala was organized by the Collège militaire royal Ex-Cadet Foundation and the Royal Military Colleges Club of Canada Foundation, two philanthropic organizations that generously support the College.

Royal Military College Saint-Jean ensures officer cadets a smooth transition from high school to university by providing college-level and first-year university programs in Science and Social Science. Each program is offered in the first official language of the candidate and includes the Preparatory Year and First Year.

The mission of Royal Military College Saint-Jean is to educate duly selected CAF members in order to instil them with the competencies required to maintain excellence in the profession of arms.

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