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

SAINT-JEAN, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov 20, 2012) - 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 Chief Executive Officer 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 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 integrate, evaluate and develop its officer cadets for successful careers as commissioned officers in the Canadian Forces by means of its academic, leadership, sports and bilingualism programs.

Notes to editor / news director: For more information, please consult http://www.cmrsj-rmcsj.forces.gc.ca/60/60-eng.asp.