Heritage Team Update

Report
Heritage Team
The Heritage Program
(in constant evolution)
13 June 2014
Col Benson
Agenda
• The Heritage Program
• RCEME Museum
• RCEME 75
• RCEME History Project
• Chair’s Objectives
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The Heritage Committee
Roles and Responsibilities:
• Manage on behalf of the EME Branch Fund Board of Directors
and the the EME Guild for items and activities related to EME
Heritage;
• Operate a Remembrance Program;
• Preserve and Promote the story of the Canadian Armed Forces’
RCEME History;
• Collect and maintain RCEME memorabilia;
• Educating the CAF and Canadian Public about RCEME
• Fundraising on behalf of the EME Guild
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Key Tasks
• RCEME Museum
• Ground Breaking Ceremony – June 2014
• Opening Ceremony – Late 2015
•RCEME 75
• Commemorative Products
• Commemorative Monument
• Celebratory Activites
• Communication
• RCEME 75 Logo Competition Mar- Sep 14
• Revue du GEMRC Heritage – Spring 2014
• RCEME History Project
• Fund Raising
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THE RCEME MUSEUM
THE VISION
• CREATE A MUSEUM OF MILITARY TECHNOLOGIES
• PARTNERSHIP INCLUDES MC&E MUSEUM, LOCAL POST-SECONDARY
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, CITY OF KINGSTON, PROVINCIAL AND FEDERAL
GOVERNMENTS AND PRIVATE SECTOR
THE PROJECT
• RE-ESTABLISH RCEME MUSEUM AT RCEME’S FOUNDING HOME STATION IN BARRIEFIELD (CFB
KINGSTON)
• HERITAGE ROOM SATELLITE AT RCEME SCHOOL, CFB BORDEN
• PHASE I SHARED MC&E MUSEUM EXPANSION OPENS FALL 2015
• PHASE II STAND-ALONE FACILITY RCEME 75TH ANNIVERSARY 2019
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RCEME Corps 75th Anniversary
Concept of Ops - Key ‘Thrusts’:
1. Commemorative Products
 6 Projects
 OPI Historian (Lcol Matsalla)
2. RCEME Monument/RCEME commemorative Park
 OPI: DCO CFSEME (Maj Garrard)
3. Celebratory Activities
 Organize and implement specific National Events
 Synchronize, Track, Enable Regional Activities
 OPI: LCol Chris Moyle
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RCEME Corps 75th Anniversary
Concept of Ops – Two new ‘Thrusts’:
4. Fundraising
 OPI : TBA by BOD
5. Communications
 OPI : TBA by BOD
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Thrust 1 : Commemorative Products
75th Anniversary Products:
1. 75th Anniversary Logo
2. « A Week in the Life of RCEME » Coffee-table book
3. « The RCEME Soldier’s Story 1994-2019 » 45-minute
Film
4. RCEME Time Capsule
5. RCEME Journal, a Special Edition
6. Contributions to the RCEME Museum
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Thrust #3 : Celebratory Activities
Potential Activities of Interest - National:
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Unveiling display at Ottawa War Museum (confirmed)
75th Coin distribution to members
CFSAC Competition (send a RCEME team)
Adventure Training (send a RCEME team)
Nijmegen March (send a RCEME team)
Coast-to-Coast Bicycle Relay
School Open house (Borden) – CFSRCEME
→ with an Opening ceremony ? Host National RCEME Week?
→ Kiosks Exposition all over CFSRCEME ?
• National Golf Tournament
• National Hockey Tournament (theme remain WO Muise)
• National RCEME Mess Dinner
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Thrust #3 : Celebratory Activities
 Potential Ideas for Regional Activities
 RCEME week
Arte Team:
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Recovery competitions
‘Fix and Fire’ competitions
Jiffy Jeep demonstrations
All trade competitions
Marte Team:
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RCEME biathlon (winter activity)
Silent Drill Team
Route Marches
Orienteering (patrolling)
competitions
General Sports:
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Tug of War
Golf (Theme ‘75th Anniversary’)
Curling (Theme ’75th Anniversary)
Soccer
Baseball/Softball
Social (Party):
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Mess Diner
Candle Light Diner
Balls/Dances
‘Feux de Joie’
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Thrust #3 : Celebratory Activities
Actions required
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Build the Team
Develop COAs for National and Regional activities
Link up with Div and Comds to develop COAs
RCEME School & RCEME Week
Brief RCEME Council
• Info Brief Fall 2014
• Decision Brief Spring 2015
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RCEME History Project:
“Craftsman at 75”
Intent:
• Produce a book, e-book and/or website to capture “the last 25 years”
• Requirement to collect events, stories and anecdotes from larger RCEME
community, filter, edit, publish
• Exact CONOP TBC
• Initial commemorative work published at 2019 with complete work
sometime after 2019
• Heritage Committee to develop proposed concept of implementation
for approval at fall 2014 Corps Council
• Initial suggestions:
• Populate information on the RCEME Website
• Perhaps a timeline of significant events, punctuated with anecdotes, stories, etc
• Capture the broader RCEME Community, serving and retired, new members,
Friends of the Corps
• Integrated with project communication plan, information collection plan
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Chair’s Objectives
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Continue to Build and Communicate Heritage
RCEME 75
• RCEME 75th Celebratory Events
• Fund Raising
• Communications
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Define Budget
Museum
• Key events
• Ground Breaking Ceremony
• Advertising
• Design
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History Project
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Discussion
Questions
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