Good Day CELE Officers,

I am pleased to announce that the BCOC Session 0005 candidates will be celebrating their course graduation with a formal Mess Dinner and Graduation Parade. The graduation parade will be held on the Morning of 06 December 2018, see schedule below for more details on timings, dress, and locations. The mess dinner will also be taking place on 06 December 2018, and by receiving this email you are being formally invited to attend both. As an attendee of the mess dinner you will be able to reconnect with old friends and get a first-hand look at the fresh batch of CELE officers that may be joining you shortly at your units. In addition to the mess dinner, you are also invited to the Shot Glass Ceremony, as well as a discussion panel preceding the dinner chaired by the BCOC 0005 top candidate. During this ceremony you will witness each candidate finding out, for the first time, what their official posting is one by one with the entire crowd watching.

It would be an honour for everyone who receives an invite to attend but I understand that you may not be available. If you are available and wish to partake in this memorable evening, please respond to the undersigned with answers to the questions at the bottom of this email.

Location: Vimy Officer’s Mess at CFB Kingston
Guest of Honor: Colonel N.P. Torrington-Smith

 

Meal Choices:

  • Option 1 – Chicken Breast Stuffed with Fresh Basil Herb Cream Cheese and Prosciutto w/ Maple Bacon Sauce
  • Option 2 – Herb Crusted Prime Rib Roast w/ au Jus and Yorkshire Pudding
  • Vegetarian – Trio Vegetable Roasted Eggplant, Tofu, Roasted Peppers Zucchini on a Bed of Roasted Portobello Mushroom w/ Mushroom Sauce

Sides Served:

  • Soup: Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Soup
  • Salad: Fresh Spinach Salad w/ Baby Spinach, Orange Mandarin, Spiced Pecans, Maple Goat Cheese & Raspberry Vinaigrette
  • Dessert: Very Berry Cheesecake

Wine Options:

  • Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais, France (Red)
  • Deinhard Riesling Dry Rheinhessen, Germany (White)
  • Non-Drinker

Cost:

  • The mess dinner is approximately $85 with wine and approximately $70 for non-drinkers. Payment will be in Cash or Pay Deduction at the front door of the Vimy Officers’ Mess.

Schedule of events is as follows, subject to change:

  • 06 December 0945 hrs: Guests to be seated for Parade
  • 06 December 1000 hrs: CFSCE Commandant and Reviewing Officer arrive
  • 06 December 1700 hrs: Guest of Honour arrives at the Vimy Officers’ Mess
  • 06 December 1730 hrs: Discussion Panel at the Vimy Officers’ Mess, chaired by Top Candidate
  • 06 December 1800 hrs: Cocktail hour
  • 06 December 1830 hrs: Graduates receive their postings
  • 06 December 1900 hrs: Mess Dinner
  • 07 December 0200 hrs: Last call

Please RSVP via the voting button (in the email sent to all CELE Officers) and edit the response to include answers to the following questions by Tuesday 6 November 2018:

  1. Name, Initials, Post Nominals:
  2. Which event(s) will you be attending? (Parade, Mess Dinner, Discussion Panel, or All Three):
  3. Meal choice: (Option 1, 2 or 3)
  4. Any dietary restrictions:
  5. March of current trade (Other than the Mercury March and the Air Force march):
  6. Red/White wine or Non-drinker:
  7. Questions (if any) to be directed to the discussion panel:

 

If there are any questions, please contact:
2Lt / SLt Daniel McCall
BCOC President of the Mess Committee, 1 Squadron, Canadian Forces School of Communications and Electronics
Daniel.McCall@forces.gc.ca