Royal Roads celebrates 75 years of stories

What do a Korean War veteran, a former member of Parliament and a second-generation Royal Roads alumna have in common?

They all have a life-changing story about their time at Royal Roads.

As part of Royal Roads’ 75th anniversary celebrations, the university is calling on alumni, ex-cadets, faculty, staff and community members to share their memories and personal stories of Royal Roads.

For 55 years, Royal Roads served as a training institution for military officers. Originally opened to train naval reserve officers for service in the Second World War, it expanded to provide an academic and military education for all three military services. In 1995, Royal Roads University opened its doors as a public applied research university.

Today, that legacy is reflected in the stories of the people of Royal Roads. 

“The story of Royal Roads has many authors,” says Katharine Harrold, Royal Roads Vice-president Communications and Advancement. “Our 75-year history is a constellation of individual stories and life-changing moments experienced by people who have lived, worked and studied here.”

The Royal Roads Changing Lives Story Project is accepting written or recorded submissions until October 15, 2015, when a prize will be awarded to a randomly-selected participant.  

Stories can be share directly:

Online:  changinglives.royalroads.ca
Email:   stories@royalroads.ca
Phone: 250.391.2600 ext. 8540