Today, RMC Department of Athletics unveiled the new Paladins logo that will appear on all RMC sports team jerseys for 2019-20.
Retaining the classic red and white of RMC and Canada, the new Paladins branding will be used by the school’s varsity teams – which compete in the OUA – as well as its competitive and recreation clubs, intramural sports, and physical education. Fan gear featuring the logo will be available for purchase at the CANEX before teams start to compete this fall.
“We now have one uniquely RMC logo our teams can wear proudly,” said Darren Cates, director of Athletics. “It’s a brand people will recognize when they see it on the streets of Kingston and as our athletes travel across the country to compete.”
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The new logo is framed at the top by the outline of the RMC Memorial Arch – one of the most identifiable and meaningful monuments on campus. As described in a release: Officer and Naval Cadets only walk through the arch twice during their time at RMC: once on their first day to mark their entrance into the College; and again on their last day, after graduating and earning their commissions, as they leave RMC. Built post-WWI, the arch stands as a monument to honour all ex-cadets who have fallen in combat after leaving the College.
The Paladin’s helmet has a closed visor as the Rebranding Committee didn’t want any one face representing the new brand, the shield shape is symbolic of the Paladins athletes’ commitment to Canada’s national defense, while the raised sword indicates preparedness and military valour.
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The final design was produced by Canadian sports design and manufacturing company TRI³ Hardgear with input and guidance from the RMC Paladins Rebranding Committee.