File # 2013-05-16
2013-05-16 06:51 PDT

One of Canada's most recognized icons, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Musical Ride, will be performing at Mahon Park, (Jones Avenue) North Vancouver on Wednesday, August 21, 2013. The general public is invited to this free event which starts at 6:30 PM.                                              horse and rider

The RCMP Musical Ride is being brought to North Vancouver in part to recognize and celebrate 25 years of ‘Block Watch’ service in North Vancouver.  

The RCMP Musical Ride represents a colourful Canadian tradition. The troop of 32 horses and riders will perform a variety of cavalry drills choreographed to music. Working through a unique medium, they support the RCMP community policing efforts throughout Canada. 

The Musical Ride was developed in 1876 by early members of the North-West Mounted Police to display their riding ability and entertain the local community. It has evolved over the decades into a uniquely Canadian performance enjoyed by tens of thousands of spectators every year.  Members of the Musical Ride are first and foremost police officers. They all have at least two years experience in active police work before volunteering for duty with the Musical Ride.  (photo credit, Bob Belfoy)

The Musical Ride will arrive on Tuesday, August 20, utilizing Kinsman Park (Jones Avenue) as their stabling area throughout their stay. The general public is invited to attend the stabling area to meet the riders and horses. 

Entrance to the show is by donation, with all proceeds going directly to the External link, opens in a new windowCops for Cancer, Tour de Coast fund raiser.  For inquiries and potential partnerships, please contact the External link, opens in a new windowNorth Vancouver Block Watch Musical Ride Committee at 604-969-7599.                                    

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Released by

Cpl. Richard De Jong

Media Relations
North Vancouver RCMP
147 East 14 St, North Vancouver, BC, V7L-2N4
Office: 604-969-7561
Cell: 604-363-5584
Fax: 604-990-7450


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