OTTAWA, Aug. 4, 2016 /CNW/ - Hey Ontarians, the RCMP Musical Ride is touring through your province over the next 46 days. Come out and see our 32 world-renowned horses and riders in your communities. To find out where we are going to be, please see our 2016 Musical Ride tour schedule.
"We are excited to have the Musical Ride back in Southern Ontario this year," says Assistant Commissioner Jennifer Strachan, Commanding Officer for O Division (Ontario) RCMP. "There are great events planned across the province, including a stop in London at Metroland Media Agriplex in support of the 'Bethanys Hope Foundation.' This show is honouring all the first responders that have helped over the last 20 years with the Metachromatic Leukodystrophy (MLD) research program."
The Musical Ride provides the public with an opportunity to experience the heritage and traditions of the RCMP. It also helps raise funds for local charities and initiatives across Canada.
- The first recorded public display of the Musical Ride was in Regina, Saskatchewan, in 1901.
- The 2016 tour schedule includes stops in Grassie, Erin and Kingston, Ontario.
- North American highlights this year include the Youthdale Riding Program (August 26), Ancaster Fair (September 23 and 24) and a visit to the oldest agricultural fair in North America — the Topsfield Fair in Massachusetts.
- In 2017, the Musical Ride tour is going across Canada in celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary.
"We are looking for big crowds this year and I invite everyone to come out and catch a show and also help raise funds for local charities," adds Assistant Commissioner Strachan, Commanding Officer for "O Division" (Ontario) RCMP.
SOURCE Royal Canadian Mounted Police
For further information: RCMP Media Relations, (613) 843-5999