OTTAWA, June 25, 2018 /CNW/ - The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is pleased to host the 2018 Canadian Sunset Ceremonies from June 27–30. Sunset Ceremonies was created to thank local residents and visitors to the National Capital Region (NCR) for their ongoing support of the RCMP.
The grounds open at 5 p.m. with family friendly activities including "Our Kids Zone," followed by the Sunset pre-show featuring the Governor General's Foot Guards Band from 6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. The main event begins at 7:00 p.m. and culminates with a performance by the world famous Musical Ride and a flag lowering ceremony at sunset.
The nightly event takes place at the RCMP Musical Ride Centre, 1 Sandridge Road (St. Laurent Blvd. and Sandridge Road). Visitors can access the grounds via OC Transpo route 7. Free parking is available off Sir George-Étienne-Cartier Parkway (formerly the Rockcliffe Parkway).
Admission is free. The RCMP Foundation will be accepting donations on site in support of Canadian youth initiatives in communities across Canada.
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the show! The grounds are wheelchair accessible. Food, beverages and souvenirs may be purchased on site.
Presenting sponsor for the 2018 Sunset Ceremonies is Motorola Solutions Canada.
The evening's entertainment is highlighted by the world famous Musical Ride but also features:
- "Our KIDS Zone" with Face Painting, petting zoo and more.
- Musical Ride Virtual Reality Experience – "Hop in the saddle!"
- Indigenous Dancers
- Ottawa Search & Rescue Dogs
- RCMP/Ottawa Police Service Pipes and Drums and Dancers
- RCMP Emergency Response Team (June 29 & 30)
For more information on the 2018 Canadian Sunset Ceremonies, please visit http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/canadian-sunset-ceremonies-june-27-28-29-and-30-2018.
"After starting this year's Musical Ride tour in Ontario and British Columbia, we're happy to be back in Ottawa and ready to carry on our annual summer tradition of hosting the Canadian Sunset Ceremonies. We are looking forward to seeing all of you at this fun, family friendly event."
— Superintendent Mike Côté, Officer in Charge of the Musical Ride and Heritage Branch
SOURCE Royal Canadian Mounted Police
For further information: For media enquiries, please contact: RCMP Media Relations, [email protected].gc.ca, (613) 843-5999