OTTAWA, June 27, 2017 /CNW/ - Nearly 600 employees and veterans of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) participated today in a unique photo at the Museum of History.
This impressive photo comes after more than 100 Mounties in red serge posed earlier this month with a giant Canadian flag on Capilano Suspension Bridge in British Columbia.
RCMP in Ottawa decided to rise to the unspoken challenge of staging its own historic Canada 150 photo. There are approximately 5,000 RCMP employees in the National Capital Region.
The RCMP is proud of its long and storied contributions to Canada's history, and will be taking part in Canada 150 events in every part of the country and around the world to mark this important anniversary.
"A little healthy competition among divisions is always welcome, and with all the members and employees in the nation's capital, I figured I had the makings of a memorable photo opportunity. We got a great response from our employees after we put out a call for volunteers."
- Sgt. Kristen Dewulf, volunteer event organizer
"The RCMP's pride in Canada has always been strong, but it was truly inspiring to see our employees come together to celebrate the anniversary of confederation like this. We will be able to cherish this photo for many years to come."
- Chief Superintendent Manon McSween-Séguin, Commanding Officer of National Headquarters
"The RCMP in Ottawa is honoured to be part of Canada's 150th anniversary. We look forward to celebrating Canada Day with Canadians and visitors from all around the world. Our employees will be working hard to keep you safe on Canada Day and beyond."
- A/Commissioner Mike Duheme, Commanding Officer of National Division
SOURCE Royal Canadian Mounted Police
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