After approximately 16 years, Whitecourt will be hosting the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride to celebrate those who do their best to keep us safe every day.
The event will be hosted at the Whitecourt/Woodlands Rodeo Grounds beside the Westward Community Centre on Aug. 29.
The Musical Ride of the RCMP will showcase the equestrian skills performed by 32 members of the force.
“We thought it would showcase our community … any chance you have to bring positive around the RCMP (is important),” said Tina Prodaniuk, program manager for Eagle Tower Victim Services. “When you need them they come and we as a community need to celebrate that once in a while.”
There will be two performances on the day, one at 4:30 p.m. and one at 8:30 p.m.
“It’s like a dance,” said Prodaniuk. “They do a full performance, that’s about 45 minutes… Neal Shewchuk (from XM105FM), will be commentating on the event as it happens, going through a series of events within the performance that explains some of history of the RCMP.”