RCMP’s Musical Ride will saddle up to perform at the Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site this long weekend.
Thirty-two officers will perform intricate figures and drills on horseback to choreographed music on Monday, August 1.
The Ride begins with a full day of events at Lower Fort Garry at 10 a.m. and will feature a food tent, gift shop, as well as hand drumming demonstrations, storytelling and crafts.
“We are excited to have the Musical Ride back in Manitoba this year,” said Sgt. Bert Paquet with the Manitoba RCMP.
“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.”
Schedule of Events
10 a.m. — Welcome pipe ceremony
10:30 a.m. — Simpson’s Folly music performance
11 a.m. — North West Mounted Police black powder rifle demonstration
11:30 a.m. — Summer Bear Dance Troupe performance
12:00 p.m. — Simpson’s Folly music performances
Musical Ride Pre-Show
1:15 p.m. — Indigenous hoop dancing performance
1:30 p.m. — North West Mounted Police black powder rifle demonstration
2 p.m. — The Musical Ride
2:30 p.m. — RCMP Meet and greet with the public
3 p.m. — Summer Bear Dance Troupe performance
6 p.m. — Site closes
Events also include historic re-enactments, a tribute to the North West Mounted Police, authentic Indigenous dancing, and ceremonies, as well as other kids’ activities and games.
Tickets must be pre-purchased and will not be available on site.