By Sarah Klein
WINNIPEG — Mounties are being recognized for their contributions with the first annual Royal Canadian Mounted Police Day.
“The RCMP have a proud and strong history in the province of Manitoba and I feel privileged that our service is being recognized in this distinctive way,” said Assistant Commissioner Scott Kolody, commanding officer of ‘D’ Division, during a ceremony on Wednesday.
RCMP Traffic Services will be conducting a safety checkstop near Lower Fort Garry today to remind drivers of road safety. Officers will be dressed in period uniforms and showcase previously used transportation including snowmobiles, a dog sled and a Red River cart. Officers will also be showcasing new technology used by the RCMP including e-ticketing.
Justice Minister Heather Stefanson is inviting young Manitobans to draw, design or create a card and mail it to the province by May 31. The cards will be displayed at the Legislative Building and then formally presented to the RCMP later this year.
“The RCMP have played an important role in Manitoba’s history, which is clear as we celebrate our country’s 150th birthday,” she said. “From all Manitobans, we thank you for your dedication, your service and your sacrifice.”
Cards can be sent to:
1801-155 Carlton Street
The RCMP has nearly 1,100 officers and more than 400 other employees in Manitoba.