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RCMP Musical Ride saddles up for Canada Day Celebrations

Logan D Suza

On July 1, 2022, after a two-year pause due to the pandemic, the RCMP Musical Ride and its troop of police officers and their horses will be at home to host a three-day event in the National Capital Region (NCR) to celebrate Canada Day in style with performances on July 1 at 2 pm, and July 2 and 3 at 6 pm.

For those looking for a great Canadian experience, there is nothing more iconic than seeing our riders in their red serge on the beautiful black horses execute a series of cavalry drills choreographed to music.

The performances take 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).

The event is a way to thank the people of the NCR for their support of the RCMP. On July 1 and 2, non-perishable food and cash donations will be collected to support the Ottawa Food Bank. We’re asking spectators to help us “Cram the Carriage” with the goal of filling an entire horse-drawn carriage by the end of the 2nd. On July 3, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress will collect donations to support displaced Ukrainian families in Ottawa.

Admission to this family friendly event is free. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the show!

For more information on the Canada Day celebrations and what to know before you go, please visit:

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