The iconic RCMP Musical Ride will be performing Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11 at J.D.A. Raceway at Evergreen Park in Grande Prairie.

The Musical Ride is a symbol of tradition, honour and pride. It supports front-line police operations by building positive relationships, supporting recruiting efforts and promoting the RCMP’s image in communities in Canada and around the world. It was last held at Evergreen Park in 2006.

“It’s an honour to be able to host this prestigious world-famous group,” said Evergreen Park General Manager Kim Randall. “If it isn’t, the Musical Ride should be on every Canadian’s bucket list. We are delighted to offer residents of northwestern Alberta the opportunity to experience the RCMP musical ride precision cavalry drills.”

The troop of up to 32 riders, who are all police officers, and their horses perform intricate formations and drills set to music. These movements demand the utmost control, timing, and coordination.

The RCMP is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. The first Musical Ride was held in 1887 in Regina.

“This is an important anniversary for the RCMP and Evergreen Park is more than happy we can be a part of it,” said Randall. “We know Peace Country residents of all ages are going to enjoy it.”

Each day the event starts at 1 p.m. and will include a pre-show performance besides the RCMP Musical Ride.

“We have a full afternoon of entertainment planned,” said Randall. “We will be announcing the list of performers over the next few weeks.”

The public will also be invited to visit the horses and riders in the Lewis Hawkes Arena. Dates and times for public viewing will be released later.

Tickets are available online now on the Evergreen Park website by clicking on the link.

Tickets are $5 for ages 2 to 12 and $20 each for 13 and up.