Monday, July 13, 2009

Musical Ride leaves memories for the North coast as it moves on

The famed RCMP Musical ride completed their second, and final of two shows in Prince Rupert on Friday night, providing a sample of the show that has won them fans across Canada and around the world.

While Friday's show did not have the spectacular weather setting that Thursday's did, the cool temperatures did not deter the large crowd at the Doug Kerr ball field from enjoying one of Canada's most talked about performances.

The Red serge clad Mounties perched on their amazing rides, performed many of the famed routines that have brought out the spectators for years across the nation. The two days of performances in Prince Rupert offered up some spectacular visuals as the horses were put through their routines in time clock fashion.

Prior to the march onto the field, the Kwe Unglis Haida Dancers performed a number of dances in a welcoming ceremony for the Mounted Police.

The Rupert stop was the first of what appears to be an exhaustive trip across the province with stops up and down the province, Sunday the show was in Terrace, it then moves on to Smithers on July 15 and Fort St James on the 17th.

From there, the Musical ride moves through the Cariboo, Okanagan, Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland before the tour will be finished and the horses and their riders return to their home base in the National capital.

Those that missed out on the Prince Rupert show can follow the progress of the tour from the Musical ride website, finding a location close to their plans where they can take in some of the history of the RCMP Musical ride.

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