RCMP Musical Ride coming to Virden

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 For the first time since 2016, we are pleased to be hosting The RCMP Musical Ride to recognize the 150th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

 On Tuesday July 25th, 2023 the Virden Community Chamber of Commerce & Virden Agricultural Society will be hosting the RCMP Musical Ride. Join us at the Virden Ag Society Fairgrounds for live entertainment and the Musical Ride. Gates open at 5 pm, entertainment starts at 5:30 and then the ride will begin at 7 pm.

A symbol of tradition, honour, and pride, The Musical Ride is a Canadian icon recognized at home and abroad. The Musical Ride 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.

The troop of up to 32 riders, who are all police officers, and their horses’ perform intricate formations and drills set to music, lasting about 30 minutes. these movements demand the utmost control, timing, and co-ordination.

“We are so honoured to be hosting The Musical Ride once again. Seeing our community coming together to enjoy such an amazing spectacle makes us proud,” says, Carla McLean, President of the Virden Community Chamber of Commerce.

Tickets are $15.00, with ages 5 and under free. Tickets can be purchased online or at Virden Hi-way Grocery and Flower Attic & Gifts in Virden. Rushed seating will begin at 5pm, limited bleacher seating is available so bring your own lawn chair.