RCMP Musical Ride Performing at Thunderbird Show Park

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Date: 
August 1, 2018

Media Release

Langley City, British Columbia – Join us in welcoming the RCMP Musical Ride to Langley on August 31, 2018, residents and visitors are invited to come out to see the world-renowned troop of 32 horses and riders perform at Thunderbird Show Park located at 24550 72 Avenue, Langley.

Every year, the Musical Ride brings its show to communities across the country to perform a variety of figures and drills choreographed to music. The show provides the public with an opportunity to experience the heritage and traditions of the RCMP and raise funds for local charities across Canada.

For information on tickets, please call Langley City at 604.514.2940 or visit tbird.ca. All the proceeds from this event will go to George and Dianne Tidball Legacy Foundation, which helps underprivileged youth around the world. 

Quick Facts

  • The Musical Ride was developed in 1876 by early members of the North-West Mounted Police to display their riding abilities and entertain local communities.
  • The first recorded public display of the Musical Ride was in Regina, Saskatchewan in 1901.
  • This year, the Musical Ride is touring across Canada in celebration of Canada’s 151st  anniversary.
  • Langley City, the Langley RCMP and Thunderbird Show Park are excited to offer all residents of Langley City $10 off all ticket purchases for Friday, August 31 performance.
  • Entertainment preshow starts at 6:00pm and RCMP Musical Ride begins at 7:00pm.
  • Thunderbird Show Park is one of North America's premier equestrian event facilities; hosting six globally recognized hunter and jumper tournaments per year.

 

Quotes

Langley City Mayor, Ted Schaffer - “Langley City is excited to host such a unique event. Tickets for Langley City residents are $5.00 and kids under 5 are free. We hope residents take advantage of this great opportunity and fill 1,500 seats in Thunderbird Show Park.”

Superintendent Murray POWER, Officer in Charge Langley Detachment - “Having seen the Musical Ride several times myself, I can honestly say it is something every Canadian should see.  Come out and experience YOUR Musical Ride."

 

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For further information contact:

Kim Hilton
Director of Recreation, Culture and Community Services
City of Langley
604.514.2866
khilton@langleycity.ca

 

Corporal Julie Bion
Community Liaison Officer
Langley RCMP
604.532.3200
Julie.bion@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

 

Markita Kaulius
Administrative Assistant
Protective Services | RCMP
604.532.3200
Markita.kaulius@rcmp-grc.gc.ca