RCMP Musical Ride here this week

Two shows at Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds go Aug. 13 and Aug. 4

THE RCMP MUSICAL Ride is at the Exhibition grounds on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

They are on their way!

The 32-horses and riders that make up the RCMP Musical Ride are travelling through Vancouver Island on their way to the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds for the shows scheduled Aug. 13-14.

“It has been almost four years since the Musical Ride visited our community and there is no way of knowing when it shall return. So don’t miss one of the most talked-about events in our community this summer,” an event spokesperson said.

The RCMP Musical Ride represents a colourful Canadian tradition. The troupe will perform a variety of cavalry drills choreographed to music. As well, two wonderful pre-shows have been arranged for both of the evening performances slated to start at 6 p.m.

Kenny Shaw, comedian and musician, will perform on the 13th and two-time Juno award winner Sue Medley and The Back Road Band on Aug 14.

B.C. Lt.-Governor Judith Guichon will be one of the special guests on Aug. 13 who will be awarded the salute from the RCMP ride. The Comox Valley Record and 97.3 the Eagle, two of the many gold level supporters for the event, are hosting contests to give away tickets for the shows.

The community is invited to visit the stable viewing area at the C.V. Exhibition grounds (4839 Headquarters Rd.) Aug. 13-14, 9-9 p.m. (closed during shows). There will also be an opportunity to meet two of the horses and riders in the community on Aug. 13 at St Joseph’s Hospital in Comox at 10 a.m. and at Glacier View Lodge at 11:30. The stable and community visits are free of charge.

Tickets for the evening shows are $10 in advance, $12 at the gate, children six and under are free. Tickets are available at the Sid Williams Theatre  www.sidwilliamstheatre.com. For locations in town see www.cvtrs.com. Did you know we have had ticket purchases from as far away as Manitoba, England and Australia? Will you be one?

 

– RCMP Musical Ride

 

 

Just Posted

Sprinkler system bursts at Florence Filberg Centre

Witnesses say water was pouring down from the building’s deck

Crews begin cutting down 100-year-old Comox willow tree

The tree was determined to be unhealthy and is being cut down due to safety concerns

Best of World Community Film Fest screens Tuesday

The votes are in from the recent World Community Film Festival and… Continue reading

Merville resident looking for help to name original settler families

Janice Isenor is hoping to figure out which families settled where in Merville 100 years ago

Cultural sharing for Comox Valley School District song unveiling

After nearly a year in the making, a special gift was presented… Continue reading

B.C. students win Great Waters Challenge video contest

Video, mural and song about saving the salmon claims the top prize

Ammonia leak shuts down curling club in Nelson

It’s not yet clear when the leak was detected

Pavelski’s 31st goal helps Sharks top Canucks 3-2

Vancouver one point out of second NHL wild-card spot

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Ontario police field complaints over Amber Alert for missing girl, 11, found dead

Some said the Amber Alert issued late Thursday for Riya Rajkumar disrupted their sleep

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

B.C. couple attacked with acid, slashed with knife in Vietnam

Warning, graphic images: Man has burns on 80 per cent of his body, slashed with knife

Northern B.C. First Nation clan says ancient tools found at pipeline work site

Archeologists from the Smithsonian Institute estimate one of the stones found dates back up to 3500 years

Most Read