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RCMP Sunset Retreat Ceremonies
The RCMP Sunset Retreat Ceremonies are a colourful, 45-minute ceremony that includes the firing of the cannon, a troop drill display, the lowering of the flag with the playing of military music, followed by the March Past. Troop members wear the traditional scarlet tunic of the world-renowned Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
The RCMP Sunset Retreat Ceremony is performed every Tuesday during the summer. The first performance is July 1, then each Tue until Aug 16 at 6:30pm weather permitting. The 2011 dates are July 1, 5, 12, 19, 26; Aug 2, 9, 16. Dates subject to change, please phone 306-780-5900 to confirm.
For more information about the RCMP Sunset Retreat Ceremonies call 306-780-5900 or visit the RCMP website.
Sergeant Major's Parade
If you can't make it to one of this year's RCMP Sunset Retreat Ceremonies, be sure to catch the regularly scheduled Sergeant Major's Parade.
Mon, Wed and Fri, the colourful Sergeant Major's Parade is held shortly after 12:45pm on the Parade Square in front of the RCMP Chapel, weather permitting. During late fall, winter or inclement weather, the parade takes place in the Drill Hall.
While You're There...
Make sure you check out the RCMP Heritage Centre. This beautiful new building shares the Royal Canadian Mounted Police story through the use of permanent and temporary exhibits, multimedia technologies and interactive programming and tours.