The RCMP will be crisscrossing Canada this year in celebration of the country’s 150th birthday.
A tour begins in Regina Tuesday, May 23rd called the Tattoo Royale and there are two performances at Evraz Place
This two-hour celebration blends stage shows and the world-famous RCMP musical ride.
Marty Klyne is the CEO of the RCMP Heritage Centre. He says the next two nights will amazing for those attending.
“I think the community deserves to have a celebration at a calibre of this level,” said Klyne. “The world-famous RCMP Musical Ride certainly brings us that. And then, we’ve got local performers that are going to put on a spectacular show.”
Klyne says a Tattoo has a great history which the RCMP has embraced, adding it signals an impressive array of military, police and civilian performers, but its roots date back to 17th century Dutch villages.
“And it became quite a ceremony of pomp and ceremony,” said Klyne. “With marching bands and performing arts and music.”
Klyne says May 23rd is an important day in Saskatchewan for several reasons, adding the RCMP Heritage Centre is celebrating its 10th anniversary May 23rd.
But he says there are two other significant dates happening this day.
“We’re also mindful that back on May 23rd, in the late 1800s, the North West Mounted Police was established,” said Klyne. “And May 23rd, 1906, the City of Regina was recognized as the capital city of Saskatchewan.”