The Rotary Club of Salmon Arm and the Salmon Arm and Shuswap Lake Agriculture Association, in cooperation with the City of Salmon Arm are hosting 3 RCMP Musical Ride performances on the Canada Day long weekend at the Salmon Arm Fair Grounds. 
Saturday, July 1, 2023: 1:00PM
Sunday, July 2, 2023: 1:00PM
Sunday, July 2, 2023: 5:00PM
As of Friday May 19th you can pick up tickets in person at Shuswap Tickets & Gifts at The Mall at Piccadilly.
Limited tickets will be available at the gate.
The war ended in 1945. By 1948 Musical Rides were once again being organized, mainly from N Division in Ottawa.  Shows were held at various locations in Canada and the US. In 1953 the Ride performed at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, and in 1957 at the Edinburgh Tattoo.
In 1961 the Musical Ride was established permanently in Ottawa to perform annually in Canada and abroad.  The following year the Regina troop performed its farewell Ride, and since then the Musical Ride has been based exclusively in Ottawa. In 1964 performances were held in the Maritime provinces for the first time.  
  The Musical Ride was put on hold when war was declared in 1914 and not resumed until 1920, when the Royal NWMP amalgamated with the Dominium Police (of Eastern Canada) and became the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.                                                 1935 Canadian Postage
The RCMP headquarters were then moved  to Ottawa, Ontario, and "N" Division was established in nearby Rockcliffe. The division designation was  removed in 1987; the current designation is the Canadian Police College and Musical Ride Headquarters.
In the 1920's the Musical Ride immediately became very popular. Two performances were presented at Ottawa on May 24, 1920 and in Brockville on July 1. 1920.  For the next ten years both “N” Division and “Depot” Division in Regina performed every almost every year in their respective regions.  In the 1930's five performance were organized in and shown in Vancouver, B.C. (E Division).
The North-West Mounted Police was  formed in 1873. In 1874, the first 300 members gathered at Lower Fort Garry to begin the March West. They were divided into six troops from A to F, and to distinguish the troops,  each one had horses of a different colour.  The troops used these letters to identify their new posts on the prairies; eventually the posts became divisions and the smaller outposts were known as detachments. We continue to use the terms division and detachment today. For example, Salmon Arm Detachment is located in E Division (British Columbia).


Put Salmon Arm on the map again this year as the city that flies our Canadian flag.

We were recently treated to a bio from new member Chaten Randhawa, who told us all about his upbringing in Vernon (where he met another of our new members - Kyle Gadbois) and his work life which took him all over Canada. On hand to make sure he got everything right was daughter Isabella.
We had an interesting talk by Sapphire Games from the Salmon Arm Visitor Centre (seen here with member Rob Marshall).
And new member Kyle Gadbois gave us his bio (see here with President Elect Kari Wilkinson.
After a pause in our Youth Exchange Program because of Covid, we are glad to be up and running again.  Seen in the picture are Porsche (left), our Salmon Arm student who will be going to Austria in August, and Paulina, who came from Austria last August.  They met at the recent Youth Exchange Orientation in Penticton.
Chad Foreman from Shuswap Youth Soccer recently came to speak to us about the programs that are offered in our community for kids from the ages of 2 to18 years. Over 1200 youth soccer players signed up last year. The organization is looking for support to fund two turf fields for our community as soccer seems to get more popular every year. These fields would support our community with any growth that is predicted going forward.   You can find out more about this organization at

Join us at a Meeting

Mondays at 12:00 Noon at the GreenSpace located at First Community!

450 Okanagan Ave E, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1H6   (See Map).

Kari Wilkinson
Jun 05, 2023
Club Planning
Rob Marshall
Jun 19, 2023
Walking Track
Club Meeting
Jun 26, 2023
Installation of New Board
No Meeting
Jul 03, 2023