Celebrate Canada's history all summer with the Sunset-Retreat Ceremonies at the RCMP Academy

June 30, 2017
Regina, Saskatchewan

News release


RCMP cadets perform a cannon and rifle drill at the Sunset-Retreat Ceremonies, held every summer at the RCMP Academy in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Children and cadets carry the Canadian flag at the Sunset-Retreat Ceremonies.

There is no better time than this summer, the summer of the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada, to come to the RCMP Academy and see the Sunset-Retreat Ceremony!

Starting tomorrow (Canada Day, July 1) and every following Tuesday, you will get to see RCMP cadets in period dress perform traditional military movements that played an important part in Canada's history.

Enjoy marching band music, historic rifle and cannon firings, dismounted cavalry drill and the official lowering of the Canadian flag. Meet our mascot Safety Bear and riders on iconic RCMP horses before and after the ceremony for a chat and fun pictures.

This summer, the Sunset-Retreat Ceremonies will take place on July 1, 4, 11, 18, 25 and August 1 and 8 at the RCMP Academy, "Depot" Division, in Regina, Saskatchewan. Each ceremony starts promptly at 6:45 p.m. on the Parade Square and lasts approximately one hour.

Access to the site is available via the RCMP Heritage Centre entrance at 5907 Dewdney Avenue. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. All bags will be searched on arrival.

Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets as seating is not provided.

In the event of rain, the ceremony will be cancelled. Listen to your local radio stations for announcements.


Contact information

RCMP Depot Division Media Relations

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