Tuesday, August 5, 2008

RCMP Sunset Retreat Ceremony - Well, Almost...

This evening we tried to do the local tourist thing and take the kids to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sunset Retreat Ceremony. Regina is the home of the RCMP and all the cadets from across Canada do their training here. Each Tuesday evening for about 6 weeks during the summer they pull out all the pomp and ceremony and recreate the traditional military end of the day ceremony.
The skies were also pulling out all the stops in presenting a spectacular show.
Unfortunately, about 15 minutes into the ceremony the thunder started to rumble and the clouds opened up cancelling the rest of the show. The rain lasted just long enough for the parade square to empty out of people.

On the way back to the car this group of cadets was patiently standing at attention for photographs. Katie suddenly got shy and wouldn't join Christopher for a picture.
There is one more scheduled for next Tuesday. Maybe the weather will cooperate and we will try again.


Susan said...

You so should have asked one of them to hold your sock for a picture.

Aunt Kathy said...

Bummer about the rain, but they sure look so toy soldierish don;t they?

Darcie said...

No time to ask for a picture. We had to take our turn to pose with the cadets. But there is always next week.