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Heritage Acres hosts RCMP Musical Ride

The annual show has been a summer highlight for more than three decades at Heritage Acres Farm Museum.
This year the show has an added feature with the first-ever performance of the famed RCMP Musical Ride at Heritage Acres.
Performances of the Musical Ride are planned at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, July 27, with opportunities for the public to meet the riders and their mounts.
Heritage Acres has designated its 32nd annual show as “The Year of the Massey Harris” with the focus on that brand of farm equipment.
The weekend kicks off Friday, July 26 with a display of stationary engines on Main Street, followed by a tractor pull at 3 p.m.
The train station is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and there is a horseshoe tournament in the village from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Dignitaries, the RCMP and volunteers will have supper at 6 p.m. followed by entertainment in the large barn.
People have a chance to meet the Musical Ride horses from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Doukhobor barn.
A pancake breakfast from 7-9 a.m. in the brown quonset kicks off the festivities on Saturday, July 27.
Field, threshing and elevator demonstrations take place from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in the west field.
The Heritage Market and train station open at 10 a.m., with pedal tractors available in the large barn at 11 a.m.
Lunch is available in Summerview Hall from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
There is a tractor pull at 10 a.m., children’s activities in the village at 12 noon and a sawmill demonstration at 1 p.m.
The RCMP Musical Ride takes place at 2 p.m. in front of the grandstand, followed at 3 p.m. by the Parade of Power.
A pig roast supper starts at 5:30 p.m., followed at 7 p.m. by another performance of the RCMP Musical Ride.
Entertainment follows the Musical Ride at 7:30 p.m. at the grandstand.
There is another pancake breakfast from 7-9 a.m. Sunday, July 28, followed by a non-denominational church service at 9 a.m.
Field, elevator and threshing demonstrations start at 10 a.m.
Children’s events start at 12 noon, a chainsaw carving demonstration runs from 1-4 p.m. on Main Street, and there is a sawmill demonstration at 1 p.m.
The train station opens at 10 a.m., pedal tractors are available at 11 a.m. and a concession runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Parade of Power is at 2 p.m., followed at 3 p.m. by the tractor pull. Awards will be presented at 5:30 p.m.
There is a pancake breakfast from 7-9 a.m. Monday, July 29.

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