Children and youth invited to participate in the “RCMP Name the Foal” contest!
Again this year, the RCMP is asking for help from children and youth 14 years old or younger to name six foals that will be born this spring at the RCMP breeding farm in Pakenham, Ontario. Some of these horses may one day be part of the world famous Musical Ride.
You may or may not know that this contest is also open to children of RCMP employees.
To qualify, entries must meet the following criteria:
1) Names must begin with the letter “I” and must have six letters or less.
2 Entries must include the entrant’s name, age, address and telephone number, as well as the suggested name.
3) Entries must come from those 14-years-old or younger.
4) Mail your entry to:
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Musical Ride Branch,
c/o RCMP Name the Foal Contest,
PO Box 8900,
Entries are also accepted on the Internet at: www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca Please note that the criteria listed above apply to electronic submissions as well.
5) For school entries, please write “school entry” on the box or envelope.
6) Entries must be received (or post-marked) no later than July 8, 2011.
The winning entries will receive a number of prizes from the RCMP.
Winners will be announced in September, and their names will be posted on the RCMP website. Winning names will be chosen by instructors of the RCMP Musical Ride Branch.
Last year’s winner was Christina Seabrook from Sooke, with the name “Honour.”