‘Ottawa’ Name that Foal: Musical Ride Looking for Names for Sesquicentennial Horses
Hey kids, it’s that time of year again!
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has 14 new colts at the breeding farm in Pakenham, Ont., waiting to join the prestigious Musical Ride and they all need names.
As per custom, the names for every year of colts must start with the same letter. This year, it’s the letter “O.”
There’ll be one winner from each of Canada’s 13 provinces and territories and, for the first time, an entry submitted by a school class will be selected.
“Here’s a chance for kids to be a part of history,” says Musical Ride boss Insp. Patrick Egan, in a release.
“This year with adding the school class entries, it gives a great opportunity for students to work together and come up with a name. Wouldn’t it be cool if your class submitted the winning name and the foal becomes part of the world-famous Musical Ride some day?”
-names must begin with the letter “O”;
-an individual entry must include a child’s first name only, school, city, province or territory and email address;
-school class entries must include the teacher’s name, school, city, province or territory and email address;
-entrants must be 14 years old or younger;
-only one entry per child will be eligible; and
-online entries must be received no later than Apr. 30
In the event of duplicate winning names, the first entry received will be accepted.
Winning names will be chosen by instructors of the RCMP Musical Ride and winners will be announced in May, along with the foals’ names, on the RCMP website.
Winners will receive RCMP prizes such as a 2017 Musical Ride pennon (pennant), a framed picture of the foal, a T-shirt and pins.
Children are encouraged to submit their entries online at https://namethefoal.telus.com/.
Or mail the entry, postmarked no later than Apr. 26, to:
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Musical Ride Branch
c/o RCMP Name the Foal Contest
PO Box 8900
Ottawa, ON K1G 3J2