Female RCMP officers marking anniversary at Apple Blossom Festival

Wendy Elliott welliott@kingscountynews.ca
Published on May 29, 2014

Const. Cara Streeter, left, and community police officer Const. Blair MacMurtery wore red serge for a special event recently at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville. - File 

Wendy Elliott

Over 20 female R.C.M.P. officers from across the province plan to don red serge and march in the Grand Street Parade on May 31.

Insp. Chris MacNaughton of Kings District said the special initiative is due to 40th anniversary of the first female class graduating from the R.C.M.P. depot in Regina.

“This is a big thing for Kings District,” MacNaughton said. It’s part of a series of events to mark the anniversary around Nova Scotia.

She anticipates that close to 45 R.C.M.P. members in total will be marching in the Apple Blossom parade, along with a pipes and drums band.