Addison S.

Bridgewater, Nova Scotia

South Shore Regional School Board

March Forward History of the RCMP

My project is on the history of the RCMP, its 150th anniversary, and its history. I also have included an interview with the Nova Scotia RCMP Assistant Commissioner.



What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

I was intrigued at how the RCMP has had 150 years of service to Canada. Some parts really surprised me, like how a mountie (short for mounted police officer) had established Canada's favourite family restaurant Bosten Pizza, Jim Treliving! And the RCMP have a Pipes, Drums, Highland Dance Team, and their own magazine, The Quarterly!

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

Canada has a rich and diverse history, that we can all celebrate. There are many historical institutions that are as old as Canada, including the RCMP. With 2023 being the 150th anniversary of the RCMP, it's a time to look at the past and the future of the RCMP.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

My dad is a mountie, and I have had to move around the Maritimes. This would also happen to other kids in the past if their parents were mounties.