Lecture Series the North-West Mounted Police

  • Sat October 12, 2019 2:00 PM
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Are you interested in the early history of the North-West Mounted Police (NWMP)? Founded in 1873, they later became the Royal North-West Mounted Police (RNWMP) in 1904 and then the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in 1920. Today the RCMP are recognized throughout the world as a truly iconic Canadian symbol. This three-day course is an introduction to the endlessly exciting and surprising early history of our national police force which has jurisdiction throughout Canada and its territories.

Would you like to learn in a relaxed, interactive environment? Admission is free and there are no examinations or quizzes!

The presenter is Dr. Rod Martin a retired member of the RCMP and a Canadian History professor from Calgary now living in Invermere.

– Oct 12th: Lesson 1 Saturday, October 12th: The Early history of the North-West Mounted Police: 1874-98

– Oct 19th: Lesson 2 Saturday, October 19th: The NWMP and the Klondike Gold Rush: 1896-99

– Oct 26th: Lesson 3 Saturday, October 26th: Hollywood’s Mythical Mounted Policeman