Musical ride reps visiting Parkwood patients

Sep. 06, 2012

On Friday an act that symbolizes Canada throughout the world is coming to the Western Fair – the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride. Taking time out from their performance schedule, two members of the RCMP team and their horses are coming to St. Joseph’s Parkwood Hospital to visit with patients and residents who are unable to travel to the fair.

"The Musical Ride relies on the support of Canadian Citizens, so whenever we have a chance we seek out opportunities to give back to communities we visit," says RCMP Constable Roshan Pinto. "For various reasons individuals may not be able to attend our performances, so we like to take a small piece of the show to them."

“We are honoured the RCMP has chosen to come to Parkwood, and are delighted our patients and residents will have a chance to interact with the riders and their horses,” says Elaine Gibson, St. Joseph’s vice president of complex, specialty aging and rehabilitative care.“

Media are welcome at the RCMP presentation.

When: Friday, Sept. 7 - 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Parkwood Hospital, 801 Commissioners Rd. E., London – back gardens (get directions)


For more information:
Anne Kay, Communication Consultant
St. Joseph's Health Care London
519 646-6100 ext. 42470
Page: 519 649-9238

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About St. Joseph’s Health Care London

St. Joseph’s Health Care London is leading patient care, teaching and research centre in Canada with a distinguished legacy of service to London, Southwestern Ontario and the veterans of Canada, dating back more than 130 years. St. Joseph’s five key role areas include acute/ambulatory care, complex care and veterans care, long-term care, rehabilitation and specialized geriatrics and specialized mental health care. Facilities and services including St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkwood Hospital, Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care and Regional Mental Health Care London and St. Thomas are part of the St. Joseph’s family. Our research arm, the Lawson Health Research Institute, continues to direct their research to the development of new knowledge that is continually being applied directly to patient care. Every year, nearly 600,000 patient visits are made to St. Joseph’s, where about 9,000 staff, physicians, students and volunteers provide care. St. Joseph’s is affiliated with the University of Western Ontario. For more information, visit

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