The snap comes after more than 100 Mounties in red serge posed earlier this month with a giant Canadian flag on Capilano Suspension Bridge in British Columbia.
RCMP in Ottawa said it decided to rise to the unspoken challenge of staging its own historic Canada 150 photo.
“A little healthy competition among divisions is always welcome, and with all the members and employees in the nation's capital, I figured I had the makings of a memorable photo opportunity,” said Sgt. Kristen Dewulf, volunteer event organizer. “We got a great response from our employees after we put out a call for volunteers.”
“The RCMP's pride in Canada has always been strong, but it was truly inspiring to see our employees come together to celebrate the anniversary of confederation like this. We will be able to cherish this photo for many years to come,” added Chief Superintendent Manon McSween-Séguin, commanding officer of National Headquarters.
There are about 5,000 RCMP employees in the national capital region.
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