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Grade One Class From Westwood Wins RCMP Contest

One of the newest members of the RCMP’s Musical Ride got its name from Thompson.


A grade one class from Westwood School took part in the annual “Name the foal” competition, and their suggestion of the name “Penny” was selected as one of the twelve chosen.


The class was presented with a 2018 Music Ride horseshoe, a set of 2018 Musical Ride trading cards, a horse-and-rider pin, a picture of Penny, and a certificate signed by the RCMP commissioner.


This is the second year in a row that a winning name has come from Thompson, as five-year-old Bella won in 2017 for the name Osawaw.


The RCMP says that they are already looking forward to next years’ contest, when the names will start with the letter R.


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