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Island RCMP officer to sing anthem at CFL playoff game


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Kim Hendricken

Through a partnership of the RCMP, CFL and Veterans Affairs Canada to honour the nation's veterans, an RCMP representative from P.E.I. has been chosen to sing the national anthem at a CFL game Saturday in Winnipeg.
Kim Hendricken, a member with the Atlantic Region Performance Improvement centre in Charlottetown and an RCMP member for 21 years, is scheduled to perform the honour at the CFL East Division semi-final game between the host Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Edmonton Eskimos televised on TSN, starting at 1 p.m. Atlantic time.
Hendricken, dressed in ceremonial red serge, will be joined by a couple of RCMP members, also in uniform, and a number of Canadian veterans to honour Veterans' Week and the 90th anniversary of the end of the First World War.
The partnership will also have a presence at the West semi-final game between the host Saskatchewan Roughriders and B.C. Lions on the same day as well as the east and west finals and the Grey Cup game.
Hendricken has sung at a number of events, one of which included the late Pope John Paul II at Saint Peter's Square in Vatican City 22 years ago.
Hendricken said she is excited and honoured to be a part of the ceremony in large part because her grandfather and uncle were both veterans.
"What really drew me to this was it's a dedication to the veterans."

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