Robbie has been associated with The Royal Canadian Mounted Police for more than 60 years, being an active member for 28 years. He writes and recites poetry about the early history of the Force and some of its heroes, as well as traditional cowboy poetry.
He was the first member of the Force to be given permission to wear the uniform after retirement for other than ‘State or formal occasions’. Robbie wears an 1895 N.W.M.P. period uniform or the current R.C.M.P. Red Serge while reciting his Mountie poetry. While he is not a ‘real working cowboy’, he has worked cattle in three provinces and two states. He is a member of the RCMP Veterans Assoc., an Honourary Member of the former Texas Rangers Assoc., a life-member and past president of the Alberta Cowboy Poetry Assoc.
Robbie has performed in England, Texas, Arizona, Montana and throughout Western Canada. He has appeared on national TV and radio and is a guest lecturer on Alaskan cruises with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. The Mountie Cowboy Poet is available for private and corporate events and joins Perry Jacobson and BJ Smith as one of the Queen’s Cowboys.
Robbie Robertson The Mountie Cowboy Poet
Staff Sergeant retired
High River, AB
tel 403-652-5645 fax 403-652-5680