Social SecretsCHAPTER TENEdmonton’s downtown core community and the various neighborhoods throughout the city were resplendent with hanging baskets and large, well-cared for flower beds. Each Friday morning one of the local television stations highlighted a business for their participation in Edmonton the Beautiful campaign. One restaurant was reflected more than others. The Horsemenis an iconic Edmonton, Alberta pub which caters to first responders, but primarily it’s a social house for RCMP Mounties, their families and friends. Often referred to as Horsemen or Rainbow Warriors for the mounted officer and rainbow stripes on their patrol vehicles, RCMP officers socialize primarily with their own, very much as health care professionals and others do in careers which deal directly with the public. Fraternizing among themselves is far less stressful than having to interact with those not in their profession. Mountie culture meant quality cuisine. The Horsemen’smenu boasted some of Edmonton’s finest recipes, attractively plated and priced to appreciate a Mountie’s income.