2013 AGA - Welcome to the AGA

The first of three canoes containing the PCMNO leadership, dignitaries and a much appreciated contingent of strong Métis youth approach hundreds of cheering Métis citizens eagerly awaiting their arrival at the Museum of Civilization
The first canoe to arrive prepares to dock behind the Museum of Civilization
Paddlers in the second and third canoes to arrive at the Museum work hard to get to the docks
Two of the three MNO canoes departing Victoria Island toward the Museum of Civilization
The large crowd gathered behind the Museum of Civilization to greet the MNO voyageur canoes
After landing behind the Museum, MNO leaders, dignitaries and Métis youth, including President Lipinski and past-President Belcourt, disembark from the canoes and greet the large crowd
Alicia Bloor and members of the Métis Fiddler Quartet provide musical accompaniment to the procession leading to the Museum of Civilization
Alicia Bloor and members of the Métis Fiddler Quartet provide musical accompaniment to the procession leading to the Museum of Civilization
MNO veterans form the colour guard that led MNO citizens into the Museum of Civilization
Following the landing of the canoes, MNO citizens formed into a procession to the Museum of Civilization
MNO President Lipinski and MNO Chair Picotte enter the Museum of Civilization
The Métis Fiddler Quartet and actor John Houston perform "Corps de Voyageurs: Soldiers in Capotes", an original play about Métis involvement in the War of 1812 written by Virginia Barter