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Preparations are underway for the 25th Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Annual General Assembly (AGA), taking place Aug. 17-19, 2018 in Peterborough Ont.
Peterborough is home to a number of theatres, historical and Indigenous heritage sites, scenic parks, trails and museums, including the Canadian Canoe Museum. The Otonabee River passes through the centre of the city and the Trent Canal forms its eastern edge. The canal’s lift lock was built in 1904 and at that time was the highest in the world.
The primary venue for AGA 2018 will be the Showplace Performance Centre, located in Peterborough’s downtown and close to many restaurants and hotels.
As is tradition, the AGA will start with the arrival of the historic Voyageur canoes. This year it takes place at Beavermead Park, on Thursday, Aug. 16, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Join the MNO President and the Provisional Council of the Métis Nation of Ontario as they welcome everyone to AGA 2018 and cheer on the arrival of the Voyageur canoes, to be paddled by MNO leadership, special guests and dignitaries. This year’s arrival is planned for 7 p.m.
The MNO will coordinate accommodations and travel for MNO citizens designated to attend by MNO Community Councils, which will include Presidents, Senators, Youth and Women’s Representatives, as well as the members of the MNO Youth, Veterans’ and Women’s Councils. Council designated citizens will be contacted by the MNO directly in the coming weeks for registration purposes.
The MNO AGA is open to all citizens, whether they have been designated to attend by their local councils or not. Registration will take place on site at the AGA. The MNO encourages citizens who may be travelling to Peterborough to book accommodations (hotel or camping) as soon as possible, as facilities are limited and the AGA is taking place at the height of tourist season.
Each year at the AGA, one MNO citizen is awarded the Suzanne Rochon-Burnett Volunteer of the Year Award. Click here for more information about the award and this year’s nomination form.
The AGA Trade Show, which will also be held at the Showplace Performance Centre, begins on Friday, Aug.17. It will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. and returns on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.
The MNO’s AGA depends on generous contributions in order to continue and grow year after year. Sponsorship packages for AGA 2018 are available.
Stay tuned for more details on activities and announcements. Updates will be posted on the MNO website.
Posted: May 8, 2018