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At 10:00 am on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 12 young Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) ambassadors from across the province set out from Britannia Park and Beach in Ottawa on a 2200 kilometre canoe trek to Kenora. Following the historic fur trade routes of their voyageur ancestors the trip will take 100 days and will take them through Ontario’s Métis communities.
The MNO Canoe Expedition members received extensive training at Fort William Historic Park prior to beginning their epic journey. Training included both practical skills and safety for undertaking this adventure of a lifetime as well as being educated about Métis history and culture in Ontario so they can provide presentations and workshops to communities along their route.
The MNO Canoe Expedition will also provide experiential learning opportunities for all its members that will help them develop leadership and employability skills that they will use to build their future careers.
More information on the MNO Canoe Expedition including their route and schedule of appearances will be posted on the MNO website in the coming days.
Posted: May 23, 2017See ALL news articles