Welland Remembrance Day parade

MNO Niagara Region Métis Council play significant role in Welland Remembrance Day parade

Submitted by: Amanda Pont-Shanks, MNO Niagara Region Métis Council

Niagara Remembrance
Photo credit: Brenda Pont

On Sunday November 3, members of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Niagara Region Métis Council participated in the Welland Legion Remembrance Day parade at Chippewa Park.

Council members Amanda Pont-Shanks, Chair Giselle Legiehn as well as MNO citizen Marjorie Berry proudly carried Métis flags in the Legion Flag Party. Council members Reg Bernier, Senator Garry Laframboise, President Derrick Pont, and Métis youth Holden Shanks all walked in the procession.

Senator Laframboise placed the wreath in front of the cenotaph to pay respect to past and present veterans who fought to keep Canada free and safe.

Others in attendance included Welland Mayor Barry Sharpe, members of the provincial government, and a War of 1812 re-enactor, to celebrate 200 years of peace between Canada and the United States.

Members of the MNO Niagara Region Métis Council also participated at the Remembrance Day ceremonies in Port Dalhousie and St. Catharines.

Lest we forget.

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