- Programs and Services
In 2011, the Healing & Wellness branch launched a collaborative Rendezvous program with with MNO Community Councils across Ontario. Rendezvous events were organized because the MNO heard from citizens that due to distance, work or other variables they cannot always attend the AGA and feel they miss the opportunity to connect with fellow Métis people. So, the MNO hosted one to two day Rendezvous events to celebrate Métis people and culture right across Ontario.
Owen Sound Rendezvous
Hundreds of people attended Rendezvous events where they enjoyed traditional foods, demonstrations of cultural activities from finger weaving to tanning to canning, activities for the children and sharing circles for our hunters and gatherers, which was a wonderful opportunity to pass on the oral traditions and teach skills. Each Rendezvous had unique aspects depending on the resources people in each area and vendors who participated.
Rendezvous events were held at: