midlandMidland harbour. Every year, the citizens of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) hold our Annual General Assembly (AGA) where we gather together with our friends, family and colleagues to conduct the business of the Nation, showcase our rich culture, pass on our traditions to younger generations and celebrate our stories.

The 2015 MNO AGA will be hosted by the Region 7 MNO chartered community councils in Midland. The President and PCMNO’s welcome to the AGA will be held the evening of Friday, August 21 with the arrival of the voyageur canoes. The formal AGA will begin on Saturday, August 22, continue all day Sunday before wrapping up around noon on Monday, August 24.

amandaMNO citizen: Amanda Rheaume. Rich in Métis history and situated on the beautiful Georgian Bay, Midland is a wonderful location for this year’s AGA. The venues for the AGA include the impressive North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre, the Best Western Highland Inn and Conference Centre and Pete Pettersen Park. One of the highlights of this year’s event is the MNO Dinner and Dance, which this year will include a concert from award-winning singer/songwriter and MNO citizen Amanda Rheaume. During the AGA Amanda will also be performing for the first time a song inspired by the MNO Statement of Prime Purpose entitled “We Aspire,” which will be featured in MNO television commercials later in 2015.

More details about the AGA with be released soon.