Submitted by: Joseph Paquette, MNO Veterans’ Council President

Lauzon family
MNO Veterans’ Council and the Lauzon family.

On June 7, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Veterans’ Council presented MNO citizen Roger Lauzon, wife Julie along with their two sets of beautiful twin boys with the MNO Veterans’ Council Appreciation Certificate for their continuous support of the Council and MNO veterans.

Roger is an MNO citizen who has supported MNO veterans since the Council elections of 2012. The Lauzon family has been instrumental in providing funding for the Council to purchase additional Louis Riel Medals in 2013. This provided the Council with the capacity to continue recognizing verified MNO veterans with the issue of the Louis Riel Commemorative Medal.

Also most noteworthy was the Lauzon family’s contribution which provided the opportunity to have 100 year old Métis veteran Alexander Boucher and his caregiver attend the 2013 AGA in Ottawa. This was Veteran Boucher’s first time in Ottawa and his presence at the AGA was an inspirational moment for all in attendance.

While presenting the Lauzon family with the Certificate of Appreciation, they once again generously provided private funding to the Council. The funds received will be applied towards the purchase of additional Louis Riel Medals, ribbons, sashes and wreaths.

The MNO Veterans’ Council is very grateful for the support and contributions that the Lauzon Family has provided to support MNO veterans and the Council. A big heartfelt “Marsi” is surely in order.