MNO Great Lakes Métis Council holds Valentine themed Family Day event

Submitted by: Susan Schank, Office Coordinator for the MNO Great Lakes Métis Council

Some of the fun at the MNO Great Lakes Council Family Day celebration.

On Sunday February 9, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Great Lakes Métis Council held a Valentine themed Family Day celebration for MNO citizens and friends.

A potluck was held and enjoyed by all and the space was decorated by Métis youth with hearts hanging from the ceiling and draped on the tables and centre pieces of love were everywhere.

Among the many treats, there were candy dishes were full with cinnamon hearts and 64 homemade pink frosted cupcakes, made by Métis youth member Emma Harrison, which were displayed on a three tiered carousel. The cupcakes were especially enjoyed by many children who even used their fingers to taste before they devoured this special sweet treat.

Gingerbread houses were built, frosted and then adorned with candy by families. The gingerbread house was used to symbolize family and home.

The event was coordinated and facilitated by Métis youth and they did an excellent job!

After the sticky cleanup, the MNO documentary Métis Nation of Ontario 1993- 2003 was shown.

MNO staff members Jo-Anne Parent and Jessica Rice were also in attendance and provided a presentation on MNO education and training programs.

What a wonderful way to celebrate Family Day!