Submitted by: Marsha Depotier, MNO Victim Services Coordinator

Bancroft Fam Fun day
Children participating in activities at the MNO Bancroft Family Fun Day.

On July 10, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) held a family fun day in Bancroft. The all-day event took place at Riverside Park and featured Métis inspired children’s activities such as lacrosse water toss, apple jig, flying eagle, voyageur express, hunters target, rabbit Jump, bannock making and admission to the local Heritage Museum.

The event was a great success with roughly 83 participants for the day activities.

MNO partnered with the Town of Bancroft and the Music in the Park festival for evening entertainment. Approximately 250 people attended.

MNO staff member Marsha Depotier offered a strawberry teaching and the local women’s drum group, including MNO staff members Depotier and Judy Simpson, offered the Strong Women Song to go with the teachings. Participants were offered strawberry parfait at the end of the evening.

MNO staff from the Bancroft and Renfrew offices worked hard throughout the day to ensure the event would be memorable and fun for everyone.