From left: MNO TYRMC President Tera Beaulieu, MNO TYRMC Chair Todd
Ross, MNO citizen Réjean Michel, CD, and MNO Veterans’ Council Senator Dr.
Alis Kennedy.Submitted by Senator Dr. Alis Kennedy, O.Ont., CD, OMC
On November 14, during Louis Riel Day celebrations in Toronto, Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Veterans’ Council Senator Dr. Alis Kennedy, O.Ont., CD, OMC, presented several MNO citizens with the Louis Riel Medal and certificates of appreciation.
On behalf of the MNO Veterans’ Council, Senator Kennedy presented the Louis Riel Medal to MNO Toronto and York Region Métis Council (TYRMC) Chair Todd Ross. Afterward, Ross and MNO citizen Réjean Michel, CD, were both acknowledged as MNO veterans and presented with the Louis Riel certificate.
The Louis Riel Medal and certificates confirm that Ross and Michel are both verified veterans within the MNO.
Senator Kennedy also presented a certificate of appreciation from the MNO Veterans’ Council to Youth Representative Christine Skura, RN, for her written contribution to Fighting For Canada Before There Was A Canada: Ontario Métis Veterans Pass the Torch.
Beaulieu received an appreciation certificate during the 2015 Annual General Assembly (AGA) for her submitted article about the MNO Veterans’ Council President Joseph Paquette and Skura interviewed and wrote an article about Senator Kennedy. The book was released in August of this year.
The presentations were followed by a discussion about the MNO Veterans’ Council’s youth and veterans pilgrimage to Vimy Ridge.