Submitted by Brian Tucker, Manager, Way of Life Framewor

youthThe young people who participated in the Grand River Community
Métis Council’s Cultural Camp with instructors Dr. Anita Tucker and
Brian Tucker (front, far right)

The Grand River Community Métis Council (GRCMC) held a youth camping expedition at Rockwood Conservation Area near Guelph on June 4 and 5. Approximately 20 youth and parents attended the event, where they set up their camps and participated in a range of activities. Brian Tucker and Dr. Anita Tucker attended as guest speakers and demonstrated fish cleaning, knife use, bushcraft skills, fire starting, trapping, plant identification and fish smoking. The youth also went canoeing and hiking, learned how to use a compass, and enjoyed an evening around the campfire.