Submitted by: Jodi Blue, MNO Health Circle Coordinator

Breakfast with Santa in Midland
Children sit with Santa Claus at the second
Annual Breakfast with Santa.

Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) staff in Midland hosted the second Annual Breakfast with Santa on December 13, 2014. This event, which puts a different spin on the traditional Christmas dinner event, was a huge success last year.

Families were given a wholesome breakfast and took part in crafting and colouring. Children also had the opportunity to spend some time with Santa Claus, who is also known as John Paradis, MNO citizen and long-time member and volunteer with the MNO Georgian Bay Métis Council. Families also received gifts from Santa Claus.

The MNO Midland staff teamed up with Healthy Weights Connection and The Karma Project to provide each family with a Good Food Box voucher. These vouchers will provide each family with a large box of fresh produce and help them become more aware of the initiatives and services that are readily available to them within their community.