Submitted by: Alain Lefebvre, MNO Timmins Métis Council President

Timmins Veterans
(Left to right) Mike Doody, Jean Carriere and MNO
Chair France Picotte with Dave Lalonde and Robert
Barrette who both received the Louis Riel Veterans
Medal and Certificate on September 10 in Timmins.

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Timmins Métis Council was proud to host a Veterans Ceremony for MNO citizens Robert Barrette, Vice President of the MNO Timmins Métis Council, and Dave Lalonde, Board Member of the MNO Timmins Métis Council. On September 10, both Barrette and Lalonde received the Louis Riel Veterans Medal and Certificate from the MNO Veterans’ Council.

Surrounded by friends and family, Barrette, Unit 5e Régiment du génie de combat (5RGC), and Lalonde, 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) were recognized, as veterans under the charter agreement of the MNO Veteran’s Council, for meritorious service in Canada’s Armed Forces which included each completing a six month NATO tour of Yugoslavia in the late 1990’s respectively.

On hand to present awards were MNO Chair France Picotte, with help from Jean Carriere, Director of Emergency Medical Services for Timmins and area. On behalf of Timmins City Council, Timmins City Councillor Mike Doody also attended to give a few words and congratulations.

The MNO Timmins Métis Council, MNO Veterans’ Council and MNO citizens in the Timmins and surrounding area congratulate you on your dedication to the security of our country.