Submitted by Christa Lemelin, Chair of the MNO Peterborough and District Wapiti Métis Councilwildlife dinner 2Back Row (L-R): Terry Bloom (Senator), Hank Rowlinson, Tom
Thompson (Region 6 Councillor), Andy Dufrane (President), Brad
Hodgson (Councillor). Front Row (L-R): Debra Malandrino
(Councillor), Christa Lemelin (Chair), Taryn Blackstock (Women’s
Representative), Luke Thompson (Councillor). Missing: Harrison
Hodgson (Youth Rep), Terra Knapp (Financial Secretary) (Photo:
Hank Rowlinson)

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Peterborough and District Wapiti Métis Council (PDWMC) held their third annual Wildlife Dinner and Comedy Night at the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough on June 6.

Once again, the event was a hit starting with a tour of the museum, followed by an amazing mix of wildlife cuisine prepared by Miguel Hernandez.

Speakers included staff from MNO Education and Training, Healing and Wellness, and Community Relations.

Special guest speaker Dr. Rhonda Paulsen, Doctor of Education and Project Manager for the Indigenous Bachelor of Education program at Trent University, was also in attendance to provide insight into how the upcoming Trent University program will include Métis history and culture.

The evening ended with the comedy stylings of famous comedian and writer Rick Currie. Currie is known for his writing contributions for the CBC’s popular show The Rick Mercer Report.