Information from the Kenora Daily Miner & News

Métis fiddler Lillian Penner provides musical entertainment during the Family
Fun Day in Kenora.

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) and the MNO Kenora Métis Council hosted a Family Fun Day on July 6. The day’s events included arts and crafts, games, music and a complementary picnic lunch at Norman Park.

“This is the first year we’ve held Family Day in Kenora,” explained MNO Community Wellness Coordinator Terra Albany. “We put it on for parents and children to come out for a day of fun and to promote positive, healthy choices for families.”

MNO Kenora Métis Council volunteers worked the barbecue grilling up burgers and hot dogs for a picnic lunch enjoyed by the all.

Katelyn Stenlund carefully balances an egg on a spoon as the competition
dashes to the finish line during the afternoon children’s races.

Artwork and educational displays on the walls portrayed the customs, dress and culture of the Métis people. An historical timeline depicting significant events in Métis history was among the informational exhibits.

Fun and games included an egg race with separate events for children and adults, ball toss, lawn darts and horseshoes.

Musical entertainment was provided by Métis fiddlers Katelyne Stenlund and Lillian Penner. Métis jig dancer Devon Ross also performed.