MNO staff, citizens and community guests attending the
Grand opening ceremony. Click here for larger picture.
The new Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) office in Blind River was officially opened On June 27, 2017. The office will serve as the headquarters for the MNO Métis Family Wellbeing program and for the MNO North Channel Métis Council (NCMC).
Forty-two guests including MNO citizens, staff and community guests came together for the grand opening. Among the dignitaries present was Provisional Council of the Métis Nation of Ontario Region 4 Councilor Ernie Gatien who also spoke at the ceremony along with MNO NCMC Women’s Representative June Smart. Renee Jensen played the violin before the speeches and at lunch time, which contributed to the celebratory atmosphere at the opening.
Among the guest speakers at the opening were: Member of Parliament for the Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing Carol Hughes; Member of Provincial Parliament for the Algoma-Manitoulin Michael Mantha; Elliot Lake Mayor Dan Marchisella; Huron Shores Mayor Gil Reeves; Blind River Mayor Sue Jensen; and Ontario Provincial Police Liaison Officer Todd Showan.
Posted: September 1, 2017