Adapted from a story by Duane Hicks with the Fort Frances Times

sunset_fishfryScenes from the Sunset Country Harvest Fish on
October 4 (thanks to Duane Hicks for pictures).

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Sunset Country Métis Council Fall Harvest Fish Fry attracted a sold-out crowd of 140 people to the Métis Hall in Fort Frances on October 20. The fish fry was delicious dinner, prepared by a team of volunteers with the fish provided by Blaine Tucker. The evening also featured music from Abbey Calder, Sandra Allan, Brittany Hayes, Charity Alverson, Ericka Tymkin, and Justin Boshey and Company. “We were very pleased with the terrific turnout and the awesome entertainers,” said Sunset Country Métis secretary Roz Calder, “We have such wonderful talent in our district.” Union Gas made a cash donation to help make the fish fry possible.

MNO President Gary Lipinski was in attendance and offered words of encouragement and support to the local Council. As well, Sunset Country Métis Council President Clint Calder gave a brief update on recent MNO activities. He attended meetings earlier that day with Rubicon Minerals Corp. and Horizon Hydro Inc., two companies looking to start projects in Red Lake and Ear Falls, respectively. Both companies are going through the approval process, and have consulted with Aboriginal peoples in the areas where they have proposed to conduct their projects. As neither project has been approved, consultations with the Métis will be ongoing.