Submitted by: Joseph Paquette, MNO Veterans’ Council President

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MNO Veteran Paul Pirie (left) and MNO Sunset Country
Métis Council President Clint Calder (right). Click here to
view a larger version of the picture.

In November, Paul Pirie, who is a Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen and a proud member of the MNO Veterans’ Council, was awarded the Louis Riel medal by Clint Calder, MNO Sunset Country Métis Council President. Pirie describes being awarded the medal as “a great moment for me!”

Paul served with the Royal Canadian Artillery and the Canadian Provost Corps (Canadian Army Primary Reserve) from 1968 until 1978. At that time, he was the last Officer to command the Rainy River District Detachment of the 116th Field Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery, prior to the Detachment’s closure.

Ex-Lieutenant Pirie is also a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal, the Canadian Police Exemplary Service Medal, and is a Commander of the Order of Saint Stanislaus (Poland).

Published on: January 17, 2017