Submitted by Greg Garratt, Secretary of the MNO Veterans’ Council
(Left to right) MNO Veterans’ Council President Joe Paquette, MNO
Georgian Bay Métis Council Youth Representative Danielle Callandar,
MNO Veterans’ Council Secretary Greg Garratt and Lenard Dusome
(a member of the MNO Georgian Bay Métis Council).
The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Veterans’ Council made a donation to the MNO Georgian Bay Métis Council’s Youth Committee at the recent MNO Veterans’ Council/Youth Knowledge/History Exchange. The donation and Knowledge/History Exchange took place at the MNO office in Midland on April 25.
The donation is very appropriate as Métis young people and Métis veterans have always had a special bond that defies words but is tangible through the way youth and veterans interact within the Métis community. This has been a source of pride for both the youth and veterans and so it came as no surprise that the MNO Veterans’ Council recognized the Youth Committee for their relationship with veterans.
The donation was presented by MNO Veterans’ Council President Joseph Paquette to MNO Georgian Bay Métis Council Youth Representative Danielle Callander. The donation to the Council’s Youth Committee encourages and recognizes youth activities in the area and pays respect to the unique bond between veterans and youth. President Paquette was joined in the presentation by members of the MNO Georgian Bay Métis Council who work with the Youth Committee including Greg Garratt and Lenard Dusome (Ken Fraser, another supporter of the Youth Committee was absent).
This donation will help the Youth Committee plan small events or culturally related crafts within the community.