MNO Veterans’ Council President Participates in Change of Command Ceremony at CFB BordenMétis Nation of Ontario Veterans’ Council President, Joseph Paquette, presents a
Métis sash to the incoming Commander of CFB Borden

On July 6, 2012, MNO Veterans’ Council President, Joseph Paquette, attended the ceremony marking the change of command at CFB Borden from Brigadier General J.P.L. Meloche, OMM, CD, to Colonel T.L. Harris, CD. Best wishes were conveyed to outgoing Brigadier General Meloche and a Métis sash was presented to incoming Colonel Harris.

Under the command of Brigadier General Meloche, CFB Borden hosted the very successful “Aboriginal Youth Black Bear Program” for the past two years. During this time Mr. Paquette participated in the Black Bear Program as the “Métis Elder”. This is the last year for the Black Bear Program at CFB Borden, but the program will continue to offer the same opportunities to First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth from across Canada at its new location in Gagetown, New Brunswick.