Submitted by Honorary Senator Reta Gordon

Perry William Kelly inside
MNO citizen Perry William Kelly (Photo source: Click here for larger picture.

Every time he steps into the ring Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen Perry William Kelly feels he embodies the warrior traditions of Louis Riel and Gabriel Dumont. The son of the late MNO Senator Donald P. Kelly and nephew of Honorary Senator Reta Gordon, Kelly is on a mission to capture gold at the upcoming 2017 World Police and Fire Games in August in Los Angeles.

The former MNO representative to the City of Gloucester (now part of Ottawa) is also a lawyer, author, former criminology professor and instructor in five forms of martial arts. He recently retired from the Department of Public Safety and over the course of his 30 year career received five executive departmental commendations for his contributions in the fields of Law Enforcement Training and Use of Force from: the Correctional Service of Canada; the Royal Canadian Mounted Police; and the Deputy Minister of Public Safety.

Since retiring, he has filled up his free time by writing his fourth book and winning gold medals at the Montreal Open Invitational Karate Tournament and the North American Police and Fire Games in Drummond Quebec. Most recently, he has been featured on CTV’s Interesting People with Joel Haslam where he discussed using his profile as an internationally successful athlete to raise awareness about Law Enforcement Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Mr. Kelly feels that his “never quit” attitude in the ring has been passed down from his Métis bloodlines.

Posted: February 2, 2017