RCLBob Borre (left), President of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 82, holding a
certificate of appreciation with Joseph Paquette (right), President of the MNO
Veterans’ Council.
Submitted by MNO Veterans’ Council President Joe Paquette

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Veterans’ Council recently presented a certificate of appreciation to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 82 in Port Credit for their continuous support of Métis veterans.

For the past five years during Remembrance Day ceremonies, the Métis flag has been included in the colour guard. According to the Legion’s website, the flags included in the colour party are the Canadian Flag, the Red Ensign, the Royal Union Flag (also known as the Union Jack), the appropriate provincial or territorial flag, the United Nations flag, the NATO flag, the Legion banner and flags that represent the Legion and the principles on which the Legion is founded.

Including the Métis flag in Branch 82’s colour party is a great honour for Métis veterans.

In 2011, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 82 donated the first Métis veterans wreath that would be placed at the Port Credit cenotaph. The wreath has been with the MNO Veterans’ Council ever since. In addition, Métis veterans are proudly and publicly acknowledged when the Métis veterans’ wreath is laid at the cenotaph.

“Royal Canadian Legion Branch 82 has and continues to welcome our Métis veterans as part of the Canadian fabric and their contributions to Canada,” said MNO Veterans’ Council President Joseph Paquette.

The certificate of appreciation was presented to Branch 82’s President Bob Borre for their continued support.

Published on: December 23, 2015