The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Region 5 is thrilled to announce its upcoming Sudbury Tradeshow, a two-day event taking place on February 10 and 11 at the USW Local 6500 on 66 Brady Street. The tradeshow will feature an array of talented Métis artisans, crafters, and small businesses from across the region, providing a unique opportunity for the community to support local entrepreneurs.

The event, open from 9 am to 5 pm, will host just under 20 booths showcasing innovative products and services. The tradeshow is a celebration of creativity, unity, and resilience within the Métis community. Representatives from Sudbury, North Bay, and Mattawa Métis Councils will be present as they fall under the umbrella of Region 5.

“Hosting this tradeshow is a great opportunity for our community,” said MNO Region 5 Regional Councillor, Roger Rose. “It’s a celebration of innovation and collaboration, showcasing exceptional talents while highlighting the enduring spirit of unity and resilience integral to what it means to be Métis.”

Some of the highlighted participants at this year’s tradeshow include:

  • • FRESH & EASY
    • Métis Nation of Ontario Women’s Council (MNOWC)
    • Paulyne Cascanette
    • Magician Ryan McFarling
    • Rose Knows Landscaping
    • Two Wet Dogs Inc.
    • BeadworkByMegh
    • Glencore
    • C&S Western Boutique
    • Urban Windows
    • Lancor Construction Corp.
    • PEAK Scaffolding Ltd.
    • Vale
    • Métis Infinity Investments LP
    • Levert

Attendees can explore a diverse range of handmade items, including art, jewelry, clothing, and decor, with a chance to win exciting door prizes. This year, Charming Hook by Danika, Brother Bear Beadz and Skruffy Kanoe will be at the crafts table, providing attendees with a special opportunity to witness the creative process and find one-of-a-kind pieces.

Members of the media and the community are invited to attend to show support for local Métis businesses, creatives and entrepreneurs.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Victoria Belton
Senior Consultant, Media Profile

About the MNO
In 1993, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) was established through the will of Métis people and their communities coming together throughout Ontario to create a Métis-specific, democratic, province-wide governance structure. The MNO represents and advocates on behalf of its citizens who are rights-bearing members of Métis communities that collectively hold rights and interests protected by Sections 25 and 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982. Ontario is home to the 2003 Powley decision, in which the Supreme Court of Canada recognized the existence of the Métis right to harvest for food. Powley was—and remains—the only Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) decision affirming Métis rights protected by Section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982.