Submitted by: Greg Garratt, MNO Veterans’ Council Secretary and MNO Region 7 Captain of the Hunt

Georgian Bay Metis Council
The MNO Georgian Bay Métis Council and PCMNO
representatives show off the mugs presented to them by
the MNO Veterans’ Council: Back row (L-R): Bernice
Paradis, Councillor; Danielle Callander, Secretary; Joanne
Secord, Councillor; Pauline Richardson, PCMNO Region 7
Councillor; Ray Bergie, PCMNO Senator; Tricia Paradis;
Councillor; Michael Duquette, Councillor. Front row (L-R):
David Dusome, President; Larry Ferris, Chair; Patricia
Taylor, Women’s Representative. Click here to view a larger
version of the picture.

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Veterans’ Council have started a campaign to recognize the efforts of MNO Community Councils to support the Vimy Ridge project. Métis veterans and youth will attend the 2017 Vimy Ridge remembrance service taking place in Ottawa to mark the 100th anniversary of this important historical event.

The MNO Georgian Bay Métis Council (GBMC) have always been a great supporter of the MNO Veterans’ Council and its initiatives, including: programs with youth and the first-ever MNO Veterans’ book. The MNO GBMC also presented the MNO Veterans’ Council with a decorated canoe paddle at their Annual General Meeting in 2012. The paddle was designed as part of a project that brought Métis youth and elders together and included Danielle Callander, MNO GBMC Secretary.

“The work of the veterans would be much more difficult without community support such as [that shown from the MNO] GBMC and other Community Councils,” said Greg Garratt, MNO Veterans’ Council Secretary and MNO Region 7 Captain of the Hunt. “For this, the veterans salute our supporters and say thanks again!” As a way of showing their appreciation, the MNO Veterans’ Council presented the MNO GBMC with special mugs that say “Veteran Supporters.”

Published on: October 18, 2016