Timmins AGM
Participants of the Métis Awareness Day in Timmins.

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) held its annual Métis Awareness Day on August 1, at Big Water Campground in Timmins.

Approximately 85 people took part in the festivities which included Métis Voyageur Games, arts and crafts, and a game of nutrition bingo. Lunch was cooked over an open fire. Among MNO citizens present was MNO Chair France Picotte.

Representatives from the Canadian Diabetes Association and Detour Gold were also in attendance and set up information booths.

The MNO Timmins Métis Council took the opportunity to hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) for MNO citizens in its area. Council President Alain Lefebvre chaired the meeting and shared information pertinent to citizens. Andy Lefebvre, MNO staff member and Regional Captain of the Hunt updated citizens on MNO’s harvesting policies and its impact.

The MNO looks forward to sharing Métis culture, traditions, and organizational information at next year’s event.