Submitted by: Jon Rochon, MNO Windsor-Essex-Kent Métis Council Secretary/Treasurer

Wilfred Rochon_Windsor Metis Council
(L-R) Jon Rochon (MNO WEKMC Secretary/Treasurer),
Wilfred Rochon (MNO veteran and MNO WEKMC
Councilor), and Sienna Rochon (granddaughter of Wilfred
Rochon). Click here to view a larger version of the picture.

On the heels of Remembrance Day, 90 year old World War II (WWII) veteran and Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Windsor-Essex-Kent Métis Council (WEKMC) Councilor Wilfred Rochon gave a presentation to Grade Four students at St. Pius X Catholic Elementary School in Tecumseh on November 21, 2016.

Dressed in full regalia, Wilfred shared his personal experience of WWII with the very curious students. Wilfred also talked about his work as one of the founding members of the MNO WEKMC and his role as the Council’s first President. At the end of presentation, he was more than happy to answer the many questions from the class.

During his presentation, Wilfred was accompanied by his son Jon Rochon, who is also the MNO WEKMC Secretary/Treasurer, as well as his granddaughter Sienna Rochon. Sienna, who was no doubt very proud of her grandfather and all of his accomplishments, proudly wore her Métis sash to school that day.

Published on: December 7, 2016