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MNO Veteran Bernard P¨¦pin and his wife Ella with MNO Grand River M¨¦tis
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Submitted by: MNO Grand River M¨¦tis Council Councilor Diane Kilby?
On November 4, 2017, the M¨¦tis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Grand River M¨¦tis Council (GRMC) held a special celebration to honour Bernard P¨¦pin, a community hero.
MNO citizen and veteran P¨¦pin served two extended terms with the Canadian military totaling twenty-six years of service. He is also a skilled and award-winning sharpshooter who competes at provincial and national levels.
The MNO GRMC decided that a community celebration was the best way to fete this community hero so they arranged to present him with his Louis Riel medal and certificate that recognize his outstanding military service to Canada during the celebration. P¨¦pin attended with his wife Ella. MNO GRMC President Jennifer Parkinson pinned the Louis Riel medal on P¨¦pin and presented him with his certificate. MNO GRMC Senator Carol L¨¦vis gifted P¨¦pin with a Region 9 sash on behalf of MNO GRMC.
The celebration also featured M¨¦tis fiddler Alicia Blore who provided some excellent jigging music and three kinds of delicious homemade soups were made using the produce from the MNO GRMC community garden. The celebration meal also included bannock, friend bread, salad and bountiful desserts.
All in all,?a great way to recognize the service of a M¨¦tis veteran.
?Posted: January 23, 2018See ALL news articles