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Submitted by: Dr. Alis Kennedy, O.Ont., C.D., O.M.C., MNO Veterans¡¯ Council Senator
Joe Paquette (left), MNO Veterans¡¯ Council President, and
Shelly Claus (right), MNO Veterans¡¯ Council Women¡¯s
Representative, hold the Defence of Canada 1812-1815
banner at the Warriors' Day Parade. เกมยิงปลาสุดยอดเกมทำเงินอันดับ 1Click here to view a
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On August 20, 2016, for the first time in 95 years, the M¨¦tis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Veterans¡¯ Council had a recognized contingent in the Warriors' Day Parade (WDP) at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto.
The MNO Veterans¡¯ Council were very excited to participate in the parade, as the MNO Annual General Assembly usually takes place on the same weekend. However they ran into a slight problem, as in order to march in the parade as a contingent, a minimum of five members must be present and the MNO Veterans¡¯ Council unfortunately only had three MNO veterans available that weekend.
Thankfully, the President of the WDP Council, Mark Stephens, C.D., waived the minimum member requirement and allowed MNO Veterans¡¯ Council citizens¡ªJoe Paquette, President; Shelly Claus, Women¡¯s Representative; and, Dr. Alis Kennedy, O.Ont., C.D., O.M.C., Senator and a member of the WDP Council, to march in the parade. The WDP marked the first time the MNO Veterans¡¯ Council were ever publicly acknowledged as a bona fide contingent.
The MNO Veterans¡¯ Council proudly marched in the Honour section of the parade while carrying the MNO 1812 banner, an Eagle staff and the National M¨¦tis flag. The Council stood out by their buckskin vest, ribbon dress and ribbon shirt. The WDP was also the first time that the MNO 1812 banner and the National M¨¦tis flag were flown in a public event involving the MNO Veterans¡¯ Council.
The parade was very well attended and included the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, O.C., O.Ont., Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Honorary Patron of The WDP Council as well as Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, M.A.G., C.M.M., C.D., Vice Chief of the Defence Staff as the 2016 Warrior¡¯s Day Parade Reviewing Officer.?
Published on: September 21, 2016See ALL news articles