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Executive Senator Reta Gordon presents Bancroft Mayor Bernice Jenkins
with a sash at the Rendezvous in Bancroft. (left to right) Senator Gordon,
Mayor Jenkins and Judy Simpson with the MNO Healing and Wellness Branch
Over 200 people of M¨¦tis ancestry arrived at Riverside Park in Bancroft, Ontario on Saturday, August 6, to embrace their culture as part of a M¨¦tis Rendezvous. This event was organized by the Ottawa M¨¦tis Council with the assistance of the M¨¦tis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Healing and Wellness staff from the MNO Ottawa, Bancroft and Renfrew offices. The Rendezvous featured numerous activities throughout the day ranging from building bird houses to traditional games and weaving.
The Rendezvous was held as part of the Town of Bancroft¡¯s 150th anniversary celebrations. This offered anniversary participants the opportunity to learn more about the M¨¦tis people by taking part in all the activities organized for the Rendezvous.
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