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Submitted by: Dr. Alis Kennedy, O.Ont., C.D., O.M.C, MNO Veterans¡¯ Council Senator
Todd Ross, M¨¦tis Nation of Ontario (MNO) veteran and
MNO Toronto and York Region M¨¦tis Council Chair
(Interim), lays a wreath on behalf of the MNO, at the base
of the monument at Queen¡¯s Park in Toronto.?Click here to
view a larger version of the picture.
For the sixth year in a row, the M¨¦tis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Veterans¡¯ Council had the honour of being personally invited by the Office of the Premier of Ontario to the Remembrance Day ceremony at Queen¡¯s Park in Toronto. Representing the MNO at this ceremony were MNO veterans: Harvey Horlock; Todd Ross, MNO Toronto and York Region M¨¦tis Council Chair (Interim); and, Alis Kennedy, MNO Veterans¡¯ Council Senator. Although it was a bit chilly, the sun was shining, which made the ceremony quite enjoyable.
Among the special dignitaries at the ceremony were: the Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario; the Honourable Dr. Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs.
The opening prayer was provided by Elder Garry Sault from Mississauga¡¯s New Credit Nation. Elder Sault also provided a song toward the end of the ceremony. The Premier as well as the Honorary Lieutenant-General Richard Rohmer, O.C., C.M.M., O.Ont., D.F.C., C.D., Q.C.¨DCanada¡¯s most decorated soldier and Brigadier-General S.M. Cadden, Commander 4th Canadian Division. Each spoke at the ceremony.
On behalf of the MNO, Chair Ross placed the M¨¦tis wreath at the base of the Veterans Memorial monument. Chair Ross made us very proud! This year, marks the 10th anniversary of monument.
As only a handful of veterans are invited every year to join the VIP section, and so it has always been an honour and privilege for the MNO Veterans¡¯ Council to take part in the Remembrance Day ceremony at Queen¡¯s park.?
Published on: December 15, 2016See ALL news articles