On behalf of the Provisional Council of the Métis Nation of Ontario (PCMNO) you are invited to watch the release of “Advancing Métis Rights and Self-Government: What We Heard,” the report of the MNO Commission on Métis Rights and Self-Government o
Wayne Copeland and Bill Morrison, Credit River
Logan Montreuil, Algonquin North Wilderness Outfitters
Bill Bennett, travelling companion from Cookstown, Ontario
Trailer Pickup- Bill Lidster, Credit Valley Conversation Manager, released a canoe trailer to Credit River for the pick-up. This occurred on Thursday, June 15 from Island Lake Park in Orangeville, Ontario.
Travel Itinerary: Departure from Guelph occurred at 5:00am on Friday June 16th. Bill stopped in at Cookstown to pick-up travelling companion Bill Bennett. The two then proceeded to highway 400 and the Outlet Mall at 400 and 89 highways to pick-up Senator Wayne Copeland of Credit River Council.
All of the travellers were present and accounted for by 7:00am.
For the most part the trip to Algonquin North Wilderness Outfitters was uneventful. As is always the case one small wrong turn took the threesome a bit out of the way but certainly an enjoyable side trip. They managed to meet a couple of fine folk, in the village of Astorville, who were either doing the morning gardening or taking time to go off to the grocery store before the heat of the day. It is a very nice area of the province. Once they got back on the trail it was smooth travelling for rest of the trip. The only problem that developed because of the wrong turn was that it made us a little late. Consequently, Logan, our contact had to deliver canoes to another location and the site was consequently closed. We did manage to phone Logan and agreed to meet after lunch. Fantastic, this break provided us with a bit of time to eat and relax. We went to Mattawa and had lunch at Myrts Family Restaurant. They service great hamburgers and milkshakes. We also had an opportunity to meet four ladies from the Red Hat Society who were out on a bit of a fun and silly afternoon. Not something we get to experience every day.
After lunch we headed back to the Outpost and sure enough Logan was there; busily working on the canoes we had come to pick-up. After some brief introductions we start to work loading the canoes onto the trailer. There were 5 canoes in total and a couple of them had to have the seats and yokes removed so we helped as much as could. We placed the canoes on the trailer and as we started to tie them down Logan intervened and said he would help with the tying. Thank you Logan. He made sure the canoes were tied down securely and provides us with a great deal of confidence and assurance that our trip home would be enjoyable. We were on the road by 2:00pm and travelling comfortably.
We made excellent time on the way home, but we were amazed as we witnessed thousands of cars going north. People travel a long distance to enjoy this beautiful land. Our arrival time back in Cookstown was just short of 6:00pm. At which time Wayne and Bill departed and the canoes continued on to Orangeville for drop off at Credit Valley Conservation – Island Park location. The entire day project took approximately fourteen hours, and it was a great opportunity to learn and communicate with fellow citizens. It was 900 kilometers of fun and friendship.
The CRMC has hosted a number of events in the Credit River region in 2017. From traditional knowledge workshops, to community outreach and education, to MNO events 2017 has proven to be a year full of exciting developments within the community. If you are a citizen, identify has Metis or simply want to learn more about the Metis, the CRMC is here to support your efforts.
In the coming months we will be hosting free events in Orangeville and Caledon, with many more potential events throughout the region.
If you have any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Credit River Metis Council will be hosting a FREE canning workshop on April 26th! Please see the flyer for more information and RSVP to email@example.com. Spaces are limited!
The Credit River Metis Council announces its next Annual General Meeting, to be held on Tuesday April 5 from 7-9pm at the Council office, located at 10A Bram Court, Unit 4, Brampton. Light refreshments will be served.
The AGM is a great opportunity to meet your Council and hear about all of the great things happening in our region!
All are welcome! Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Metis Nation of Ontario President Gary Lipinsky announces retirement from Metis politics.
Interested in learning about regional Metis governance in the Halton-Peel Region? Want to meet the members of your local Council?
The next meeting of the MNO CRMC will take place on March 8, 2016, from 7-9pm at the Council office, located at 10A Bram Court Unit 4 in Brampton.
All are welcome.
Interested in improving your knife skills? Know someone who is interested in pursuing a career in the culinary arts? Check out Credit River Metis Council's upcoming workshop on culinary knife skills, offered in collaboration with Liaison College. RSVP to email@example.com. Please share!
Check out the following link from the Metis Nation of Ontario website for more information regarding the upcoming community information sessions for understanding Bill 153.
The currently scheduled community information sessions are as follows:
Review by Senator Bill Morrison
I found this book in the Scotia bank book sale. I am a King fan and was looking for this publication but never stumbled on to it earlier. So, maybe this is fate, I got the book and had a read.
It is a little paperback, part of the CBC Massey Lectures. The stories are quite wide ranging and certainly give King’s perspective on the issues of history, religion and politics. He is a very deep and witty writer and one that can be entertaining to many levels of reader.
I am a novice read and found the 5 stories simple and very humorous in many respects.
This book is strongly recommended for many, if you are interested in North American culture, from a different view.