CREDIT RIVER METIS COUNCIL
I was born and raised in Toronto and currently reside in Oakville Ontario. I am a descendant of Drummond Island’s Francois Denys-Delaronde and Madeleine Pewadjiwonokwe whom eventually settled in Penetanguishene. Making Georgian Bay my traditional territory. I have been on the council since 2018 as a councilor/secretary, Women's Representative and currently President. After my first healing blanket workshop I knew that I wanted to join the council and proudly represent our Metis citizens and at the same time to broaden my knowledge of my Metis heritage. I am honoured to be taking on this new role as President with the Credit River Metis Council. Looking forward to meeting all of you in the near future.
Pat Gasparro, Senator for the Credit River Métis Council is a life long volunteer of many organizations, is a proud Métis Nation of Ontario citizen with his root ancestors being Francois Dusome and Francoise Clermont and Louis Chevrette Marguerite Souliere. Being an avid outdoors person, Pat frequently visits Mother Earth’s rivers, lakes and trails appreciating her seasonal cycles and circles of life. Pat pays particular attention to the regions he grew up in from the lands and waters between the Nottawasaga River to Waubaushene. Pat is married with four children living in Mississauga. His education included some at Seneca College and is a First Dan of the Kodokan Judo of Japanese origin.