Fighting for Canada
Before There was a Canada

  Fighting for Canada Before  There was a Canada

                                November 11th, 2014


Sincere Greetings to all MNOVC Veterans


Every year, on November 11th, we are reminded of all those service men and women who gave their lives for the freedom that we enjoy today in this great country we call Canada.

 Every year wreaths are placed at various cenotaphs throughout Canada in remembrance of our lost comrades.

 With November 11th, 2014 quickly approaching, we are reminded again.  

 We encourage all of our Veterans to participate locally, regionally, provincially and nationally, in their own way and capabilities.

 If photos can be taken, please forward them to [email protected]

 We would be more than honoured to post them on the MNOVC website.


Lest We Forget

In Memory of our Fallen Comrades


  Cpl Nathan Cirillo                              WO Patrice Vincent



On Behalf of the President, Executive and all members of the Métis Nation of Ontario Veterans Council, we mourn the loss of 2 Canadian Armed Forces soldiers, WO Patrice Vincent and Cpl Nathan Cirillo.  We join with all Canadians in offering sincere condolences to all family members and to our brothers and sisters of the Canadian Armed Forces.   Their sacrifices will never be forgotten.  May the Creator guide you on your journey into the Spirit World.


Au nom du Président, de l’exécutif et de tous les membres de la Nation Métisse de L’Ontario du Conseille des Vétérans, nous déplorons la perte de 2 soldats canadiens, l’adj. Patrice Vincent et le cpl. Nathan Cirillo. Nous nous joignons à tous les canadiens et canadiennes pour offrir nos plus sincères condoléances à tous les membres des familles éplorées ainsi qu’à tous nos frères et sœurs d’armes des Forces armées canadiennes. Leur sacrifice ne sera jamais oublié. Puisse le créateur vous guider sur votre

Wording extracted from Aboriginal Veterans Autochtones article


     Métis veteran receives highest decoration in France


     Original article by the Recorder



                                         World War Two veteran Donn Fowler
                                        in his military “Mufti” dress with his new
                                        National Order of the Legion of Honour
                                           Knight Degree which he received in
                       France during the Battle of Normandy commemorations.

During his most recent visit to France for Battle of Normandy commemorations, Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen and Second World War veteran Donn Fowler received the highest distinction that can be bestowed by France.

Fowler was among 90 recipients, including nine Canadians, to receive the National Order of the Legion of Honour. Fowler received the Chevalier (Knight degree) of the Legion of Honour at a ceremony in Caen. Only those veterans who served in the Battle of Normandy from June 6 to August 31, 1944 were eligible for a Legion of Honour medal.

Fowler, who enlisted in the war effort at the age of 14 in 1940, arrived at one of the Canadian landing zones at Juno Beach with a group of reinforcements with the First Battalion of the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders on June 12.

Established by Napoleon for excellent civilian or military conduct in 1802, the Legion of Honour is rarely bestowed upon foreigners. Prior to this year only 20 Canadians had received the honour, including the First World War flying ace, and Victoria Cross recipient, William 'Billy Bishop.

The new honour for Fowler compliments an array of medals to adorn his familiar Metis buckskin he wears to honour his heritage. Yet after all the recognition, Fowler still feels strongly about contributions made by others who would not receive the same considerations.

"This is a token," he said of the medal, "to me, of remembrance to all the guys who paid the supreme sacrifice."




                  Timmins MNO Veterans Acknowledged


               MNO Citizen receives Appreciation Certificate  

MNO Credit River Metis Council secretary Joyce Tolles and  Joseph Paquette MNO Veterans' Council president


submitted by: Joseph Paquette


       Celebration of life for MNO Veteran Peter Grisdale

                           Submitted by Joseph Paquette, MNOVC President








            MNO Veterans' Council Receives Funding

                                submitted by Joseph Paquette, MNOVC President




            MNO citizen and his family are acknowledged

                                  submitted by Joseph Paquette, MNOVC President




In Pace Paratus

        MNO citizen appointed to O.M.C. Advisory Council

belated article from May 20, 2014.

Submitted by Greg Garratt, MNO Veterans' Council Sgt-At-Arms

MNO Veterans' Council Senator Dr. Alis Kennedy, C.D., O.M.C., after receiving her O.M.C. in December 2011.




                                      Veteran Event

 The following event is being held in Toronto on May 8th, 2014. For those how can attend, see the contact information below.


          MNO Veterans' Council Swearing In Ceremony

Article submitted by: Joseph Paquette, President of MO Veterans' Council


From left to right: Veteran Lisa Tessier, C.D., Women's Rep and Veteran Joseph Paquette, MNOVC President




              Joining the MNO Veteran's Council ranks

                Submitted by: Joseph Paquette, President of the MNO Veterans' Council




              MNO Council Honours three Metis veterans

Submitted by Thomas A. Thompson, PCMNO Councillor for Region 6




         MNOVC Appoints New Women's Representative





MNO veteran recognized with lifetime achievement award



                           MNOVC Attend 2014 Levees





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