Métis Involvement in the First World War

 

On Oct. 1-2, Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Veterans’ Council Senator Guy Mandeville, CD, shared the history of First World War Métis soldiers in the historical church building of Doon Heritage Village at the Waterloo Region Museum.

 

Approximately 900 students from Waterloo Region high schools attended the event, which featured a number of stations about various aspects of the Great War. The educational program also included artifacts and paraphernalia, a military fashion show of the different nations, equipment demonstrations and information about the home front and role of women.

 

At his station, Senator Mandeville fielded many questions about veterans of the first war and modern-day soldiers.

 

This was the second time MNO representatives participated in the event. 

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