Paddle presentation

Metis paddle gift

Nicholas Donaldson

The Métis Nation of Ontario’s 2017 canoe expedition made its arrival in Fort Frances yesterday as a part of the journey along historic fur trade routes by nine Métis youth. During yesterday’s welcoming event, which was moved inside La Place Rendez-Vous due to weather, the voyageurs presented a commemorative paddle to local Sunset Country Métis Community members pictured here. Premier Kathleen Wynne also attended, and she and her partner, Jane Rounthwaite, have joined the expedition for the next few days.