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150th Anniversary of Métis Nation Entering Confederation to be showcased at Winterlude 2020

Manitoba Metis Federation President and MNC National Spokesperson David Chartrand joins federal Minister of Middle Class Prosperity Mona Fortier at unveiling of programming for the 42nd Winterlude, which will take place in Ottawa–Gatineau from January 31 to February 17, 2020.

Winterlude is a major winter celebration in the national capital featuring many winter activities and festivities over three weekends including tubing, skating, ice carving and  cultural activities. The upcoming Winterlude from January 31 to February 17, 2020 will highlight the decisive role the Métis Nation under the Provisional Government of Louis Riel played in Manitoba’s entry into Confederation, which will mark its 150th anniversary in 2020.

Manitoba Metis Federation President David Chartrand, who is also National Spokesperson for the MNC, spoke at the unveiling of the Winterlude program at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa today. The exposition of Métis culture promises to be an exciting part of the capital’s winter wonderland.

Métis Elder Verna Demontigny
President David Chartrand
Minister Mona Fortier
President Chartrand and Minister Fortier
Georgina Liberty and President Clément Chartier
Métis Elder Verna DeMontigny and Duane Morrisseau
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