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Unveiling ceremony for Lac Pelletier Métis veterans monument, Aug. 3

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The official unveiling and dedication ceremony of a monument to honour 16 Métis war veterans from Lac Pelletier took place on Aug. 3 at Lac Pelletier Regional Park. The creation of the monument is an initiative of the Prairie Dog Métis Local 123 Association to keep the memory alive of those Métis men and women who left their families in Lac Pelletier Valley to serve Canada in the First and Second World War and the Korean War. Families of these veterans came from all over western Canada to attend the event and to lay wreaths. Speakers at the event included Prairie Dog Métis Local 123 President Cecile Blanke, Métis National Council President Clem Chartier, Métis Nation of Saskatchewan Vice President Gerald Morin, former Lac Pelletier Regional Park Board Chair John Froese and Veterans Affairs Canada representative Bonnie Heidt.

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Matthew Liebenberg

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