Clearwater welcomed the BC Métis Federation project teams to the annual Louis Riel Day gathering this past Saturday, November 16th. This recent community meeting was the second of five scheduled meetings being held across BC during November and December.
The Métis Land and Life project team leaders Joe Desjarlais, Bruce Shelvey and Drake Henry, along with Rene Therrien presented about their respective projects including the Michif language project this past weekend. BC Métis Federation project team member Angel Fisher also presented the Canadian Coast Guard Community Preparedness Response update. Each project presentation was well received. BC Métis Federation Vice President Rene Therrien added Métis culture with his fiddle playing which was an exceptional addition to the Métis gathering.
There was excellent attendance this past weekend as approximately 50 community members from the North Thompson Valley, Kamloops, Kelowna, Barriere, Clearwater, Vavenby, attended the second community engagement meeting.