150th Anniversary of Métis Nation Entering Confederation to be showcased at Winterlude 2020
December 11, 2019
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.