The Current council was formed after ballot elections held in December of 2012, consisting of eleven (11) members from different Georgian Bay communities. We come to the council table with our individual talents and gifts to serve the Métis community to the best of our availability. GBMC members offer a variety of professional experience in business management and administration, community and social development, finances, politics and developmental services. The Georgian Bay Métis Council enjoys the presence of multiple knowledge keepers who strive to share their traditional knowledge in such areas as cultural traditions, crafts, harvesting, arts, history and language.
Being the representation for the Georgian Bay Métis community is a tremendous responsibility and a task that we take pride in. It is important to us that we build strong relationships with not only Métis citizens, but also Aboriginal and mainstream organizations, government and social agencies, elders, the public and community leaders. We recognize that, like Métis culture, GBMC must be as versatile as its people.
As we look to the future of our great Nation we acknowledge its future that is already rooted in or youth. The council is very active in engaging youth and promoting cultural pride, the passing of traditional knowledge, experience and practical skills.
This year our Aboriginal Day activities will take place on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at the Penetanguishene Arena from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Our next council meetings will be held on...
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
All council meetings start at 6:30 p.m. and are held at our office located at 355 Cranston Crescent, Midland, Ontario.
All citizens are welcomed and encouraged to attend.
If any citizens have questions they would like answered at these meetings, please send our Chair, Larry Ferris, an email behorehand. Larry's email is: email@example.com
Due to time constraints, only those who contact Larry beforehand will be able to speak at the meetings.
Senator Ken Fraser has started an Elders Committe. The elders group meets at 12:00 p.m. the third Thursday of every month. If you require any additional information regarding this group, please send an email to the council at firstname.lastname@example.org and your message will be passed on to Senator Ken.
A reminder to keep checking the calendar for upcoming events