Dedication of Building Honours Metis Veterans



    EDMONTON, June 15 /CNW/ - The Metis Nation of Alberta (MNA) paid tribute
to the sacrifices veterans made for the freedom of all Canadians by renaming
the Inglewood Building to the Metis Veterans Memorial Building.
    Veterans watched with pride during the unveiling of the new name at the
downtown building located at 111 Ave and 124 St in Edmonton.
    "I would like to express a very heartfelt thank you to all our aboriginal
veterans who gave and sacrificed so much with so little recognition," said
Audrey Poitras, MNA President.
    "We feel that our Veterans should be remembered and honoured not just on
one day, but on all days."
    Veterans in attendance were honoured with a solemn slideshow tribute
thanking them for their contributions.
    "It's kind of neat and nice to have a building of our own," said Leo
Goulet, a World War II Veteran who was part of the unveiling.
    The renaming of the building was announced on Remembrance Day last year
and the official ceremony was held off until now in order to prepare the new
signage.
    Purchased by the MNA in 1999, the Inglewood building is located near
downtown Edmonton. It houses a wide range of tenants including; Apeetogosan
(Métis) Development INC., Pinnacle Business Services, Edmonton Métis
Employment Services Centre, Alberta Family and Social Services, Edmonton City
Police, MNA Judiciary Council and Clean Scene, a drug awareness program for
youth.




For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Monique Devlin, Métis Nation of
Alberta, Phone: (780) 455-2200, Cell: (780) 490-8188, Email:
mdevlin@metis.org

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