Métis Flag Raising Ceremony

Posted On Wednesday November 06, 2019

The Indigenous Education Department at the Durham District School Board (DDSB), in partnership with the Oshawa and Durham Métis Council, invite you to join us on November 12th for a flag raising ceremony to honour Louis Riel and celebrate Métis people, language, and heritage. Media is invited to meet with the event organizers in room 1015 at 12:45 pm, prior to the start of the ceremony.  

Every November 16th, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) joins other Métis governments across the Métis homeland in commemorating Louis Riel. He was a leader of the Métis people of the Canadian prairies. Louis Riel was involved in a number of uprisings, and after a controversial trial he was executed for treason in 1885. Louis Riel Day is held to commemorate his life and to celebrate the Métis people’s culture, language, heritage, and ancestral homeland.

Honouring Louis Riel and celebrating Métis people, language, and heritage

Event:                  Métis Flag Raising Ceremony                     

Date:                    November 12, 2019                        

Time:                    1:00 pm – 1:15 pm                         

Location:              Durham District School Board Education Centre, 400 Taunton Road East, Whitby ON L1R 2K6        

Audience:             Education Centre staff and the Oshawa and Durham Métis Council                           

Media Time: 
12:45 pm1:15 pm

Arrangements can be made in advance or on-site for interviews and/or photo opportunities.

The Durham District School Board (DDSB) is responsible for public education in the rural settings of Uxbridge, Brock and Scugog Townships and the urban settings of Ajax, Whitby, Pickering and Oshawa. The DDSB employs 6,900 teaching and educational services staff. With 133 elementary and secondary schools and learning centres, the DDSB accommodates more than 70,000 regular day students and thousands more who take advantage of a wide variety of continuing education and adult credit courses. More information can be found on the DDSB’s website at www.ddsb.ca. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @DurhamDSB, Instagram @durhamschools and YouTube at DurhamDSB.