The importance of Métis veterans to the Métis community cannot be understated. Our veterans occupy a point of honour at all Métis gatherings and cultural events.The Métis Veterans Memorial Monument will be a landmark for generations of Métis people to gather and pay homage to the servicemen and servicewomen who have served our country. The Gabriel Dumont Institute has been chosen to oversee the building of the Métis Veterans Memorial Monument at Batoche, and is seeking donations towards the total project cost. Donations over $10 are eligible for a tax receipt.
Donations over $25 will receive the CD Honouring Our Heroes: A Tribute to Métis Veterans, featuring Métis performing artists ~ Donny Parenteau, Andrea Menard, Ray St. Germain, Jess Lee, Mike Gouchie, and Krystle Pederson.
Our goal is to ensure the monument recognizes and honours all of our Métis Veterans, past and present. If you know of a Métis veteran who should be recognized, please visit the website http://gdins.org/veteransmonument for submission information.
Honouring Our Heroes Track List:
1. I’m Mighty Proud I’m Metis – Ray St. Germain
2. Watching Over Me – Donny Parenteau
3. Boy For One More Day / Sur Le Champ de Bataille – Andrea Menard
4. Pray For The Veterans – Jess Lee
5. I Still Cry – Mike Gouchie
6. I Hope You Dance – Krystle Pederson
7. Would You Do Today – Donny Parenteau
8. Picture Daddy With You – Mike Gouchie
9. Bertha’s Blanket – Andrea Menard
10. You’ll Know That It’s Me – Ray St. Germain
11. Evolving Waltz – Jess Lee
12. Deep in the Heart of Saskatchewan – Donny Parenteau
13. Red River Valley – Krystle Pederson
14. In Flanders Field – Ray, Donny, Andrea, Jess, Mike, and Krystle
Price: $25 donation – receive Honouring Our Heroes: A Tribute to Métis Veterans CD
Grade Level: All Ages