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Metis Voices Radio, October 24, 2008

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Larry Wilson McElrevy - I was born at St Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, and August 01 1950. Father John Wilson, Mother, Beatrice (Betty) I have four sisters, Sharon, Linda, Susie, Norma, Linda and I are fraternal twins. My sisters and I are Métis from our mother’s side of the family. My wife’s name is Arna.  Arna and I were married August 25 1972.  Arna and I have four adult children named Eric, Erin, Cory, and Robert. I went to David Thompson High School and left after grade eleven.  I received my grade twelve diploma in 1995 after going back to school I enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) 1974 has a Field Engineer and was Stationed at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Chilliwack, 1980 I and Arna plus Eric Erin went CFB Shilo and while there Cory and Robert were born I worked as Field Engineer heavy equipment operator working for the German Army Tank Corp. In 1985 I was posted back to CFB Chilliwack and remustered to a new trade within the armed Forces as Electrical Mechanical Engineer (EME) Vehicle Tech heavy-duty mechanic.  In 1989, 1990 I went to the Golan Heights Israel as a Peace Keeper and in 1993 I retired. After I retired I went fishing a lot and more, also making wooden screen doors and other wooden crafts until Arna (suggested) that I seek employment and I joined the Commissionaires of BC Security I have been employed as security personnel on a number of Federal Government establishments and currently still employed with them. I was put in contact with Bob Ducharme President of Métis Veterans Association of British Columbia in 2004. I started as flag party personnel, attending many Métis functions.  In 2005 I became Director for the National Métis Veterans Canada.  In 2007 I was elected Region Two Director. In the Métis Veterans Association of British Columbia, I became Vice President in 2008.

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In 1954, in Edmonton Alberta, Dale Rodney Haggerty was the fifth child Born, to parents John Haggerty, a Scottish immigrant and French Métis Mother, Georgina Villeneuve. The Haggerty’s moved their growing family to B.C. when Dale was just an infant and youngest at that time, his sister Teresa was born later in Vancouver where the family lived and worked most of their lives.

As President of the Society, Dale’s future hope and plans for the museum is to continue sharing the Métis culture as long as he is able and when he is ready to retire (which won’t be for a while yet), the museum will be placed safely in the hands of our future Métis generation who will continue to bring and present the Métis culture and history to all that would benefit and have an interest & now its time to reach to even more of our Aboriginal brother s & sisters across the world. Our very own internet talk radio show called 'Metis Voices Radio' every Friday night 8pm pst on station 2 . Dale is looking forward to your callins as he talks about Metis history and many other Metis programming.

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