You Are Welcome – Celebrate the rich history of the #MNCFN!

You Are Welcome – Celebrate the rich history of the #MNCFN!
25 May 2015

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The Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation has the honour of welcoming the world to Toronto. It’s an exciting time to make new friends, share their story and showcase their deep spiritual connection to these lands. Join them in celebrating their timeless traditions. Their songs, ceremonies and food will be proudly displayed.

You are welcome to eat, play and learn!

You Are Welcome is a campaign by the MNCFN to welcome visitors and locals alike to learn about their rich culture, and partake in everything that makes them such a beautiful group of people.


You Are Welcome will feature a food truck which will travel the streets of Toronto providing free food. MNCFN are welcoming people to enjoy their traditional cuisine. The five recipes to be featured on the food truck are developed by Chef Wolfman, a well known APTN chef!

Free food!

FREE $5 gift cards will be given out on the streets of Toronto during the games, so that everyone gets a chance to enjoy the traditional MNCFN cuisine!! $5 gift card being given out


MNCFN are welcoming us all to enjoy the Pan Am Games on their traditional lands. The traditional territory of the MNCFN includes much of the Greater Toronto Area where the majority of Games venues are located.


Kids at a powow

The You Are Welcome campaign invites people to learn about the intriguing culture of the MNCFN.

The Vision of the Mississaugas of the New Credit is that of living a joyful celebration of its heritage. A heritage that includes their culture, identity, beliefs and traditions as Anishinabe.

The Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation is part of the Ojibway (Anishinabe) Nation, one of the largest Aboriginal Nations in North America, and is located in Brant and Haldimand Countys – about one hour southwest of Toronto, Ontario. The Nation has signed two contemporary land agreements that recognize MNCFN’s traditional land and heritage rights in the Greater Toronto Area.

On the site, this is featured as being the events section and includes the following:

• Lighting of the Fires at Toronto Island and Fort York – the morning of July 10th
• Pan Am Games Opening Ceremonies – the evening of July 10th
• Pan Am Games Closing Ceremonies – the evening of July 26th
• Gala at Fort York – evening of July 9th
• A cultural village at Fort York with a traditional roundhouse

For more information about the You Are Welcome campaign –
For more information about MNCFN, please visit

Enter to win tickets to the closing ceremonies of the games!

One winner will receive:
– You Are Welcome buttons and t-shirts
– 4 tickets to the closing ceremonies of the Pan Am Games on Sunday July 25th at 6:45pm.

Good luck!

Big Daddy

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Craig Silva

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