Flag raising honours Métis

The City of Chilliwack is recognizing the contributions of the Métis people to the exploration and development of British Columbia.

On Feb. 16, the City will be flying the Métis Infinity Flag at a ceremony being held at Chilliwack City Hall starting at 10 a.m.

This day was chosen as it lands on the same day as the Manitoba provincial holiday, Louis Riel Day.

Louis Riel Day is an opportunity for people in Manitoba to enjoy time with their families, learn about the Métis culture, language, heritage and ancestral homeland.

Chilliwack Métis president Les Mitchell will make the presentation. Councillor Diane Janzen will also be in attendance.