Trail Mayor Dieter Bogs

Trail Mayor Dieter Bogs

Flying the Metis flag

Approximately 30 people gathered to watch the raising of the Metis flag in celebration of Louis Riel Day.



Trail Mayor Dieter Bogs, special guest Bruce Dumont, president of Metis National of B.C., Marilyn Taylor, regional director of the Kootenay Metis Nation of B.C., Myrt Servatius, president of the Kootenay South Metis Local, and her great granddaughter 19-month-old Madison Fischer were among about 30 people gathered across from City Hall Friday to witness the raising of the Metis flag in Trail for the first time. The flag was flown until Monday in celebration of Louis Riel Day, held this past Saturday. The blue flag with the white infinity symbol represents the mixing of European immigrants and First Nations people and the endurance of the culture through hardships.