Manitoba Lieutenant Governor

Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba

The Honourable Anita R. Neville, P.C., O.M.

Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute 100th Anniversary

Remarks by

The Honourable Anita Neville, P.C., O.M.

Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba

Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute 100th Anniversary

RBC Convention Centre

Saturday, October 14, 2023

7:00 p.m.

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Good evening, ladies and gentlemen:

As the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba, I am pleased to welcome you here in the heart of Treaty One land, and in the heartland of the Red River Métis.

As we build and sustain healthy and diverse communities across Manitoba, we acknowledge that this province is the ancestral and the present-day home of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Dakota, Dene, Inuit and Métis peoples.

For all of us, our work of building a province of which we can be proud includes listening and learning, advancing understanding and working for opportunity, and healing for all.

I am happy to join you this evening in celebrating this remarkable milestone anniversary of Daniel McIntyre Collegiate, the school affectionately known as Daniel Mac.

Like many of you, I am a firm believer in the value of education to engage, enlighten and inspire.  It is the great equalizer in our society, expanding minds and opening doors to opportunity and self-fulfillment, forever enriching students’ lives.

The poet, William Butler Yeats, once wrote “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

For 100 years, Daniel Mac has been a community hub in Winnipeg’s West End, igniting a love of learning for generations of students.  It is that special place that sparked lifelong friendships, illuminated career paths and provided many sweet memories of the trials and tribulations associated with growing into young adulthood.

Past and present educators have their own unique memories of teaching at Daniel Mac. Not only have they helped students learn and nurture their individual talents in academics and athletics, but also contributing to your school’s great legacy of teaching excellence.

In its century of service to the community, Daniel Mac has carried on its good work amid historical events and significant social change.  Just imagine how the world has changed since your school first opened its doors. The Great Depression, a world war, societal evolution, technological advances and so much more…yet the school, and all it stands for, has endured. Much like the value of an education, itself, endures.

Congratulations to the Daniel Mac administration, the organizing committee, volunteers and sponsors for your commitment and hard work in bringing this celebration together so well.

To the students and staff of Daniel Mac, past and present, I hope you will always treasure fond memories of your time at this exceptional school, appreciating its influential role in shaping the person you are today.

We come together tonight to pay warm tribute to Daniel McIntyre Collegiate – the Home of the Maroons – I wish you a very pleasant evening of celebration and reminiscing.

.Thank you. Merci. Meegwich.