Manitoba Lieutenant Governor

Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba

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

Golden Dragon Awards Gala

Remarks by

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

Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba


RBC Convention Centre

Wednesday, November 8, 2023, 6:30pm

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Friends of the Winnipeg Chinese Cultural and Community Centre, it’s a pleasure to join you in supporting a great organization and celebrating community leadership.

As Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba, it is my pleasure to acknowledge that this celebration of cultural diversity is being held in the heart of Treaty One land and the heartland of the Red River Metis.

We are blessed to live in the ancestral and present-day home of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Dakota, Dene, Inuit and Metis peoples – and in a province where visionaries from many cultural traditions have been working together for many years to improve intercultural understanding.

Our province’s community and cultural organizations strengthen and enrich Manitoba in countless ways.

They provide educational programming, offer language instruction, enrich our arts and culture scene through music, dance and other forms of creative expression and develop housing and community support programs.

They bring together members of our many ethno-cultural communities and they build bridges by providing all Manitobans with the opportunity to discover a wealth of artistic traditions.

The Winnipeg Chinese Cultural and Community Centre has a long tradition of enhancing our city and province in many ways. And of course, that takes resources, so it’s good to see so many people turning out for this gala.

Our province’s large and diverse not-for-profit sector relies on the support of Manitobans who invest their time, expertise and personal resources in making this a better place to live.

So I am pleased to join you all in saluting tonight’s recipients of the Golden Dragon Citizen of the Year Awards – Jim Gauthier and Guo Gia Quiang. (G-wah Teeyah-Tyong

I look forward to learning more tonight about the Golden Dragon awards and the many ways these leaders have contributed to life here in Manitoba.

I also look forward to an exciting and inspiring evening of entertainment – made possible by the Winnipeg Chinese Cultural and Community Centre.

To all who have made tonight possible, thank you for sustaining a great organization and enhancing a great city and province.

Thank you, merci, meegwich.