Manitoba Lieutenant Governor

Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba

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

Order of Manitoba Dinner

Remarks by

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

Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba


Government House

Thursday, July 20, 2023

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Proud friends and family – newly minted members of the Order of Manitoba, welcome to Government House, since 1883,the ceremonial home of all Manitobans. Welcome to this celebration of you.

It is my absolute pleasure to gather with you in this beautiful space on Treaty One land, in the heartland of the Red River Metis. We are committed to working in partnership with First Nations, Metis and Inuit people to hear truths and embrace the spirit of reconciliation.

Today was my first Order of Manitoba investiture as your Lieutenant Governor, and I have to tell you I am so immensely proud of the incredible depth and breadth of talent throughout this province.

As Chancellor of the Order, I attend the selection committee meeting and get to learn of just some of each of your many accomplishments. However, as Chancellor thankfully I do not have an actual vote, because it is not an easy process!

Each one of you invested into the Order of Manitoba today is absolutely deserving of this prestigious award. You bring out the best in Manitobans, you inspire and motivate others through your leadership, your achievements, and through your ongoing commitment to this province and the world around you. Thank you

Tonight, you will enjoy a fabulous meal in the company of some of the most talented, creative and fascinating men and women you will ever find under one roof. I hope you share stories and make new connections and maybe new friends.

Relax and enjoy alongside your special guests, those who have encouraged and supported your journey.

Congratulations again on your induction into the Order of Manitoba. You make all Manitobans proud.

Thank you. Merci. Meegwich.