Manitoba Lieutenant Governor

Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba

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

Royal Manitoba Winter Fair Opening Ceremony

Remarks by

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

Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba

Video Greetings

Keystone Centre, Brandon

Monday, March 25, 2024


Friends and fellow Manitobans, it is my absolute pleasure to join you in this wonderful city this evening for the opening ceremonies of the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair celebrating over 115 years of agriculture, animals and community.

Every year, the City of Brandon welcomes thousands of people from across our province to enjoy the events and activities throughout the week. It takes a tremendous amount of energy and effort by countless staff and volunteers. I thank you for your time and dedication, for without you, none of this would be possible.

Tonight we celebrate Manitoba’s front line heroes. I would like to personally recognize and offer my sincere thank you to all of the military, police, fire and emergency service personnel that are in attendance this evening. There are never enough words to express the importance of the roles that each of you play in keeping all Manitobans safe.

To all the families and friends from near and far that are here, I hope your time here will allow you to take in as many of the wonderful activities as you can. The Royal Winter Fair is a crown jewel of our province, and I am so very happy and proud as your Lieutenant Governor to be here to celebrate it with you.

Thank you. Merci. Meegwich. Shalom