The Honourable Anita Neville, P.C., O.M.
Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba
2023 MANITOBA CHINESE BUSINESS GALA
Club Regent Event Centre
Friday, January 20, 2023
Good evening members and friends of a dynamic and fast-growing Manitoba community.
I’m pleased to join you virtually here in the heart of Treaty One land for this celebration of the Lunar New Year – and to recognize some of the many remarkable contributions of the Chinese business community.
Manitobans often speak with pride of our commitment to diversity. We’re a key birthplace of the Canadian ideal of multiculturalism.
One of the many benefits of diversity is that it allows for all of our people to develop and share their gifts. When we value people of all cultural, racial and religious backgrounds, we create an environment that encourages and rewards everybody’s talents and energy and hard work.
All Manitobans benefit from that.
The achievements being honoured tonight – through the awards for community service, customer service, consumer choice and the Chinese business of the year – reflect the innovation, passion and commitment to society of Manitoba’s Chinese business community.
We are all better off for your achievements and dedication.
As you celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Rabbit, I join you in wishing for a happy, healthy new year for all.