Video Remarks by

The Honourable Janice Filmon, C.M., O.M.

Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba

 Monday, November 1, 2021


Friends, wearers of the tartan, people of the Highlands, Lowlands and flatlands – it’s a pleasure to join you in celebrating 150 years of living heritage.

I’m joining you today from Government House – here in the heart of Winnipeg – on Treaty One land, the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, and the homeland of the Metis people.

In this beautiful land we share, Scottish and Orcadian culture and traditions are intertwined with those of many other peoples – and have been for well over two centuries.

In that spirit, we all strive for respectful partnerships that will enhance collective healing and reconciliation.

Manitobans from all walks of life thrill to the sound of the bagpipes – just as I do, whenever a piper adds magic to an event I attend. We value the contributions made by generations Manitobans with connections to Scotland.

On behalf of your fellow Manitobans, I am delighted to congratulate the St. Andrew’s Society of Winnipeg on this 150th anniversary.

The oldest Scottish cultural organization in Western Canada has a long and proud history of keeping a vibrant culture alive and thriving – bringing the spirit of the land of the thistle to the land of the big bluestem.

For your leadership in enhancing culture, history and heritage, thank you, merci, meegwich.