UNITE 150 CONCERT

Remarks by

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

Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba

Saturday, August 28, 6:30 p.m.

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Hello Manitoba – Who else is looking forward to a great night of music?

If you were here for the afternoon concert you know it’s already been a great day – and tonight will be amazing.

This concert is a celebration of Manitoba and its people. It’s voices and instruments coming together in harmony here where the Red and Assiniboine meet – at the very heart of Treaty One territory –the traditional home of the Anishinaabe and the heartland of the Metis people.

Together, we strive for respectful partnerships with all the peoples of this province – as we search for collective healing and true reconciliation – and honour this beautiful land together.

Tonight we’re also celebrating the dedication of countless Manitobans who have helped to get us to the place where a gathering like this is possible. The doctors, nurses and all health care workers, truck drivers, retail workers, educators, and so many more.

That includes each of you here this evening, and a million other Manitobans who have rolled up their sleeves to protect themselves, their loved ones and complete strangers.

That is the Manitoba I love. Compassionate, resilient, strong. Working together for the greater good.

We have more work to do, but for tonight, let’s just have some fun!

Whether you’re here in person or watching at home, get up on your feet! Clap your hands, dance, sing along with so many of your favorite home–grown artists.

Make tonight a night to remember.

Thank you.  Merci. Meegwich.