The Honourable Janice Filmon, C.M., O.M.
Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba
Club Regent Event Centre
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 – 1:00 p.m.
Role models, mentors, leaders — exemplary members and staff of the Winnipeg Police Service – it’s a pleasure to join you today to celebrate the highest standards in public service and leadership.
I will begin by acknowledging that the Anishinaabe and Metis people lived here long before this place became Winnipeg. This city remains home to the largest Indigenous community in Canada.
We’ve come together today to celebrate a number of important personal milestones in the careers of men and women dedicated to making Winnipeg and better, safer city.
Some are being recognized for 20, 25, 30 or more years of exemplary service. Others are receiving commendations or awards for special accomplishments. Still others are being recognized for promotions achieved after years of meeting the exacting requirements of a very challenging job.
Today we are celebrating time-honoured virtues – virtues of reliability, persistence, dedication, courage and integrity.
The men and women gathered here have met the high standards of the Winnipeg Police Service day after day, year after year, in all aspects of police work or as civilian employees.
Some of their work has achieved results that are immediately clear, in a successfully completed police operation or investigation, a successful response to an life-threatening emergency.
Some of their positive results may materialize over time, as new recruits carry with them the example of today’s award recipients or as positive interactions with members of the public ripple through the community.
By setting examples of professionalism, today’s recipients demonstrate that leadership is something we can all display – regardless of our place in an organizational chart.
All of you can be proud of the achievement and experience that have brought you here today.
Congratulations on this memorable milestone. May you continue to inspire the people around you – on the job and in the community.
Thank you. Merci. Meegwich.