As The Queen’s representative in Manitoba, I am pleased to extend vice-regal greetings to the volunteers, board of directors, staff and friends of the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity as you host your annual Day of Pink Gala.
Every human being deserves dignity and respect. Each deserves to be valued for who they are, just as they are. We are fortunate to live in a country where people of many different cultures, backgrounds and experiences live together in harmony. The mutual respect and acceptance so common among Canadians strengthens our society and is admired around the world.
On the International Day of Pink, I encourage everyone to pause and remember the immeasurable value of inter-personal respect. We all deserve to live our lives in peace.