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Welcoming the royals

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On May 20 and 21, we welcomed members of the Royal Family to Manitoba.

It was my honour, along with other Members of the Legislative Assembly, to welcome Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, back to our province. It was also an honour to welcome Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, to friendly Manitoba for the first time.

Over our long history, there have been many visits by royal dignitaries to our great province and city. In 1939, the newly crowned King George VI and his daughter Elizabeth (the current queen, Elizabeth II) visited Winnipeg to bolster support for the war effort. Another important visit to Manitoba was in 1970. This was the 100th anniversary of Manitoba’s entry into Confederation. Prince Charles and his sister Princess Anne came for this special occasion. This year, we added on to this spectacular legacy of friendship.

One highlight of the recent royal visit was when the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall participated in the Order of Manitoba ceremony with our Lieutenant Governor, Philip S. Lee. This year, 14 new members were inducted into the Order of Manitoba, one of the province’s highest honours. Nominees and recipients show excellence in their field and are role models for others. They represent a variety of talent, expertise, compassion, and commitment.

There were several recipients from right here in Winnipeg, including Dr. Herman Lee.
Dr. Lee is an inspiration to all new Canadians. He demonstrates what anyone can contribute to our amazing province. Dr. Lee is an assistant professor in the faculty of dentistry at the University of Manitoba and a practicing orthodontist. He has provided considerable services to the Chinese-Manitoban community.

Over the years, Dr. Lee has worked with the Manitoba Great Wall Performing Arts group, whose membership consists of local Chinese-Manitobans. This organization is an independent, non-profit, amateur cultural performance group. Dr. Lee is also a board member of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Seeing Dr. Lee’s list of accomplishments is not only an inspiration to newcomers, but to all Manitobans who aspire to make a difference.

For more information, please contact my constituency office at 204-421-9493, or email me at Ted.Marcelino@YourManitoba.ca. We can help you navigate many provincial issues, including  government policies and services, community events, and much more.

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