"As Her Majesty the Queen's representative in Alberta, it is my pleasure to recognize Gender Equality Week and to honour the important principles this week represents for Canadians. Ours is a country where all people can be free to express who they are, regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, culture or faith. In embracing the full and rich diversity of our communities, we allow for everyone to thrive and share the best of themselves. I'd like to offer my sincere thanks to the countless individuals and organizations across Alberta who are working to achieve that goal, during this special week and throughout the year."
Her Honour the Honourable Salma Lakhani, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta