Statement from Mayor Brian Bowman on Tragic Events in Orlando

On behalf of all Winnipeggers, I want to offer my deepest condolences to all families and friends of the victims of the senseless violence that occurred in Orlando, Florida over the weekend.

My heart sank when I learned of what happened.

Just a week ago, I was joined by many Mayors from across Canada as we marched together in Winnipeg’s Pride parade and celebrated our diversity.

This weekend’s events underscore how essential it is that we not lose our resolve in building a community, a city, and a nation committed to acceptance, equality, safety, and inclusivity for everyone.

I will be standing in solidarity tonight with many Winnipeggers and Manitobans, together with and in support of Winnipeg’s LGBTTQ community, to honour victims as well as support families and friends.

I encourage all those who are able to join me.