WHEREAS: Operation Smile Canada is a global medical charity providing free, life-changing surgeries and medical care to children born with cleft conditions around the world; and
WHEREAS: Every 3 minutes, a child is born with a cleft condition, and lack of access to safe, effective surgery means that easily treatable conditions like cleft lip and cleft palate can become fatal; and
WHEREAS: Operation Smile Canada believes every child born with a cleft condition deserves exceptional surgical care; and
WHEREAS: The Longest Day of SMILES® will unite Canadians from coast to coast to coast as they raise awareness and funds; and
WHEREAS: On June 18th, 2023, the citizens ofSelkirk are encouraged to learn more about how to support this worthy cause by visiting www.longestdayofsmiles.ca; and
WHEREAS: Our community can help celebrate the Longest Day of SMILES® by posting #longestdayofsmiles on social media.
THEREFORE LET IT BE RESOLVED that I, Larry Johannson, Mayor of the City of Selkirk, in the Province of Manitoba do hereby proclaim June 18, 2023 to be “Longest Day of Smiles” in Selkirk and commend its thoughtful observance to all citizens