Premier's Office
Ministry of Finance
Release Date:
Saturday, 20 June 2020 - 2:25pm


Happy Father’s Day

Today, Sunday, June 21, I join with sons, daughters, mothers, sisters, and grandchildren in this Territory in celebrating our fathers.  

Together we say, “Happy Father’s Day” to all our fathers and father figures. We thank you for the many sacrifices you have made to nurture your families. Our fathers are our protectors. They are our heroes, and our mentors.

Although, Father’s Day continues to be tough for me because I am no longer able to enjoy the company of my own dad who is no longer alive, I honour his legacy by remembering the teachable moments in my heart, many of which have shaped my thinking and perspective on life.

I know that some of you are in the same situation, and are missing your fathers who may have passed, I encourage you to hold on to the life lessons they have taught you in their wisdom.  I implore you to share the lessons with your children so that they may be able to teach their children and keep the traditions alive.  

To those of you, who are fortunate to have your dads, whether a single parent dad or a father who is in the nuclear or extended families, let us continue to cherish them and let them know how much you love them and appreciate them for what they do.

My prayer is that fathers continue to be the strength of our families and that our Heavenly Father continues to give them the knowledge and fortitude to lead their household. May God continue to protect us, shield us and guide us as we all live a life that is pleasing unto Him who is able to provide us with all that we ever can ask of him.

Happy Father’s Day!