Madam Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Royal Fashions, a new East
India fashion store in Rossmere which I was honoured to help open this
last Tuesday. This boutique shop is the most recent endeavour of Sonia
and Jaswant Singh, and their extended family who came to Canada from
India some thirty years ago.
Over the last 3 decades, Sonia and Jaswant have built a janitorial supply
chain which supplies businesses in cities across Canada. They also own a
clothing store in India and are raising two teenage sons.
On top of these accomplishments, Sonia desired to establish a local
fashion store to serve the East Indian community in Rossmere and the city
of Winnipeg. With a beautiful selection of lavish wedding attire, elaborate
graduation gowns, colourful saris and pajama suits, glittering golden
jewelry, sparkling clutch bags, fancy purses and stylish hand-stitched
shoes, Royal Fashion is sure to become a fashion shop favourite for a
community known to celebrate with exuberant style and hospitality. I felt
like I was in India again when I walked into the store.
When reflecting on living here, Jaswant expressed gratitude for the
transparency with which Candians can do business. He feels Manitoba is a
place where an honest man can start a new life and his family can flourish.
Madam Speaker, I am honoured to speak in favour of such wonderful
people building their lives and starting a community enriching business in
my constituency of Rossmere. I invite all members to join me in wishing
Royal Fashions, Sonya and Jaswant all the best in this new venture.