The Canadian Coast Guard Exemplary Service Medal is awarded in recognition of twenty years of service, half of which was spent in operations that involved personal risk. A bar is awarded for each additional ten years of service.
2023 Order of Nova Scotia Investiture Ceremony
The Lieutenant Governor, who serves as the Chancellor of the Order of Nova Scotia, presented new members with their insignia at Government House. The recipients are: Phil Comeau; Jacqueline Gahagan; Bruce Guthro; Sylvia D. Hamilton; Stephen Kimber.
2023 Poppy Presentation
Mr. Don McCumber, President of the Nova Scotia/Nunavut Command of The Royal Canadian Legion, presented the Lieutenant Governor and Mrs. LeBlanc with Nova Scotia's first poppies as part of the Poppy Campaign 2023.
A.G. Huntsman Award Ceremony
Dr. Michael Follows was presented with the A.G. Huntsman Award at Government House on November 2nd. The award recognizes excellence in research and outstanding achievements in marine sciences.
Treaty Day Flag Raising Ceremony
To celebrate Treaty Day and the start of Mi’kmaq History Month, a Flag Raising Ceremony was held at Government House. The Lieutenant Governor also attended the annual award presentation ceremony at Province House.
Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) Reception
A reception was held at Government House to recognize the long-standing dedication of board members, staff, volunteers, and donors who contribute to the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON).
Arrival of the Governor General
The Lieutenant Governor welcomed Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, and His Excellency Whit Fraser, to Nova Scotia. This occasion marked the Governor General’s first official visit to the province.
Swearing-In Ceremony at Government House
A swearing-in ceremony for newly appointment members of His Majesty's Executive Council for Nova Scotia took place at Government House on September 14th. The Lieutenant Governor administered the Oath of Allegiance and the Oath of Office.
The Lieutenant Governor Recognizes Excellence in Public Administration
Thursday, November 30, 2023
The Province’s Deputy Minister of Health and Wellness, Jeannine Lagassé, has been named the 2023 recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration.
The medal is presented annually to a person in public administration who exhibits the highest standard of excellence, dedication and accomplishment.
“For over 25 years, Jeannine Lagassé has provided essential leadership and cemented relationships between the government, health authorities and healthcare partners,” said Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc. “She has demonstrated...