Their Honours were delighted to participate in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the Cancer Survivors Daffodil Garden located on the Dartmouth Waterfront on 25 September 2020.
Evenings @ Government House - Dr. Sultan Darvesh
On 29 September 2020, Dr. Darvesh, co-founder and Director of the Maritime Brain Tissue Bank, presented on the important advances in dementia and Alzheimer's disease research.
Evenings @ Government House Concert
On 6 October 2020, in collaboration with the Nova Scotia Talent Trust, the Evenings @ Government House concert featured cellist India Gailey and harpist Ellen Gibling, both of whom are past recipients of Nova Scotia Talent Trust scholarships.
Presentation of the First Poppy in Nova Scotia
On 19 October 2020, Their Honours were presented with the first poppies in Nova Scotia by Marion Fryday-Cook, President of the Royal Canadian Legion Nova Scotia/Nunavut Command as it launched its 2020 Annual Poppy Campaign.
Treaty Day Flag Raising Ceremony - 1 October 2020
His Honour hosted a ceremony where he raised the flag of the Mi’kmaq Grand Council. His Honour also spoke about the importance of the Crown-Mi'kmaq relationship. The flag flew throughout the month of October in honour of Mi’kmaq History Month.
Presentation of the General Walsh Memorial Sword
On 28 October 2020, His Honour presented the General Walsh Memorial Sword to the top Army Cadet in Canada – Cadet Chief Warrant Officer Sara Lynn Greenough of the 2688 Bridgewater Kinsmen Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.
Queen’s Counsel Commissioning Ceremonies
On 27 and 29 October, His Honour presented commissioning scrolls to newly appointed Queen’s Counsellors. Featured is Lydia S. Bugden, Q.C., Chief Executive Officer & Managing Partner at Stewart McKelvey, who received her scroll on 29 October 2020.
A New Year’s Message for 2021 from the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia
Thursday, December 31, 2020
As the annual New Year’s Day Levée that is traditionally hosted by the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, His Honour The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, accompanied by Her Honour Mrs. Patsy LeBlanc, has recorded a message for 2021 and offers a toast to Nova Scotians.