Launch of Winter 2019 Series of Evenings @ Government House

Friday, January 25, 2019

Their Honours The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia and Mrs. Patsy LeBlanc are pleased to announce the Winter 2019 Series of Evenings @ Government House. 

Three themes and anniversaries will be commemorated through this new series of public events. They are the 200th anniversary of Province House, African Heritage Month, and the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in the Second World War.

"This will be the fourth series of Evenings at Government House that Patsy and I will host,” said Lieutenant Governor LeBlanc. "These presentations and performances are a perfect way for Nova Scotians to learn about our fascinating and wonderful history, heritage and culture in the setting of Government House, the ceremonial home of all Nova Scotians."

Scheduled events in the Winter 2019 Series are:

  • Tuesday, 12 February - To mark the 200th Anniversary of Province House, Garry Shutlak, Senior Archivist at the Nova Scotia Archives, will give an illustrated presentation on the history of Canada's oldest legislative building.
  • Tuesday, 26 February - In observation of the 2019 African Heritage Month theme of "Our History is YOUR history", there will be a presentation on Delmore "Buddy" Daye and his legacy through the Delmore "Buddy" Daye Learning Institute.
  • Tuesday, 12 March - Theatre Nova Scotia artists Jamie Bradley and GaRRy Williams, co-creators of the new musical Kamp, will give a talk about how they went "from blank page to full script".
  • Tuesday, 26 March - On the 10th Anniversary of its creation, Royal Canadian Air Force Honorary Colonel Dan Hennessey will screen his video Time to Remember, a poignant series of stories from Nova Scotian veterans of the Second World War.
  • Tuesday, 9 April - To mark the 75th Anniversary of the Second World War D-Day Landings on 6 June 1944, historian Dr. James (Jay) White will give a presentation on Canada's role in Operation OVERLORD that launched the successful invasion of Nazi-occupied Western Europe.
  • Tuesday, 23 April - Acclaimed filmmaker and multi-disciplinary artist Sylvia Hamilton will screen her 1999 film on Nova Scotia-born opera singer Portia White, entitled Portia White: Think On Me.

The Evenings @ Government House events are free and open to the public.  As seating is limited to 90, those wishing to attend must register beforehand.  People can register online at or by calling 902-424-7001.  

Registration for each event will open two weeks before the presentation on a first-come first-served basis.

All events are held at Government House, 1451 Barrington Street, Halifax.