Launch of Fall 2021 Series of Evenings @ Government House

Friday, September 3, 2021

Their Honours The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia and Mrs. Patsy LeBlanc are pleased to announce the Fall 2021 Series of Evenings @ Government House. 

"Patsy and I are delighted to host the ninth season of Evenings at Government House since my installation as Lieutenant Governor," said Lieutenant Governor LeBlanc. "This series of events strives to celebrate Nova Scotia’s rich artistic talent and allows us to delve into our fascinating history, heritage and culture." 

The series includes a performance by two young musicians, a presentation on Halifax’s historic cemeteries, a presentation on Canada’s contribution to the D-Day military campaign, and a performance by renowned Mi’kmaw singer Michael R. Denny.

All events take place at Government House, 1451 Barrington St., Halifax, adhering to the public health orders and directives related to COVID-19. Guests will be required to wear masks while inside Government House. 

These are free public events and are open to the public.  All events commence at 7:00pm and doors open to the public at 6:30pm and guests must be seated by 6:50pm.

Events are scheduled for the following Tuesdays from 7pm to 8 pm:

  • 21 September - Professor Marc Milner returns to present on the D-Day campaign and the role that Canadians played in the operation that turned the tide of the Second World War (rescheduled from April 2021). 
  • 5 October - Nova Scotia Talent Trust scholarship recipients Ella and Abby Hanson will give a traditional Gaelic music performance that will include the fiddle, piano and step-dancing. They will be accompanied on piano by Kolten MacDonell.
  • 19 October - Michael R. Denny: Mi’kmaw songs of land, water and celebration.
  • 2 November - Craig Ferguson, author of the Twitter feed Dead in Halifax (@deadinHalifax), will present on the historic cemeteries of Halifax.
  • 16 November - The Gary Jobson film “The Magic & Mystery of Sable Island” will be screened, with moderation provided by Parks Canada representatives.

The events are free. At this time, seating is limited to 25; therefore, people MUST register by calling 902-424-7001 or by visiting the Evenings @ Government House section under News & Events on the official website at: or by emailing  

People may reserve a maximum of two seats per registration.

Government House will follow the prevailing health and safety regulations as they pertain to the COVID-19 pandemic and the following measures will be implemented:

  • Guests will be required to wear masks while inside Government House. 
  • There will be no reception following the presentations.
  • At this time, seating will be limited to 25.
  • Registration will open two weeks before each presentation.  Registration will close on the Thursday preceding the presentation.  Up to 25 names will be randomly drawn and those chosen will be notified by the Friday before the presentation.  Given that seating is limited, guests may reserve a maximum of two seats per registration. One registration per party only please (names drawn with an accompanying guest will be allocated two seats).

Their Honours look forward to welcoming you to the “Ceremonial Home” of all Nova Scotians.