Current News & Events

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Registration is now open for the second event of the Fall 2017 Series of Evenings @ Government House on 3 October 2017 featuring a choral presentation by Les Voix d’Acadie.

The vocal ensemble Les Voix d'Acadie, the French beacon choir in the Halifax Regional Municipality, will begin its 44th season with a concert at Government House. For this occasion, the choir will not deviate from its varied repertoire of songs ranging from pop folk with frequent jazz infiltration and of course its choir-interpretations of the great songs of the Acadian repertoire. The vocal ensemble les Voix d’Acadie is a four-part, francophone choir made up of approximately 40 members from the Halifax Regional Municipality. Its mission is to promote and introduce francophone music...
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Message of Condolence on the Passing of The Honourable Allan J. MacEachen, PC, OC

Mrs. LeBlanc and I were saddened to learn of the death of The Honourable Allan J. MacEachen, PC, OC, former Senator, Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, Minister of the Crown, and long-time Member of Parliament from Cape Breton. A native of Nova Scotia, Mr. MacEachen served his nation and province with great distinction throughout his whole life. He was a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University where he later taught economics until he entered federal politics in the 1950s. During his long time as a Member of Parliament, he went on to serve as Minister of Labour under Prime Minister Lester B...
Monday, September 11, 2017

Registration is now open for the first event of the Fall 2017 Series of Evenings @ Government House on 19 September 2017, featuring a presentation by Ann Shaftel, Art Conservator.

Ann Shaftel will give an illustrated talk on the stabilization of the King’s and Regimental Colours of the 25th and 85th Battalions, Canadian Expeditionary Force, that are on display at Government House. Ann Shaftel works internationally for cultural, governmental and military sectors, museums, universities, and churches. She specializes in Collection Management, Documentation, Risk Assessment and Disaster Mitigation Planning. Ann teaches seminars in conservation, and works hands-on on textiles and paintings. Ann is a Fellow of the International Institute for Conservation, Fellow of the...