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Friday, June 4, 2021

2020-2021 Activity Report for the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia

This report outlines details of the various events and activities undertaken by the Lieutenant Governor and Office of the Lieutenant Governor/Government House throughout the 2020-2021 fiscal year. Formatted as a PDF, please click on the report cover to view and download a copy. ​
Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

Today, 2 June 2021, marks the 68 th anniversary of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada. The Queen acceded to the throne with the passing of her father, His Majesty King George VI, on 6 February 1952. The Coronation took place after 15 months of planning at Westminster Abbey, London on 2 June 1953.
Monday, May 24, 2021

Victoria Day – The Queen’s Official Birthday in Canada

Victoria Day, Monday, 24 May 2021, marks Her Majesty The Queen’s official birthday in Canada. First observed in 1845 to mark Queen Victoria’s actual birthday, the date of 24 May was official declared “Victoria Day” following the death of Queen Victoria in 1901. The date of the reigning sovereign’s official birthday was changed through various proclamations and orders-in-council over the years until 1952 when Victoria Day was moved to the Monday before 25 May. A royal proclamation issued on 5 February 1957 established the Canadian monarch’s birthday to be...