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Friday, February 15, 2019

National Flag Day

Today, 15 February 2019, we celebrate the 54th anniversary of the adoption of the National Flag of Canada. Adopted by resolution of the Senate and House of Commons, and formalized by a Royal Proclamation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, 28 January 1965, the National Flag of Canada (the “Maple Leaf”) was raised on 15 February 1965 at 1pm EST, Parliament Hill, Ottawa...
Friday, February 15, 2019

Heritage Day 2019 Honours Nova Scotian Maud Lewis

Monday, February 18, 2019 is Heritage Day in Nova Scotia. In 2019, Heritage Day honours Nova Scotian born folk artist Maud Lewis. Maud Lewis was born Maud Kathleen Dowley to John and Agnes Dowley, in the town of Yarmouth, March 7, 1903. Maud lived with her husband Everett Lewis in a small house in Marshalltown, Nova Scotia. Despite living with arthritis, and in poverty most of her life, her folk art paintings garnered much attraction and interest. Maud achieved national recognition in the mid 60’s, becoming known as one of Canada’s best-known folk artists. Her art and restored...
Monday, February 11, 2019


Registration is now open for the second event of the Winter 2019 Series of Evenings @ Government House on Tuesday, 26 February 2019. 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. Seating is limited to 90 and those wishing to attend must register in advance. To register, go to: