Evenings @ Government House

Dave Gunning Government House Their Honours, The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, ONS, QC, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia and Mrs. Patsy LeBlanc invite Nova Scotians, particularly those that have never visited Government House before, to attend a public event series designed to showcase civic and cultural excellence in Nova Scotia.  

This exciting initiative entitled "Evenings @ Government House" features diverse presenters and performers from a range of communities across Nova Scotia including musicians, authors, scientists, sporting figures and more.

All events run from 7:00pm-8:30pm, are free of charge and open to the public. Everyone is welcome!

Registration for each event is on a first-come, first-served basis. Register online or by calling 902-424-7001.  

Click on the event listing for more information on each presenter and registration details. 

Upcoming Events

February 4 REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Noted academic Dr. Afua Cooper will give a presentation based on her recent book, "15 Ships: The Exodus of the Black Loyalists from Nova Scotia to Sierra Leone"
February 18 REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. By permission of Dalhousie University’s Fountain School of Performing Arts, operatic tenor Emmanuel Solomon will perform an evening of classical music.
March 3 "Building the world of a play" – Theatre Nova Scotia will present on how a designer moves from concept to final design in the artistic creation of a theatrical production.
March 17 To mark the 75th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War, renowned author Stephen Kimber will tell the story of how Halifax’s experiences during that conflict led to the shocking VE Day Riots that marked the war’s end.
March 31 REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. To mark the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands, George Zwaagstra will present on his experience as a 10-year-old messenger boy for the Dutch resistance in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands.
April 14 The Halifax Boys Honour Choir will give a concert of songs from home and around the world.
April 28 To mark the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic, Canada’s pre-eminent naval historian, Dr. Marc Milner, will present on the longest continuous naval and air campaign during the Second World War in which the RCN and RCAF played a pivotal role.
May 12 Cape Breton fiddling virtuoso Dwayne Cote will perform an evening of music for which he is celebrated.