Previous Evenings @ Government House

2013
September 17 Interactive Discussion with the Head Coach of the Halifax Mooseheads September 17
October 8 Performance by Internationally Renowned Mi’kmaq Singers Eastern Eagle October 8
October 22 Performance by Mo Kenney in Association with Halifax Pop Explosion
November 5 Lecture By Dr. Sara Iverson, Scientific Director of the Ocean Tracking Network
November 19 Lecture by A.J.B. Johnston - Louisbourg and the Twists of Time
December 3 Performance by Xara Choral Theatre
2014
January 21 Sir John Eh? The Roadshow
February 4 “Rising Stars” Youth Panel Discussion in Celebration of African Heritage Month
February 18 Film Screening “Pirates and Privateers”
March 4 Musical Theatre Showcase by Neptune Pre-Professional Program
March 18 Performance by Singer/Songwriter Dave Gunning
April 1 Lecture by Jane Austen Society of North America (NS)
April 15 Historical Fashion Show by Costume Studies, Dalhousie University
April 29 Floral Design Demonstration with Neville MacKay
September 23 Reading and Discussion with author Bill Conall
October 7 Lecture by Dr. Donald M. Julien "The Involvement and Sacrifices of Mi'kmaq in the First World War"
October 21 Performance by Kim Harris in association with Halifax Pop Explosion
November 4 Lecture by Vice-Admiral (Ret'd) Glenn Davidson, Former Ambassador to Syria and Afghanistan
November 18 Film Screening Joseph Howe: The Tribune of Nova Scotia with Kim Kierans Vice President and Professor of Journalism
December 2 Performance by Nova Voce
2015
February 10 Musical Performance by Cyndi Cain
February 24 Reading of "You Had Better be White by Six AM" by Sgt. Craig Smith
March 10 Dianne Marshall & Margot Brunelle present "Tales of Government House" - REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL
March 24 Bruce Patterson, Deputy Chief Herald of Canada Presents "The National Flag of Canada Fifty Years On"
April 7 Film Screening "Bounty: Into the Hurricane" - REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL
April 21 Archaeologist Sara Beanlands presents "Thibodeau Village: Community Engagement, Archaeology, and the discovery of an Acadian past in a Nova Scotia Planter Landscape" - REGISTRATION FULL
September 8 Nova Scotia Boy Soldiers in the Great War
October 20 Registration is Now Open for Don Brownrigg
November 10 Remembering the men of Canada’s Black Battalion No. 2 Construction Battalion 1916 – 1920
December 1 Phoenix Community Choir Performance
2016
February 9 "A Reflection on the Interconnectedness of Africville, the No. 2 Construction Battalion and the UN Declaration for the People of African Descent" by Sunday Miller, Executive Director of the Africville Heritage Trust.
February 23 “The Legacy of Commitment - The Contributions of African Nova Scotians In Society” - Presented by Russell Grosse, Executive Director of the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia
March 8 “It’s Time for a Woman on the Waterfront” - Presented by Janet Guildford, Chair of the Halifax Women’s History Society
March 22 Neville MacKay, Owner/Designer at My Mother’s Bloomers will give a presentation on Flower Arranging
April 5 The Halifax Music Co-op will present a mini-concert featuring selections from its recent concert tour of Handel’s Messiah and selected movements from Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata
April 19 To mark The Queen’s 90th Birthday, Chief Petty Officer First Class David Porter, CD (Retired) will give a talk on the Royal Canadian Navy’s participation in the Fleet Review at Spithead celebrating the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953
May 17 This event is now fully subscribed and registration is closed. Dr. Marc Milner, one of Canada’s pre-eminent naval historians, will speak on Canada’s role in the War at Sea and the “last corvette” - HMCS SACKVILLE, Canada’s Naval Memorial
September 20 The Halifax Music Co-op will present an evening of jazz by the Vesuvius Big Band.
October 4 To mark the Repatriation of the Colours of the 25th and 85th Battalions, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Colonel John Boileau (Ret’d), historian and author, will give a talk on the history of these two NS regiments that deployed to the Great War in 1916.
October 18 In collaboration with the Halifax Pop Explosion, singer and musician Alana Yorke will perform.
November 1 To affirm the close relationship between the Crown and the First Nations peoples, Ursula Johnson will give a Mi’kmaq Storytelling presentation.
November 15 Roderick MacLean, Executive Director of the Halifax Citadel Regimental Association, will speak on the historic and modern roles of the 78th Highland Regiment of Foot - the 19th century Halifax garrison and the contemporary re-enactment program.
November 29 Sixteen year-old, award-winning pianist, Jade Ley, will perform a recital.
2017
February 21 Presentation by Professor David Divine on the African Heritage Month 2017 Theme: 'Passing the Torch . . . African Nova Scotians and the next 150 years'
February 28 An Evening of Gospel Music by The Sanctified Brothers
March 14 Traditional Chinese Flute Music Recital by Buning Liu
March 28 Presentation by Dr. David Sutherland and Barry Cahill on the Halifax Explosion Relief Commission
April 11 Presentation by Dr. David Campbell on the Battle of Vimy Ridge
April 25 1867 Period Costume Show by the Graduating Students of the Dalhousie Costume Studies Department
September 19 Ann Shaftel, Art Conservator, 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.
October 3 The vocal ensemble Les Voix d’Acadie, the Francophone beacon choir in the Halifax Regional Municipality, will give a concert. / L’ensemble vocal Les Voix d’Acadie, chorale phare francophone de la Municipalité régionale d'Halifax, présentera un concert.
October 17 In collaboration with the Halifax pop Explosion, Reeny Smith will give a concert.
October 31 This event is fully subscribed. Registration is now CLOSED - Renowned folklorist and folksinger Clary Croft presents “Halloween Hauntings – Supernatural Folklore in Nova Scotia”
November 14 Dr. Roger Marsters, Curator of Marine History with the Nova Scotia Museum, will give a talk on the cultural landscapes of Halifax Harbour at the time of the 1917 Explosion.
November 21 Under the direction of conductor/composer Peter Allen, Dalhousie Symphony Orchestra performs a concert to commemorate the Halifax Explosion. (Concert located at Paul O'Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library)