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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Government House has Pride!

To signal its support to the LGBTQ2+ community, Government House will fly the Pride Flag at its main flagstaff throughout the duration of Halifax Pride from 18 to 28 July 2019.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Culinary Excellence

In partnership with the Nova Scotia Community College, His Honour was pleased to present the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Culinary Excellence at Government House today. The six award recipients are: - Quentin L. Connolly, Culinary skills, Pictou Campus - Hyungnam Oh, Culinary Arts, Lunenburg Campus - Tara Roach, Culinary Arts, Marconi Campus - Amy Steeves, Culinary Arts, Kingstec Campus - Alexandria Taylor, Boulanger and Baking Art, Akerley Campus - Zhuoyu Wang, Culinary Arts, Strait Area Campus The new program for culinary excellence features six awards, one at each NSCC campus...
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Message of Condolence on the Passing of His Honour the Honourable W. Thomas Molloy OC, SOM, QC

Patsy and I were very saddened to learn of the death of His Honour The Honourable W. Thomas Molloy, OC, SOM, QC, who was serving as the 22 nd Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan. A respected lawyer, Lieutenant Governor Molloy will be remembered for his work in treaty-making and reconciliation with the Indigenous people of Canada. Most noteworthy was his groundbreaking work in treaty settlements that have changed the face of Canada. In particularly he was instrumental as the Government of Canada Chief Negotiator for the Nunavut Land Claim Agreement and for the Nisga'a Final Agreement . Mr...
Thursday, June 27, 2019

2019 Lieutenant Governor’s Community Spirit Award

Four Nova Scotia communities have received the 2019 Lieutenant Governor’s Community Spirit Award for their exemplary civic and community spirit. The winning communities are: Glace Bay, Cape Breton Regional Municipality Petite Rivi è re, Lunenburg Co. Port Williams, Kings Co. Potlotek First Nation, Unama'ki/St. Peter's The Community Spirit Award celebrates the power, strength and diversity of vibrant communities across Nova Scotia. His Honour extends his warmest congratulations to these communities and looks forward to presenting the awards over the new few months. The Press...
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Government House Summer Tour Program 2019

The Government House Summer Tour Program commences at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, 28 June 2019 and will run until Monday, 26 August 2019. Free guided tours will be conducted Friday to Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please check this website and the Lieutenant Governor’s Facebook page for potential closures due to a scheduled event. Government House is the official residence and office of the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, who is The Queen’s representative in Nova Scotia. Their Honours The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, and Mrs. Patsy LeBlanc...
Friday, June 21, 2019

National Indigenous Peoples Day - 2019

Today, 21 June 2019, is National Indigenous Peoples Day. On this day, we honour Canada’s Indigenous peoples. We celebrate the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and their heritage and culture and the special role they have in defining Canada. In Nova Scotia, we respect and honour the Mi’kmaq who inhabit these lands and who first welcomed European explorers in the early 1600’s. In 1725, the first Treaty of Peace and Friendship was signed between the Mi’kmaq and the Crown and it continues to be a foundational aspect of modern-day Nova Scotia. The Crown in Nova Scotia...
Monday, June 10, 2019

Lieutenant Governor’s Annual Garden Party – Wednesday, 19 June 2019

The public is invited to attend the annual Lieutenant Governor's Garden Party on Wednesday, June 19, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Their Honours The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, and Mrs. Patsy LeBlanc will host the annual Garden Party on the grounds of Government House in Halifax. The 50th Anniversary of Official Bilingualism in Canada will be marked as part of this year’s Garden Party. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Bridgewater Fire Department Band and les Sœurs Doucet – Céline and Danelle. Those planning to attend the party should...