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Friday, December 11, 2020

Annual Holiday Message from the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia – 2020

As The Queen’s representative in Nova Scotia, I bring you warm holiday greetings. À titre de représentant de la reine en Nouvelle-Écosse, je vous souhaites mes vœux les plus chaleureux à l’occasion de cette période des Fêtes. This past year has been an extraordinary time as we experienced unprecedented challenges. We have been greatly impressed by the resiliency of Nova Scotians who made sacrifices as they overcame great hardship and continued to help those in need. We wish to pay special tribute to all of the frontline and essential workers who risked their own health in order to...
Monday, November 23, 2020

POSTPONED - Evenings @ Government House - 1 December 2020

Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the Central Zone in Nova Scotia and acting in the interest of the health and safety of the public, the Evenings @ Government House event featuring Dr. Christopher McCreery, scheduled for Tuesday, 1 December 2020 is postponed. This presentation will be rescheduled in due course. Their Honours thank those who had registered for this event for their understanding.
Thursday, November 19, 2020

2020 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines

Five wines received the 2020 Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines at a ceremony at Government House, Halifax on Thursday, November 19 th , 2020. The award, established by former Lieutenant Governor Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant in 2014, recognizes the exceptional quality of locally sourced and produced wines, and honours the dedication and craft of those in Nova Scotia's wine industry. Through blind tastings an independent panel of 10 experts chose the following wines, listed in alphabetical order, as the best among the wines submitted: - Non-...
Monday, November 16, 2020

Evenings @ Government House - 1 December 2020.

Registration is now open for the sixth and final event of the Fall 2020 Series of Evenings @ Government House on 1 December 2020. In June 2020, a new book entitled, Government House Halifax: A Place of History and Gathering (Goose Lane Editions) was published. Author Dr. Christopher McCreery, Private Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia and the author of more than a dozen other works, will speak on the history of Government House and researching the book. Government House will follow the prevailing health and safety regulations as they pertain to the COVID-19 pandemic. Guests...
Monday, November 9, 2020

2020 Order of Nova Scotia Appointments

The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia and Chancellor of the Order of Nova Scotia, is pleased to announce the names of the 2020 appointees to the Order of Nova Scotia. The 2020 appointees to Nova Scotia’s highest honour are: - Linda Best, Wolfville - Stella Bowles, Bridgewater (Youth Recipient) - David Fountain, Halifax - Natalie MacMaster, Troy, Inverness County - Hon. Donald Oliver, Pleasant River, Queens County - Shawna Paris-Hoyte, Halifax The 2020 appointees will be recognized and invested with the insignia of the Order at the 19th Investiture Ceremony...
Monday, November 2, 2020

Evenings @ Government House – 17 November 2020

Registration is now open for the fifth event of the Fall 2020 Series of Evenings @ Government House on 17 November 2020. Gloria Stephens, a graduate of the Victoria General Hospital (VGH) School of Nursing, will present “Remembering the Victoria General Hospital School of Nursing Graduates who bravely served in the World Wars of the 20th Century”. This presentation marks the centenary of the VGH Nursing Alumni that was formed on 2 March 1920. Government House will follow the prevailing health and safety regulations as they pertain to the COVID-19 pandemic. Guests will be required...
Monday, October 19, 2020

Evenings @ Government House – 3 November 2020

Registration is now open for the fourth event of the Fall 2020 Series of Evenings @ Government House on 3 November 2020. 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. (Note - this presentation is a rescheduled event from 17 March 2020 that was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic). Government House will follow the prevailing health and safety regulations as they pertain to the COVID-19 pandemic. Guests...

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