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Thursday, July 20, 2023

Nova Scotia Wines Receive Award for Excellence

Four wines received the 2023 Lieutenant-Governor’s Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines during a ceremony at Government House on 19 July 2023. “The reputation of Nova Scotian wines is due to the work of talented individuals who are dedicated to the growth of our wine industry,” said Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc. “Their passion is reflected in the quality of their wines, and I am proud to recognize the significant and ongoing contributions of winemakers represented during this award season.” Wineries across the province submitted up to three commercially...
Thursday, June 15, 2023

Invitation to the Annual Garden Party, Thursday, 22 June 2023

Their Honours are delighted to invite all Nova Scotians to the annual Garden Party, taking place at Government House (1451 Barrington Street) on Thursday, June 22nd at 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM. The event recognizes the Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla. Guests will enjoy an afternoon with Their Honours, including refreshments and treats in the backyard garden. Support Nova Scotians Impacted by the Wildfires This year, Government House is also partnering with the Red Cross to support individuals across the province who have been impacted by wildfires. We ask guests to...
Tuesday, June 13, 2023

A Year in Review: The Lieutenant Governor's Activity Report 2022 - 23

Dear Friends, I am happy to announce that the Activity Report: 2022 - 2023 has been published and is available to all Nova Scotians. It certainly was a historic year and I have enjoyed reviewing highlights of my time spent with each of you. Please click here to download your PDF copy of the Activity Report. I cannot say how delighted Patsy and I have been to return to a regular schedule of in-person events at Government House. This is a moment we anticipated and hoped for since March 2020. One of the great joys of serving as Lieutenant Governor is the opportunity to speak to individuals...
Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Swearing-In Ceremony at Government House

The Government of Nova Scotia has created the Department of Cyber Security and Digital Solutions to transform the way services are developed and delivered. A focus will also be on enhancing cybersecurity. The Honourable Colton LeBlanc was sworn-in as the Minister of Cyber Security and Digital Solutions at Government House. Natasha Clarke, Associate Deputy Minister and Chief Digital Officer of Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services, was named as the Deputy Minister of the new department. “The pandemic taught us that we can pivot fast to deliver services quickly and virtually, but that...
Thursday, May 18, 2023

Victoria Day Message

His Honour the Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Mrs. Patsy LeBlanc and the entire Household send warm wishes to His Majesty The King on Victoria Day. This holiday originated in 1845 to honour Queen Victoria’s birthday, and has since marked the official birthday of Canada’s sovereign. The earliest recorded celebrations of Victoria Day, taking place in the mid-1800s, saw residents gathered in Toronto to give cheers to The Queen. Towns also mounted day-long birthday celebrations, including gun salutes at midnight, pre-dawn serenades, picnics, athletic competitions, light displays and...
Saturday, May 6, 2023

On the Occasion of the Coronation

A Message from the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia I have the honour, on behalf of the people of Nova Scotia, to convey heartfelt congratulations to King Charles III and Queen Camilla on the occasion of their Coronation. As the King of Canada and our Head of State, His Majesty is an integral part of our society; he is at the apex of our system of constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy, which is among the oldest in the world. His Majesty is widely known for his passion for the environment, youth initiatives, volunteer and military service, and of course, carrying on the...
Thursday, April 27, 2023

Coronation Celebration, May 6th at Government House

Join us at Government House on Saturday, May 6th at 10:00 AM to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla. The event is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is not required to attend. Please note that guests who have entered the seat lottery to attend a livestream viewing of the Coronation at Government House prior to the Flag Raising Ceremony and Tree Planting will be provided with details by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor. To learn about all Coronation events taking place at Government House and Province House this spring, please visit The...

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