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Monday, February 12, 2018

Call for Nominations – Order of Nova Scotia

The Order of Nova Scotia is the highest honour of the Province of Nova Scotia. Established in 2001, it encourages excellence by recognizing Nova Scotians for outstanding contributions or achievements. Members of the Order of Nova Scotia have distinguished themselves in many fields of endeavour and have brought honour and prestige to themselves and to Nova Scotia. “As the province’s highest honour, I encourage our citizens to nominate their fellow Nova Scotians who through their tremendous efforts have improved the lives of others, or who have excelled in their respective fields,...
Friday, February 2, 2018

170th Anniversary of the First Responsible Government

Today, 2 nd February 2018, marks the 170 th anniversary of the first Responsible Government in the British Empire (outside of the United Kingdom). The first Executive Council, which was chosen exclusively from the party holding the majority, met in the Drawing Room of Government House on 2 nd February 1848. The members of the Executive Council were: James Boyle Uniacke (Attorney General and Leader of the Government), Joseph Howe (Provincial Secretary), Hugh Bell, William F. Desbarres, Lawrence O.C. Doyle, Herbert Huntingdon, James McNab, Michael Tobin, and George R. Young. Responsible...
Friday, January 26, 2018

Evenings @ Government House – Winter 2018 Series

Their Honours The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, and Mrs. Patsy LeBlanc are pleased to announce the Winter 2018 Series of Evenings @ Government House. Three themes and anniversaries will be commemorated through this new series of public events. They are African Heritage Month, the Centenary of the end of the First World War, and the Centenary of Women attaining the right to vote in Nova Scotia. "Following the success of the Fall 2017 Series, Mrs. LeBlanc and I are delighted to continue hosting Evenings @ Government House," said Lieutenant Governor...
Friday, January 26, 2018

Registration is now open for the first event of the Winter 2018 Series of Evenings @ Government House on 13 February 2018, featuring a presentation by Vanessa Fells from the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre.

This year’s African Heritage Month theme is “Educate, Unite, Celebrate Community”. In keeping with that theme, Vanessa Fells of the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre will give a presentation on the historically important group known as the Black Loyalists. Her presentation will provide an overview on the history of the Black Loyalists highlighting their arrival to Nova Scotia in 1783. She will discuss notable Black Loyalist descendants such as Viola Desmond, Rose Fortune, Measha Brueggergosman, Dr. Elizabeth Cromwell, Marjorie Turner Bailey, and Sam Langford. She will conclude...
Thursday, December 28, 2017

Lieutenant Governor’s New Year’s Day Levee

Nova Scotians are invited to attend the annual Lieutenant Governor's New Year's Day Levee from 11:00am to 12:30pm on Monday, January 1st, 2018 at Government House, Halifax. This will the first Levee hosted by Their Honours The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, and Mrs. Patsy LeBlanc. "Mrs. LeBlanc and I look forward to welcoming in the New Year with our fellow Nova Scotians for our first levee at Government House,” said Lieutenant Governor LeBlanc. "This is a wonderful opportunity to wish everyone the very best as we enter a new year...
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Annual Holiday Message from the Lieutenant Governor – 2017

As Her Majesty’s Representative in Nova Scotia, I bring you warm holiday greetings from Government House. À titre de représentant de Sa Majesté la reine en Nouvelle-Écosse, je vous souhaites mes vœux les plus chaleureux à l’occasion de cette période des Fêtes. Since my installation in June, Patsy and I have travelled around the province and have met many Nova Scotians. We have been greatly impressed by the spirit of volunteerism that Nova Scotians have demonstrated by helping those less fortunate than themselves. We thank everyone for their wonderful generosity. Patsy, our entire...
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Posting Online of the Lieutenant Governor’s Holiday Message – 2017

The Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia delivers his Holiday Message – 2017. Follow this link to access the message: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjXrs4oWQNY...

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