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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

2018 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines

Four wines received the 2018 Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines at a ceremony at Government House, Halifax on Thursday, July 19 th , 2018. 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 12 experts chose the following wines, listed in alphabetical order, as the best among the wines submitted: Avondale...
Thursday, July 19, 2018

Government House has Pride!

To signal its support to the 2SLGBTIQ+ community, Government House will fly the Pride Flag at its main flagstaff throughout the duration of Halifax Pride from 19 to 29 July 2018.
Monday, July 9, 2018


Their Honours The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, and Mrs. Patsy LeBlanc are pleased to host a Garden Party in Cape Breton on Thursday, 26 July 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Gaelic College. Light refreshments and music will be provided. “Patsy and I look forward to greeting the people of Cape Breton and visitors alike to the first garden party to be held outside of Halifax in several years,” said His Honour. “This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate a delightful part of Nova Scotia. Everyone is welcome.” Those planning to...
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Government House Summer Tour Program 2018

The Government House Summer Tour Program commences at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, 29 June 2018 and will run until Monday, 27 August 2018. 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...
Thursday, June 21, 2018

National Indigenous Peoples Day - 2018

Today, 21 June 2018, is National Indigenous Peoples Day. On this day, we honour Canada’s Indigenous peoples. We celebrate the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Indigenous peoples and their heritage and culture and the special role they have in defining Canada. In Nova Scotia, we honour the Mi’kmaq people. We respect and honour the Mi’kmaq who inhabited these lands for 15,000 years and who first welcomed European explorers in the early 1600’s. The Crown in Nova Scotia, as represented by the Lieutenant Governor, cherishes the special relationship with the Mi’kmaq...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Lieutenant Governor’s Annual Garden Party – 20 June 2018

The public is invited to attend the Lieutenant Governor's Annual Garden Party on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 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 their first Garden Party on the grounds of Government House in Halifax. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Stadacona Band of Maritime Forces Atlantic and Ardyth and Jennifer. Those planning to attend the party should enter Government House through the main entrance on 1451 Barrington Street. Parking is not available at Government House,...
Saturday, June 2, 2018

65th Anniversary of the Coronation

Today we mark the 65 th Anniversary of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada.