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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Registration is now open for the third event of the Fall 2018 Series of Evenings @ Government House on 16 October 2018. In collaboration with the Halifax Pop Explosion, this event features Daniel Walker’s musical project “Owen Meany’s Batting Stance”

Government House is proud to continue its annual collaboration with the Halifax Pop Explosion. This year’s performance features the Halifax based alternative indie rock project of songwriter Daniel Walker titled, Owen Meany’s Batting Stance . Owen Meany’s Batting Stance was released as a self-titled record in September 2016. The record received three 2017 Music Nova Scotia nominations for Solo Recording of the Year, New Artist Recording of the Year, and Alternative Recording of the Year. In 2018, the record was also nominated for an East Coast Music Award for Rising Star...
Monday, October 1, 2018

Message from the Lieutenant Governor on Treaty Day 2018

As The Queen’s representative in Nova Scotia, it my pleasure to extend warm greetings on the occasion of Treaty Day 2018. This morning, as a symbol of utmost respect and honour, the Mi’kmaq flag was raised in a ceremony at Government House. Joining me in the Flag Raising was Grand Keptin Antle (Andrew) Denny. The Mi’kmaq flag will fly at Government House for the full duration of Mi’kmaq History Month. Since my installation as Lieutenant Governor in June 2017, and following in the footsteps of my Vice-Regal predecessors, I have been determined to honour and nurture the...
Friday, September 21, 2018

Ceramics Exhibit at Government House

In collaboration with the Nova Scotia Potters Guild, Government House will host a ceramics exhibition titled Quaff: To Drink Deeply that has been created by some of Nova Scotia’s finest artists. Quaff is a juried exhibition of new work by members of the Nova Scotia Potters Guild. The show’s theme has inspired pieces ranging from complete tea sets to birds in a tree waiting to drink. “We are very fortunate to have a vibrant and high-caliber arts scene in this province that spans many disciplines,” said Lieutenant Governor Arthur J. LeBlanc. “This description can...
Monday, September 17, 2018

Registration is now open for the second event of the Fall 2018 Series of Evenings @ Government House on 2 October 2018, featuring an illustrated talk by the Nova Scotia Potters Guild on their ceramics exhibition "QUAFF: To Drink Deeply"

In collaboration with the Nova Scotia Potters Guild, Government House is pleased to host a ceramics exhibition titled QUAFF: To Drink Deeply that has been created by some of Nova Scotia’s finest ceramics artists. QUAFF is a juried exhibition of new work by members of the Guild. The exhibition’s theme has inspired pieces ranging from complete tea sets to birds in a tree waiting to drink. The works on display were selected by a three-person independent jury. The exhibition will be on display at Government House on specified days running from 20 September to 27 October 2018...
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Speech from the Throne

In fulfilling one of his most important constitutional duties, His Honour The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, ONS, QC, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, opened the Second Session of the 63rd General Assembly of the Nova Scotia Legislature on Thursday, 6 September 2018 by reading the Speech From The Throne. Earlier in the day, at 11 a.m., His Honour prorogued the First Session of the 63rd General Assembly. It is necessary to prorogue the existing session to open a new session of the General Assembly. Prior to reading the Throne Speech, His Honour received military honours and a 15-Gun Salute,...
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Registration is now open for the first event of the Fall 2018 Series of Evenings @ Government House on 18 September 2018, featuring pianist and Nova Scotia Talent Trust scholarship recipient Alex Yang.

Government House is delighted to partner with the Nova Scotia Talent Trust to showcase Alex Yang. Alex is a nine-year-old Grade 5 student and has been studying piano with Lynn Stodola since 2015. In both 2017 and 2018, Alex was one of the youngest recipients of a Nova Scotia Talent Trust scholarship. He has achieved top placements in a number of provincial and national music competitions. Alex will perform compositions by Mozart, Bach, Chopin Swinstead, Grieg, Debussy, Beethoven, and Kabalevsky.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Evenings @ Government House Fall 2018 Series

Their Honours The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, and Mrs. Patsy LeBlanc are pleased to announce the Fall 2018 Series of Evenings @ Government House. The events include a wide-ranging series of performances and presentations that illustrate the history and talents of Nova Scotians. "Patsy and I are delighted to once again host Evenings at Government House this Fall and welcome everyone to the ceremonial home of all Nova Scotians," said Lieutenant Governor Arthur J. LeBlanc. "These public events are a wonderful opportunity to showcase emerging...

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