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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Lieutenant Governor Congratulates The Prince of Wales on his 70th Birthday – 14 November 2018

On behalf of all Nova Scotians, His Honour The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, has extended congratulations and best wishes to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales on the occasion of his 70th Birthday. In his letter to Prince Charles, His Honour noted the Prince’s life-long charitable work and in particular the Prince’s Trust Canada. The Prince’s Trust Canada works to reveal potential in three key program: providing entrepreneurship training for veterans and transitioning Canadian Armed Forces members; helping young people build confidence...
Friday, November 9, 2018

Message from the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia on the Centenary of the Conclusion of the First World War

As we mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, it provides us with the opportunity to pause and remember that terrible period in our history. It was a war in which the world order was forever changed. It was also a war where a young Canada fought with great distinction and thereby established its place amongst the nations of the world. Sadly, it was a war in which over 67,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders made the ultimate sacrifice and 250,000 were wounded. Such was the horror of the Great War that it was termed “the war to end all wars” and everlasting peace was the...
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Registration is now closed for the Evenings @ Government House presentation on Tuesday, 13 November 2018

This event is now fully subscribed. To mark the centenary of the end of the Great War, Colonel John Boileau (Retired), author and historian, will present of Armistice and Remembrance.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

2018 Order of Nova Scotia Investiture Ceremony

As Chancellor of the Order of Nova Scotia, His Honour The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, ONS, QC, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, was pleased to invest the 2018 appointees in the Order of Nova Scotia at a ceremony held at Province House today. ” On behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, and all Nova Scotians, please accept my heartfelt thanks for all that you have accomplished and all that you have shared with your fellow citizens,” said His Honour. “Your success is something from which we can all draw inspiration and pride and you truly embody the spirit of the Order by...
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Registration is now open for the fifth and final event of the Fall 2018 Series of Evenings @ Government House on 13 November 2018 featuring a presentation by Colonel (Retired) John Boileau.

As part of the Government House program to commemorate the centenary of the end of the Great War, Colonel (Retired) John Boileau, historian and author, will give an illustrated talk on Armistice and Remembrance. During the three days of negotiations leading up to the Armistice that ended the First World War, soldiers continued to fight and die, some even in the minutes before word of the truce got to them. This presentation will highlight the stories of the last British, French, Canadian, American and German soldiers to die on the Western Front. It will also describe various Canadian...
Monday, October 15, 2018

Registration is now open for the fourth event of the Fall 2018 Series of Evenings @ Government House on 30 October 2018, featuring a talk by Major (Ret'd) Ken Hynes, Chief Curator at The Army Museum Halifax Citadel

As part of the Government House program to commemorate the centenary of the end of the Great War, Major (Retired) Ken Hynes, Chief Curator at The Army Museum Halifax Citadel will give an illustrated talk on The Last Steps Memorial Arch that was unveiled on the Halifax Waterfront in 2016 and dedicated to the lives of over 300,000 Canadians who left this port city for overseas service during the First World War. In November 2017, a companion memorial, Canada Gate, was dedicated at Passchendaele, to those who took their last steps in life or whose lives were forever changed by their wartime...
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Nocturne: Art at Night 2018

Government House is once again pleased to be a featured site as part of Nocturne: Art at Night. Nocturne: Art at Night is an annual festival bringing art and energy to the streets of Halifax. You are invited to participate in a new creative experience that showcases and celebrates the arts community in Halifax. From 6:00 PM to Midnight on Saturday, 13 October 2018, guests are invited to tour the ground level of Government House, Canada’s oldest vice-regal residence, and view the Nova Scotia Potters Guild ceramics exhibition titled QUAFF: To Drink Deeply . In addition, there will be...

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