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Lieutenant Colonel the Hon. Alan R. Abraham, CM, ONS, CD following the unveiling of his official portrait, 1 February 2018.
Friday, October 2, 2020

Message of Condolence on the Passing of The Honourable Alan Rockwell Abraham, CM, ONS, CD, DCL, DEng

Mrs. LeBlanc and I were saddened to learn of the passing of the Honourable Alan R. Abraham, CM, ONS, CD, 27 th Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. Mr. Abraham served as Lieutenant Governor from 1984 to 1989. At the time of his appointment, he was the second youngest Lieutenant Governor in Nova Scotia’s history. An engineer by training, Mr. Abraham dedicated his entire life to serving his province and its citizens. He sat on and chaired a number of boards, most notably the Izaak Walton Killam Children's Hospital, the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, and the 2000 Tall Ships...
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Message from the Lieutenant Governor on Treaty Day 2020

Today, I was honoured to raise the Flag of the Mi’kmaq Grand Council during a ceremony at Government House. This flag will fly for the entire month of October in honour of Mi’kmaq History Month. Although the normal events held on Treaty Day have been limited due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, I am pleased to learn that this important day will be marked in a virtual manner. In support of this virtual format, I am honoured to provide a video message, which can be viewed at the following link: https://youtu.be/pzLYQ-1RMd0 This morning’s flag raising event is more than a...
Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Evenings @ Government House – 6 October 2020

Registration is now open for the second event of the Fall 2020 Series of Evenings @ Government House on 6 October 2020. Former Nova Scotia Talent Trust scholarship recipients, cellist India Gailey and harpist Ellen Gibling, will perform a recital. Government House will follow the prevailing health and safety regulations as they pertain to the COVID-19 pandemic. Guests will be required to wear masks while inside Government House. There will be no post-performance reception. Seating in the Ballroom will be limited to 25. As such, those interested in attending must register their names...
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

EVENINGS @ GOVERNMENT HOUSE – 29 SEPTEMBER 2020

Registration is now open for the first event of the Fall 2020 Series of Evenings @ Government House on 22 September 2020. Dr. Sultan Darvesh, Co-Founder and Director of the Maritime Brain Tissue Bank, will discuss important advances in dementia and Alzheimer's disease research taking place at Dalhousie University. Government House will follow the prevailing health and safety regulations as they pertain to the COVID-19 pandemic. Guests will be required to wear a mask while inside Government House. There will be no post-presentation reception. Seating in the Ballroom will be limited to 25...
Saturday, September 5, 2020

Launch of Fall 2020 Series of Evenings @ Government House

Their Honours The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia and Mrs. Patsy LeBlanc are pleased to announce the Fall 2020 Series of Evenings @ Government House. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, five of the eight events in the Winter 2020 Series were cancelled and three of the presentations will be re-offered in the Fall 2020 Series. "Patsy and I are delighted to welcome people to the seventh series of Evenings at Government House that we have hosted since my appointment as Lieutenant Governor," said Lieutenant Governor Arthur J. LeBlanc. "We are pleased that...
Monday, August 17, 2020

A Message from Her Majesty The Queen on the 75th Anniversary of VJ Day – 15 August 2020

Today we mark the 75th anniversary of VJ Day, which brought victory for the Allies and finally marked the end of the Second World War. Those of us who remember the conclusion of the Far East campaign, whether on active service overseas, or waiting for news at home, will never forget the jubilant scenes and overwhelming sense of relief. Amongst the joy at the end of the conflict, we also remembered, as we do today, the terrible devastation that it brought, and the cost borne by so many. Prince Philip and I join many around the world in sending our grateful thanks to the men and women from...
Saturday, August 15, 2020

Message du lieutenant-gouverneur pour la Journée de la fête nationale des Acadiens et des Acadiennes de 2020 / Message from the Lieutenant Governor on National Acadian Day 2020

Tous les 15 août, partout au Canada, on souligne la Fête nationale des Acadiens et des Acadiennes pour reconnaître et célébrer l’histoire, la culture et le patrimoine acadiens. C’est un patrimoine et une culture dont nous pouvons tous être fiers, peu importe si nous avons des racines acadiennes ou non. Il va sans dire que la culture et le patrimoine acadiens définissent grandement certains aspects de la Nouvelle-Écosse et des Maritimes. Au cours des six derniers mois, la Nouvelle-Écosse, notre pays et le monde tout entier ont été ébranlés par la pandémie de COVID-19 et ses...

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