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Sunday, June 21, 2020

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Today, 21 June 2020, is National Indigenous Peoples Day where we honour Canada's First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; and we celebrate their heitage and culture and the special role they have in defining Canada. In Nova Scotia, we respect and honour the Mi’kmaq who inhabit these lands. The Crown in Nova Scotia, as represented by the Lieutenant Governor, values and respects the special and historic relationship with the Mi’kmaq. Today, we are flying the flag of the Mi’kmaq at Government House in honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day. “We are all Treaty People...
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The 99th Birthday of HRH Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh

Today, 10 June 2020, marks the 99 th birthday of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The Duke of Edinburgh had a successful career with the Royal Navy and served in the Second World War. Upon the Queen’s accession to the throne in 1952, he turned his focus to supporting the Queen. He is Patron or President of over 780 organizations, many of which are Canadian, with which he is still associated but no longer plays an active role. In May 2017, it was announced that the Duke would no longer carry out public engagements. The Duke of Edinburgh has accompanied the Queen on...
Monday, May 25, 2020

Cancellation of the 2020 Lieutenant Governor's Annual Garden Party

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is necessary to cancel the Lieutenant Governor's Annual Garden Party that was to be held at Government House on Wednesday, 17 June 2020. Their Honours extend their best wishes to all those who regularly attend the Garden Party and they hope there will be an opportunity in the not too distant future to meet again...
Monday, May 18, 2020

Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds Crash

Their Honours were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Captain Jennifer Casey, who was serving as a Public Affairs Officer with the Royal Canadian Air Force 431 Air Demonstration Squadron (The Snowbirds) when the aircraft in which she was flying crashed in Kamloops, British Columbia on Sunday, 17 May 2020. From Halifax, Captain Casey had a career in journalism before joining the Canadian Armed Forces in 2014. The Snowbirds were participating in Operation INSPIRATION, a cross-country tour to raise people's spirits during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their Honours offer their deepest...
Saturday, May 9, 2020

Message from Her Majesty The Queen on the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day

On Friday, 8 May 2020 at 5:00pm (Atlantic) / 9:00pm (GMT), The Queen broadcast a message to Britain and the Commonwealth on the occasion of the 75 th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day. The timing of The Queen’s message is exactly 75 years from when her father, King George VI, broadcast a message to the nation and Empire. To hear the King’s message, please go to: https://www.royal.uk/king-george-vis-ve-day-broadcast The Queen served as a mechanic in the Auxiliary Territorial Service, British Army from 1945 to 1949. She was the only female member of the Royal Family to join the...
Friday, May 8, 2020

75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day

Today, 8 May 2020, we mark the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day). In 1939, forces of Nazi Germany invaded Poland and so commenced nearly six years of fighting in the Second World War. Britain entered the war against Germany on 3 September 1939, and one week later Canada entered the war on 10 September 1939. On 7 May 1945, the Nazi German Army offered a complete and unconditional surrender to the Allied Forces and victory in Europe was attained. The next day, the people of the Allied nations rejoiced after many years of great hardship and sacrifice. More than one million...
Wednesday, May 6, 2020

75th Anniversary of the Victory in Europe Day – Peace Tower Carillon Recital – Friday, 8 May 2020

To mark the 75 th Anniversary of the Victory in Europe Day, there will be a special recital played at the Peace Tower Carillon on Parliament Hill in Ottawa at 12:00pm Eastern (1:00pm Atlantic) on Friday, 8 May 2020. The House of Commons Dominion Carillonneur – Dr. Andrea McCrady – will perform a playlist that is reflective of music from the Second World War period. The program will last 45 minutes. The recital will be audio live-streamed via the following website: www.ourcommons.ca/carillon The playlist is as follows: - O Canada - Prelude on Thaxted , by Sterling Proctor, arranged...

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