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Sunday, February 6, 2022

The Platinum Jubilee Commences in Nova Scotia

His Honour the Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Mrs. LeBlanc, and the Household at Government House send heartfelt congratulations to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as she celebrates 70 years on the throne. Today, we mark the beginning of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Year, an unprecedented historic event, and pause to reflect upon Her Majesty’s steadfast service to Canadians and all people throughout the Commonwealth. In 1952, Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne, and her extraordinary reign has been characterized by a sense of duty and devotion to a life of service. Public and...
Friday, January 21, 2022

Virtual Tour of Government House

His Honour the Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc and Mrs. LeBlanc are pleased to present a virtual tour of Government House. Explore areas including the Main Foyer, Grand Staircase, Ballroom, and Morning Room, while learning about the history and design of the building. To begin the virtual tour, please click here . How to Navigate the Virtual Tour To navigate the tour, use your mouse to click and drag on the image of a room. This will provide a 360 degree view of that location. As you browse each room, photo icons in black circles will appear on the screen. Click on the circle to move to the next...
Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Best Wishes for 2022

His Honour the Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc and Mrs. LeBlanc would like to thank Nova Scotians for their service, contributions to their communities and dedication to their professions over the past year. Their Honours have been inspired by the ongoing determination, resiliency and fortitude of spirit that characterizes Nova Scotia. 2021 was an extraordinary year. The province made progress in the fight against COVID-19 because of the dedication of healthcare professionals and other frontline workers. Despite our advances, it was a challenging time for many. It was a year that put the...
Monday, December 20, 2021

Cancellation Notice for the Annual New Year’s Day Levée

We regret to announce that the Lieutenant Governor's New Year's Day Levée has been cancelled due to the current status of the pandemic in Nova Scotia. Each year, His Honour the Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc and Mrs. LeBlanc look forward to greeting Nova Scotians and visitors to the province on New Year's Day. However the health and safety of all individuals remain their top priority. “Patsy and I very much look forward to being able to host events again. However, in the meantime, we offer a toast to all Nova Scotians and wish you the very best for a happy and healthy 2022,...
Tuesday, December 7, 2021

2021 Order of Nova Scotia Appointments

Five Nova Scotians who have enriched the province in unique ways have been appointed to the Order of Nova Scotia. His Honour the Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Chancellor of the Order of Nova Scotia, released the names of the Order’s newest members this afternoon. The announcement also marks the 20 th anniversary of the Order’s establishment. “As we celebrate 20 years of excellence, I am greatly impressed by those who have been appointed to the Order of Nova Scotia,” said His Honour. “Their accomplishments are outstanding, and they are exemplary citizens.”...
The Hon. Roger Bacon, ECNS, 21st Premier of Nova Scotia (1926-2021)
Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Message of Condolence on the Passing of the Honourable Roger Bacon, ECNS

Mrs. LeBlanc and I were saddened to learn of the passing of The Honourable Roger Stuart Bacon, 21 st Premier of the Province of Nova Scotia. Mr. Bacon served as Premier from 12 September 1990 to 26 February 1991. Mr. Bacon was born in Upper Nappan, Nova Scotia in 1926. He was a dairy farmer, auctioneer and pioneer in the blueberry industry in Nova Scotian He first entered the Nova Scotia Legislative Assembly in 1970 when he won election as a member of the Progressive Conservative Party of Nova Scotia for the electoral district of Cumberland East. Prior to that time, he had served in municipal...
Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Registration is open for Evenings @ Government House - 19 October 2021

Registration for Evenings @ Government House – 19 October 2021 Registration is now open for the third event of the Fall 2021 Series of Evenings @ Government House on 19 October 2021. This presentation will feature Michael R. Denny: Mi’kmaw songs of land, water and celebration. Government House will follow the prevailing health and safety regulations as they pertain to the COVID-19 pandemic. GUESTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE PROOF OF VACCINATION IN ORDER TO ATTEND THE EVENT. To register, go to: https://bit.ly/3t7WKG6 or call 902-424-7001. This event will be livestreamed on the...
Thursday, September 9, 2021

2021 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines

Four wines received the 2021 Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines at a ceremony at Government House, Halifax on Thursday, September 9th, 2021. The award, established by then 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 11 experts chose the following wines, listed in alphabetical order, as the best among the wines submitted: 2015 L...
Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Registration is open for Evenings @ Government House - 21 September 2021

Registration is now open for the first event of the Fall 2021 Series of Evenings @ Government House on 21 September 2021. Professor Marc Milner will return to Government House to speak on D-Day and the role that Canadians played in the military operation that turned the tide of the Second World War. 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 and social distance while inside Government House. There will be no post-presentation reception. Seating in the Ballroom will be limited to 25...
Friday, September 3, 2021

Launch of Fall 2021 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 2021 Series of Evenings @ Government House. "Patsy and I are delighted to host the ninth season of Evenings at Government House since my installation as Lieutenant Governor," said Lieutenant Governor LeBlanc. "This series of events strives to celebrate Nova Scotia’s rich artistic talent and allows us to delve into our fascinating history, heritage and culture." The series includes a performance by two young musicians, a...

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