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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Government House has Pride!

To signal its support to the 2SLGBTIQ+ community, Government House will fly the Pride Flag at its main flagstaff throughout the duration of Halifax Pride from 19 to 29 July 2018.
Monday, July 9, 2018


Their Honours The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, and Mrs. Patsy LeBlanc are pleased to host a Garden Party in Cape Breton on Thursday, 26 July 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Gaelic College. Light refreshments and music will be provided. “Patsy and I look forward to greeting the people of Cape Breton and visitors alike to the first garden party to be held outside of Halifax in several years,” said His Honour. “This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate a delightful part of Nova Scotia. Everyone is welcome.” Those planning to...
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Government House Summer Tour Program 2018

The Government House Summer Tour Program commences at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, 29 June 2018 and will run until Monday, 27 August 2018. Guided tours will be conducted Friday to Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please check this website and the Lieutenant Governor’s Facebook page for potential closures due to a scheduled event. Government House is the official residence and office of the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, who is The Queen’s representative in Nova Scotia. Their Honours The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, and Mrs. Patsy LeBlanc...
Thursday, June 21, 2018

National Indigenous Peoples Day - 2018

Today, 21 June 2018, is National Indigenous Peoples Day. On this day, we honour Canada’s Indigenous peoples. We celebrate the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Indigenous peoples and their heritage and culture and the special role they have in defining Canada. In Nova Scotia, we honour the Mi’kmaq people. We respect and honour the Mi’kmaq who inhabited these lands for 15,000 years and who first welcomed European explorers in the early 1600’s. The Crown in Nova Scotia, as represented by the Lieutenant Governor, cherishes the special relationship with the Mi’kmaq...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Lieutenant Governor’s Annual Garden Party – 20 June 2018

The public is invited to attend the Lieutenant Governor's Annual Garden Party on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Their Honours The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, and Mrs. Patsy LeBlanc will host their first Garden Party on the grounds of Government House in Halifax. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Stadacona Band of Maritime Forces Atlantic and Ardyth and Jennifer. Those planning to attend the party should enter Government House through the main entrance on 1451 Barrington Street. Parking is not available at Government House,...
Saturday, June 2, 2018

65th Anniversary of the Coronation

Today we mark the 65 th Anniversary of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada.
Friday, May 18, 2018

Message from the Lieutenant Governor on the Occasion of the Royal Marriage

On behalf of the people of Nova Scotia, Mrs. LeBlanc and I extend our best wishes and congratulations to His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle on the occasion of their marriage on Saturday, 19 May 2018. We wish them a lifetime of great happiness and joy as they begin their married life together. Arthur J. LeBlanc, ONS, QC Lieutenant Governor
Friday, May 18, 2018

Victoria Day – The Queen’s Official Birthday in Canada

Victoria Day, Monday, 21 May 2018, marks Her Majesty The Queen’s official birthday in Canada. First observed in 1845 to mark Queen Victoria’s actual birthday, the date of 24 May was official declared “Victoria Day” following the death of Queen Victoria in 1901. The date of the reigning sovereign’s official birthday was changed through various proclamations and orders-in-council over the years until 1952 when Victoria Day was moved to the Monday before 25 May. A royal proclamation issued on 5 February 1957 established the Canadian monarch’s birthday to be...
Friday, April 27, 2018

Birth of His Royal Highness Prince Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge

Message from the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia “Mrs. LeBlanc and I offer Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge our sincere congratulations on the birth of their third child. The birth of a child is a time of great joy that is filled with wonderment and hopes for the new-born. We join the world in welcoming the newest member of the Royal Family. On behalf of all Nova Scotian, we wish His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge a long life filled with great happiness and good health.” Arthur J. LeBlanc, ONS, QC Lieutenant Governor...
Friday, April 27, 2018

Day of Mourning

Tomorrow, 28 April 2018, Nova Scotians will mark the Day of Mourning. The Day of Mourning is held annually in Canada on April 28 and is dedicated to remembering those who have lost their lives, or suffered injury or illness on the job or due to a work-related tragedy. The Day of Mourning is not only a day to remember and honour those lives lost or injured due to a workplace tragedy, but also a day to renew the commitment to improve health and safety in the workplace and prevent further injuries, illnesses and deaths. The flags at Government House will fly at half-mast in observance of this...