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Monday, August 15, 2022

Garden Party in Annapolis Royal, August 25th

Their Honours are delighted to invite all Nova Scotians to a Platinum Jubilee Garden Party at the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens on Thursday, August 25th from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM. The celebration is co-hosted by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, the Town of Annapolis Royal and the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens. The event recognizes Her Majesty's 70 years of service to all Canadians and individuals throughout the Commonwealth. The event is free and open to all. Admission to the Gardens will be waived for this public celebration. Advanced registration is not required to attend...
Thursday, August 11, 2022

National Acadian Day Celebration at Government House

All Nova Scotians are invited to Government House for a Flag Raising Ceremony to celebrate National Acadian Day on Monday, August 15th at 8:30 AM. We will raise the Acadian Flag to celebrate the rich history, heritage and culture of the Acadian people. We also recognize their contributions to our collective identity as Nova Scotians and Canadians. Refreshments and a continental breakfast assortment will be served at the ceremony. We hope to celebrate this special day with each of you. Location: Government House is located at 1451 Barrington Street in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia. Parking:...
Monday, August 8, 2022

New Date: Outdoor Movie Night at Government House

Movie Night Rain Date: Wednesday, August 10th at 8:30 PM Due to the weather forecast, we have rescheduled the outdoor movie night to Wednesday, August 10th at 8:30 PM. We will be screening The Royal Journey in the backyard garden at Government House. The movie is free and open to all. The film captures the five-week visit of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh to Canada and the United States in the fall of 1951. Stops on the royal tour include Québec City, the National War Memorial in Ottawa, the Trenton Air Force Base in Toronto, a performance of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in Regina...
Friday, August 5, 2022

Nova Scotians Receive Platinum Jubilee Medal

On August 4th, more than 60 Nova Scotians were awarded with The Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal in recognition of significant service to the province. The medal recipients represent a broad cross-section of Nova Scotians who have contributed to diverse fields and organizations, particularly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. “Her Majesty’s reign embodies the importance of commitment to one’s community, and the Platinum Jubilee Medal honours those who have demonstrated an unwavering dedication to their professions and the wellbeing of the province,”...
Friday, July 29, 2022

Nova Scotia Wines Receive Award for Excellence

Four wines received the 2022 Lieutenant-Governor’s Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines at a ceremony at Government House on Thursday, July 28th. “I am proud of the quality of wine produced in Nova Scotia. It has been wonderful to watch the industry grow and contribute to the local economy,” said Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc. “The winemakers outdid themselves this year, demonstrating passion, innovation and pride.” Wineries across the province submit up to three commercially available wines made with 100 per cent Nova Scotian grapes. An independent panel of...
Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Platinum Jubilee Garden Party, Cape Breton

Their Honours are delighted to invite all Nova Scotians to a Platinum Jubilee Garden Party in Louisbourg on Saturday, July 30th. The celebration will take place at the Fortress of Louisbourg from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM. The event recognizes Her Majesty's 70 years of service to all Canadians and individuals throughout the Commonwealth. Registration is not required to attend. Please see the Government of Canada website for information about the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site and fees: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/ns/louisbourg Updated Directions as of July 27th: - Follow Route...
Thursday, July 14, 2022

Platinum Jubilee Concert, Stadacona Band

Their Honours are delighted to invite all Nova Scotians to an outdoor Platinum Jubilee Concert featuring the Stadacona Band of the Royal Canadian Navy. The concert will take place on Saturday, July 23rd from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM at Government House, Halifax. The event recognizes Her Majesty’s 70 years of service to all Canadians and people throughout the Commonwealth. The outdoor concert is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is not required to attend. Guests are welcome to dress in casual attire. Those attending the concert are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs...
Monday, July 11, 2022

Platinum Jubilee Garden Party, Yarmouth

Their Honours are delighted to invite all Nova Scotians to a Platinum Jubilee Garden Party in Yarmouth on Saturday, July 16th. The event recognizes Her Majesty's 70 years of service to all Canadians and individuals throughout the Commonwealth. The celebration will take place at Frost Park, 400 Main Street, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Registration is not required to attend. The celebration is free and open to all...
Thursday, July 7, 2022

2022 Summer Tour Schedule

Their Honours are delighted to announce that free, public tours of Government House are running through the months of July and August. Visit the grounds every Friday - Monday from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM to watch the Changing of the Guards and view the first floor of Government House, including the Ballroom, Dinning Room and Morning Room. Tours run every 30 minutes on a first-come, first-served basis. Advanced reservations are not possible at this time. Government House is located at 1451 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Parking is not available on the grounds, but meter parking is...
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

2021-22 Activity Report from the Lieutenant Governor

His Honour the Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc is pleased to announce that the 2021-22 Activity Report is now available. As Government House is the ceremonial home of all Nova Scotians, His Honour is happy to share highlights of the past year and celebrate the accomplishments of residents, despite times of uncertainty for all. The Lieutenant Governor and Mrs. LeBlanc enjoyed meeting with Nova Scotians and visitors to the province as COVID-19 public health mandates made it possible to gather in person. Both have been inspired by the countless examples of compassion and empathy evident in...

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