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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Change in Evenings @ Government House Presentations

Due to several unforeseen circumstances, the original line-up for the Winter 2016 Season of Evenings @ Government House has been adjusted. The changes are as follows: 1. Chief Petty Officer First Class (Ret’d) David Porter will now give his presentation on his participation in the Coronation Fleet Review at Spithead on Tuesday, 19 April 2016. 2. The presentation by World and Olympic Snowboarder Alex Duckworth is postponed to a future date and there will be no presentation on 3 May 2016. 3. Pre-eminent naval historian Dr. Marc Milner will now give his presentation on the Battle of the Atlantic...
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Tartan Day at Government House - Wednesday, April 6th at 11:00 am

Their Honours, Brigadier-General the Honourable J.J. Grant and Mrs Joan Grant extend an invitation to the public to join them at Government House to celebrate Tartan Day on Wednesday, April 6th at 11:00 am. Proclaimed in Nova Scotia in 1987, Tartan Day is recognized across the country as a day to celebrate Canada’s Scottish Heritage. This special event will include a demonstration of Highland dancing, music and more. Refreshments to follow. Seating is limited, and guests are requested to register in advance by emailing or calling 902-424-7001.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016


Due to unforeseen circumstances, the 3 May 2016 Evenings @ Government House event featuring Nova Scotian Olympic snowboarder Alex Duckworth is postponed. It is our intention to reschedule this presentation by Alex at some point in 2016. We apologize for any inconvenience this postponement has created. Please standby for information on a replacement presentation for 3 May 2016.
Monday, March 28, 2016


The Halifax Music Co-op's Vesuvius Chamber Choir and Orchestra sends it soloist from its cross-province concert tour of Handel's Messiah along with Music Director John Bogardus and Guest Musician John Overton to Government House to perform solo selections from the Messiah. In addition, movements from Beethoven's monumental Kreutzer Sonata will be performed. The evening will include a brief summary presentation of the tour and the food accessibility work done by the Halifax Music Co-op, Brunswick Street Mission, and Holy Trinity Anglican Church Yarmouth surrounding this year's Messiah...
Monday, March 14, 2016

Commonwealth Day Message by Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth

Wherever we live in the Commonwealth, we can always benefit from being open to the ideas and encouragement of those around us. Each of us can also make a positive difference in the lives of others by being willing to contribute and offer support. This is an essential ingredient of belonging to the Commonwealth: the willingness to share, to exchange and to act for the common good. By including others, drawing on collective insights, knowledge and resources, and thinking and working together, we lay the foundations of a harmonious and progressive society. The greater the diversity of those...
Wednesday, March 9, 2016


In the days leading to Easter and returning by popular demand, Neville MacKay, President and Owner/Designer of My Mother’s Bloomers will give a demonstration on Flower Arranging at Government House on Tuesday, 22 March 2016. Doors open at 6:30pm with the presentation commencing at 7:00pm. This is a very popular event and seating is limited to 90. Registration is now open by calling 902-424-7001 or visit the Evenings @ Government House section on this website:
Friday, March 4, 2016

Evenings @ Government House - 8 March 2016 - Presentation by Dr. Janet Guildford

At Government House on Tuesday, 8 March 2016, Dr. Janet Guildford, Chair of the Halifax Women's History Society, will give a presentation entitled, “It's Time for a Woman on the Waterfront". Doors open at 6:30pm with the presentation commencing at 7:00pm. Registration is now open by visiting the Evenings @ Government House section on this website or by calling 902-424-7001.
Monday, February 15, 2016

Message of Condolence on the Passing of The Hon. Constance R. Glube

Mrs. Grant and I were saddened to learn of the death of The Honourable Constance R. Glube, OC, ONS, former Chief Justice of Nova Scotia and Chief Justice of the Court of Appeal of Nova Scotia. As the first woman Chief Justice in Canada, Chief Justice Glube was a role-model not only for women lawyers, but for all those in the practice of law. She served as a mentor to many and was greatly admired by all those who had the opportunity to work with her and to meet her. From an early age she made a life-long commitment to equal opportunity and to serving her profession with honour. In honour of...
Friday, February 12, 2016

Evenings @ Government House - 23 February 2016 - Presentation by Russell Grosse

At Government House on Tuesday, 23 February 2016, Russell Grosse, Executive Director of the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia will give a presentation entitled, “The Legacy of Commitment - The Contributions of African Nova Scotians in Society”. This presentation is part of the African Heritage Month 2016 celebrations. Doors open at 6:30pm with the presentation commencing at 7:00pm. Registration is now open by visiting the Evenings @ Government House section on this website or by calling 902-424-7001.
Monday, February 8, 2016

Evenings @ Government House Winter 2016

African Heritage Month, Canada’s last surviving naval corvette, the Halifax Music Co-op, and a world and Olympic class snowboarder are among the topics to be featured in the upcoming Evenings @ Government House public event series hosted by the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. "It is my honour and privilege to host the Winter 2016 Evenings at Government House series, where the public will have the opportunity to learn about the interesting history and immense talent that exists in Nova Scotia,” said Lt-Gov. J.J. Grant. “Mrs. Grant and I invite the public to join us...