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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Statement on the 75th Anniversary of Canada’s Entrance into the Second World War

Today we mark the seventy-fifth anniversary of Canada's entrance into the Second World War. On September 10, 1939 His late Majesty, King George VI signed the proclamation declaring war on Nazi Germany. Just over one million Canadians would serve in uniform over the course of the war, and 45,000 would lose their lives in the conflict. Canada was one of the first countries to rush to the defence of democracy and throughout the war we served as a lifeline of personnel, material and support to Britain and our allies. Nova Scotia played an auspicious part in the conflict, especially in the...
Dave Gunning Performs at Government House March 18 2014
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

New Season of Public Events at Government House Announced

NEWS RELEASE Musical performances, book readings and lectures are among the events planned for the new season of Evenings at Government House, a public event series hosted by the lieutenant governor. "The upcoming season of events at Government House promises to be entertaining, thought-provoking and has something for everyone," said Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant. "Mrs. Grant and I invite the public to join us this fall in celebrating the talents and achievements of our fellow citizens." The public events are free and will be held at Government House, 1451 Barrington St., Halifax...
Old Burying Ground Event Poster
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Honouring Significant Legacies Left to the Old Burying Ground from the War of 1812-1814

As Patron of the Old Burying Ground Foundation, His Honour Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant, CMM, ONS, CD (Ret'd), Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia will attend a public ceremony commemorating the significant legacies left to the Old Burying Ground from the War of 1812-1814 including Major General Robert Ross, Commander of the British Land Forces at Bladensburg, Washington and Baltimore and Sergeant Richard Smith, Colour Sergeant 104th (New Brunswick), Regiment of Foot. Location: The Old Burying Ground, Barrington Street, Halifax Nova Scotia Date: September 14th 2014 Time: 2:...
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Message of Condolence on the Passing of Buddy MacMaster

Mrs. Grant and I were saddened to learn of the passing of world-renowned Cape Breton fiddler Mr. Hugh Allan (Buddy) MacMaster, C.M., O.N.S. Musician, mentor and active member of his community, Buddy MacMaster inspired audiences with his extraordinary talent and generous spirit. His genuine love for the music and tutelage of generations of fiddle players has ensured that the unique sound and rhythm of Cape Breton fiddling will be heard in concert halls and community dances across the world for many years to come. In honour of his outstanding contributions to Nova Scotia and Canada, Buddy...
Acadian flag flying at Government House
Friday, August 15, 2014

Message from the Lieutenant Governor on National Acadian Day

À l’occasion de la Fête nationale des Acadiens et des Acadiennes, Madame Grant et moi saluons chaleureusement toutes les communautés acadiennes et francophones de la Nouvelle-Écosse et d’ailleurs. Cette année marque le 130e anniversaire du drapeau acadien, un puissant symbole d’unité et d’identité culturelle pour les Acadiens. Quand vous verrez le drapeau acadien flotter devant les écoles, les édifices du gouvernement et les institutions culturelles en ce jour national de reconnaissance, je vous invite à réfléchir à la résilience et au dynamisme du peuple acadien et au...
Monday, August 4, 2014

Statement on the First World War

As we mark the centennial of Canada’s involvement in the First World War, let us pause and reflect upon the sacrifice made by the hundreds of thousands of Canadians who served and the 65,000 who lost their lives in the conflict. Those who rest in foreign fields left behind families and loved ones, who along with those who returned, helped to build the country we know and love today. As the transit point for many members of the Canadian Expeditionary Force who served overseas and a place scarred by the horrific Halifax Explosion of 1917, our province was profoundly shaped by the events...
Winning Wines of LG Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines
Friday, July 4, 2014

Winners of New Vice-Regal Wine Award Announced

Three Nova Scotia wines have been selected to receive the inaugural Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines. The award, established by Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant, recognizes the exceptional quality of locally sourced and produced wines and honours the dedication and passion of those involved with Nova Scotia's wine industry. Through a blind tasting, an independent panel of experts chose the following wines, in no particular order, as the best among all Nova Scotia wines submitted for consideration: -- Blomidon Estate Winery: Cuvée L'Acadie, 2010 -- Avondale Sky...
Friday, July 4, 2014

Public Tours Saturday July 5 Cancelled

Due to the impending storm, public tours of Government House will be cancelled on July 5, 2014. Tours will resume Sunday July 6 at 10am.
Thursday, June 12, 2014

Annual Garden Party at Government House, June 18

The public is invited to attend the annual lieutenant-governor's Garden Party on Wednesday, June 18, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant and Mrs. Joan Grant will host the garden party on the grounds of Government House. Guests are invited to enjoy refreshments on the back lawn, weather permitting. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Bridgewater Fire Department Band and David MacFarlane. "The lieutenant-governor's Garden Party is a fun afternoon where old friends are reunited and new friendships are formed at the ceremonial home of all Nova Scotians," said Lt...
Thursday, June 5, 2014

Recognizing Community Spirit

The annual Lieutenant Governor's Community Spirit Award will be given to several communities that have demonstrated exemplary civic and community spirit in the last year. From January to March 2014, Nova Scotians sent in their submissions and the communities chosen are: --Bridgewater --St. Peter's, Richmond Co. --Sackville area --Town of Amherst "Nova Scotia is a special place to live and visit because of our vibrant and resilient communities," said Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant. "It is my privilege to recognize the extraordinary civic pride and genuine caring nature demonstrated...

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