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Thursday, October 13, 2016

CEREMONY TO REPATRIATE HISTORIC KING'S AND REGIMENTAL COLOURS - 2:00PM ON SATURDAY, 15 OCTOBER 2016

On Saturday, 15th October 2016, Their Honours will host a ceremony at Government House to officially repatriate the recently stabilized King’s and Regimental Colours of the 25th Battalion Canadian Infantry and 85th Battalion Canadian Infantry, two historic regiments that were raised in Nova Scotia and deployed to the Western Front during the First World War. Serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces and Veterans wishing to attend should wear their medals. This event is open to the public and no registration is required. The event commences at 2:00pm and guests should arrive by 1:45pm...
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

ORDER OF NOVA SCOTIA - 2016

As Chancellor of the Order of Nova Scotia, His Honour Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant, CMM, ONS, CD (Ret'd) was pleased to invest the 2016 recipients into the Order of Nova Scotia at a ceremony held at Province House today. "As Chancellor of the Order of Nova Scotia, I extend my sincere congratulations to the 2016 recipients of our province’s highest honour,” said Lt-Gov J.J. Grant. The 2016 recipients are: Françoise Elvina BAYLIS, CM, ONS, PhD, FRSC, FCAHS Halifax Freeman Douglas KNOCKWOOD, ONS, DHum (Hon) Indian Brook Arthur Bruce MCDONALD, CC, OOnt, ONS,...
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

NOCTURNE: Art at Night in Halifax

Saturday, October 15 from 6pm to midnight, come visit and tour the main level of Government House. No regist ration is necessary to attend this event. Visit the Nocturne website
Monday, October 3, 2016

Message from the Lieutenant Governor on Treaty Day 2016

As Her Majesty The Queen’s representative in Nova Scotia, it my pleasure to extend warm greetings on the occasion of Treaty Day 2016. This morning I was honoured to raise the Mi’kmaq Flag at Government House, which is the ceremonial home of all Nova Scotians. This flag will fly there for the duration of Mi’kmaq History Month and it symbolizes the special and enduring relationship that exists between the Crown in Nova Scotia and its First Nations peoples. In Nova Scotia we are blessed to have the rich Mi’kmaq heritage and culture form an integral part of the province’s fabric. All citizens can...
Thursday, September 8, 2016

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE FIRST EVENT OF THE FALL 2016 SERIES OF EVENINGS @ GOVERNMENT HOUSE. ON 20 SEPTEMBER 2016, THE HALIFAX MUSIC CO-OP WILL PRESENT AN EVENING OF JAZZ BY THE VESUVIUS BIG BAND.

The Vesuvius Big Band (VBB) has set out to give innovative musicians the room to break new ground and explore different sounds that aren't often found in modern music. VBB is a vehicle for the performers to showcase their new compositions and arrangements that would not otherwise see musical fruition. Celebrating Big Band tradition by pushing the limits of Jazz through new compositions. In addition to playing original compositions, VBB also reveres music from Jazz greats such as Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Thad Jones, as well as modern composers like Maria Schneider and Darcy...
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Evenings @ Government House Fall 2016

Musical performances, historical lectures and Mi'kmaq storytelling are among the events featured in this Fall's Evenings at Government House, a public event series hosted by the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. "It is my pleasure to once again invite the public to the Fall 2016 Evenings @ Government House series, where they will learn about Nova Scotia's rich history and sample the wonderful talent that exists in our province," said Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant. "Mrs. Grant and I always look forward to welcoming guests to Government House, the ceremonial home of all...
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

2016 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Art Award

The five finalists for the 2016 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award were recently announced. Now in its 11th year and established by the Honourable Myra Freeman in 2005 (Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia from 2000 to 2006), the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award recognizes the excellence of a particular work of art or design from any media. These works have made a significant impact through their public presentation and have contributed to the historical development and contemporary practice of the art form. The five finalists are: “Canvas 5 x 5...
Thursday, July 21, 2016

2016 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines

Three Nova Scotian wines have been selected to receive the Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines. The awards were presented at a ceremony and reception at Government House on Thursday, 21 July 2016. The award, established by His Honour Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia in 2014, recognizes the exceptional quality of locally sourced and produced wines, and honours the dedication and craft of those in Nova Scotia's vibrant wine industry. Through a blind tasting, an independent panel of experts chose the following...
Friday, June 10, 2016

Message of Congratulations to His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

On behalf of the people of Nova Scotia, Mrs. Grant and I extend our sincerest congratulations to His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh on the occasion of his 95th Birthday on June 10th, 2016. Nova Scotians have fond memories of His Royal Highness’ Royal Tour of our province that was undertaken in 2010. Since his first tour of Canada in 1951 when he and the then Princess Elizabeth extensively toured Canada, and through his involvement with the Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army, Royal Canadian Air Force and the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme in particular, he has had a significant influence...
Sunday, May 22, 2016

MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCE ON THE PASSING OF THE HON. LORNE O. CLARKE

Mrs. Grant and I were saddened to learn of the death of The Honourable Lorne O. Clarke, OC, ONS, former Chief Justice of Nova Scotia and Chief Justice of the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal. A native of Nova Scotia, Chief Justice Clarke had a distinguished career in the legal profession. He was a law professor at Dalhousie University and went on to be a renowned practitioner in labour-management relations as a negotiator, conciliator and arbitrator. While a judge, he served as chair of several committees and in executive positions of the Canadian Judges Conference. His law career culminated in...

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