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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Phoenix Community Choir Performance

The Phoenix Community Choir will be offering a moving performance at Government House on the evening of Tuesday December 1 st, at 7pm. Registration Form
Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Remembering the men of Canada’s Black Battalion No. 2 Construction Battalion 1916 – 1920

On November 10th at 7pm, Professor Leslie Oliver will provide a fascinating talk on an important aspect of Nova Scotia’s role in the First World War as part of the ongoing commemorations of the Great War at Government House. In 1916, Canada was struggling to maintain a full fighting force in Europe while, at home, many young Black men were struggling to find a way to participate in that effort along with their fellow Canadians. Our Canadian military was trying hard to deal with the racial attitudes of the times in a way that could enlist the willing Black men as part of the war effort...
Friday, October 23, 2015

His Royal Highness, The Prince Edward Earl of Wessex

His Royal Highness, The Prince Edward Earl of Wessex will be undertaking a number of events in Nova Scotia on November 1 st and 2 nd as part of a working visit. Members of the public are invited to the grounds of Government House on Sunday November 1 st to welcome His Royal Highness and watch the arrival ceremony which will commence at 5:30pm. Members of the public should arrive no later than 5:15pm. For full details check out this News Release.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015

NOCTURNE: Art at Night in Halifax

Saturday, October 17 from 6pm to midnight, come visit Government House and experience Art in the Dark, sculptures by Luigi Costanzo, in partnership with the CNIB. No registration is necessary to attend this event. Visit the Nocturne website
His Honour, accompanied by Her Honour signed a Proclamation of Loyalty at Government House
Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

As we mark The Queen’s more than sixty years of service, we are given a wonderful opportunity to reflect upon her dedication and service to Canada, her other Realms and the entire Commonwealth. September 9 th marks an auspicious and historic moment in the life of Canada as we mark the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as the longest in the modern era of our country. Along with my Vice-Regal colleagues in each province, and in Ottawa, and in association more than 150 municipalities across Canada, citizens are coming together to celebrate the Queen’s reign. We also remember...
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Fall Season of Evenings @ Government House

Musical performances, book launches 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 fall 2015 season of events at Government House promises to be entertaining, thought-provoking and has something for all Nova Scotians," said Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant. "Mrs. Grant and I invite the public to join us 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. People can...
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines Announced

Three Nova Scotian wines have been selected to receive the Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines. The award, established by Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant 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 wines, in no particular order, as the best among the Nova Scotia wines submitted: -- L'Acadie Vineyards, Vintage Cuvée Rosé, 2011 -- Domaine de Grand Pré, Riesling Icewine...
Government House front
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Summer Tour Season at Government House Kicks Off Canada Day

Their Honours invite the public to enjoy the history and beauty of Government House this summer. Free guided tours of this stunning Georgian mansion in the heart of Halifax will begin on Canada Day, July 1, 2015 10am-4pm. Tours will run throughout July and August on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays 10am-4pm. **Please note there will no public Tours Friday June 3 due to in-house events. For more tour information click here
Symphony NS Logo
Friday, June 19, 2015

Free Lunchtime Performance by Symphony NS Musicians at Government House June 24, 2015

In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the National Flag of Canada, Their Honours Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant and Mrs. Grant invite the public to Government House for a free lunchtime ensemble performance by Symphony Nova Scotia musicians. Refreshments will be served. Date: Wednesday June 24, 2015 Time: 12:15pm-1:15pm (Doors Open at 11:45am) Location: Government House, 1451 Barrington Street, Halifax Seating is limited. Admittance is on a first come, first served basis.
Lieutenant Governor Community Spirit award
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Community, Civic Spirit Recognized

Four Nova Scotian communities are being recognized for their civic and community spirit and will be awarded this year's Lieutenant Governor's Community Spirit Award. In January, Nova Scotians were asked to send in their submissions. The communities being recognized this year are: --Mabou, Inverness Co. --River John, Pictou Co. --Spryfield --Washabuck, Victoria Co. "This award provides an important opportunity to recognize the people and places that make Nova Scotia a special place to live and visit," said Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant. "I am delighted to extend my congratulations...