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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...
Friday, December 18, 2015

Lieutenant Governor's Christmas Message - 2015

The Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia delivers his Christmas Message - 2015.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Lieutenant Governor's New Year's Day Levee

His Honour Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant, CMM, ONS, CD (Ret'd), Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia and Her Honour Mrs. Joan Grant are pleased to invite the public to Government House for the annual New Year's Day Levee. Everyone is welcome. Date: Friday, January 1, 2016 Time: 11:00am-12:30pm Location: Government House, 1451 Barrington Street, Halifax...
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...