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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Message from the Lieutenant Governor on Remembrance Day 2014

On Remembrance Day we honour the men and women who died serving their country on battlefields from Vimy Ridge to the Kapyong Valley. We honour them by remembering their sacrifices, expressing our solemn gratitude to veterans and saluting current members of the Canadian Armed Forces and their families. As Canadians, we must never forget that the prosperous and peaceful country in which we are so fortunate to live, was indelibly shaped by the tragic and horrific wars of the twentieth century. We have a responsibility to develop a deeper understanding of the context in which these global...
Order of Nova Scotia
Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Order of Nova Scotia

"As Chancellor of the Order of Nova Scotia, I extend my sincere congratulations to the 2014 recipients of our province’s highest honour,” said Lt-Gov J.J. Grant. “These outstanding men and women join a fellowship of distinguished Nova Scotians recognized by the Crown for their exceptional achievements and life-long dedication to community service. I look forward to investing each of these remarkable citizens with the insignia of the Order in the near future.” GOVERNMENT HOUSE ORDER OF NOVA SCOTIA His Honour, Brigadier-General the Honourable J.J. Grant, CMM, ONS,...
Treaty Day 2014
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Message from the Lieutenant Governor on Treaty Day 2014

As Her Majesty the Queen’s representative in Nova Scotia, it my pleasure to extend warm greetings on the occasion of Treaty Day 2014. Today we affirm the bond of friendship between the Crown and the Mi’kmaw Nation and pay tribute to the rich cultural traditions of the Mi’kmaq people in Nova Scotia. In this centennial year of the outbreak of the First World War, let us remember the First Nations soldiers who were among the first to answer the call to serve. Their sacrifice on the battlefields and at home, is an important part of our shared history that must never be forgotten...
Lt-Gov J.J. Grant Announcing Respectful Citizenship Award 2013
Monday, September 15, 2014

Nominations Open for Student Respectful Citizenship Award

NEWS RELEASE Every day students across Nova Scotia make positive differences in their schools and communities and now is the time to recognize them. The Lieutenant Governor's Respectful Citizenship Award honours students around the province who demonstrate excellent leadership and a strong commitment to creating safe and inclusive spaces in schools and communities. "Students in Nova Scotia are doing many great things to address bullying and discrimination in their schools and community," said Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant. "They are taking initiative to make Nova Scotia a safer and...
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...