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Government House at night
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

New Season of Public Events Celebrate Local, National Heritage

African Heritage Month, recent discoveries in Acadian history and the fiftieth anniversary of the Canadian flag are among the topics to be featured in the upcoming Evenings at Government House, a public event series hosted by the lieutenant governor. "It is a great privilege to host these events at Government House, the ceremonial home of all Nova Scotians," said Lt-Gov. J.J. Grant. "Mrs. Grant and I invite the public to join us this winter in exploring our shared history and celebrating our talented citizens." The events are free and will be held at Government House, 1451...
Community Spirit Award with nova scotia flag
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Nominations Open for Lieutenant Governor's Community Spirit Award

Nova Scotians are encouraged to highlight the great work being done in their communities by nominating them for the 2015 Lieutenant Governor's Community Spirit Award. The program brings attention to community achievements and shares impressive efforts being made throughout Nova Scotia. "This award celebrates the extraordinary resilience, kindness and creativity that abounds in communities across the province," said Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant. "I encourage Nova Scotians to share their stories of collective achievement and civic pride by nominating their communities for this award...
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Lieutenant Governor's Christmas Message

New Year's Day Levee
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

New Year's Day Levee

Their Honours Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant, CMM, ONS, CD (Ret'd), Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia and Mrs. Joan Grant are pleased to invite the public to Government House for the annual New Year's Day Levee. Everyone is welcome. Date: Thursday, January 1, 2015 Time: 11:00am-12:30pm Location: Government House, 1451 Barrington Street, Halifax...
Order of Nova Scotia insignia
Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Order of Nova Scotia

Five outstanding Nova Scotians were officially invested into the Order of Nova Scotia for their lasting contributions in the areas of medicine, mental-health support, historical research, and social issues at a ceremony held today, Dec. 3. Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant, Chancellor of the Order of Nova Scotia, was joined by Premier Stephen McNeil to invest the recipients into the order during the 13th investiture ceremony held at Province House in Halifax. "Through their remarkable achievements and passion for helping others, the individuals we honour today inspire Nova Scotians to strive for...
Lieutenant Governor announcing new Respectful Citizenship Award
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Respectful Citizenship Award Deadline Extended

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. Nomination deadline for the award has been extended to December 12, 2014. Instructions and nomination forms are available from ...
Nova Voce group
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Evenings @ Government House featuring Nova Voce - Fully Booked

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL. The waiting list for this event is now closed as well. Date: December 2, 2014 Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm (Guests are requested to arrive between 6:30pm and 6:50pm) With the founding of Nova Voce in 2004, a new and distinctive voice was added to Nova Scotia's choral landscape. In January of that year, Terry Hurrell and Giuseppe Renzi, Nova Voce's founding fathers, became the inaugural Artistic and Associate Artistic Directors . They auditioned singers from around the province with the goal of generating performance of the highest possible caliber for...
Friday, November 14, 2014

Evenings @ Government House: Legacy of Joseph Howe

The public is invited to Government House for a film screening and discussion on the legacy of Joseph Howe. The event will be Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. , at 1451 Barrington St., Halifax. "Mrs. Grant and I invite those with an interest in law, politics or journalism to join us for this fascinating evening, everyone is welcome," said Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant. This free event will feature a screening of the National Film Board's 1961 film Joseph Howe: The Tribune of Nova Scotia, followed by a discussion led by Kim Kierans, vice-president and journalism professor at the University of...
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,...