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Friday, November 8, 2013

Message from the Lieutenant Governor on Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day is a solemn occasion when all Canadians come together to remember those who have fought and served Crown and Country. The service and dedication rendered by hundreds of thousands can be traced back to the War of 1812 – and it is a commitment that continues to this day, with those who serve in the Canadian Armed Forces. On November 11th we not only remember those who have given their lives, we also pause to thank veterans, and those currently serving in the defence of Canada, for their dedication to the safety and security of their fellow citizens. As we approach the...
Friday, November 1, 2013

Marine Animals to be Featured in Government House Event Series

NEWS RELEASE: A revolutionary look at ocean conditions and marine life will be the topic of the next presentation at Government House in Halifax on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. Sara Iverson, scientific director of the Ocean Tracking Network, will share insights from the project that unites leading scientists around the globe who are studying sharks, eels and other marine animals to better understand changes in the world's oceans. The presentation is part of the Lieutenant Governor's Evenings at Government House free public event series, which celebrates civic and cultural excellence in...
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Nominations Open for Respectful Citizenship Award

PRESS RELEASE There are few things in the world more powerful than a kind word or a good deed. To honour youth who are committed to making a positive contribution to their schools and communities nominations are being accepted for the new Lieutenant Governor's Respectful Citizenship Award. The award will recognize students from Primary to Grade 12 who are going the extra mile to demonstrate leadership and create welcoming, safe and inclusive spaces in schools and communities, through personal projects and activities. "Lieutenant Governor's awards are created to recognize the...
Monday, October 28, 2013

Steven Higgins Wins Lieutenant Governor of NS Masterworks Arts Award

Halifax, N.S. – The ambitious sculpture, Beyond the Terminating Vista (Rebuild), by artist Steve Higgins, won the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award last night (Oct. 25). The award was presented at the Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala, Original Species (Art. Official. Selection.), in Halifax. The winner was chosen by an arms-length jury of five artists: Co-chairs Charlie Rhindress (theatre) Halifax, and Veronique Mackenzie (dance) Halifax, along with Glynis Humphrey (visual arts), Halifax, John Brett (film/media,) Halifax, and Laurie Dalton (visual arts),...
Friday, October 11, 2013

News Release: Lieutenant Governor Asks Premier-Designate to Form New Government

Lt.-Gov. J. J. Grant today, Oct. 11, received Stephen McNeil at Government House in Halifax and asked him to form a new government. He accepted the invitation and is now referred to as Premier-designate. A swearing in ceremony for the new executive council will be held in the coming weeks. On Thursday, Oct. 10, Lt.-Gov. Grant received Premier Darrell Dexter and he formally notified the lieutenant-governor of his intention to resign as premier. -30- Media Contact: Christopher McCreery Office of the Lieutenant Governor 902-424-7050 Cell: 902-220-0140 E-mail:
Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Message from the Lieutenant Governor on Treaty Day

It gives me great pleasure to extend warm greetings to all on the occasion of Treaty Day 2013. 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. The spirit of this day is one of celebrating peaceful and harmonious relations between neighbours. Unquestionably, it is a spirit we must keep alive each and every day of the year. Treaty Day also marks the beginning of Mi’kmaq History Month, an opportunity for all Nova Scotians to take part in a variety of educational...
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Registration now open for Evenings @ Government House Featuring Eastern Eagle

Date: Tuesday October 8, 2013 Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm Location: Government House, 1451 Barrington Street, Halifax Admission: Free To Register: Send an email to or call 424 7001 In celebration of Mi’kmaq History Month, the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia is pleased to welcome internationally renowned Mi’kmaq singing group Eastern Eagle to Government House for a performance on October 8, 2013. This unique event is part of the Evenings @ Government House series, a free public event series hosted by the Lieutenant Governor designed to recognize civic and cultural...
Thursday, September 12, 2013

See Mo Kenney at Government House October 22

Enter to win two tickets to this much anticipated perfomance by Mo Kenney in the historic and elegant setting of Government House. Send an email with your name and phone number to with the subject line EVENINGS @ GOVERNMENT HOUSE from September 9-13. Evenings @ Government House Featuring Mo Kenney in asscociation with Halifax Pop Explosion Tuesday October 22, 2013 7:00pm-8:30pm His Honour Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant, CMM, ONS, CD (Ret’d), Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia is pleased to welcome singer/songwriter Mo Kenney in association...
Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Press Release: Government House Launches Public Event Series

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR--Government House Launches Public Event Series ---------------------------------------------------------- Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant is celebrating civic and cultural excellence with a new event series entitled, Evenings at Government House. This exciting initiative will feature diverse presenters and performers from a range of communities across Nova Scotia including musicians, authors, scientists, sporting figures and more. Several of the events will be presented in collaboration with community partners including the Halifax Mooseheads and Halifax Pop Explosion music festival...
Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Free Summer Tours of Government House Will Finish on August 31

The free summer tour program at Government House will finish on August 31. Many thanks to the very knowledgeable tour guides as well as the sentries and pipers from the Cape Breton Highlanders, the Nova Scotia Highlanders and the Princess Louise Fusiliers. We hope visitors had an enjoyable experience and we look forward to welcoming new and returning visitors for next year's free summer tour program. For information on public events happening at Government House please visit the News & Events section and follow the Lieutenant Governor on Facebook...