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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...
Saturday, May 2, 2015

Birth of Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge

Message from the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia "Mrs. Grant and I offer our sincere congratulations to Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their second child. This joyous occasion is cause for great celebration and we join the world in welcoming the newest member of the Royal Family. On behalf of all Nova Scotians, we wish Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge a lifetime of health and happiness." Canadians wishing to mark the birth of the Royal baby are invited to sign an online book of congratulations on the Governor General...
Garden Party Government House
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Lieutenant Governor's Garden Party June 17, 2015

Their Honours will be hosting the annual Lieutenant Governor's garden party on the grounds of Government House Wednesday June 17, 2015 2pm-5pm . In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Canadian flag, the 2015 garden party will be a special celebration of our iconic maple leaf flag. The garden party is open to all, no invitation is required. Click here for more information...
archaeology dig nova scotia sara beanlands
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Archaeologist Sara Beanlands presents "Thibodeau Village: Community Engagement, Archaeology, and the discovery of an Acadian past in a Nova Scotia Planter Landscape"

PLEASE NOTE - REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL Join Their Honours for the next Evenings @ Government House. This is a free public event, everyone is welcome. Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm Arrival Time: 6:30pm - 6:50pm Location: Government House, 1451 Barrington Street, Halifax Admission: Free To register fill out the attendance form or call 424-7001. Sara Beanlands is a Principal and Senior Archaeologist with Boreas Heritage Consulting Inc., specializing in cultural resource management. Graduating from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1998, and...
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Film Screening - Bounty: Into the Hurricane

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL Join Their Honours for the next Evenings @ Government House. This is a free public event, everyone is welcome. Date : Tuesday, April 7, 2015 Time : 7:00pm to 8:30pm Location : Government House, 1451 Barrington Street, HalifaxAdmission: Free Registration : To register fill out the attendance form or call 902-424-7001. Directed by Geoff D'Eon and produced by Edward Peill The sinking of The Bounty in Hurricane Sandy remains an enigma for some, a scandal for others, and a tragedy for most. Why was the ageing wooden vessel out at sea during one of the...
Monday, March 23, 2015

Evenings @ Government House featuring Deputy Chief Herald of Canada March 24

Bruce Patterson, Deputy Chief Herald of Canada, presents "The National Flag of Canada Fifty Years On" Date: Tuesday March 24, 2015 Time: 7:00PM - 8:30PM Location: Government House, 1451 Barrington Street, Halifax Registration: Online form or call 902-424-7001 This is a free, public event hosted by the Lieutenant Governor. Everyone is welcome! Bruce Patterson was appointed Deputy Chief Herald of Canada, an office of the Canadian Heraldic Authority, in 2010, where he has worked in various capacities since 2000. As a herald, he is responsible for creating new heraldic designs and...
Monday, March 16, 2015

Message of Condolence on the Death of MLA Allan Rowe

Mrs. Grant and I extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Dartmouth South MLA Allan Rowe. Well known to Nova Scotians as a successful television broadcaster for many years, Mr. Rowe was elected to the House of Assembly in 2013. During his time as a member of the Legislature, Mr. Rowe represented the people of Dartmouth South with pride and integrity. Through his words and actions, he demonstrated a commitment to enhancing the foundations of community life for all Nova Scotians and serving the public good. Mr. Rowe will be missed by family, friends and colleagues of all backgrounds. Mrs...
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Canada's National Flag

Join Their Honours Tuesday March 24 7PM for a feature presentation on the history of the flag by the Deputy Chief Herald of Canada. More details