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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...
Monday, August 26, 2013

Government House to Host Executive Council Meeting

His Honour Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant CMM, ONS, CD, (Ret’d), Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia is pleased to welcome the Executive Council of Nova Scotia to Government House for the first time since restorations were completed in 2009. There is a long tradition of the Executive Council meeting at Government House, indeed the first meeting of a Responsible Cabinet in the Commonwealth took place in the Drawing Room of Government House – the site where Responsible Government was first practiced in Canada. The Cabinet Meeting will take place on Thursday August 29,...
Friday, August 16, 2013

Lieutenant Governor’s Respectful Citizenship Awards Announced

PRESS RELEASE Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant will recognize young people across the province who show outstanding leadership and commitment to fostering inclusive environments in their schools and communities with the establishment of a new Lieutenant Governor’s award. “Young people in Nova Scotia are demonstrating exceptional leadership in their efforts to address bullying within their communities,” said Lt.Gov Grant. “The Respectful Citizenship Awards will recognize these efforts and provide an opportunity to thank the recipients for their contribution to the development of a...
Thursday, August 15, 2013

National Acadian Day

Ma femme et moi tenons à adresser nos vœux les plus chaleureux à tous les Acadiens et à tous les francophones des localités de la Nouvelle-Écosse et d’ailleurs à l’occasion de la Fête nationale des Acadiens et des Acadiennes 2013. En cette journée nationale de reconnaissance, nous rendons hommage aux hommes et aux femmes qui ont persévéré, malgré des difficultés extrêmes, à bâtir des collectivités acadiennes uniques et dynamiques qui ont tant contribué à notre province et à notre pays. Nous prenons aussi le temps de profiter des traditions et des activités culturelles acadiennes...
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Government House Will Not Be Open for Public Tours August 23

Please be advised that Government House will not be open for public tours on Friday August 23, 2013. For more information on the free public tour program at Government House please click here .
Friday, August 2, 2013

Message from the Lieutenant Governor on Natal Day

My fellow Nova Scotians, Mrs. Grant and I would like to extend our best wishes to all Nova Scotians this Natal Day weekend 2013. Across the province, communities are gathering together to celebrate the people, heritage and culture of their towns and cities. Neighbours and friends will enjoy concerts, meals, sporting events, parades and countless other festivities in honour of their local area’s past, present and future. We are fortunate to live in a province that is comprised of so many strong and caring communities that take immense pride in their towns and cities. Most of the events...
Sunday, July 28, 2013

Message from the Lieutenant Governor on Canada Day

Dear friends, Canada Day is a time for family and friends to come together in celebration of the values, the people and the institutions that make us proud to call ourselves Canadian. We are a diverse country, both geographically and culturally, yet we are united in our commitment to democracy, human rights and compassion for our fellow citizens. Nova Scotia has played, and continues to play, a significant role in the progress of our great nation. Our province is the birthplace of responsible government in Canada, we have a long and proud military tradition, some of the best musicians and...
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

60th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice

On the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War, we remember and honour the 26,000 Canadians who served in Korea and the more than 500 Canadians who lost their lives in this terrible conflict. At a time when many were still recovering from the scars of the Second World War, Canadians selflessly answered the call from the United Nations to take action against North Korean aggression. Their bravery and sacrifice, along with that of soldiers from South Korea and allied countries, secured freedom and democracy in South Korea and ushered in a new era of co-operation and...
Friday, July 19, 2013

Message of Congratulations

On behalf of the people of Nova Scotia, Mrs. Grant and I extend our heartfelt congratulations to Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their son today, July 22 2013. This happy occasion reminds Canadians of our deep connection to the Crown as part of our heritage and our future. We join the world in celebrating the arrival of the Royal Family’s newest member and send our best wishes for health and happiness. Congratulations! Brigadier-General The Hon. J.J. Grant, CMM, ONS, CD (Ret’d) Lieutenant Governor...