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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...
Winning Wines of LG Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines
Friday, July 4, 2014

Winners of New Vice-Regal Wine Award Announced

Three Nova Scotia wines have been selected to receive the inaugural Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines. The award, established by Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant, recognizes the exceptional quality of locally sourced and produced wines and honours the dedication and passion of those involved with Nova Scotia's wine industry. Through a blind tasting, an independent panel of experts chose the following wines, in no particular order, as the best among all Nova Scotia wines submitted for consideration: -- Blomidon Estate Winery: Cuvée L'Acadie, 2010 -- Avondale Sky...
Friday, July 4, 2014

Public Tours Saturday July 5 Cancelled

Due to the impending storm, public tours of Government House will be cancelled on July 5, 2014. Tours will resume Sunday July 6 at 10am.
Thursday, June 12, 2014

Annual Garden Party at Government House, June 18

The public is invited to attend the annual lieutenant-governor's Garden Party on Wednesday, June 18, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant and Mrs. Joan Grant will host the garden party on the grounds of Government House. Guests are invited to enjoy refreshments on the back lawn, weather permitting. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Bridgewater Fire Department Band and David MacFarlane. "The lieutenant-governor's Garden Party is a fun afternoon where old friends are reunited and new friendships are formed at the ceremonial home of all Nova Scotians," said Lt...
Thursday, June 5, 2014

Recognizing Community Spirit

The annual Lieutenant Governor's Community Spirit Award will be given to several communities that have demonstrated exemplary civic and community spirit in the last year. From January to March 2014, Nova Scotians sent in their submissions and the communities chosen are: --Bridgewater --St. Peter's, Richmond Co. --Sackville area --Town of Amherst "Nova Scotia is a special place to live and visit because of our vibrant and resilient communities," said Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant. "It is my privilege to recognize the extraordinary civic pride and genuine caring nature demonstrated...
Thursday, June 5, 2014

Doors Open June 7 & 8

Government House will be open June 7 & 8 10am-4pm for Doors Open Halifax. Guides will take visitors on a 30 minute tour of Canada's oldest vice-regal residence and the site of many historically significant events in our nation's history. Exclusively for Doors Open, the second floor will be open to the public, including the Queen's Suite. Final tours will take place at 3:30pm. Join us! For further information on Doors Open visit Media Contact: Meghan Doherty Communications Advisor Office of the Lieutenant Governor 902-478-9209
Sunday, May 18, 2014

Garden Party to Go Ahead Indoors

Due to impending rain today, the Lieutenant Governor's Garden Party will be moved indoors to Government House. Guests are invited to greet the Lieutenant Governor and enjoy the scheduled musical entertainment and refreshments on the main floor of Government House. Join Their Honours today from 2pm-5pm at Government House, 1451 Barrington Street, Halifax...
Monday, May 12, 2014

New Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines

NEWS RELEASE: Nova Scotia wineries are invited to submit their very best wines to be considered for a new award by Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant, in partnership with the Winery Association of Nova Scotia. The Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines recognizes the exceptional quality of locally sourced and produced wines, and honours the dedication and passion of Nova Scotia's wine industry. "Nova Scotians are rightly proud of our local wine industry's outstanding achievements and significant contributions to the province, particularly in rural communities,...
Friday, May 9, 2014

Message from the Lieutenant Governor on National Day of Honour

On this National Day of Honour, we pay tribute to our fellow Canadians who served in Afghanistan from 2001 to 2014. Members of the Canadian Armed Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, various municipal police services and numerous government departments came together throughout the conflict in an unprecedented manner to help the people of Afghanistan. Veterans of Afghanistan join a long patrimony of military service, courage and dedication that stretches back more than two centuries. We are all the more reminded of the Canadian tradition of service this year as we mark the centennial of...
Friday, April 25, 2014

Nova Scotia Ready to Welcome Royal Couple

NEWS RELEASE -- Premier's Office A visit to the oldest continuously operating farmers market in North America, a showcase of programs and services for military families and a celebration of history from the heart of Scottish migration to the province are some of the highlights the Royal Couple will enjoy as they begin their tour to Canada in Nova Scotia on May 18 and 19. The official itinerary for the 2014 Tour of Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall was released today, April 25. "Nova Scotia is proud to be the first stop for the Royal Couple and we...