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Saturday, June 2, 2018

65th Anniversary of the Coronation

Today we mark the 65 th Anniversary of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada.
Friday, May 18, 2018

Victoria Day – The Queen’s Official Birthday in Canada

Victoria Day, Monday, 21 May 2018, marks Her Majesty The Queen’s official birthday in Canada. First observed in 1845 to mark Queen Victoria’s actual birthday, the date of 24 May was official declared “Victoria Day” following the death of Queen Victoria in 1901. The date of the reigning sovereign’s official birthday was changed through various proclamations and orders-in-council over the years until 1952 when Victoria Day was moved to the Monday before 25 May. A royal proclamation issued on 5 February 1957 established the Canadian monarch’s birthday to be...
Friday, May 18, 2018

Message from the Lieutenant Governor on the Occasion of the Royal Marriage

On behalf of the people of Nova Scotia, Mrs. LeBlanc and I extend our best wishes and congratulations to His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle on the occasion of their marriage on Saturday, 19 May 2018. We wish them a lifetime of great happiness and joy as they begin their married life together. Arthur J. LeBlanc, ONS, QC Lieutenant Governor
Friday, April 27, 2018

Birth of His Royal Highness Prince Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge

Message from the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia “Mrs. LeBlanc and I offer Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge our sincere congratulations on the birth of their third child. The birth of a child is a time of great joy that is filled with wonderment and hopes for the new-born. We join the world in welcoming the newest member of the Royal Family. On behalf of all Nova Scotian, we wish His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge a long life filled with great happiness and good health.” Arthur J. LeBlanc, ONS, QC Lieutenant Governor...
Friday, April 27, 2018

Day of Mourning

Tomorrow, 28 April 2018, Nova Scotians will mark the Day of Mourning. The Day of Mourning is held annually in Canada on April 28 and is dedicated to remembering those who have lost their lives, or suffered injury or illness on the job or due to a work-related tragedy. The Day of Mourning is not only a day to remember and honour those lives lost or injured due to a workplace tragedy, but also a day to renew the commitment to improve health and safety in the workplace and prevent further injuries, illnesses and deaths. The flags at Government House will fly at half-mast in observance of this...
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The Queen’s Message Following the Recent Attack in Toronto

Her Majesty has sent the following message to the people of Canada Prince Philip and I join all Canadians in expressing our sadness following the terrible tragedy that occurred in Toronto yesterday. We offer our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those who were lost, as well as our hopes for full recovery to all who were injured and affected by this incident. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Le prince Philip et moi-même unissons nos voix à celles de tous les Canadiens pour exprimer la tristesse que nous ressentons face à la terrible tragédie qui a secoué Toronto hier...
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

2018 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines

The call for submissions for this year's award was announced today. The award, established by former Lieutenant Governor Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant in 2014, recognizes the outstanding quality of locally sourced and produced wines and honours the commitment and craft of those in Nova Scotia's wine industry. The award is administered in conjunction with the Winery Association of Nova Scotia and Taste of Nova Scotia. Those organizations will outline the submission process and criteria to their member wineries. Each winery is invited to submit up to three commercially...
Monday, April 23, 2018

Evenings @ Government House on Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Registration is still open for the sixth and final event of the Winter 2018 Series of Evenings @ Government House on Tuesday, 24 April 2018 featuring a presentation by Dr. Heidi MacDonald. To mark the centenary of many women attaining the vote in Nova Scotia, Dr. MacDonald will speak on this important step in the suffrage movement. To register, call 902-424-7001 or go to:
Friday, April 13, 2018

2018 Lieutenant Governor's Community Spirit Award

Nova Scotians are being asked to show their pride in their communities by submitting a nomination for the 2018 Lieutenant Governor’s Community Spirit Award. The call for submissions for this year's award was announced today, April 13. The award, established by then Lieutenant Governor The Honourable Mayann Francis in 2007, celebrates the power, strength and diversity of communities across Nova Scotia. The award is administered by the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage and up to four communities are honoured each year. Recipients are chosen by a selection committee based...
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

International Day of Pink - 11 April 2018

The Day of Pink is the International Day against Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia, Transphobia, and Transmisogyny across the world. Everyone is invited to celebrate diversity by wearing a pink shirt and by organizing activities in their workplaces, schools and communities.