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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Re-Scheduling of Evenings @ Government House Featuring Musicians Peter Allen and Patricia Creighton – 20 March 2018

The Evenings @ Government House event featuring musicians Peter Allen and Patricia Creighton that was cancelled due to inclement weather is now re-scheduled to 7:00pm on Tuesday, 20 March 2018. Guests who were previously registered do not have to re-register. Previously registered guest who are unable to attend on the new date are requested to cancel their reservation by calling 902-424-7001. For those interested in attending and who were not registered for the event on 12 March, may call 902-424-7001 or go to: https://lt.gov.ns.ca/news-events/evenings-government-house/2018-03-20/professional...
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Cancellation – Evenings @ Government House Featuring Musicians Peter Allen and Patricia Creighton – 13 March 2018

Due to the inclement weather conditions, tonight’s Evenings @ Government House event featuring musicians Peter Allen and Patricia Creighton is postponed. The presentation will now take place at 7:00pm on Tuesday, 20 March 2018. Guests who were registered to attend this evening will NOT have to re-register. Registered guests who are not able to attend on 20 March are requested to call Government House at 902-424-7001 to cancel their reservation...
Monday, March 12, 2018

Commonwealth Day Message by Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth / Message de sa Majesté la Reine, chef du Commonwealth, à l’occasion du Jour du Commonwealth

Theme: ‘Towards a Common Future’ We all have reason to give thanks for the numerous ways in which our lives are enriched when we learn from others. Through exchanging ideas, and seeing life from other perspectives, we grow in understanding and work more collaboratively towards a common future. There is a very special value in the insights we gain through the Commonwealth connection; shared inheritances help us overcome difference so that diversity is a cause for celebration rather than division. We shall see this in action at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting which...
Monday, March 12, 2018

Registration is now open for the fourth event of the Winter 2018 Series of Evenings @ Government House on Tuesday, 27 March 2018 featuring a presentation by historian Dr. Brian Tennyson who will present on Nova Scotia’s Experience of the First World War

Registration is now open for the fourth event of the Winter 2018 Series of Evenings @ Government House on Tuesday, 27 March 2018. To commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War, Dr. Brian Tennyson will present on Nova Scotia’s Experience of the First World War. This event is free and open to the public. To register, phone 902-424-7001 or go to: https://lt.gov.ns.ca/news-events/evenings-government-house/2018-03-27/commemorate-centenary-end-first-world-war-dr-brian...
Thursday, March 8, 2018

International Women’s Day

Today, March 8, 2018, is International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is #PressforProgress which is a strong call to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive...
Monday, February 26, 2018

Registration is now open for the third event of the Winter 2018 Series of Evenings @ Government House on Tuesday, 13 March 2018 featuring a recital by accomplished musicians Peter Allen and Patricia Creighton.

Registration is now open for the third event of the Winter 2018 Series of Evenings @ Government House on Tuesday, 13 March 2018 featuring a recital by accomplished musicians Peter Allen and Patricia Creighton. Entitled “A 25 Year Retrospective” professional musicians Peter Allen and Patricia Creighton will give a recital to celebrate 25 years of collaboration as a piano and flute and husband and wife duo. This event is free and open to the public. To register, phone 902-424-7001 or go to: https://lt.gov.ns.ca/news-events/evenings-government-house/2018-03-13/professional-musicians-...
Friday, February 16, 2018

Heritage Day 2018 Honours Nova Scotian Mona Louise Parsons

Mona Parsons was born in 1901 in Middleton, Nova Scotia. Through her marriage to a Dutch businessman, she settled in the Netherlands in 1937. In May 1940, Germany occupied the Netherlands and it was then that Parsons joined a resistance unit. She sheltered and helped downed Allied airmen to escape back to Britain. She was eventually reported and arrested by the Germans. Initially sentenced to be executed, her sentence was reduced to hard labour as the judge was impressed with the dignity she demonstrated during the trial and urged her to appeal. She spent nearly four years in various German...
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Flag Day 2018

Today, 15 February 2018, we celebrate the 53rd anniversary of the adoption of the Canadian Flag. Adopted by resolution of the Senate and House of Commons, and formalized by a Royal Proclamation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, 28 January 1965, the National Flag of Canada (the “Maple Leaf”) was raised on 15 February 1965 at 1pm EST, Parliament Hill, Ottawa...
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Registration is now open for the second event of the Winter 2018 Series of Evenings @ Government House on 27 February 2018 featuring a presentation by Dr. Sally Ross who will speak on the History of Acadian Schools in Nova Scotia: Challenges and Victories

Using as bookends 1758, the year of the first legislative assembly in Nova Scotia, and the present, Dr. Ross will highlight the challenges the Acadians have faced in their efforts to preserve their language in an educational system which, until the 1970s, was designed for the anglophone majority. This event is free and open to the public. To register, phone 902-424-7001 or go to: https://lt.gov.ns.ca/news-events/evenings-government-house/2018-02-27/dr-sally-ross-will-present-history-acadian-schools
Monday, February 12, 2018

Call for Nominations – Order of Nova Scotia

The Order of Nova Scotia is the highest honour of the Province of Nova Scotia. Established in 2001, it encourages excellence by recognizing Nova Scotians for outstanding contributions or achievements. Members of the Order of Nova Scotia have distinguished themselves in many fields of endeavour and have brought honour and prestige to themselves and to Nova Scotia. “As the province’s highest honour, I encourage our citizens to nominate their fellow Nova Scotians who through their tremendous efforts have improved the lives of others, or who have excelled in their respective fields,...

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