Previous Entries

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Registration is open for the final event of Evenings@Government House on Tuesday, 24 April 2018. To commemorate the centenary of many women attaining the right to vote in NS, Dr. Heidi MacDonald will speak on this important step in the suffrage movement.

Nova Scotia has a long and contradictory history of strong suffrage support and strong suffrage opposition. Most notably, in 1893, a relatively broad bill to give qualified Nova Scotia women the vote passed second reading in the Nova Scotia Legislature, but was unscrupulously rejected at the committee stage. It seems the near passing of that bill – long before comparable political success in other provinces – may have shored up the opposition in Nova Scotia so effectively that it took another 25 years to muster the necessary support to get the bill through the final stage. This...
Monday, April 9, 2018

A Message from The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh Following the Recent Bus Crash in Canada

“Prince Philip and I were saddened to hear word of the crash involving the Humboldt Broncos hockey team. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost so much, with their families and with all Canadians who grieve with them at this difficult time.” "Le prince Philip et moi avons été profondément attristés en apprenant la nouvelle du très grave accident dont a été victime l’équipe de hockey des Broncos de Humboldt. En cette période difficile, nos pensées et prières accompagnent ceux qui ont subi de grandes pertes, et vont aux familles ainsi qu’à tous les...
Friday, April 6, 2018

Tartan Day in Canada

Today we mark Tartan Day where we recognize and celebrate the contributions of the Scots and their descendants in Canada. On October 21, 2010, the Minister of Canadian Heritage officially declared April 6 as Tartan Day. It is celebrated on April 6 because it is the anniversary of the signing of Declaration of Arbroath in 1320, the Scottish declaration of independence. In Canada, the day originated in the late 1980s in Nova Scotia, where it was declared an official day by the provincial government. It then spread across the country, with many provinces joining over the years.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Evenings @ Government House Featuring the Amethyst Scottish Dancers of Nova Scotia on Tuesday, 10 April 2018.

This event is fully subscribed. Registration is now CLOSED.
Monday, March 26, 2018

Registration is now open for the fifth event of the Winter 2018 Series of Evenings @ Government House on Tuesday, 10 April 2018 featuring the Amethyst Scottish Dancers of Nova Scotia

In celebration of Tartan Day that occurs on 6 April 2018, the Amethyst Scottish Dancers of Nova Scotia will perform “Celtic Wish” where the audience will be treated to lively music, exciting dancing, and colourful costumes. This will be an opportunity for the Amethyst dancers to share their love of dance and music. Celtic Wish will include both traditional Scottish dances as well as several modern choreographed highland and step dance numbers. 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-...
Thursday, March 22, 2018

Evenings @ Government House on Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Registration is still open for the fourth event of the Winter 2018 Series of Evenings @ Government House on Tuesday, 27 March 2018 featuring a presentation on Nova Scotia’s Experience of the First World War by noted historian Dr. Brian Tennyson. To register, call 902-424-3000 or go to: http://bit.ly/2F34gbp...
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

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...
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...

Pages