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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,...
Friday, February 2, 2018

170th Anniversary of the First Responsible Government

Today, 2 nd February 2018, marks the 170 th anniversary of the first Responsible Government in the British Empire (outside of the United Kingdom). The first Executive Council, which was chosen exclusively from the party holding the majority, met in the Drawing Room of Government House on 2 nd February 1848. The members of the Executive Council were: James Boyle Uniacke (Attorney General and Leader of the Government), Joseph Howe (Provincial Secretary), Hugh Bell, William F. Desbarres, Lawrence O.C. Doyle, Herbert Huntingdon, James McNab, Michael Tobin, and George R. Young. Responsible...
Friday, January 26, 2018

Evenings @ Government House – Winter 2018 Series

Their Honours The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, and Mrs. Patsy LeBlanc are pleased to announce the Winter 2018 Series of Evenings @ Government House. Three themes and anniversaries will be commemorated through this new series of public events. They are African Heritage Month, the Centenary of the end of the First World War, and the Centenary of Women attaining the right to vote in Nova Scotia. "Following the success of the Fall 2017 Series, Mrs. LeBlanc and I are delighted to continue hosting Evenings @ Government House," said Lieutenant Governor...
Friday, January 26, 2018

Registration is now open for the first event of the Winter 2018 Series of Evenings @ Government House on 13 February 2018, featuring a presentation by Vanessa Fells from the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre.

This year’s African Heritage Month theme is “Educate, Unite, Celebrate Community”. In keeping with that theme, Vanessa Fells of the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre will give a presentation on the historically important group known as the Black Loyalists. Her presentation will provide an overview on the history of the Black Loyalists highlighting their arrival to Nova Scotia in 1783. She will discuss notable Black Loyalist descendants such as Viola Desmond, Rose Fortune, Measha Brueggergosman, Dr. Elizabeth Cromwell, Marjorie Turner Bailey, and Sam Langford. She will conclude...
Thursday, December 28, 2017

Lieutenant Governor’s New Year’s Day Levee

Nova Scotians are invited to attend the annual Lieutenant Governor's New Year's Day Levee from 11:00am to 12:30pm on Monday, January 1st, 2018 at Government House, Halifax. This will the first Levee hosted by Their Honours The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, and Mrs. Patsy LeBlanc. "Mrs. LeBlanc and I look forward to welcoming in the New Year with our fellow Nova Scotians for our first levee at Government House,” said Lieutenant Governor LeBlanc. "This is a wonderful opportunity to wish everyone the very best as we enter a new year...

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