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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Registration is now open for the sixth and final event of the Fall 2016 Series of Evenings @ Government House. On 28 November 2016, sixteen year-old, award-winning pianist, Jade Ley, will perform a recital.

Jade Ley is a sixteen-year-old Grade Eleven honour student from Bridgewater where she attends Bridgewater Junior Senior High School. She began piano lessons at the age of four and is currently a student of Sharon Gow-Knickle. In 2015 she received the Atlantic Regional Gold Medal from The Royal Conservatory of Music for Grade Ten piano; one of three medals from the RCM. Jade has many top awards to her credit from local music festivals and has participated in the Provincial Music Festival for the past three years. At the 2016 Provincial Festival, Jade won the Junior Piano competition. Jade has...
Thursday, November 10, 2016

Message from the Lieutenant Governor on Remembrance Day 2016

Each year when we gather on Remembrance Day, we pause and remember in sacred silence the sacrifice of so many killed during the horrific wars and conflicts of the Twentieth Century and the first part of this new Century. We also remember those who survived these terrible wars, but were permanently injured, not just physically but mentally also. We also pause to recognize and thank the families that gave their cherished sons and daughters. We give thanks to the hundreds of thousands of Canadians who answered the call of duty and fought with great valour at sea, on land and in the air. Their...
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Registration is now open for the fifth event in the Fall 2016 Series of Evenings @ Government House on 15 November 2016, featuring a presentation on the historic and modern roles of the 78th Highland Regiment of Foot.

Roderick MacLean, Executive Director of the Halifax Citadel Regimental Association, will speak on the historic and modern roles of the 78th Highland Regiment of Foot - the 19th century Halifax garrison and the contemporary re-enactment program. The 78th Highland Regiment of Foot, or 78th Highlanders, has stamped an indelible legacy on the cultural fabric of Nova Scotia. From its initial two-year posting in the mid-Victorian period, to the echoes of its presence in subsequent militia and regular force military units, to its re-enactment at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada...
Friday, October 21, 2016

Presentation of First Poppy

The Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia was honoured to be presented with the first Poppy of the 2016 Royal Canadian Legion annual Poppy Campaign today at a ceremony at Government House. The presentation was made by Royal Canadian Legion Nova Scotia/Nunavut Command President Steve Wessel.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Registration is now open for the fourth event in the Fall 2016 Series of Evenings @ Government House on 1 November 2016, featuring a Mi’kmaq Storytelling presentation by Ursula Johnson.

Since time immemorial, Mi’kmaq storytellers have shared legends and songs that have encapsulated the imaginations of people young and old. Ursula Johnson will deliver a dynamic theatrical presentation that will bring to life several characters from various Mi’kmaq Legends such as ‘The Star Brides’ on a search for their ultimate husbands, and Kluskap’s journey on the back of a whale on his way to ‘Find Summer’. Admission is free. Seating is limited. To register call 902-424-7001 or go to:
Thursday, October 13, 2016


On Saturday, 15th October 2016, Their Honours will host a ceremony at Government House to officially repatriate the recently stabilized King’s and Regimental Colours of the 25th Battalion Canadian Infantry and 85th Battalion Canadian Infantry, two historic regiments that were raised in Nova Scotia and deployed to the Western Front during the First World War. Serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces and Veterans wishing to attend should wear their medals. This event is open to the public and no registration is required. The event commences at 2:00pm and guests should arrive by 1:45pm...
Thursday, October 13, 2016


In fulfilling one of his most important constitutional roles, His Honour Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia will open the third session of the 62nd General Assembly of the Nova Scotia legislature today by reading the Speech from the Throne at 2 p.m. He will officially Prorogue the second session at 11 a.m. The Speech from the Throne will be broadcast live on index.php/proceedings/ legislative-tv/
Wednesday, October 12, 2016


As Chancellor of the Order of Nova Scotia, His Honour Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant, CMM, ONS, CD (Ret'd) was pleased to invest the 2016 recipients into the Order of Nova Scotia at a ceremony held at Province House today. "As Chancellor of the Order of Nova Scotia, I extend my sincere congratulations to the 2016 recipients of our province’s highest honour,” said Lt-Gov J.J. Grant. The 2016 recipients are: Françoise Elvina BAYLIS, CM, ONS, PhD, FRSC, FCAHS Halifax Freeman Douglas KNOCKWOOD, ONS, DHum (Hon) Indian Brook Arthur Bruce MCDONALD, CC, OOnt, ONS,...
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

NOCTURNE: Art at Night in Halifax

Saturday, October 15 from 6pm to midnight, come visit and tour the main level of Government House. No regist ration is necessary to attend this event. Visit the Nocturne website
Monday, October 3, 2016

Message from the Lieutenant Governor on Treaty Day 2016

As Her Majesty The Queen’s representative in Nova Scotia, it my pleasure to extend warm greetings on the occasion of Treaty Day 2016. This morning I was honoured to raise the Mi’kmaq Flag at Government House, which is the ceremonial home of all Nova Scotians. This flag will fly there for the duration of Mi’kmaq History Month and it symbolizes the special and enduring relationship that exists between the Crown in Nova Scotia and its First Nations peoples. In Nova Scotia we are blessed to have the rich Mi’kmaq heritage and culture form an integral part of the province’s fabric. All citizens can...