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Monday, April 5, 2021

Registration for Evenings @ Government House – 20 April 2021

Registration is now open for the fourth event of the Winter 2021 Series of Evenings @ Government House on 20 April 2021. Marking its 40th Anniversary in August 2021, staff members from the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens will present on this premier tourism site located in the Annapolis Valley. Government House will follow the prevailing health and safety regulations as they pertain to the COVID-19 pandemic. Guests will be required to wear masks and social distance while inside Government House. There will be no post-presentation reception. Seating in the Ballroom will be limited to 25. As...
Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Call for Submissions – 2021 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 Wine Growers 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 available wines...
Monday, March 22, 2021

Registration for Evenings @ Government House – 6 April 2021

Registration is now open for the third event of the Winter 2021 Series of Evenings @ Government House on 6 April 2021. Award-winning Theatre Nova Scotia directors will talk about how they study scripts, characters, and storylines to create their vision for a stage production. Government House will follow the prevailing health and safety regulations as they pertain to the COVID-19 pandemic. Guests will be required to wear masks and social distance while inside Government House. There will be no post-presentation reception. Seating in the Ballroom will be limited to 25. As such, those...
Friday, March 19, 2021

Lauréats du Prix d’excellence du lieutenant-gouverneur pour l’Acadie et la francophonie de la Nouvelle-Écosse de 2021 / Recipients of the 2021 Lieutenant Governor’s Award of Excellence for l’Acadie and francophonie of Nova Scotia

Six personnes de la Nouvelle-Écosse sont les premières à recevoir le Prix d’excellence du lieutenant-gouverneur pour l’Acadie et la francophonie de la Nouvelle-Écosse Le Prix a été créé en août 2020 par Son Honneur, le lieutenant-gouverneur de la Nouvelle-Écosse Arthur J. LeBlanc, et reconnaît les personnes dont les contributions sociales, économiques ou culturelles ont changé le cours des choses au sein de la communauté francophone et dans l’ensemble de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Le Prix est décerné à trois citoyens remarquables dans trois catégories : un ou une francophone; un ou...
Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Speech from the Throne

This afternoon, His Honour The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, delivered the Speech from the Throne to open the Third Session of the 63 rd General Assembly of the Nova Scotia Legislature. Reading the Speech from the Throne, which is also known as the Throne Speech, is one of the important constitutional duties of the Lieutenant Governor, who is The Queen’s representative in Nova Scotia. The legislative agenda is outlined in the speech, which is prepared by the government for reading by the Lieutenant Governor. On 18 December 2020, the Lieutenant...
Monday, March 8, 2021

Registration for Evenings @ Government House – 23 March 2021

Registration is now open for the second event of the Winter 2021 Series of Evenings @ Government House on 23 March 2021. In collaboration with Symphony Nova Scotia, Government House is pleased to present Concertmaster Renaud Lapierre and pianist Simon Docking who will perform a variety of rich, elegant works for piano and violin in an intimate live recital. Government House will follow the prevailing health and safety regulations as they pertain to the COVID-19 pandemic. Guests will be required to wear masks and social distance while inside Government House. There will be no post-presentation...
Sunday, March 7, 2021

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

Over the coming week, as we celebrate the friendship, spirit of unity and achievements of the Commonwealth, we have an opportunity to reflect on a time like no other. Whilst experiences of the last year have been different across the Commonwealth, stirring examples of courage, commitment and selfless dedication to duty have been demonstrated in every Commonwealth nation and territory, notably by those working on the frontline who have been delivering healthcare and other public services in their communities. We have also taken encouragement from remarkable advances in developing new vaccines...
Friday, February 26, 2021

Postponement of Evenings @ Government House Event on 9 March 2021

Due to the imposition of health and safety restrictions, the Theatre Nova Scotia presentation on 9 March 2021 is postponed. Every effort will be made to reschedule this event. Their Honours thank you for your understanding and patience.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Display of the African Nova Scotian Flag at Government House - 23 February 2021

Last evening, the new African Nova Scotian Flag was displayed for the first time during the Evenings @ Government House Winter 2021 Series event celebrating African Heritage Month 2021. Wendie L. Wilson, designer of the flag, was present for the event. During his opening remarks, His Honour The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, said, “I am proud to say we are displaying the newly created African Nova Scotian flag here at Government House for the first time. Let me congratulate and thank you Ms. Wilson for your work in creating this wonderful flag and we...
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Swearing-In of the Executive Council of Nova Scotia

This morning, in fulfillment of his constitutional duty, His Honour The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, presided over the Swearing-In Ceremony for the Executive Council of Nova Scotia (ECNS) at the Halifax Convention Centre. The Executive Council is the executive arm of government that formulates and supervises the carrying out of all government policies. It is composed of members of the Executive Council (the Provincial Cabinet), who are invited by the Premier to oversee the administration of Government Departments. During the ceremony, Premier-designate The...

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