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Monday, November 2, 2020

Evenings @ Government House – 17 November 2020

Registration is now open for the fifth event of the Fall 2020 Series of Evenings @ Government House on 17 November 2020. Gloria Stephens, a graduate of the Victoria General Hospital (VGH) School of Nursing, will present “Remembering the Victoria General Hospital School of Nursing Graduates who bravely served in the World Wars of the 20th Century”. This presentation marks the centenary of the VGH Nursing Alumni that was formed on 2 March 1920. Government House will follow the prevailing health and safety regulations as they pertain to the COVID-19 pandemic. Guests will be required...
Monday, October 19, 2020

Evenings @ Government House – 3 November 2020

Registration is now open for the fourth event of the Fall 2020 Series of Evenings @ Government House on 3 November 2020. To mark the 75th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War, renowned author Stephen Kimber will tell the story of how Halifax’s experiences during that conflict led to the shocking VE Day Riots that marked the war’s end. (Note - this presentation is a rescheduled event from 17 March 2020 that was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic). Government House will follow the prevailing health and safety regulations as they pertain to the COVID-19 pandemic. Guests...
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Live Webcast of Funeral Mass for Lieutenant-Colonel the Honourable Alan R. Abraham

On Thursday October 8th at 10 am AST, watch the live webcast of the Funeral Mass for Lieutenant-Colonel the Honourable Alan R. Abraham, CM, ONS, CD, 27th Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Nova Scotia. A live webcast of the Funeral Mass is being provided by St. Mary's Basilica, and it can be accessed by clicking here . You can also download a copy of the Funeral Mass programme in PDF format here ...
Monday, October 5, 2020

Evenings @ Government House – 20 October 2020

Registration is now open for the third event of the Fall 2020 Series of Evenings @ Government House on 20 October 2020. To mark the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic, Canada's pre-eminent naval historian, Dr. Marc Milner, will present on the longest continuous naval and air campaign during the Second World War in which the Royal Canadian Navy and Royal Canadian Air Force played a pivotal role. (Note - this presentation is a rescheduled event from 28 April 2020 that was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic). Government House will follow the health and safety regulations as...
Lieutenant Colonel the Hon. Alan R. Abraham, CM, ONS, CD following the unveiling of his official portrait, 1 February 2018.
Friday, October 2, 2020

Message of Condolence on the Passing of The Honourable Alan Rockwell Abraham, CM, ONS, CD, DCL, DEng

Mrs. LeBlanc and I were saddened to learn of the passing of the Honourable Alan R. Abraham, CM, ONS, CD, 27 th Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. Mr. Abraham served as Lieutenant Governor from 1984 to 1989. At the time of his appointment, he was the second youngest Lieutenant Governor in Nova Scotia’s history. An engineer by training, Mr. Abraham dedicated his entire life to serving his province and its citizens. He sat on and chaired a number of boards, most notably the Izaak Walton Killam Children's Hospital, the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, and the 2000 Tall Ships...
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Message from the Lieutenant Governor on Treaty Day 2020

Today, I was honoured to raise the Flag of the Mi’kmaq Grand Council during a ceremony at Government House. This flag will fly for the entire month of October in honour of Mi’kmaq History Month. Although the normal events held on Treaty Day have been limited due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, I am pleased to learn that this important day will be marked in a virtual manner. In support of this virtual format, I am honoured to provide a video message, which can be viewed at the following link: https://youtu.be/pzLYQ-1RMd0 This morning’s flag raising event is more than a...
Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Evenings @ Government House – 6 October 2020

Registration is now open for the second event of the Fall 2020 Series of Evenings @ Government House on 6 October 2020. Former Nova Scotia Talent Trust scholarship recipients, cellist India Gailey and harpist Ellen Gibling, will perform a 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 while inside Government House. There will be no post-performance reception. Seating in the Ballroom will be limited to 25. As such, those interested in attending must register their names...
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

EVENINGS @ GOVERNMENT HOUSE – 29 SEPTEMBER 2020

Registration is now open for the first event of the Fall 2020 Series of Evenings @ Government House on 22 September 2020. Dr. Sultan Darvesh, Co-Founder and Director of the Maritime Brain Tissue Bank, will discuss important advances in dementia and Alzheimer's disease research taking place at Dalhousie University. Government House will follow the prevailing health and safety regulations as they pertain to the COVID-19 pandemic. Guests will be required to wear a mask while inside Government House. There will be no post-presentation reception. Seating in the Ballroom will be limited to 25...
Saturday, September 5, 2020

Launch of Fall 2020 Series of Evenings @ Government House

Their Honours The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia and Mrs. Patsy LeBlanc are pleased to announce the Fall 2020 Series of Evenings @ Government House. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, five of the eight events in the Winter 2020 Series were cancelled and three of the presentations will be re-offered in the Fall 2020 Series. "Patsy and I are delighted to welcome people to the seventh series of Evenings at Government House that we have hosted since my appointment as Lieutenant Governor," said Lieutenant Governor Arthur J. LeBlanc. "We are pleased that...
Monday, August 17, 2020

A Message from Her Majesty The Queen on the 75th Anniversary of VJ Day – 15 August 2020

Today we mark the 75th anniversary of VJ Day, which brought victory for the Allies and finally marked the end of the Second World War. Those of us who remember the conclusion of the Far East campaign, whether on active service overseas, or waiting for news at home, will never forget the jubilant scenes and overwhelming sense of relief. Amongst the joy at the end of the conflict, we also remembered, as we do today, the terrible devastation that it brought, and the cost borne by so many. Prince Philip and I join many around the world in sending our grateful thanks to the men and women from...

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