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Monday, March 14, 2016

Commonwealth Day Message by Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth

Wherever we live in the Commonwealth, we can always benefit from being open to the ideas and encouragement of those around us. Each of us can also make a positive difference in the lives of others by being willing to contribute and offer support. This is an essential ingredient of belonging to the Commonwealth: the willingness to share, to exchange and to act for the common good. By including others, drawing on collective insights, knowledge and resources, and thinking and working together, we lay the foundations of a harmonious and progressive society. The greater the diversity of those...
Wednesday, March 9, 2016


In the days leading to Easter and returning by popular demand, Neville MacKay, President and Owner/Designer of My Mother’s Bloomers will give a demonstration on Flower Arranging at Government House on Tuesday, 22 March 2016. Doors open at 6:30pm with the presentation commencing at 7:00pm. This is a very popular event and seating is limited to 90. Registration is now open by calling 902-424-7001 or visit the Evenings @ Government House section on this website:
Friday, March 4, 2016

Evenings @ Government House - 8 March 2016 - Presentation by Dr. Janet Guildford

At Government House on Tuesday, 8 March 2016, Dr. Janet Guildford, Chair of the Halifax Women's History Society, will give a presentation entitled, “It's Time for a Woman on the Waterfront". Doors open at 6:30pm with the presentation commencing at 7:00pm. Registration is now open by visiting the Evenings @ Government House section on this website or by calling 902-424-7001.
Monday, February 15, 2016

Message of Condolence on the Passing of The Hon. Constance R. Glube

Mrs. Grant and I were saddened to learn of the death of The Honourable Constance R. Glube, OC, ONS, former Chief Justice of Nova Scotia and Chief Justice of the Court of Appeal of Nova Scotia. As the first woman Chief Justice in Canada, Chief Justice Glube was a role-model not only for women lawyers, but for all those in the practice of law. She served as a mentor to many and was greatly admired by all those who had the opportunity to work with her and to meet her. From an early age she made a life-long commitment to equal opportunity and to serving her profession with honour. In honour of...
Friday, February 12, 2016

Evenings @ Government House - 23 February 2016 - Presentation by Russell Grosse

At Government House on Tuesday, 23 February 2016, Russell Grosse, Executive Director of the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia will give a presentation entitled, “The Legacy of Commitment - The Contributions of African Nova Scotians in Society”. This presentation is part of the African Heritage Month 2016 celebrations. Doors open at 6:30pm with the presentation commencing at 7:00pm. Registration is now open by visiting the Evenings @ Government House section on this website or by calling 902-424-7001.
Monday, February 8, 2016

Evenings @ Government House Winter 2016

African Heritage Month, Canada’s last surviving naval corvette, the Halifax Music Co-op, and a world and Olympic class snowboarder are among the topics to be featured in the upcoming Evenings @ Government House public event series hosted by the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. "It is my honour and privilege to host the Winter 2016 Evenings at Government House series, where the public will have the opportunity to learn about the interesting history and immense talent that exists in Nova Scotia,” said Lt-Gov. J.J. Grant. “Mrs. Grant and I invite the public to join us...
Friday, December 18, 2015

Lieutenant Governor's Christmas Message - 2015

The Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia delivers his Christmas Message - 2015.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Lieutenant Governor's New Year's Day Levee

His Honour Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant, CMM, ONS, CD (Ret'd), Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia and Her Honour Mrs. Joan Grant are pleased to invite the public to Government House for the annual New Year's Day Levee. Everyone is welcome. Date: Friday, January 1, 2016 Time: 11:00am-12:30pm Location: Government House, 1451 Barrington Street, Halifax...
Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Phoenix Community Choir Performance

The Phoenix Community Choir will be offering a moving performance at Government House on the evening of Tuesday December 1 st, at 7pm. Registration Form
Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Remembering the men of Canada’s Black Battalion No. 2 Construction Battalion 1916 – 1920

On November 10th at 7pm, Professor Leslie Oliver will provide a fascinating talk on an important aspect of Nova Scotia’s role in the First World War as part of the ongoing commemorations of the Great War at Government House. In 1916, Canada was struggling to maintain a full fighting force in Europe while, at home, many young Black men were struggling to find a way to participate in that effort along with their fellow Canadians. Our Canadian military was trying hard to deal with the racial attitudes of the times in a way that could enlist the willing Black men as part of the war effort...