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Monday, February 6, 2017

Lieutenant Governor Congratulates The Queen on the 65th Anniversary of her Accession to the Throne – 6 February 2017

On behalf of all Nova Scotians, His Honour Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia has extended congratulations and best wishes to Her Majesty The Queen on the occasion of the 65 th Anniversary of her accession to the throne on 6 February 2017. In his letter to The Queen, His Honour reflected upon Their Majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth’s visit to Nova Scotia and Government House in 1939 and the King’s example of duty, service and dedication. His Honour also praised The Queen for her unfailing service and sense of duty throughout...
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Evenings @ Government House Winter 2017

African Heritage Month, the Halifax Explosion, traditional Chinese flute music, the Battle of Vimy Ridge, and an 1867 period costume show are the topics to be featured in the upcoming Evenings at Government House public event series hosted by the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. "As we celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary of Confederation, it is my honour and privilege to host the Winter 2017 series of Evenings at Government House, 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...
Sunday, January 1, 2017

A Message from The Queen on the 150th Anniversary of Confederation

“I am delighted to offer all Canadians my best wishes and congratulations on the 150 th anniversary of Confederation. Countries throughout the Commonwealth and, indeed, around the world, rejoice with you as you embark on this special year. Throughout the years, particularly since your Centennial year, I have watched Canada develop into a remarkable nation. You have earned a reputation as a welcoming, respectful and compassionate country. Fifty years ago, on the eve of the Centennial, I encouraged Canadians to continue to embody the values of equality, freedom and inclusion. Today, these...
Friday, December 16, 2016

Posting Online of the Lieutenant Governor's Christmas Message - 2016

The Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia delivers his Christmas Message - 2016. Follow this link to access the message:
Friday, December 16, 2016

Annual Christmas Message from the Lieutenant Governor - 2016

As the representative of Her Majesty The Queen in Nova Scotia, it is my pleasure and honour to bring you greetings from Government House. As the year draws to a close, it is natural to reflect upon what has occurred during 2016. Mrs. Grant and I were fortunate to travel to many parts of the province and we were delighted to meet thousands of Nova Scotians who, as always, gave us a warm welcome. Throughout these visits, I was pleased to meet and thank many people who have selflessly volunteered their time and resources to help those less fortunate than themselves. It is this generosity that...
Thursday, November 24, 2016

Ceremony Commemorating our Treaty Relationship

A Ceremony to Commemorate Our Treaty Relationship was held at Government House, Halifax last evening. The ceremony, which was co-hosted by His Honour Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J Grant and Mi’kmaq Grand Chief Benjamin Sylliboy, is one of several steps in educating all Nova Scotians on our collective role as Treaty people in this province. During his speech, His Honour said, “Tonight’s ceremony reinforces the special bond that exists between the Crown in Nova Scotia and the Mi’kmaw Nation. Although over 250 years old, the Treaties of Peace and Friendship...
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.