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Thursday, September 8, 2016

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE FIRST EVENT OF THE FALL 2016 SERIES OF EVENINGS @ GOVERNMENT HOUSE. ON 20 SEPTEMBER 2016, THE HALIFAX MUSIC CO-OP WILL PRESENT AN EVENING OF JAZZ BY THE VESUVIUS BIG BAND.

The Vesuvius Big Band (VBB) has set out to give innovative musicians the room to break new ground and explore different sounds that aren't often found in modern music. VBB is a vehicle for the performers to showcase their new compositions and arrangements that would not otherwise see musical fruition. Celebrating Big Band tradition by pushing the limits of Jazz through new compositions. In addition to playing original compositions, VBB also reveres music from Jazz greats such as Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Thad Jones, as well as modern composers like Maria Schneider and Darcy...
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Evenings @ Government House Fall 2016

Musical performances, historical lectures and Mi'kmaq storytelling are among the events featured in this Fall's Evenings at Government House, a public event series hosted by the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. "It is my pleasure to once again invite the public to the Fall 2016 Evenings @ Government House series, where they will learn about Nova Scotia's rich history and sample the wonderful talent that exists in our province," said Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant. "Mrs. Grant and I always look forward to welcoming guests to Government House, the ceremonial home of all...
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

2016 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Art Award

The five finalists for the 2016 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award were recently announced. Now in its 11th year and established by the Honourable Myra Freeman in 2005 (Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia from 2000 to 2006), the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award recognizes the excellence of a particular work of art or design from any media. These works have made a significant impact through their public presentation and have contributed to the historical development and contemporary practice of the art form. The five finalists are: “Canvas 5 x 5...
Thursday, July 21, 2016

2016 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines

Three Nova Scotian wines have been selected to receive the Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines. The awards were presented at a ceremony and reception at Government House on Thursday, 21 July 2016. The award, established by His Honour Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia in 2014, recognizes the exceptional quality of locally sourced and produced wines, and honours the dedication and craft of those in Nova Scotia's vibrant wine industry. Through a blind tasting, an independent panel of experts chose the following...
Friday, June 10, 2016

Message of Congratulations to His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

On behalf of the people of Nova Scotia, Mrs. Grant and I extend our sincerest congratulations to His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh on the occasion of his 95th Birthday on June 10th, 2016. Nova Scotians have fond memories of His Royal Highness’ Royal Tour of our province that was undertaken in 2010. Since his first tour of Canada in 1951 when he and the then Princess Elizabeth extensively toured Canada, and through his involvement with the Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army, Royal Canadian Air Force and the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme in particular, he has had a significant influence...
Sunday, May 22, 2016

MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCE ON THE PASSING OF THE HON. LORNE O. CLARKE

Mrs. Grant and I were saddened to learn of the death of The Honourable Lorne O. Clarke, OC, ONS, former Chief Justice of Nova Scotia and Chief Justice of the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal. A native of Nova Scotia, Chief Justice Clarke had a distinguished career in the legal profession. He was a law professor at Dalhousie University and went on to be a renowned practitioner in labour-management relations as a negotiator, conciliator and arbitrator. While a judge, he served as chair of several committees and in executive positions of the Canadian Judges Conference. His law career culminated in...
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Message from Her Majesty The Queen on the Wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta

“Prince Philip and I were shocked and saddened by the news of the wildfires that are causing such devastation to Fort McMurray. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who have been affected, and we send our heartfelt thanks to the firefighters and the other emergency workers.” Elizabeth R The message can be viewed here: http://www.gg.ca/pdf/Wild_Fires_in_FortMcMurray_en.pdf
Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Queen’s 90th Birthday – The Public is Invited to Sign a Book of Congratulations at Government House

Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant and Mrs. Joan Grant extend congratulations to Her Majesty The Queen on the occasion of her 90th Birthday on April 21st, 2016. From April 21 until June 15, 2016 members of the public are invited to sign the congratulatory message book available at Government House, 1451 Barrington St., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily including weekends. The book will then be sent to Her Majesty from the people of Nova Scotia.
Friday, April 15, 2016

2016 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines

The call for submissions for this year’s award was announced today by Government House, Halifax. The award, established by His Honour Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant, CMM, ONS, CD (Ret’), Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia 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 administrative process for the award is conducted in conjunction with the Winery Association of Nova Scotia and Taste of Nova Scotia. These two organizations will contact their member wineries to...
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

EVENINGS @ GOVERNMENT HOUSE – 19 April 2016 – Featuring a talk by Chief Petty Officer First Class (Ret’d) David Porter

To mark The Queen’s 90th Birthday, Chief Petty Officer First Class David Porter, CD (Retired) will give a talk on the Royal Canadian Navy’s participation in the Fleet Review at Spithead celebrating the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in June 1953. To register, please call 902-424-7001 or go to: http://bit.ly/1V4kJkq

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