Evenings @ Government House Fall 2016

Tuesday, September 6, 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 Nova Scotians.

The events are free and will be held at Government House, 1451 Barrington St., Halifax. People can register online at lt.gov.ns.ca or by calling 902-424-7001. Registration for each event will open two weeks before, on a first-come first-served basis. Visit lt.gov.ns.ca for further details. Go to the section entitled Evenings @ Government House under the News & Events page for a detailed listing of the Fall 2016 Season presentations.

Scheduled events are:

September 20 - The Halifax Music Co-op will present an evening of jazz by the Vesuvius Big Band.

October 4 - To mark the Repatriation Ceremony of the Colours of the 25th and 85th Battalions, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Colonel John Boileau (Ret'd), historian and author, will give a presentation on the history of these two Nova Scotian regiments that deployed to the Great War in 1916.

October 18 - In collaboration with the Halifax Pop Explosion, singer and musician Alana Yorke will perform.

November 1 - To affirm the close relationship between the Crown and the First Nations peoples, Ursula Johnson will give a Mi'kmaq Storytelling presentation.

November 15 - 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.

November 29 - Sixteen year-old, award-winning pianist, Jade Ley, will perform a recital.