Evenings @ Government House Winter 2017

Thursday, January 26, 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.J. Grant.  "Mrs. Grant and I invite the public to join us for these evenings at 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 http://lt.gov.ns.ca/news-events/evenings-government-house for further details.

Scheduled events are:

14 February – Presentation by Professor David Divine on the African Heritage Month 2017 Theme:  'Passing the Torch . . . African Nova Scotians and the next 150 years' 

28 February – An evening of gospel music by The Sanctified Brothers

14 March – Traditional Chinese Flute Music Recital by Buning Liu

28 March – Presentation by Dr. David Sutherland and Barry Cahill on the Halifax Explosion Relief Commission

11 April – Presentation by Dr. David Campbell on the Battle of Vimy Ridge

25 April – 1867 Period Costume Show by the Graduating Students of the Dalhousie Costume Studies Department