New Season of Public Events Celebrate Nova Scotia Heritage and Excellence

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 at 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 or by calling 902-424-7001.

Registration for each event will open two weeks before, on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit for more details.

Scheduled events are:
— jazz concert by the Vesuvius Big Band of the Halifax Music Co-op, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
— presentation by Colonel (Ret’d) John Boileau on the history of the 25th and 85th Battalions, Canadian Expeditionary Force that deployed to the Great War in 1916, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
— musical performance by Alana Yorke in association with the Halifax Pop Explosion, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
— Mi’kmaq storytelling presentation by Ursula Johnson, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
— presentation on the 78th Highland Regiment by Rod MacLean, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
— piano recital by 16-year-old, award-winning pianist Jade Ley, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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