Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc and Mrs. LeBlanc invite Nova Scotians and visitors to join them for the Winter 2019 Series of Evenings at Government House.
Three themes and anniversaries will be commemorated through this new series of public events. They are the 200th anniversary of Province House, African Heritage Month, and the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in the Second World War.
Featured topics are a history of Canada’s oldest legislative assembly, a profile of African Nova Scotian Delmore “Buddy” Daye and the Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute, a presentation from the co-creators of the new musical Kamp, a screening of a series of stories from Nova Scotian veterans of the Second World War, a presentation on Canada’s role in the D-Day landing operation Overlord, and a screening of Sylvia Hamilton’s film on African Nova Scotian operatic singer Portia White.
“This will be the fourth series of Evenings at Government House that Patsy and I will host,” said Lt.-Gov. LeBlanc. “These presentations and performances are a perfect way for Nova Scotians to learn about our fascinating and wonderful history, heritage and culture in the setting of Government House, the ceremonial home of all Nova Scotians.”
All events are held at Government House, 1451 Barrington St., Halifax. The events are free and people must register online at http://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 for further details.
Scheduled events are:
— to mark the 200th Anniversary of Province House, Garry Shutlak, senior archivist at the Nova Scotia Archives, will give an illustrated presentation on the history of Province House, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
— in observation of the 2019 African Heritage Month theme of Our History is Your History, there will be a presentation on Delmore “Buddy” Daye and his legacy through the Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
— Theatre Nova Scotia artists Jamie Bradley and GaRRy Williams, co-creators of the new musical Kamp, will give a talk about how they went from blank page to full script, Tuesday, March 12, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
— on the 10th anniversary of its creation, Royal Canadian Air Force Honorary Colonel Dan Hennessey will screen his video Time to Remember, a poignant series of stories from Nova Scotian veterans of the Second World War, Tuesday, March 26, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
— to mark the 75th anniversary of the Second World War D-Day Landings on June 6, 1944, historian Jay White will give a presentation on Canada’s role in Operation Overlord that launched the successful invasion of Nazi-occupied Western Europe, Tuesday, April 9, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
— acclaimed filmmaker and multi-disciplinary artist Sylvia Hamilton will screen her 1999 film on African Nova Scotian operatic singer Portia White, Portia White: Think On Me. The screening will be followed by a question and answer period, Tuesday, April 23, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Source : Media Release