Their Honours Frank F. Fagan and Patricia Fagan

Their Honours Frank F. Fagan, CM, ONL, MBA and Patricia Fagan

Frank F. Fagan became the 13th Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador in March 2013 following a distinguished career in business and many years of community service.

The position of Lieutenant Governor, a uniquely Canadian institution, was created in 1867 by the British North America Act, now known as The Constitution Act.

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Cancer Society Presents Their Honours with Daffodil Pins

On April 12th members of the Canadian Cancer Society, Newfoundland and Labrador Division, were at Government House and presented Their Honours with Daffodil pins. The pins are to promote Daffodil Month, a campaign to support the fight against cancer.


Mildred Cousens, volunteer, and Sharon Smith, President, present Their Honours with Daffodil Pins.

Mildred Cousens, volunteer, and Sharon Smith, President, present Their Honours with Daffodil Pins.

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Message from the
Lieutenant Governor
on the 90th Birthday of
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II


April 21st, 2016

        On behalf of the people of Newfoundland and Labrador my wife Patricia and I would like to extend our sincerest best wishes to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, on the occasion of her 90th birthday.

        Many Newfoundlanders and Labradorians hold a deep connection to the Royal Family and remember fondly Her Majesty’s visits to our province. Our Queen continues to inspire so many with her dignity, compassion and sense of duty.

        I know I speak for all of us when we send our hopes for a special day and thank Her Majesty for her continued service as Queen of Canada.

 

Official Engagements

Tuesday, 03 May 2016

On On Tuesday, 03 May 2016 at 7:00 p.m., His Honour the Honourable Frank F. Fagan, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador and Her Honour Patricia Fagan, will attend the Anglican Parish of Spaniard’s Bay for the Commemorative Celebration of the Eucharist, celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the consecration of the Anglican Parish of the Church of the Holy Redeemer and 175 years of the Church of England establishment in the community.

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Awards

Order of Newfoundland and Labrador


Order of Newfoundland and Labrador

The Order of Newfoundland and Labrador is the highest honour of the province.

 

Order of Canada - Newfoundland and Labrador Recipients


Order of Canada

Order of Canada recipients from Newfoundland and Labrador.

 

Question Mark Did You Know?

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Mounted Unit’s horses

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Mounted Unit’s horses are housed on the grounds of Government House? Visitation by appointment only. Contact: (709) 729-0447.

Caribou statue, the Battle emblem of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment

This Caribou statue, the Battle emblem of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, came from the ship The H.M.S. Newfoundland and now often adorns the dining table at Government House? An identical one from the same ship is on display at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. It was originally presented to the ship by “The People of Newfoundland” in 1944.

His Honour John C. Crosbie attended the Government House Halloween Party as a child

His Honour John C. Crosbie attended the Government House Halloween Party as a child in circa 1941? He is standing at the far right in this picture.

Some of the furniture still in use at Government House dates back from before the building was constructed

Some of the furniture still in use at Government House dates back from before the building was constructed (opened in 1830) and came from the previous Government House in Fort Townshend, like this Regency mahogany dining table from 1780?

“One side of a twin pedestal late 18 century mahogany dining table with reeded banding, the turned pillars each having four reeded splayed supports with brass lion’s claw feet, and brass casters.”

There are more than 835 trees inventoried on the grounds of Government House and adjacent properties

There are more than 835 trees inventoried on the grounds of Government House and adjacent properties? Many have been planted by visiting dignitaries. For more information about the plants and trees at Government House visit the Gardener’s Corner section of this site.