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On February 5th Their Honours welcomed members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Youth Parliament to Government House for a reception. The reception followed the first day of the 51st Session of the Youth Parliament. Earlier in the day Their Honours visited the House of Assembly where His Honour helped officially open the Youth Parliament.
Their Honours with members of the 51st Session of the Youth Parliament
Monday, 9 March
On Monday, 09 March 2015 at 3:00 p.m., Her Honour Patricia Fagan, as Honorary Patron of the YWCA St. John’s, will participate in the YWCA St. John’s Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony at Government House. Following the Ceremony, Her Honour will host a Reception for invited guests.
At 7:30 p.m., His Honour the Honourable Frank F. Fagan, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador and Patron of the Kiwanis Music Festival and Her Honour Patricia Fagan, will attend the Kiwanis Music Festival Grand Concert at the Arts and Culture Centre.
The Order of Newfoundland and Labrador is the highest honour of the province.
Order of Canada recipients from Newfoundland and Labrador.
Did You Know?
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Mounted Unit’s horses are housed on the grounds of Government House? Visitation by appointment only. Contact: (709) 729-0447.
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 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 (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? 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.