His Honour signs the Oaths of Office while Chief Justice Derek Green and Premier Kathy Dunderdale look on.
His Honour prepares to review the Honour Guard with Aide-de-Camp Lt(N) Tony Young, Premier Kathy Dunderdale, Chief Justice Derek Green and Her Honour Patricia Fagan.
Tuesday, 21 May 2013
On Tuesday, 21 May 2013 at 3:45 p.m., His Honour the Honourable Frank F. Fagan, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador and Her Honour Patricia Fagan will attend a Meet and Greet with the Mayor and City Councillors at City Hall. His Honour will present Mayor Dennis O’Keefe, Mayor of the City of St. John’s and Mr. Mike Dwyer, Regional Fire Director with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Bi-weekly advice from our Greenhouse and Grounds Manager on caring for the types of trees and flowers growing at Government House.
Current: Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera)
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The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Mounted Unit’s horses are housed on the grounds of Government House? Visitation by appointment only. Contact: Sergeant J. T. Penton, (709) 729-0447 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
During 2012, Canada is celebrating the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne.
The Order of Newfoundland and Labrador is the highest honour of the province.
Order of Canada recipients from Newfoundland and Labrador.