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On Saturday, 24 March 2018 Their Honours attended a Reception to commemorate Mr. Lloyd Seaward’s visit to England for the 75th Anniversary of the sinking of HMS Exeter.
Mr. Seaward is only one of two living crew of the survivors. He is 100 years old.
On Tuesday, 13 March 2018, His Honour The Honourable Frank F. Fagan, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador, inspected a Guard of Honour from the Canadian Armed Forces and the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, prior to delivering the Speech from the Throne.
Tuesday, 17 April 2018
On Tuesday, 17 April 2018 at 3:00 p.m., His Honour The Honourable Frank F. Fagan, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador and Patron of the Community Sector Council of Newfoundland and Labrador and Her Honour Patricia Fagan, will host a Reception at Government House, for invited guests, in celebration of the Community Sector Council Volunteer Week 2018.
Wednesday, 18 April 2018
On Wednesday, 18 April 2018 at 12:30 p.m., Her Honour Patricia Fagan, Honorary President and Patron of the Girl Guides of Canada – Guides du Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador, will attend a Luncheon to commemorate 100 years of Guiding in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Thursday, 19 April 2018
On Thursday, 19 April 2018 at 3:00 p.m., Their Honours will host a Ceremony, at Government House, for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada “Caring Hearts Circle”. Following the Ceremony, a Reception will be held for invited guests.
Friday, 20 April 2018
On Friday, 20 April 2018 at 3:00 p.m., Their Honours will host a Reception, for invited guests, in recognition of the artists of the Indigenous Art Exhibition, at Government House.more »
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.
The Honourable 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.