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On Wednesday, 26 July 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., His Honour the Honourable Frank F. Fagan, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador and Her Honour Patricia Fagan invite the public to join them for the Annual Garden Party on Government House Grounds.
- The Church Lads’ Brigade Band
- The Signal Hill Tattoo
- The Celtic Fiddlers
- The St. Pat’s Dancers
- The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Mounted Unit
- Light refreshments served by the Girl Guides.
In the event of inclement weather on Wednesday, 26 July, the Garden Party will be held on Thursday, 27 July 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 02 August 2017
On Wednesday, 02 August 2017 at 11:30 a.m., His Honour, the Honourable Frank F. Fagan, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador and Vice-Regal Patron of the Royal St. John’s Regatta, and Her Honour Patricia Fagan will attend the Royal St. John’s Regatta to watch the last race of the morning. His Honour will then present individual medals and a team trophy to the winners. Following the presentations, Their Honours will attend the Regatta Day Luncheon at the Boathouse, Quidi Vidi.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.