Annual New Year’s Day Levée Cancelled

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Annual New Year’s Day Levée Cancelled
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lieutenant-Governor’s New Year’s Day Levée has been cancelled. In its place, Lt.-Gov Arthur J. LeBlanc will present a video message to Nova Scotians.

“With much regret, I am obliged to cancel the upcoming levée that has been hosted by lieutenant-governors since before the time my ancestors arrived in Acadia in 1652,” said Lt.-Gov. LeBlanc. “Patsy and I very much look forward to being able to host events again. However, in the meantime, we offer a toast to all Nova Scotians and wish you the very best for a happy and healthy 2022.”

The video message will be posted on the Lieutenant-Governor’s Facebook page on December 31:

Quick Facts:
— a New Year’s Day Levée is a social event that is hosted by the Governor General of Canada, lieutenant governors, military establishments, municipalities and other institutions
— levées have become a time-honoured tradition in Nova Scotia and provide opportunities to exchange goodwill with local officials and community members
— approximately 700 guests attend the Lieutenant-Governor’s New Year’s Day Levée
— last year’s New Year’s Day Levée was also cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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