Residents invited to attend New Year’s Levee /LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR–2023 New Year’s Day Levée

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Residents invited to attend New Year’s Levee

Mayor Mike Savage and​ members of Regional Council are inviting residents to join them in celebrating the arrival of 2023 at the New Year’s Levee.

  • When: Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
  • Where: Halifax City Hall (Halifax Hall), 1841 Argyle Street, Halifax

All residents are welcome to attend this holiday event. Light refreshments will be provided.


LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR–2023 New Year’s Day Levée
Nova Scotians are invited to attend the annual Lieutenant-Governor’s New Year’s Day Levée on Sunday, January 1, in Halifax.

“My wife, Patsy, and I greatly enjoy welcoming Nova Scotians to Government House during the levée,” said Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc. “It is a pleasure to meet everyone and extend our best wishes for the coming year.”

The event is an opportunity for guests to exchange New Year’s greetings with the lieutenant-governor and Mrs. LeBlanc and visit the oldest vice-regal residence in North America.

It takes place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Government House, 1451 Barrington St. The event is open to the public; invitations are not required.

Quick Facts:
— New Year’s Day levées are social events 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 for local officials and community members to exchange goodwill greetings
— this will be the first Lieutenant-Governor’s New Year’s Day Levée in Halifax since 2020; the 2021 and 2022 events were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
— about 700 guests attend the lieutenant-governor’s levée each year

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