News and events

Recent events and photos 


Alberta Order of Excellence 2014

On Oct 15, His Honour hosted the investiture ceremony for this year's new members of the Alberta Order of Excellence.  Photos  About AOE


PPCLI 100th Anniversary

August 2014 marked the 100th anniversary of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. Celebrations took place across the province to honour the Regiment's century of service. Photos


Honours Exhibit - Edmonton

On July 1, 2014, the touring Exhibit arrived in Edmonton, connecting Albertans with the stories of outstanding Canadians.   Exhibit  


LGAAA Emerging Artists - Edmonton

Eight gifted Albertans were presented with the Emerging Artists Award on June 11 at Government House.  Photos  Emerging Artists


Massey Medal - Edmonton

Albertan geographer Dr. Derald Smith was awarded the Royal Canadian Geographical Society's 2014 Massey Medal in Calgary in May.  Massey Medal  Presentation Photo


Clara's Big Ride - Claresholm, AB

His Honour helped welcome Clara Hughes to Claresholm. The stop was part of Clara's cross-Canada ride to reduce stigma and bring awareness to mental health issues. Photo  Clara's Big Ride 



Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Citizenship Medals

On May 9, Lieutenant Governor and Mrs. Ethell hosted a Government House ceremony to recognize young Alberta leaders. Photos 


Corrections Exemplary Service Medals

Staff of the Correctional Service of Canada gathered at Government House on May 2 for an Exemplary Service Medal ceremony. Photo


An evening with two Canadian musical greats

Their Honours joined an appreciative crowd at the Faculty Club in Edmonton for a special April 29 concert by Tommy Banks and P.J. Perry. Photo


Governor General's Caring Canadian Award

Six outstanding volunteers received the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award at an April 28th ceremony at Government House. Photos


South Alberta Light Horse Regiment - End of Afghanistan Mission

Lieutenant Governor Ethell joined in a celebration on April 26 to honour the South Alberta Light Horse Regiment veterans who served in Afghanistan. Photo

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