News and events

Recent events and photos

Battle of Vimy Ridge Commemoration

On April 6th, His Honour took part in a parade to commemorate the Battle of Vimy Ridge. The event involved 130 members from seven Edmonton and area Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps. Photos


Ashamed: A Conversation about Addiction and Stigma

The LG's Circle on Mental Health & Addiction hosted free events with Joseph Skrajewski from the Betty Ford Clinic. Photos  The Circle News release (.pdf)


Swearing-in ceremony for 15th Premier of Alberta

On March 23, the Chief Justice of Alberta, the Hon. Catherine Fraser presided over the swearing-in of Premier Dave Hancock.The Chief Justice took part in the ceremony in her capacity as Administrator as Lt. Gov. Ethell was out of the province and unable to return in time for the . Photos 

Chinese New Year Banquet - Feb 22

Lieutenant Governor and Mrs. Ethell rang in the Year of the Horse at a Chinese New Year banquet hosted by the Edmonton branch of Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism - Taoist Tai Chi. Photos 


National Flag of Canada Day - Feb 12

Students from Coronation Elementary and Ecole Our Lady of the Prairies gathered at Government House to celebrate the Maple Leaf.   Photos 



Kakehashi Exchange Group - Jan 10

 His Honour met with the Kakehashi Japanese Student Exchange Group at Government House on January 10. Photos 


Gov. General's Caring Canadian Award - Nov 20

Seven community volunteers received the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award at a ceremony in Calgary.Photos  About the Award News release (.pdf)



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