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Activity Report - January to March 2020

An overview of activities and programs undertaken by Lieutenant Governor Mitchell from January to March 2020.

 

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Lieutenant Governor's Volunteers Receive Vice-Regal Commendation

Lieutenant Governor Mitchell has chosen seven dedicated volunteers for a special commendation in recognition of service to her office.

 

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June is National Indigenous History Month

A message from the Lieutenant Governor to honour National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day.

 

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SPIRIT of Victory Speech Contest winners announced

Congratulations to the six Alberta youth who took home top prizes in the public speaking contest to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe. 

 

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A Mental Health Week message from the Lieutanant Governor for Mental

Mental health has become an important topic of discussion as we adapt to changes brought on by the covid-19 pandemic. There are things we can all do to foster good mental health.

 

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SPIRIT of Victory Speech Contest 

Thank you to everyone who submitted entries to the contest! The winners will be announced June 5, 2020.  Visit the History and Heroes website for more information.

 

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Recognition for Alberta's volunteers

The Lieutenant Governor marks National Volunteer Week with a thank you to all the dedicated and caring volunteers across the province.

 

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Resources to boost physical literacy while learning at home

Active living and active learning go hand in hand. Check out Active For Life for hundreds of fun games, activities and resources to keep kids and families moving.

 

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Play the Lieutenant Governor's Alberta History Quiz Show

it's a fun way for students to explore Alberta's history and meet some of the fascinating people who made it happen. Everyone who plays can enter to win a prize. The draw deadline is June 12.

 

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Statement on COVID-19 Response in Alberta

The Lieutenant Governor offers her thanks and encouragement as Albertans respond to the COVID-19 situation.

 

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Quarterly Report - October to December 2019

An overview of activities and programs undertaken by Her Honour, the Honourable Lois E. Mitchell from October to December 2019..

 

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Everyone is Welcome at the 2020 New Years Day Levee!

The doors of Government House in Edmonton will be open from 1:30-3:30 pm on January 1st for this time-honoured holiday tradition.

 

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Edmonton & Area Community Leaders Receive National Honour

Leading volunteers from Edmonton and Central Alberta received a special honour for longstanding dedication to community service.

 

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National Recognition for Calgary & Area Volunteers

Leading community volunteers from Southern Alberta were honoured at a special ceremony at McDougall Centre in Calgary on October 31.

 

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Quarterly Report - July to September 2019

An overview of activities and programs undertaken by Her Honour, the Honourable Lois E. Mitchell from July to September 2019.

 

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Step Through Time on Edmonton's New Commonwealth Walkway

The new Edmonton Commonwealth Walkway combines river valley trails through the heart of Edmonton with an innovative app that links users to voices from the past.

 

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Honours for Albertans leading the way in mental health 

The Lieutenant Governor's Circle on Mental Health & Addiction recognized inspiring community leaders with 2019 True Awards and Donald S. Ethell Youth Awards.

 

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Alberta Youth Recognized with Queen's Golden Jubilee Award

Her Honour presented the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Citizenship Medal to inspiring young leaders from across the province.

 

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Quarterly Report - April to June 2019

Read an overview of activities and programs undertaken by Her Honour, the Honourable Lois E. Mitchell from April to June 2019.

 

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Lieutenant Governor Social Studies Education Student Award 

Congratulations to the recipients and finalists from across Alberta who took part in the awards program for 2019.

 

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Quarterly Report - January to March 2019

Read an overview of activities and programs undertaken by Her Honour, the Honourable Lois E. Mitchell from January to March 2019.

 

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National Flag of Canada Day

On Feb 15, Grade 5 classes from Baturyn Elementary School in Edmonton took part in the Lieutenant Governor's annual Flag Day celebration at Government House.

 

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Quarterly Report - October to December 2018

Read an overview of activities and programs undertaken by Her Honour, the Honourable Lois E. Mitchell from October to December 2018.

 

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Doors of Government House will open for New Year's Day Levee

Everyone is welcome to join the Lieutenant Governor at Government House on New Year's Day. The doors will be open to the public from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Guests can meet Lieutenant Governor Mitchell, view historic Government House and enjoy light refreshments and music. 

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SPIRIT of Peace contest winners

Thank you to everyone who celebrated Alberta's Great War heroes through the SPIRIT of Peace contest. First prize went to Ghalia Aamer from Old Scona High School in Edmonton; second prize went to Sophia Lin from Westmount Charter School in Calgary; and third prize went to Nic de Gier from Hope Christian School in Lacombe. 

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Princess Royal unveils Edmonton River Valley Tribute to Queen

HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne joined the Lieutenant Governor at the announcement of a Commonwealth Walkway for the city, Canada's second such walkway. It will honour the longstanding service of the Queen and celebrate the shared values of democracy, human rights and the rule of law that unite Commonwealth nations. 

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Alberta Community Leaders Receive National Honour

Thirty-one Alberta community leaders received the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers in recognition of their exceptional volunteer contributions in a wide range of fields. The award pays tribute to the passion, dedication and commitment of volunteers and recognizes their achievements in the community. 

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Recognition for Alberta's Mental Health Leaders

Leaders working to break down stigma and deliver innovative mental health and addiction services are receiving special recognition. Recipients of the True Awards from the Lieutenant Governor's Circle on Mental Health and Addiction set the standard for compassionate care, offer dedicated service and bravely share personal journeys to inspire others. 

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Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Quarterly Report

This is the first in what will be an ongoing series of online reports offering and overview of activities and programs undertaken by Her Honour, the Honourable Lois E. Mitchell. This editions covers events from June to September 2018. The next issue, covering October to December 2018 will be published in early 2019

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SPIRIT of Peace Contest

SPIRIT of Peace Contest

The Lieutenant Governor invites Alberta students in Grades 10-12 to take part in the SPIRIT of Peace contest and unfold the stories of the frontline and home front heroes from their communities who made a difference during the First World War.

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Humboldt Memorials

As memorials and celebrations of life take place to honour those who died in the Humboldt tragedy, the Lieutenant Governor extends condolences to those who lost a loved one, as well as thoughts and prayers for the injured.

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Congratulations to our 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Athletes

Lieutenant Governor Mitchell offers her congratulations to the Albertans and all Canadians who represented Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in PyeongChang 

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The Commonwealth

Commonwealth Day 2018

Lieutenant Governor Mitchell and the British Consul General raise the Commonwealth Flag on March 12, 2018 to mark Commonwealth Day. 

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2018 Essay Contest

Agriculture Essay Contest for Gr 7-9

A new contest for Alberta classrooms and 4-H clubs invites students to share their ideas on agriculture in Alberta...past, present and future.

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Agriculture Poetry Contest

2018 poetry contest celebrates agriculture

The Lieutenant Governor's 2018 poetry contest for Grade 4 - 6 classes and 4-H clubs celebrates people who have led the way in farming, ranching and caring for the land.

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Government House, Edmonton

Everyone welcome at New Year's Day Levee

Lieutenant Governor Mitchell invites the public to join her in Edmonton on January 1 for the annual levee at Government House.

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Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers, Calgary

Contributions of 26 volunteers recognized with national honour

Calgary - The Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers was presented to Calgary and area community leaders at a ceremony on October 24

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Oct 17 Medal Recipients

Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers honours service, commitment of community leaders

Edmonton - The Lieutenant Governor honoured 18 outstanding Albertans from the Capital region, Central and Northern Alberta at a ceremony at Government House on October 17

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Banff Commonwealth Walkway

Queen's gift shared with all as Commonwealth Walkway opens

Lieutenant Governor Lois Mitchell hosted dignitaries and the public at a grand opening in Banff to celebrate Canada's first Commonwealth Walkway.

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Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers

Queen's medal recognizes exemplary young citizens

On July 25, 2017, Lieutenant Governor Mitchell presented the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Citizenship Medal to exceptional student leaders from across Alberta.

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Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers

Alberta community leaders receive new National Honour

Forty-four Alberta community leaders have received the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers in recognition of the time, compassion and commitment they have shared with a wide range of community organizations.

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2016 True Awards

Alberta youth bring creativity to Vimy remembrance

Lieutenant Governor Lois Mitchell honoured the top entries in the SPIRIT of Vimy contest a a ceremony in Edmonton on March 25. The contest was created to mark the centennial of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. 

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2016 True Awards

Join the Lieutenant Governor to ring in Canada's 150th birthday year

Everyone is welcome to join Lieutenant Governor Mitchell at Government House in Edmonton for the annual New Year's Day Levee. The event is open to the public from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm on Sunday, January 1. 

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2016 True Awards

Lieutenant Governor celebrates champions in mental health and addiction

Her Honour Lois Mitchell presented the True Awards and a youth award at a ceremony at Government House on October 6. The True Awards and the Donald S. Ethell Youth Award honour innovative and ground breaking work being done for mental health and addictions. 

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SPIRIT of Vimy initiative

Lieutenant Governor launches history education initiative with SPIRIT of Vimy

Lieutenant Governor Lois Mitchell has launched a new educational program to foster greater public awareness of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. The program includes a SPIRIT of Vimy contest for Albertans aged 14-24. 

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Statement on Passsing of Hon. Norman Kwong

Passing of Alberta's 16th Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Norman Kwong

Statement from Lieutenant Governor Mitchell on the passing of the Honourable Norman Kwong, September 3, 2016.

 

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Congratulations to our athletes

Congratulations to Canada's Olympic Athletes

Congratulatory message from Lieutenant Governor Mitchell to Canada's Olympic Athletes following the close of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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QE II Golden Jubilee Citizenship Medal recipients

Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal for outstanding Alberta students

Lieutenant Governor Mitchell was joined by the Minister of Culture and Tourism in a celebration of Alberta youth leaders from across the province.

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A birthday gift for The Queen - Banff Commonwealth Walkway

Alberta has a special gift to mark the 90th birthday of Her Majesty and to celebrate Canada's longstanding role as a member of the Com