The Hon Salma Lakhani began her tenure as Her Majesty the Queen's representative on August 26, 2020
As her official tenure as Lieutenant Governor draws to a close, Her Honour offers her thanks and best wishes to all Albertans
An overview of activities and programs undertaken by Lieutenant Governor Mitchell from April to August 2020.
On Wednesday, August 26, Salma Lakhani will be installed as the 19th Lieutenant Governor of Alberta. She takes on the role following longstanding service as a community leader and volunteer.
An overview of activities and programs undertaken by Lieutenant Governor Mitchell from January to March 2020.
Lieutenant Governor Mitchell has chosen seven dedicated volunteers for a special commendation in recognition of service to her office.
A message from the Lieutenant Governor to honour National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day.
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.
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.
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.
The Lieutenant Governor marks National Volunteer Week with a thank you to all the dedicated and caring volunteers across the province.
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.
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.
The Lieutenant Governor offers her thanks and encouragement as Albertans respond to the COVID-19 situation.
An overview of activities and programs undertaken by Her Honour, the Honourable Lois E. Mitchell from October to December 2019..
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.
Leading volunteers from Edmonton and Central Alberta received a special honour for longstanding dedication to community service.
Leading community volunteers from Southern Alberta were honoured at a special ceremony at McDougall Centre in Calgary on October 31.
An overview of activities and programs undertaken by Her Honour, the Honourable Lois E. Mitchell from July to September 2019.
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.
The Lieutenant Governor's Circle on Mental Health & Addiction recognized inspiring community leaders with 2019 True Awards and Donald S. Ethell Youth Awards.
Her Honour presented the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Citizenship Medal to inspiring young leaders from across the province.
Read an overview of activities and programs undertaken by Her Honour, the Honourable Lois E. Mitchell from April to June 2019.
Congratulations to the recipients and finalists from across Alberta who took part in the awards program for 2019.
Read an overview of activities and programs undertaken by Her Honour, the Honourable Lois E. Mitchell from January to March 2019.
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.
Read an overview of activities and programs undertaken by Her Honour, the Honourable Lois E. Mitchell from October to December 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Lieutenant Governor Mitchell and the British Consul General raise the Commonwealth Flag on March 12, 2018 to mark Commonwealth Day.
A new contest for Alberta classrooms and 4-H clubs invites students to share their ideas on agriculture in Alberta...past, present and future.
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.
Lieutenant Governor Mitchell invites the public to join her in Edmonton on January 1 for the annual levee at Government House.
Calgary - The Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers was presented to Calgary and area community leaders at a ceremony on October 24
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
Lieutenant Governor Lois Mitchell hosted dignitaries and the public at a grand opening in Banff to celebrate Canada's first Commonwealth Walkway.
On July 25, 2017, Lieutenant Governor Mitchell presented the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Citizenship Medal to exceptional student leaders from across Alberta.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.