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.
Statement from Lieutenant Governor Mitchell on the passing of the Honourable Norman Kwong, September 3, 2016.
Congratulatory message from Lieutenant Governor Mitchell to Canada's Olympic Athletes following the close of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
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 Commonwealth.
Lieutenant Governor Mitchell and former Lieutenant Governor Ethell were in Okotoks March 30 to present the Donald S. Ethell Youth Award.
Lieutenant Governor Mitchell was received by Her Majesty The Queen on March 15th.
Statement from Lieutenant Governor Mitchell on the passing of former Premier of Alberta Don Getty. Mr. Getty passed away on February 26, 2016.
National Flag of Canada Day falls on Monday, February 15th. How will you celebrate?
Recognizing Albertans leading the way in mental health and addiction programs and services.
Albertans were invited to join Their Honours for the traditional New Year's Day levee at Government House in Edmonton on Friday, January 1.
The LG's Circle is searching for up-and-coming Alberta youth, committed to fostering positive change in their communities. The Donald S. Ethell Youth Award is named for the Circle's founding patron and former Lieutenant Governor. Nominations for the new award close Mon, Jan 4, 2016.
Eight outstanding community leaders received the province's highest honour from the Lieutenant Governor at the annual Alberta Order of Excellence investiture ceremony held at Government House in Edmonton on October 14, 2015.
On September 25, 2015, Her Honour presented the 2015 True Awards to outstanding individuals and organizations working to help Albertans living with mental health and addictions concerns and reduce stigma in our communities.
On September 9, 2015, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II became the longest-serving British monarch in history, surpassing her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria.
On July 30th, Her Honour had the pleasure of presenting the QEII Golden Jubilee Citizenship medals to eight remarkable Alberta youth for outstanding community service and volunteerism.
Her Honour, the Honourable Lois Mitchell took the oath of office today to become the 18th Lieutenant Governor of Alberta.
Edmonton & area community leaders receive national honour (November 9, 2019)
National recognition for Calgary area volunteers (October 31, 2019)
Step Through Time on Edmonton's New Commonwealth Walkway (September 7, 2019)
Doors to Government House open to all for New Year's Day Levee (December 20, 2018)
Alberta community leaders receive national honour (October 15, 2018)
Recognition for Alberta's Mental Health Leaders (October 11, 2018)
Media advisory - Queen's Golden Jubilee Awards celebrate Alberta's future community, artistic leaders (July 23, 2018)
Media advisory - Rural students to join with Lieutenant Governor in honouring National Flag Day (Feb 14, 2018)
Media advisory - Lieutenant Governor to host New Year's Day open house (Dec 28, 2017)
Join the Lieutenant Governor at the New Year's Day Levee (Dec 20, 2017)
Media Advisory - Lt. Governor to present Queen's medal to Edmonton area, Central and Northern Albertans (Oct 16, 2017)
Queen's gift shared with all as Commonwealth Walkway opens (Sept 17, 2017)
Alberta community leaders receive new National Honour (May 29, 2017)
Accomplished Albertans to be honoured - Alberta Order of Excellence (May 10, 2017 - Govt of Ab Release)
Alberta youth bring creativity to Vimy remembrance (March 25, 2017)
Public to join Lieutenant Governor for New Year's Day tradition (advisory - Dec 29, 2016)
Exceptional students awarded Queen's jubilee medal (July 26, 2016 - Govt of Ab release)
Eight Community Leaders to Receive Alberta's Highest Honour (June 27, 2016 - Govt of Ab Release)
New Award for Next Generation of Mental Health Leaders (Nov 23, 2015)
Alberta's best receive province's highest honour (Oct 14, 2015)
QEII Golden Jubilee Citizenship Medal (July 31, 2015)
Media access - QE II Golden Jubilee Medal ceremony 2015 (July 30, 2015)
Lois Mitchell becomes 18th Lieutenant Governor of Alberta (June 12, 2015)
Media access - Installation of Lt Governor Designate (June 10, 2015)