Everyone is welcome to join the Lieutenant Governor at the annual New Year's Day levee to help ring in Canada's 150th birthday year.
Lieutenant Governor Lois Mitchell and His Honour Doug Mitchell will be greeting members of the public at Government House in Edmonton from 1:30 to 3:30 PM on Sunday, January 1. They will be joined by the Vice-Regal Escort, which includes senior members of the Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP and Edmonton Police.
The levee is an opportunity to visit historic Government House, enjoy music and light refreshments and write a postcard of thanks and encouragement to Canadian Forces members serving overseas. To kick off Canada's special year, all guests will receive Canada 150 pins and have the opportunity to take a Canada 150 photo. Younger visitors can take away a Canada 150 activity kit.
Government House is located in Edmonton at 12845 - 102 Avenue (adjacent to the old location of the Royal Alberta Museum). Free parking is available on the grounds. Government House is wheelchair accessible from the west side of the building. The levee is an open house-style event suitable for all ages.