Sunday, July 10, 2011

Annual Garden Party at Government House, Halifax

The Hon. Mayann Francis, ONS, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, hosts an annual garden party mid-June, an event opened to the public, with special invitations to some to attend. The party is held at Government House located at 1451 Barrington Street, Halifax. This annual event is of course subject to the weather, and should inclement weather occur on the day, the garden party converts to a "tea party" held indoors in Government House. This year's event was scheduled for the afternoon of June 15, 2011.

David M. Cvet, President of the Royal Heraldry Society of Canada attended the party and briefly met with the Hon. Mayann Francis. We engaged in the usual small talk, a comment on David's height, and briefly mentioned one of our Society's members, Dr. Christopher McCreery who is the Lieutenant Governor's assistant. David also had the opportunity to chat with Dr. McCreery in between his several duties that day and discussed the upcoming AGM and Conference being hosted by the Prairie Branch this September. Dr. McCreery will be one of the speakers at that event.

As weather would have it, it was pouring rain that day, and the party event was moved indoors. This is the second year that David had the opportunity to be in the Halifax area, and therefore took the opportunity to attend this event. The same day also provided the opportunity to meet with the Atlantic Branch President, Mr. David Hovey, who treated David to lunch at the prestigious Halifax Club, located near the Government House.