New Year's Day Levee
Her Honour celebrated the start of Canada's 150th Birthday at the New Year's Day Levee on January 1st at Government House in Regina. The Levee provided an opportunity to exchange New Year's greetings with the Lieutenant Governor, enjoy refreshments and entertainment. This public event is free admission. Although some guests choose to dress up and others come in uniform, there is no set dress code.
This year Her Honour welcomed 8 members fo the Order of Canada to help her cut our 150th birthday cake. Guests had a chance to meet Carol Gay Bell, Vic Cicansky, Elva Kyle, Ken Mitchell, Robert Mossing, Jack Sures, David Thauberger, and Art Wakabayashi.
We also handed out Canada 150 tulip bulbs and lapel pins. The tulip bulbs are also available for purchase at Home Hardware stores.
Thanks to the RCMP Heritage Centre, this year guests had an opportunity to try out the RCMP Musical Ride Virtual Reality Experience. Filmed in Ottawa at the RCMP Musical Ride Training Centre, the Musical Ride Virtual Reality Exhibit invites guests to literally “hop in the saddle” and join members of the 2015 Musical Ride as they practice some of the more intricate choreographed movements that they performed to the delight of thousands of spectators from across the country and abroad.
Children had the opportunity to create their own Canada 150 birthday cake card.
Free parking will be provided at EVRAZ Place at the Lewvan Drive entrance. A free shuttle service will run frequently between the EVRAZ parking lot and Government House.