New Year's Day Levee

The New Year’s Day Levee is a tradition that began on January 1, 1884 when Lieutenant Governor Edgar Dewdney held the first New Year’s Day Levee in Saskatchewan.  

Everyone is welcome to join Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield on January 1st from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Government House, located at 4607 Dewdney Avenue in Regina. 

The Levee is free of charge.  Guests have an opportunity to exchange New Year's greetings with the Lieutenant Governor, enjoy refreshments and entertainment.

Celebrate the 125th Anniversary of Government House

This year’s Levee will mark the start of the 125th Anniversary of Government House.  There will be samples of the Government House signature tea and special cookies to mark the occasion.

Meet Ruff Rider the PTSD-helper Dog

In 2014, the Nash Project invited the Lieutenant Governor to name this very special dog.  Ruff Rider is being trained to assist someone who is struggling with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Ruff Rider is a Gladiator, which is a cross between a Great Dane and a Mastiff.  He's a gentle giant and loves to meet people of all ages.  We are proud to shine the light on the Nash Project dogs, who literally save lives.  Guests are invited to post their picture with Ruff Rider on the Lieutenant Governor's Facebook page at


Children's Crafts

Back by popular demand - children will be able to create a Victorian Calling Card and a Christmas Cracker full of treats.

In the Victorian era, people used calling cards to introduce themselves to new friends. Present your calling card to the Lieutenant Governor’s Aide-de-Camp, who will introduce you to Her Honour.



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.


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