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Thursday, Apr. 7, 2016
Today Her Honour the Honourable Vaughn Solomon Schofield opened a new exhibit at Government House in Regina.  East and West:  Creating Bridges of Cultures and Art features the work of Turkish Canadian artist Muveddet Al-Katib.   “We are fortunate to have a diverse population in Saskatchewan, but it can be challenging for newcomers to connect with others and feel a sense of belonging,” said the Lieutenant Governor.  “Art can be a place of connection, where we learn about other cultural...
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Monday, Mar. 14, 2016
"The most significant event [of the year] was that which raised the women of Saskatchewan to the status of citizens." Violet MacNaughton included this statement in her 1916 President’s Report for the Women Grain Growers Association.   Today, as we mark 100 years of the women’s vote in Saskatchewan, we remember leaders like Violet MacNaughton, who worked for years to collect signatures on petitions to convince the government of the day to extend the vote to women.  These trailblazers are a...
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Monday, Mar. 14, 2016
The theme of Her Majesty’s 2016 Commonwealth Day message is “An Inclusive Commonwealth.”  She states, “Being inclusive and accepting diversity goes far deeper than accepting differences at face value and being tolerant. True celebration of the dignity of each person, and the value of their uniqueness and contribution, involves reaching out, recognising and embracing their individual identity.”   “At a time when our province and our nation are welcoming refugees from Syria, the message of...
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Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016
Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield announced today that the host of TV’s Context, Lorna Dueck, will be the speaker at the Saskatchewan Prayer Breakfast on April 6, 2016.   Lorna Dueck established Media Voice Generation (MVG), a community-held Canadian charity that seeks to create boundary-breaking media that reveals Christ.  Context with Lorna Dueck is the flagship TV show and online production of MVG.  As Executive Producer, Lorna interviews culture-shaping guests for evidence...
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Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015
Regina, December 29, 2015…Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield invites everyone to attend the annual New Year’s Day Levee on January 1st from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Government House in Regina.    “This year the Levee will mark the start of the 125th Anniversary celebrations of Government House.  We’ll have free samples of the Government House 125th Anniversary Signature tea, as well as special anniversary cookies.  We’re also delighted to host Ruff Rider, the Nash Project...
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Monday, Dec. 14, 2015
In 1914, the world was at war.  Trench warfare created very difficult circumstances, particularly in the cold of winter.  But on that Christmas Eve, something remarkable happened.  A Christmas truce was called, and the soldiers on both sides laid down their weapons.  They ventured out of their trenches and even exchanged modest gifts.  That night, when the British soldiers began to sing O Come All Ye Faithful, the Germans joined in, singing the same hymn to the Latin words Adeste...
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Wednesday, Sep. 9, 2015
Today Canada’s Queen becomes the longest-reigning monarch in British history.   A truly committed public servant, Her Majesty has exemplified integrity and honour for over 63 years.  In addition to her constitutional duties, she has presided over the Commonwealth, which has evolved into a modern partnership of nations that share common goals.  Through her support of charitable organizations and her involvement in hundreds of events each year, she has had an immeasurable...
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Thursday, Sep. 3, 2015
I am deeply proud of the role our Merchant Navy has played in world conflicts.  In the First and Second World Wars, although they were not compelled to serve, merchant crews volunteered to work on the vessels that transported crucial troops and supplies.  The Atlantic crossing was extraordinarily dangerous, and thousands of Canadians died on the merchant ships.  May we never forget their courage and their sacrifice.    In many ways, we owe our freedom to the men and women of our Merchant...
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Monday, Jun. 29, 2015
Regina, June 29, 2015…Her Honour the Honourable Vaughn Solomon Schofield will host the Lieutenant Governor’s Garden Party on July 1st from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Government House, 4607 Dewdney Avenue, Regina.   “We’ve got some fantastic activities planned to mark the 50th Anniversary of Canada’s flag.  I warmly invite everyone to join us at our magnificent Government House Edwardian Gardens to celebrate our nation’s birthday,” said Lieutenant Governor Solomon Schofield.     The Garden...
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Monday, May. 4, 2015
Today at Government House in Regina, Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield hosted His Excellency Nicolas Chapuis, Ambassador of France to Canada, who presented the rank of Knight of the French National Order of the Legion of Honour to four Saskatchewan veterans for their role in the liberation of France during the Second World War.   “I congratulate each medal recipient on this well-deserved honour,” said Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield.  “We are very proud of you, and...
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Saturday, May. 2, 2015
SASKATCHEWAN WELCOMES ROYAL BABY   May 2, 2015   “We are so happy for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they welcome a new daughter and sister for Prince George”, said Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield.  “Saskatchewan people are very fond of the Royal Family and we are pleased to provide an opportunity for everyone to send best wishes through the Saskatchewan Book of Congratulations.”   The Book of Congratulations will be available starting today at Government House in...
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Wednesday, Apr. 29, 2015
On May 1, 2015, Kate MacEachern of The Long Way Home organization will begin a 3,100 km walk from Nipawin, Saskatchewan to Chilliwack, British Columbia to raise funds in support of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder awareness and treatment.  Funds raised through the walk will support the following organizations:  Wounded Warriors Weekend, The NASH Project, PAWS Fur Thought, and Alpha K9. Kate will wear a GPS tracker on her walk so people can follow her progress through her website at...
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Monday, Mar. 9, 2015
In her annual Commonwealth Day Message, The Queen speaks about the promise of youth and the potential for young leaders to keep the ideals of the Commonwealth relevant to all generations.   “Last August, I took part in the Day of Mourning in Saskatoon – an event planned and orchestrated by young people.  Each fall, I present awards to truly outstanding youth in Northern Saskatchewan.  I have been deeply impressed by young people involved in the Bold Eagle and Cadet programs, sponsored by...
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Monday, Dec. 29, 2014
Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield invites everyone to attend the annual New Year’s Day Levee on January 1st from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Government House in Regina.    “At this year’s Levee we’ll mark the 50th Anniversary of Canada’s flag.  We’ll have some beautiful flag pins, unique maple leaf cookies, and other surprises to mark this special anniversary.  We warmly welcome everyone to toast the New Year and celebrate Canada’s flag with us at Government House in Regina,” said the...
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Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield will present Royal Canadian Humane Association Bravery Awards on Friday, November 7, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Government House in Regina. About the Royal Canadian Humane Association The Royal Canadian Humane Association was established in 1894.  The organization recognizes deeds of heroism by Canadians in civilian life, who, through their alertness, skill and concern, save or attempt to save a life, especially where those actions lie outside the...
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