News Releases

Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield announced today that Swift Current Dentist Dr. Lawrence Reimer will be the speaker at the Saskatchewan Prayer Breakfast on April 11, 2018.   Recipient of the Scotia Bank Humanitarian Award for Lifetime Achievement, Dr. Reimer is passionate about helping those in need in third world countries, and has made over 15 trips to developing countries to assist in providing dental health education and care.     The Saskatchewan Prayer Breakfast was...

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Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017

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.    “I look forward to my New Year’s Levee each year, but this year is particularly special as it is my final opportunity to host this historic event as Lieutenant Governor. It has been a tremendous privilege to represent our Queen in our magnificent province over the past 6 years, and truly the best part of the job has...

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Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017

Au nom de Sa Majesté la reine du Canada, j’ai le plaisir de vous présenter mes meilleurs vœux en cette belle période de l’année.   J’ai peine à croire qu’il y a six ans déjà, je devenais la 21e lieutenante-gouverneure de la Saskatchewan. C’est un privilège extraordinaire pour moi que de représenter notre chef d’État et de rencontrer les gens remarquables de notre province. J’ai été particulièrement honorée d’exercer mes fonctions au moment où notre pays célébrait le 150e anniversaire de la...

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Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017

It is my great pleasure to extend greetings on behalf of Canada’s Queen as we mark this special time of year. I can hardly believe it has been nearly six years since I became Saskatchewan’s 21st Lieutenant Governor.  It has been an extraordinary privilege to represent our Head of State, and to meet the remarkable people of Saskatchewan.  I have been especially honoured to serve as our nation commemorates the 150th Anniversary of Confederation.     This is also the 100th Anniversary of the...

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Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017

Her Honour the Honourable Vaughn Solomon Schofield, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, will present Canadian honours on behalf of Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, during two ceremonies on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.   Close to 50 remarkable Canadians from Saskatchewan will be recognized with one of the following honours:  the Order of Canada, a Meritorious Service Decoration (Civil Division), or the Sovereign’s...

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Friday, Oct. 13, 2017

Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield will visit 6 schools in the North to present the Lieutenant Governor’s Award of Excellence.   The Northern Student Achievement Awards were established in 1989 by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education.  The Lieutenant Governor’s Award of Excellence recognizes one student at each grade level from 7 to 12.  The award criteria include academic standing, school attendance, and involvement in cultural activities.   Media are invited to attend the...

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Monday, Mar. 13, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 13, 2017   Commonwealth Day Message from Her Majesty The theme of Her Majesty’s 2017 Commonwealth Day message is peace-building and reconciliation.  She states, “The cornerstones on which peace is founded are, quite simply, respect and understanding for one another. Working together, we build peace by defending the dignity of every individual and community.” “Throughout her life, our Queen has promoted collaboration between Commonwealth nations,” said...

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Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016

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 150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation.  I will begin the afternoon by presenting Canada 150 pins to 10 remarkable Saskatchewan Members of the Order of Canada.  We’ll also have some Canada 150 tulip bulbs for our guests, as well as anniversary lapel pins.  Thanks...

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Wednesday, Jun. 22, 2016

The Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan will live-stream portions of the visit of Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex from Government House in Regina tomorrow, Thursday, June 23, 2016.  Join us at www.facebook.com/LtGovSK starting at 10:30 am.  Following is the live-streaming schedule:   10:30 am – Arrival of the Royal Couple at Government House 10:45 am – The Earl’s remarks at the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award Ceremony 12:00 noon – The Earl and The...

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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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