Traditional News Year's Day Levée at Government House cancelled


The annual New Years Day Levée at Government House has been cancelled because of the ongoing COVID19 pandemic, and due to renovations underway.

The Levée has been a tradition since British Columbia entered Confederation in 1871, with Government House opening its doors to friends, neighbours and visitors, for refreshments, music and friendship.

But, as a way of continuing the celebration, Government House invites past attendees to share their favourite photographs and memories online until January 4th.

A winning photo will be chosen by a panel of judges, and the winner will enjoy a catered picnic lunch for two on the grounds of Government House (COVID-19 restrictions permitting).

A winner will be announced on the Lt. Governor's blog on Jan. 18th.

To sumbit photos/memories:

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