Lieutenant Governor Salma Lakhani will host the first New Year’s Day Levee of her tenure at historic Government House in Edmonton on Sunday, January 1, 2023. The event was not held in the previous two years due to the pandemic.

“I am very excited to resume this time-honoured tradition. Everyone is welcome to attend and my husband, Zaheer, and I are looking forward to meeting people and sharing best wishes for a wonderful 2023!” Her Honour, the Honourable Salma Lakhani

The levee takes place on Sunday, January 1, 2023 from noon to 3:00 pm at Government House, 12845 – 102 Avenue, Edmonton.

The event is free and open to the public. For the first time, guests will have the ability to register through Eventbrite at While pre-registration is not necessary, it is highly recommended to ensure that everyone can be accommodated. 

Guests will be able to take in the beautiful art and displays throughout Government House, meet and have a photo taken with the Lieutenant Governor, and enjoy live music and festive treats. There will also be an opportunity to write postcards of support for members of the Canadian Armed Forces currently serving overseas. The Lieutenant Governor and Dr. Lakhani will be joined in the receiving line by members of the Vice-Regal Escort.

The levee is suitable for all ages. Free, limited on-site parking will be available. Government House is accessible for those with limited mobility, including wheelchair access from the west side of the building.

(Please note: there is no dedicated time slot this year for Military/First Responders. You are encouraged to come anytime between noon and 3:00 pm with your families.)