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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

The United Nations has set “Youth Standing Up Against Racism” as the theme for the 2021 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

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International Women's Day 2021

As we mark International Women’s Day, I am deeply thankful for the efforts of everyone who works to ensure that women and girls, in Alberta and Canada and across the globe, receive the protections, encouragement and opportunities they need to thrive.

World Interfaith Harmony Week 2021

World Interfaith Harmony Week is a moment to celebrate the power of dialogue, compassion and acceptance between people of all beliefs.

Pink Shirt Day 2021

Pink Shirt Day is a moment for us all to recommit to the ongoing work of eliminating bullying from our communities.

Anniversary of Ukrainian Intl Airlines Crash

As we mark the one year anniversary of the loss of so many lives with the downing of Ukrainian International Airlines Flight PS752 our hearts and thoughts reach out to the families,  friends and colleagues who have continued to bear the anguish of this terrible tragedy.

International Day of Education 2021

Today we mark the United Nation’s International Day of Education, a moment to recognize the extraordinary, transformative power of education to deliver opportunity and hope to all.

New Year Message from Lieutenant Governor Lakhani

As we say goodbye to 2020, a year that has carried so many challenges for every one of us, it is important to take a moment and reflect on the positive things in our lives.

National Volunteer Week 2021

The theme for National Volunteer Week 2021 is an idea that holds particular meaning in these extraordinary times.  Value of One, Power of Many reminds us that our individual actions and contributions play an important role in realizing the shared vision we hold for a stronger, healthier and more compassionate future.

Statement from Lt. Governor Lakhani on the Passing of HRH The Prince Philip

On behalf of all Albertans, I extend deepest sympathy to Her Majesty the Queen and all members of the Royal Family.”

May is Asian Heritage Month

This special month reminds us that the extraordinary contributions offered through the decades by people of Asian descent have been as diverse as Asian Canadians themselves.

Victoria Day 2021

As she wishes all Albertans an enjoyable long weekend, the Lieutenant Governor also offers thanks to everyone who has been serving on the front lines of the pandemic.

Kamloops Residential School Discovery

Lieutenant Governor Lakhani offers her thoughts on the discovery of a mass burial site at the Kamloops Residential School and urges all Albertans to use Indigenous History Month and as opportunity to continue learning.

Senseless killing of Muslim family in Ontario

Her Honour offers her thoughts and condolences on the loss of a London, Ontario family in an Islamophobic attack.

Queen's Commonwealth Day Message 2021

The Queen and other members of the Royal Family have paid tribute to the way in which communities across the family of nations have come together in response to the pandemic in a special broadcast ahead of Commonwealth Day.

World Refugee Day 2021

Like many refugees and stateless people through the years, Lieutenant Governor Lakhani was blessed to make a new home in Canada, a country that guarantees human rights, democratic freedom and the rule of law for every citizen

National Multiculturalism Day

This year is the 50th anniversary of Canada’s official multiculturalism policy and we all can play a role in the ongoing process of building diverse and welcoming communities.

Canada Day 2021

This Canada Day finds us at a singular moment in our history and gives us the opportunity to reflect, to remember our collective strengths and to address sober realities.

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Heritage Day 2021

Heritage Day is a celebration of many things including spending time with family and friends this long weekend but it is also a time to recognize and honour the wealth of vibrant cultures that make up the fabric of our society.

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International Youth Day 2021

This United Nations special day focuses on the power that youth hold to shape our communities and the future for the better.

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First Year Reflections from Lt. Governor Lakhani

Her Honour offers her thoughts on her first year as Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, along with her heartfelt thanks to everyone she has learned from and all those who have enriched her journey to date.

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International Literacy Day 2021

This year's  theme,  Literacy for a human-centered recovery: Narrowing the digital divide, reminds us of the challenges faced by individuals in our communities who are struggling with low literacy skills. 

State of emergency in Alberta

Her Honour offers her thanks to the province's healthcare professionals working on the front lines of the pandemic, along with thoughts and hopes for her fellow Albertans.

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International Day of Peace 2021

This annual commemoration is an opportunity to bring a little peace to the people around us and to foster a greater sense of compassion in our communities.

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Orange Shirt Day 2021

Today is an opportunity for all Canadians to think about what we can do to foster a greater spirit of learning, compassion and healing as we continue along the ongoing, shared journey of truth and reconciliation.

Islamic History Month 2021

This month we recognize the many Muslim trailblazers who helped to build our communities, and the leaders who continue to chart a path forward today.

Women's History Month 2021

Lieutenant Governor Lakhani salutes the generations of remarkable pioneers who have contributed to the continuum of women's history in Canada.

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International Day of the Girl 2021

This is a day for us to think about what we can do to encourage the girls in our lives and to lift up those around the world who face barriers to success.

Family Violence Prevention Month 2021

This month brings this pressing issue into focus and shines a light on efforts and resources to help those who are not safe in the one place where we all deserve to feel secure.

Remembrance Day 2021

Through the years, Canadians in uniform have bravely stepped forward to defend people around the world facing conflict and war. Like the Poppy of Remembrance, which is marking its 100th anniversary, the gratitude Canadians feel for our heroes only deepens in strength and meaning with each passing year.

Métis Week

Métis Week in Alberta is a wonderful way to honour a people and culture that hold a very special place in our province and in the story of the land we share, while learning about Métis history and culture.

National Child Day 2021

National Child Day recognizes the infinite possibilities that reside within every child and salutes the dedicated individuals and organizations in our communities who are working to give children the care and supports they need to flourish.

International Volunteer Day

This annual celebration highlights the crucial role that volunteers play in shaping our shared future as Albertans, as Canadians and as global citizens and encourages us all to find ways to make a difference in our communities.

International Human Rights Day 2021

This day is an opportunity to revisit the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and to recommit to the ongoing work of making our communities safe and accepting for all.

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2022 Outdoor Levee CANCELLED

Lieutenant Governor Lakhani regrets that she will not be hosting an outdoor levee on New Year's Day, due to the cold forecast for January 1, combined with current precautions surrounding the COVID variant of concern.

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Holiday Video and Message from Lieutenant Governor Lakhani

Her Honour wishes everyone Happy Holidays and a very Merry Christmas!

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New Year's Video Message from Lieutenant Governor Lakhani

Her Honour offers her thoughts on 2022 and her thanks to all those who serve our communities, year in and year out.