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Nominations Open for Alberta's Highest Honour

Public nominations are now being accepted for Alberta highest honour. Learn more about the Alberta Order of Excellence.

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Applications now open for 2022 Emerging Artist Awards

Alberta artists in the early stages of their professional careers can apply for the 2022 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award until midnight February 4, 2022.

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International Day of Education 2022

Thank you to all of our teachers and educators for your skill and determination, particularly through the challenges of the pandemic.

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National Day of Remembrance and Action Against Islamophobia

Lieutenant Governor Lakhani offers her thoughts on the National Day of Remembrance of the Québec City Mosque Attack and Action Against Islamophobia

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World Interfaith Harmony Week 2022

Her Honour reflects on the importance of thoughtful dialogue and compassion for everyone in our communities.

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Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee Year Begins

Today marks the start of a very special year in celebration of our longest reigning and most beloved Queen.

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Learn about the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

This year Canadians are celebrating the Queen's 70 years of service. Learn more about this extraordinary milestone as well as upcoming events and initiatives.

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Platinum Jubilee Flag Unfurled in Alberta

Watch a video of Canada's Platinum Jubilee Flag being unfurled at Government House.

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The Power of Conversation - Perspectives on Giving Back and Building Resilience

Listen to Her Honour's conversation with new Albertan Bryan Mwaka, covering his experiences as a refugee and inspiring ideas on what we can all do to reach out to those in need and to build our own "resilience muscles."

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Identification of potential residential school graves in Grouard

Her Honour offers her condolences and commitment to walking beside the people of Kapawe'no First Nation as they face the pain and grief of the 169 potential graves on the site of the former St. Bernard Mission in Grouard.

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International Women's Day 2022

Lieutenant Governor Lakhani offers her thoughts on this special day for women here at home and around the world.

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Update from the Lieutenant Governor - September 2021 to February 2022

Learn about the events, meetings and celebrations that Her Honour took part in over the past six months.

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Enter the 2022 Queen's Commonwealth Essay Contest!

Canadian students (up to age 18) and schools are invited to celebrate Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee by entering the Queen's Commonwealth Essay Contest. The competition closes on June 30, 2022 and grand prizes include a week-long trip to London and a special award ceremony at a palace.  

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National Volunteer Week 2022

Lieutenant Governor Lakhani offers her thoughts on, and thanks to, the hardworking volunteers who are bring help and hope to our communities.

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Red Dress Day 2022

Lieutenant Governor Lakhani offers her thoughts on National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit People.

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Victoria Day 2022

A message from Lieutenant Governor Lakhani to mark Victoria Day in Alberta.

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Platinum Jubilee Garden Party June 4

Her Honour invites everyone to join her at Government House in Edmonton for a special outdoor event in celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

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Anniversary of the Queen's Coronation

On this day in 1953, the coronation ceremony took place for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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National Indigenous Peoples Day 2022

Lieutenant Governor Lakhani offers her thoughts on the occasion of National Indigenous Peoples Day.

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World Refugee Day 2022

World Refugee Day brings awareness to the 1 in 95 people around the world who have fled their home as a result of conflict or persecution.

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Canadian Multiculturalism Day 2022

June 27 is Canadian Multiculturalism Day

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Arrival of His Holiness Pope Francis in Alberta

A message of welcome from the Lieutenant Governor on the Pope's visit to Alberta.

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Heritage Day 2022

Her Honour offers her thoughts on Heritage Day.

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Update from the Lieutenant Governor - March to August 2022

Learn more about the events, meetings, and celebrations that Her Honour took part in over the past 6 months.

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Video message from Her Honour on Her Majesty the Queen's passing

A video message from Lieutenant Governor Lakhani on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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International Day of Peace 2022

A message of encouragement and thanks from Lieutenant Governor Lakhani to mark this special day.

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National Day For Truth And Reconciliation 2022

A message from Lieutenant Governor Salma Lakhani to mark this important day.

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Islamic History Month & Women's History Month 2022

A message from Lieutenant Governor Lakhani celebrating the history and contributions of Muslim women in our communities.

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Remembrance Day 2022

Her Honour offers thoughts on the tremendous debt we own to the Canadians in uniform who served and sacrificed eighty years ago at Dieppe, and in so many other battles and missions through the decades.