The People and the Lieutenant Governor

The People and the Lieutenant Governor (HM1F71)

Location: Victoria, BC V8S 1V9 Capital
Country: Canada
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N 48° 25.182', W 123° 20.533'

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In addition to carrying out constitutional responsibilities, the Lieutenant Governor plays an important role in celebrating, inspiring and connecting British Columbians. Many organizations invite the Lieutenant Governor to act as their patron. The Lieutenant Governor travels across the province to meet British Columbians and to recognize their achievements in public service, volunteerism, and bravery.

The Lieutenant Governor has a busy schedule of attending cultural events and dinners, military and civilian ceremonies, and visiting schools and community groups. Based on a custom dating back to the fur trade and French royalty, the Lieutenant Governor has hosted an annual New Years' Day Levee since 1872, welcoming the public to come in from the cold and enjoy food and drink.

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In 1924, Lieutenant Governor Walter Cameron Nichol unveiled a cairn to maritime explorers at Nootka Sound, on the west coast of Vancouver Island. He met with Napoleon Maquinna, the descendant of Nuu-cha-nulth Chief Maquinna who sold otter furs to early traders. A Nuu-cha-nulth carver later sent Nichol a canoe that was placed on the grounds at Government House.
BC Archives, A-06089

2. Lieutenant Governor George R. Pearkes (1960 - 1968) and Premier W.A.C. Bennett attend launch of a new ferry from Burrand Dry Dock.

3. Lieutenant Governor Robert Randolph Bruce travelled extensively in the province, unveiling a cairn to Alexander Mackenzie in Bella Coola in 1927, and visiting Atlin, in the northwest corner of the province, in 1929. Here, Bruce arrived on Galiano Island where he opened the new community hall in May 1929.
BC Archives, F-02893

4. Iona V. Campagnolo, British Columbia's first female Lieutenant Governor (2001-2007) visits a historical fair in Kamloops.
Government House Archives

5. Rick Hansen travelled in a wheelchair 40,000 kilometres through 34 countries during his Man in Motion Tour to raise awareness about people with disabilities. In 1987, Port Alberni-born Hansen became a Companion of the Order of Canada and later met with Lieutenant Governor Robert Gordon Rogers and Chatelaine Jane Rogers at Government House.
Government House Archives

6. As British Columbia's first Aboriginal Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Steven L. Point promoted the theme of reconciliation. With KwaGulth master carver Chief Tony Hunt, Point carved two canoes: an ocean canoe that he gave to the Royal Canadian Navy in honour of its 100th anniversary in 2010, and a river canoe, Shxwtitostel, that he gave to the Province. For Point, the canoe symbolized the "need to create a better understanding amongst all people that we are in the same canoe. No matter where are you from, we all need to paddle together." Here, Point paddles the river canoe in Ross Bay in 2009.
Government House Archives

7. A crowd enjoys the "Music on the Lawn" concert series at Government House
Government House Archives
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HM NumberHM1F71
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Placed ByGovernment House, British Columbia
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 5:39am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 474679 N 5363006
Decimal Degrees48.41970000, -123.34221667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 25.182', W 123° 20.533'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 25' 10.92" N, 123° 20' 31.98" W
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Area Code(s)919
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1401 Rockland Ave, Victoria BC V8S 1V9, CA
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