The New Years Day Levée has been a tradition among Vice Regal houses since British Columbia entered Confederation in 1871. On the first day of the new year, Government House opens its doors to friends, neighbours and visitors, and welcomes all for refreshments, music and camaraderie.
Unfortunately, there will be no Levée this coming New Years Day. The continued presence of COVID-19, in addition to Government House’s ongoing renovations, means we must go another year without gathering together.
In light of the cancellation, Government House invites all who have attended a New Years Day Levée to share their favourite photographs and memories. A panel of Government House representatives will choose a winning photo. The winner will enjoy a catered picnic lunch for two on the grounds of Government House (COVID-19 restrictions permitting).
We’ll post the highlights here on the LG Blog and share a few memories of our own too.
Photos and memories can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org until January 4, 2021, and a winner will be announced January 18, 2021.
Happy New Year!