Residents in Saskatchewan may not know it, but Government House – the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor – is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year.
On Saturday, a grand “At Home” public event resembling one of the open-door receptions hosted at Government House during its early years will take place.
“Government House has been a dynamic gathering point for 125 years and keeps the connection between the Crown, government and our growing population alive and relevant,” Minister responsible for the Provincial Capital Commission Christine Tell said. “I encourage people to join us in celebrating this majestic National Historic Site and momentous milestone.”
This Saturday, from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., the public is invited to enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, self-guided walking tours in the Edwardian Gardens, the Regina Symphony Orchestra string trio, live theatrical performances and much more. Admission is free.
Government House was built in 1891 and first served as the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of the North-West Territories.