December 23, 2015
For immediate release
Lieutenant Governor’s 2016 Levée
Lieutenant Governor's Office
Their Honours the Honourable H. Frank Lewis, Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island and Mrs. Dorothy Lewis are preparing to host their annual New Year’s Day Levée.
The levée will be at the Government House, 1 Terry Fox Drive, the Lieutenant Governor’s residence, on January 1 from 10:00 am until 11:30 am. As usual, light refreshments will be served with the help of staff and volunteers. Seasonal decorations will be in place for those who missed the open house in early December.
The modern levée is uniquely Canadian and Prince Edward Island has a particularly strong tradition of hosting and attendance. His Honour emphasize that his levée is free and open to everyone including children. He is particularly encouraging PEI newcomers and those who have never visited Government House to take the opportunity to share in this local custom. Levée-goers have found it an excellent way to start the year, exchanging good wishes with family, friends and new acquaintances.
Their Honours also look forward to greeting others at various levées they will attend later in the day. For anyone interested in other Charlottetown-area levées, Peter Rukavina's comprehensive annual list can be found at www.ruk.ca/levee-2016.
Vehicle traffic onto Government House grounds is restricted during the levée. The main floor of Government House is accessible and mobility impaired visitors may be driven to the building; however, parking space is very limited.