Vice-Regal News

On Tuesday His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le continued their Vice Regal regional visit to Eyre Peninsula.

In the morning the Governor and Mrs Le, accompanied by Mr Graeme Baldock, Deputy Mayor of the District Council of Kimba, toured the town centre and met with local business owners.

In the afternoon the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, toured Kimba Area School and addressed the students at the school assembly.

Afterwards the Governor and Mrs Le visited Lake Gilles Conservation Park and toured local tourist attractions, followed by a briefing by volunteers at the Kimba and Gawler Ranges Museum.

In the evening at the Kimba Gateway Hotel, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted Her Worship the Mayor of the Wudinna District Council, Mrs Eleanor Scholz, Mr Graeme Baldock, Deputy Mayor of the District Council of Kimba and council staff.

On Monday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le commenced their Vice Regal regional visit to Eyre Peninsula.

In the afternoon the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, toured Wudinna Area School and addressed the students at the school assembly.

Afterwards the Governor and Mrs Le visited Minnipa Agricultural Centre, toured the Dry Land Research Centre and surrounds, and were briefed on operations.

Later the Governor and Mrs Le visited Wudinna & District Telecentre and were briefed on operations, followed by afternoon tea hosted by Her Worship the Mayor of the Wudinna District Council, Mrs Eleanor Scholz, where they met with community leaders, representatives, council staff and volunteers.

On Sunday afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le departed for a regional visit to the Eyre Peninsula.

The Governor has appointed Professor Brenda Wilson to be Governor’s Deputy from Sunday 12th August until Wednesday 15th August 2018.

On Saturday afternoon at McLaren Vale, the Governor attended the 24th Choral Festival Gala Concert organised by the South Australian Country Choral Association in conjunction with the Sisters of Abundance Choir.

In the evening at the Hilton Adelaide Hotel, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Helpmann Academy’s Night of Jazz.

On Friday morning at Victoria Park, Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor participated in the Hutt Street Centre’s ‘Walk a Mile in My Boots’ event.

Later at Park Holme, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and unveiled a plaque for the official opening of South Australia’s first inclusive playground organised by the City of Marion.

On Friday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Ms Firda Firdaus, President of the Australian Indonesian Association of South Australia, and representatives of the Indonesian community, to express condolences on the deaths resulting from the Lombok earthquake and receive a briefing about the community response.

On Thursday morning His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

Later at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of the Orchid Club of South Australia.

In the afternoon the Governor received Mr Alan Young AM, Chairman, Flinders Foundation, and Mr John Mannion, Director, Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge volunteers and supporters for their service to Meals on Wheels South Australia.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received the Honourable Andrew McLachlan CSC MLC, President of the Legislative Council.

In the afternoon the Governor received the Chairperson, Board Members and Directors of Power Community Limited, followed by a luncheon.

On Tuesday morning at Oakbank Area School, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests, unveiled a plaque and met with staff and students including Japanese students visiting from Ikeda High School in Osaka, Japan.

During the day students from Flagstaff Hill R-7 School toured Government House.

On Monday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Andreas-Konstantinos Gouras, Consul-General of Greece, Mr Bill Gonis, President, Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia and Mr Andrew Psaromatis, Chair, Inter-communities Council, to express his condolences on the loss of life in the recent fires in Greece and to receive a briefing on the community response in South Australia.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge supporters of Impact100 SA.

On Sunday afternoon, the grounds of Government House were open as part of the SALA Festival.

Later in the afternoon at Marion, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and presented awards at the 50th anniversary of the South Australian Irish Dancing Championships.

On Saturday afternoon at Adelaide Oval, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended the SANFL Chairman’s function and watched the match between the Adelaide Crows and Port Adelaide.

In the evening at Colonel Light Gardens, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a function hosted by The Royal South Australia Regiment - 10th/27th Battalion to mark the centenary of the Battle of Amiens.

On Friday morning at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor officially opened the 2018 Emergency South Australia conference.

In the afternoon at the Sir Samuel Way Building, Victoria Square, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a luncheon with Judges and Masters of the District Court of South Australia.

Later at Government House, the Governor received Mr Douglas Gautier AM, Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director, Adelaide Festival Centre and the OzAsia Festival and Mr Joseph Mitchell, Festival Director, OzAsia Festival.

In the evening at Seaton, the Governor attended a dinner hosted by The Royal Adelaide Golf Club.

The lawns of Government House will be open from 1:00pm to 4:00pm on Sunday 5th August as part of the South Australian Living Artists Festival.

On Thursday morning His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

Later at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception and presented awards to participants in the Ice Factor Program.

In the afternoon at the South Australian Museum, the Governor and Mrs Le undertook a tour of the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize 2018 Exhibition.

In the evening in Tusmore, the Governor attended the opening of the Burnside Painting Group’s South Australian Living Artists annual exhibition and awards night.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received the Honourable Steven Marshall MP, Premier of South Australia.

Later the Governor received the Honourable Andrew McLachlan CSC MLC, President of the Legislative Council, followed by the Honourable Vincent Tarzia MP, Speaker of the House of Assembly.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le received the State and Regional Presidents and the Chief Executive Officer of The St Vincent de Paul Society SA, followed by a luncheon.

On Tuesday afternoon at Government House His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge volunteers and donor families during DonateLife Week.

Afterwards at the National Wine Centre of Australia, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the South Australian Engineering Excellence Awards Dinner hosted by Engineers Australia.

On Monday evening at the University of Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and presented awards at the 2018 South Australian Young Tall Poppy Science Awards evening hosted by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science.

On Sunday evening at Kilkenny, the Governor addressed the guests and presented certificates at the inauguration ceremony of the 21st Overseas Chinese Association of South Australia Management Committee.

On Saturday evening at the Dunstan Playhouse, His Excellency the Governor attended the performance of Amazing India presented by the Kalalaya School of Indian Performing Arts and Adelaide Festival Centre.

On Thursday morning His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

Later at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le received Dr Richard ‘Harry’ Harris SC OAM and Mrs Fiona Harris, followed by a reception in honour of Dr Harris and the international rescue effort in Thailand.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le received Professor Brenda Wilson, Lieutenant Governor of South Australia, Dr Kym Bannister, The Honourable Catherine Branson AC and Dr Alan Down, followed by a luncheon.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the 50th anniversary of the graduation of Second Lieutenants from the Officer Training Unit.

On Wednesday evening at Government House, His Excellency the Governor Mrs Le hosted a reception to thank supporters and volunteers of Australia Day.

Later at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at Foundation Shine’s “Ten Years of Shining” anniversary function.

On Tuesday morning at the Art Gallery of South Australia, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le toured the exhibition of Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le received Her Excellency Ms Beryl Sisulu, High Commissioner of the Republic of South Africa and Ms Tebogo Bosoga, Third Secretary, followed by a luncheon.

On Monday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr William Lowther SC, National Vice-President South Australia & Northern Territory, Australian Bravery Association.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to welcome delegates attending the National Suicide Prevention Conference in Adelaide.

On Friday morning at the Adelaide Showground, Mrs Le officially opened the 2018 Palliative Care Conference The Heart of the Matter: Person-Centred Care and the Patient Experience hosted by Palliative Care South Australia.

In the afternoon at Norwood, His Excellency the Governor attended the Feast Day of Prophet Elias event hosted by the Greek Orthodox Community and Parish of Prophet Elias, Norwood and Eastern Suburbs.

On Thursday morning His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

On Friday morning His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le toured Haigh’s Chocolate Factory at Mile End and were briefed on operations.

In the afternoon at The Playford Hotel, Adelaide, the Governor addressed the guests at the 35th anniversary celebration of The Carbine Club of South Australia.

In the evening at Adelaide Oval, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the official launch of the International Koala Centre of Excellence.

On Thursday morning His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

Later at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le received the Viscount Weymouth, International Patron of the International Koala Centre of Excellence, Lady Weymouth and Professor Chris Daniels, Chair, International Koala Centre of Excellence.

In the afternoon at the Naval, Military and Air Force Club, Adelaide, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 96th Birthday celebration of The Lyceum Club of Adelaide.

In the evening at Ayers House, the Governor attended a reception for the announcement of the 2018 Premier’s NAIDOC Awards and the Dr Alice Rigney AO Prize hosted by the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation.

Afterwards at the Adelaide Oval, the Governor attended the Adelaide Football Club Chairman’s function and watched the football match between Adelaide and Geelong.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Ian Smith AM, Honorary Consul, British Consulate Adelaide, Mr Douglas Gautier AM, Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director, Adelaide Festival Centre and Mr Joseph Mitchell, Artistic Director, Oz Asia Festival.

In the evening at the Adelaide Festival Theatre, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a performance by the Australian Dance Theatre.

 

On Tuesday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Her Excellency Mrs Jeanne Guehe, Ambassador of Cote D'Ivoire, Mrs Maimouna Doukoure, First Counsellor and Mr Koffi Augustin Zouzhou, First Secretary, followed by a luncheon.

Later the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to welcome participants of the 2018 YMCA Youth Parliament program.

On Monday afternoon at Brighton, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and officially opened the new accommodation and Lifestyle precinct on the occasion of Minda’s 120th anniversary, followed by a tour of the premises.

During the day members of the Victor Harbour/Granite Island Probus Club toured Government House.

On Sunday evening at the Adelaide Town Hall, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests at the world dance congress Panpapanpalya 2018 hosted by the University of South Australia.