Vice-Regal News

On Monday morning at Glenelg, His Excellency the Governor officially opened the 58th Interstate Parliamentary Bowling Carnival, hosted by the South Australian Parliamentary Bowling Club.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to welcome delegates attending the Parliamentary Bowling Carnival.

On Sunday afternoon at the Glenelg Beach Jetty, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the gathering at the Blessing of the Waters Ceremony of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia – South Australia and Northern Territory Branch.

Later at Henley Beach Square, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a function followed by the Blessing of the Waters Ceremony of the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor hosted a morning tea for a visiting Italian delegation.

On Thursday morning at the Old Gum Tree Reserve Glenelg North, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, read the Proclamation of South Australia and addressed the gathering at the South Australian Proclamation Day commemoration and community celebration.

On Sunday evening at St Augustine's Church, Salisbury, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, attended the Vigil Mass of the Salisbury Catholic Parish Archdiocese of Adelaide and delivered a Christmas message to the congregation.

On Wednesday evening at The St Vincent de Paul Society (SA) Elizabeth Hub, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le distributed gifts and hampers at the Fred’s Van Elizabeth Service Christmas function.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

Afterwards Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of Soroptimist International South Australia.

On Monday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor convened the selection process for the Governor’s South Australian Certificate of Education Commendation.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Lieutenant Colonel Moose Dunlop OAM (Rtd), Board Chairman, Trojan’s Trek.

On Thursday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable Tung Ngo MLC and Mr Minh Nguyen, Co-Chairs and members of the Vietnamese Boat People Monument Committee; Mr Peter Louca, Executive Director, and senior staff of Arts SA; and artists short-listed for the monument project.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge the Year 11 and 12 schooling achievements of young people under the guardianship of the Minister for Education and Child Development.

In the evening at the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia Adelaide Base, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the official dedication of Aircraft VH-FXZ “Zulu”.

On Wednesday afternoon at Adelaide Oval, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Rotary Club of Adelaide’s Christmas function.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to thank supporters of the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation.

Later in Elder Hall, the Governor attended the Adelaide Harmony Choir’s Christmas Harmony Concert.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the afternoon at Catherine House Women's Centre, Adelaide, Mrs Le addressed the guests at the Catherine House 2017 End of Year function.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge the contribution of those who have supported Government House throughout the year.

Later at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor attended the South Australia Police Christmas Concert.

On Monday afternoon at Bowden, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, participated in the official opening of The Prince’s Terrace Adelaide, hosted by the Prince's Trust Australia.

During the day Community Program Volunteers for the City of Charles Sturt toured Government House.

On Sunday evening at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended a Christmas function, followed by the QBE Insurance Australia 2017 Carols by Candlelight in support of Novita Children’s Services at Elder Park.

On Friday morning in Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests at the Chinese Welfare Services of SA’s Christmas and Birthday celebration.

In the afternoon at Warradale, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Vietnam Veterans' Federation South Australian Branch’s Christmas function.

Later at the South Australian Museum, the Governor and Mrs Le toured the 'Ngurra: Home in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands' exhibition.

In the evening at The Adelaide Club, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Australian Defence Force Defence Legal (South Australia) Panel Christmas function.

On Thursday evening at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of the 2017 Community Bridging Services Amelia Rix Award.

In the evening at Torrens Park, the Governor addressed the guests and presented awards at the Scotch College Speech Night.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received the Honourable Michael Atkinson MP, Speaker of the House of Assembly.

Later the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the The Australiana Fund book launch in South Australia.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of the Barkuma 2017 Employer Awards.

Afterwards at Norwood, the Governor attended The Rose Society of South Australia's Christmas function.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le received The Right Honourable the Lord Patten of Barnes CH, Chancellor of the University of Oxford and Lady Patten, followed by a luncheon.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to welcome Heads of Delegation and team captains of international and Australia teams participating in the 2017 Pacific School Games Adelaide.

On Monday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon for Her Excellency Mrs Menna Rawlings, British High Commissioner to Australia.  Other guests included Mr Ian Smith, Honorary Consul, British Consulate Adelaide and Ms Natasha Stott-Despoja, and Mr Chris Holtby OBE, Consul-General, British Consulate-General.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for Professor Brenda Wilson, Lieutenant Governor of South Australia and Dr Kym Bannister, and The Honourable Chief Justice Chris Kourakis, Chief Justice of South Australia, Supreme Court of South Australia and Ms Jane McGrath.

On Friday morning at Victoria Square, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the International Day of People with Disability 'Celebrate on the Square' event, organised by the Institute of Public Administration South Australia Division.

In the afternoon at Adelaide Oval, the Governor attended The Carbine Club of South Australia’s Ashes Test Cricket function.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for the Governor’s Honorary Aides-de-Camp in appreciation of the contribution made by them to the office of the Governor in 2017.

On Thursday afternoon at Coopers Brewery, Regency Park, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the Coopers Maltings followed by a tour of the malting plant.

Later at Government House, Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea for members of the Royal Adelaide Golf Club Women’s Golf Committee.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to launch the 2017 South Australian Women's Honour Roll.

Later at Adelaide Oval, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the South Australian Cricket Association’s 2017 Test Match function.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Vic Strecher, Specialist Thinker in Residence, Don Dunstan Foundation.

In the afternoon in Bonython Hall, the Governor officially opened the Adelaide Languages Festival, hosted by The University of Adelaide, School of Humanities.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to mark the 35th anniversary of Volunteering SA&NT.

Afterwards at Torrensville, the Governor addressed the guests and presented awards at the Trees for Life volunteer and supporter recognition event.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the afternoon the Governor received The Honourable Grace Portolesi, Chair of the South Australian Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission.

In the evening at the Hilton Adelaide, the Governor attended a function for the visit of The Honourable Angelino Alfano, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy.

On Monday morning at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests at the Indonesia-Australia Business Summit, hosted by the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia, His Excellency Mr Kristiarto Legowo.

In the afternoon at Victoria Park, Adelaide, the Governor attended the State Funeral for the late Mrs Gillian Rolton OAM.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to welcome delegates attending the Global Eco Asia-Pacific Tourism Conference.

On Sunday afternoon at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Governor officially opened the 10th Asia Pacific Conference on Clinical Nutrition.

On Saturday afternoon at Gilberton, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests at the Youth Opportunities Association SA ‘Stars in the Garden’ function.

In the evening in Bonython Hall, University of Adelaide, the Governor attended the 90th birthday celebrations for Dr Barbara Hardy AO, co-founder of the Nature Foundation SA.

On Friday morning at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially opened the 2017 White Ribbon Breakfast.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge the achievements of International Students in South Australia.

Later at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the South Australia Food Industry Awards Program function, hosted by Food South Australia.

On Thursday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of the annual Lions Medical Research Foundation Scholarship.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le received Ms Penny Fowler, News Corp Community Ambassador and supporter of the Special Olympics, and Mr Melvin Mansell and Mrs Christine McCabe, followed by lunch.

Later the Governor received Mr Dave Gordge, State Director of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, who presented the Governor with a copy of the 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper on behalf of the Foreign Minister the Honourable Julie Bishop MP.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to thank volunteers and supporters of Operation Flinders.

Later at Adelaide Oval, the Governor addressed the guests and presented awards at the State Employer Support Award Night, hosted by the Defence Reserve Support Council, South Australia.

On Wednesday morning at Lonsdale, His Excellency the Governor toured the Seeley International factory and met with staff.

Later at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le met with children from St Joseph Preschool and afterwards viewed the children’s Hungry Caterpillar scarecrow in the vegetable garden, which was selected by the Governor at the 2017 Royal Adelaide Show to be displayed at Government House.

In the afternoon at Walkerville Town Hall, the Governor and Mrs Le visited the Walkerville Miniature Christmas Pageant, created by Mr Peter Golding.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge supporters of the SA Power Networks Employee Foundation.

Later at Parliament House, the Governor attended a dinner hosted by the Honourable Russell Wortley MLC, President of the Legislative Council with members of the Legislative Council.

On Tuesday morning at Government House Adelaide, His Excellency the Honourable Chief Justice Chris Kourakis, as Governor’s Deputy, presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the afternoon His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le returned to Adelaide from Sydney where the Governor attended a meeting with the Governor-General and the Governors of the other Australian States and the Administrator of the Northern Territory.

In the evening at the Brighton Arts Theatre, the Governor addressed the gathering and presented awards at the 2017 Governor’s Leadership Foundation Program Graduation.

During the day students from St Andrew’s school toured Government House.