Vice-Regal News

On Monday morning at the Adelaide Town Hall, His Excellency the Governor presented awards at the 2017 Volunteer’s Day event hosted by the Minister for Volunteers.

In the evening at the Dunstan Playhouse, the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of the Adelaide Festival Centre, attended the Adelaide Cabaret Festival performance of Three Mikados.

On Sunday morning at the Christ Church North Adelaide, the Governor and Mrs Le, attended Choral Eucharist to celebrate the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

On Saturday afternoon at Coopers Stadium, His Excellency the Governor addressed the gathering at a Citizenship ceremony hosted by the City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters.

In the evening at the European Function Centre, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, delivered the keynote address and presented awards at the 119th Philippine Independence Day Celebration.

On Friday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor, as Deputy Prior, and Mrs Le, hosted an Investiture ceremony for The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem in South Australia.

In the evening at Her Majesty’s Theatre, the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of the Adelaide Festival Centre, attended the Variety Gala Performance of the 2017 Adelaide Cabaret Festival.

On Thursday at the Adelaide Club, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le were guests of honour at the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Dinner at which the Governor responded to the Loyal Toast.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge participants and supporters of the Get Into Programme, a partnership between SYC and the Prince’s Trust International to help unemployed young people develop employability skills.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor presided over a
meeting of the Executive Council.
 
Afterwards His Excellency received the Honourable Michael Atkinson MP, Speaker of the House
of Assembly.
 
Later the Governor received His Excellency Dr Hussain Al-Ameri, Ambassador of the Republic of
Iraq to Australia.
 
In the afternoon at Bonython Hall, The University of Adelaide, the Governor attended a
memorial service to celebrate the life of the late Dr Alice (Alitya) Dorothy Rigney PSM.
 
In the evening at Government House the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for the Mayors
who have hosted them on extended Vice Regal visits. Guests included the Honourable Lyn
Breuer, Her Worship the Mayor of the Whyalla City Council; Ms Erika Vickery, Her Worship the
Mayor of the Naracoorte Lucindale Council, and Mr Neville Vickery; Mr Andrew Lee, His Worship
the Mayor of the City of Mount Gambler; Mr Richard Sage, His Worship the Mayor of the District
Council of Grant, and Mrs Lynette Sage.
On Tuesday afternoon at Government House, Mrs Le, who is patron, hosted an afternoon tea for The
Rose Society of South Australia.
 
In the evening at the State Library of South Australia, His Excellency the Governor, who is patron of the
South Australian National Football League, officially opened the exhibitions 'In a league of its own:
celebrating 140 years of SANFL' and 'Straight Through the Middle: Football in South Australia'.
 
During the day students from Blackwood High School toured Government House.

On Saturday in North Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and unveiled a plaque at the David Roche Foundation House Museum.

In the evening at the Marche Club, Paradise, as guests of the Associazione Nazionale Carabinieri Sezione Di Adelaide, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a dinner to celebrate the 203rd anniversary of the foundation of the Carabinieri Corps.

On Friday morning at Torrens Parade Ground, as guests of Reconciliation South Australia, His Excellency the Governor placed a wreath and Mrs Le placed a tribute at the Aboriginal Veterans Commemorative Service.

In the evening at the Crowne Plaza Adelaide, as guests of the Islamic Arabic Centre, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Iftar celebration.

Afterwards at The Italian Centre in Adelaide, as guests of the Consulate of Italy, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a reception to celebrate the Italian National Day.

During the day House of Assembly Service Officers toured Government House.

On Thursday evening at Adelaide Oval, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of the Port Adelaide Football Club, attended the Before the Bounce pre-game function and watched the football match between Port Adelaide and Hawthorn.

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

In the morning at Adelaide Oval, His Excellency the Governor, as a guest of South Australia Police, officially opened the Central Business District (CBD) Police Commander's Forum.

Later at Government House, the Governor, who is patron of StudyAdelaide, received Mr Bill Spur AO, Chair, and Ms Karyn Kent, Chief Executive.

In the evening at the State Library of South Australia, the Governor addressed the guests and present awards at the History Council's South Australian Historian of the Year Awards.

Afterwards at Parliament House, as guests of The Honourable Martin Hamilton-Smith MP, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at a dinner to acknowledge the public contribution and retirement of The Honourable Sir Eric Neal AC CVO.

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

Later the Governor and Mrs Le presented Royal Society of Australasia Bravery Awards to Mr Thomas Craven, Ms Sarah Day and Mr Peter Lee.

In the afternoon the Governor, who is patron of the Youth Opportunities Association (SA), received Mr Graham Hobbs, Chairman, and Mr Peter Carey OAM, Chief Executive.

In the evening the Governor, who is patron, and Mrs Le, hosted a dinner for members of the South Australia Club.

On Monday morning at Semaphore Park, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le visited Westport Primary School and participated in the Kickstart for Kids breakfast program.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor, who is patron of Minda, received Associate Professor Neuhaus, President, and Ms Catherine Miller, Chief Executive Officer.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le, to express appreciation for the hospitality received during visits to their respective local government areas, hosted a dinner for the Mayors of the City of Port Adelaide Enfield, Alexandrina Council, Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council and Mount Barker District Council and their partners.

On Saturday morning at Pasadena High School, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and officially opened The Barn for Books for Lesotho, followed by a tour of The Barn.

On Thursday morning at Hindmarsh, His Excellency the Governor officially opened the Geography Teachers' Association of South Australia conference.

Later in Adelaide, the Governor and Mrs Le, who is patron, visited Catherine House and were provided with a tour of the facilities and briefing on the operations.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for members of the Executive Council and their partners.

During the day students from Portside Christian School toured Government House.

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

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon for His Excellency Mr Pedro Zwahlen, Ambassador of Switzerland to Australia.  Other guests included Mr René Pfister, Honorary Consul of Switzerland in South Australia; Dr Ian Whyte, Principal, International College of Hotel Management and Swiss Hotel Management; and Mr Fabian Muller, President, Swiss Club of South Australia.

In the evening Mrs Le, who is patron of The South Australian Country Women's Association, hosted a reception to present students with the Dorothy Dolling Memorial Trust fund certificates.

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

Later at Port Adelaide, the Governor and Mrs Le visited the Clipper Ship City of Adelaide, where they met with volunteers, and were provided with a tour of the ship.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor, who is patron of the Epilepsy Association of South Australia and the Northern Territory, and Mrs Le hosted a reception to thank supporters and volunteers of the Epilepsy Centre.

During the day students from Ardtornish School toured Government House.

On Monday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor, as patron of the Leaders Institute of South Australia, received participants of the 2017 Governor's Leadership Foundation program.

In the evening at the State Library of South Australia, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, presented awards at the annual meeting of the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia, of which he is patron.

In the morning at University of South Australia City West Campus, Mrs Le who is patron of Palliative Care South Australia, officially opened the Palliative Care conference ‘Research for the Non‑Researcher’.

On Sunday His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le greeted members of the public during the Government House Open Day, undertaken in conjunction with the Big Family Weekend, part of the Dream Big Festival.

On Saturday evening at the Adelaide Town Hall, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests at the Fight Cancer Foundation Red Ball.

On Friday afternoon at Victor Harbor R-7 School, His Excellency the Governor addressed the gathering and officially opened the new middle school building, unveiling a plaque to commemorate the occasion.

On Thursday afternoon in Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le visited the Adelaide University Health and Medical Sciences Building and were provided with a tour of the facilities and briefing on the operations.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor, who is patron, and Mrs Le hosted a reception for The Council of Education Associations of South Australia.

In the morning students from St Thomas School toured Government House.

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

Later at the Walkerville Town Hall, as guests of His Worship the Mayor of the Town of Walkerville, Mr Raymond Grigg, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and presented the Volunteer of the Year Award at the 2017 Volunteer Award Presentations.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge volunteers of St Andrew's Hospital Foundation.

On Tuesday morning in Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor, as a guest of JusticeNet SA, participated in the 2017 Walk for Justice.

Afterwards at Government House, the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the afternoon, Mrs Le, who is patron, hosted an afternoon tea for committee members of the Children's Week Association of South Australia.

In the morning, students from St Thomas School toured Government House.

On Monday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor, who is patron of the Adelaide Festival Centre - OzAsia Festival, received Mr Douglas Gautier AM, Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director of the Adelaide Festival Centre and the OzAsia Festival and Mr Joseph Mitchell, Festival Director, OzAsia Festival and afterwards, together with Mrs Le, hosted them for luncheon.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received the Honourable Russell Wortley MLC, President of the Legislative Council.

In the afternoon in Warradale, the Governor, who is patron of the Vietnam Veterans' Federation South Australian Branch, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and placed a wreath at the Coral Balmoral Commemoration Service.

Later at Government House, the Governor received Commander Andrew Burnett ADC RAN, Commanding Officer of the Royal Australian Navy - Navy Headquarters South Australia, and Lieutenant Commander Richard Mortimer RAN, Commanding Officer from HMAS Leeuwin.

In the evening at the National Wine Centre, the Governor, as a guest of The Australian Institute of Building - South Australian Chapter, presented awards at the 2017 Professional in Excellence Building Awards.

On Thursday morning in Mount Compass, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le visited Mountain Fresh Fruit Juice and were provided with a tour of the facilities and briefing on the operations, before returning to Adelaide in the afternoon.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for the South Australian National Finalists of the Australian of the Year Award.

In the morning students from Concordia College toured Government House.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Kamber Bagsoken, President, and Mr Huseyin Yigit, General Manager, McYESS, and Mr Zeki Dengiz, Principal, Pinnacle College Gilles Plains Campus.

In the evening at Signal Point, Goolwa Wharf Precinct, Goolwa, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed delegates attending the 10th Cittaslow International Assembly at a reception hosted by His Worship the Mayor of Alexandrina Council, Mr Keith Parkes.

In the morning Child Protection Residential Care Volunteers toured Government House.

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

Afterwards the Governor received Mr Brian Spencer, State President; Mr David Wark, Chief Executive Officer and Mrs Cathy Beaton, State President-Elect of The St Vincent de Paul Society (SA).

In the afternoon at the Carrington Function Centre, Adelaide, the Governor, as a guest of the Comitato Assistenza Agli Italiani, presented awards at the 2017 Volunteer Recognition awards ceremony.

Later at Government House, Mrs Le, who is patron, hosted an afternoon tea for Lillies for Leukaemia.

In the evening, the Governor, who is patron, and Mrs Le hosted a reception to thank supporters of the General Sir John Monash Foundation.

Later at the Hilton Adelaide, the Governor, who is patron of the Helpmann Academy, attended the Night of Jazz Awards Dinner.

On Monday morning in the grounds of Government House, His Excellency the Governor, who is patron of Volunteering SA&NT, accompanied by Mrs Le, officially launched National Volunteer Week in South Australia; which commenced with a parade from Torrens Parade Ground to Government House, followed by a celebratory barbeque.

In the afternoon at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Governor, as a guest of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, delivered the Syme Oration at the Annual Convocation ceremony as part of the 2017 Scientific Congress.

In the evening at the Adelaide Zoological Gardens, the Governor, who is patron of the Royal Zoological Society of SA, presented awards at the Volunteer Week celebration.

In the morning Puppy Educators from The Royal Society for the Blind of SA toured Government House.