Vice-Regal News

On Saturday afternoon at Scott Theatre, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests and officially opened the Cantonese Opera Cultural Concert hosted by Cantonese Opera Adelaide South Australia and the Chinese Association of South Australia.

In the evening at the Northern Festival Centre, Port Pirie, the Governor addressed the guests and received the debutants and beaus at the Blessing of the Fleet Debutante Ball hosted by the Port Pirie Italian Community.

On Friday morning His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and officially opened the new Middle School facility at Pulteney Grammar School.

In the afternoon at Wayville, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 2018 Royal Show official function hosted by the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia.

In the evening at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and presented the Apprentice of the Year Award at the 2018 South Australian Training Awards function hosted by the Training and Skills Commission.

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

In the afternoon at Government House, Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea for volunteers from the Port Adelaide Branch of Meals on Wheels (SA).

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge Business SA’s Entrepreneurial Program Mentors.

During the day members of The Pioneers Association of South Australia toured Government House.

On Wednesday morning at the Adelaide Showgrounds, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, presided over an Australian Citizenship Ceremony.

Afterwards, the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia, undertook a tour of the 2018 Royal Adelaide Show.

Later at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le received His Excellency Mr Baeksoon Lee, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea and Mr Yoonjoo Park, Counsellor, followed by a luncheon.

In the afternoon, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge supporters and volunteers of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

In the evening at Adelaide Oval, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 2018 Magarey Medal and West End SA Football Hall of Fame Presentation as guests of the South Australian National Football League Inc.

During the day members of the Walkerville Historical Society toured Government House.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable Robert Lucas MLC, Treasurer of South Australia.

In the afternoon at The Adelaide Club, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at a function for members who have gained recognition in their field by receiving an Australian Honour.

In the evening at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor attended a function for the Land Forces Seminar 2018 hosted by Lieutenant General Rick Burr AO DSC MVO, Chief of Army.

Also in the evening at the Adelaide Zoo, Mrs Le addressed the guests at the book launch hosted by Zoos South Australia.

During the day students from Grange Primary School toured Government House.

On Monday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Brigadier Damian Cantwell AM, Commander of the 9th Brigade and Army Area Representative – South Australia, Australian Army.

Later the Governor received Ms Catherine Scarth, Chief Executive Officer and Mr Michael Schultz, Senior Manager, AMES Australia.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the launch of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Afterwards at North Adelaide, the Governor, addressed staff and students at the Aquinas College formal function.

On Sunday morning at Wandearah, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the official opening of the Broughton Plains Community Shed organised by the Broughton Plains Heritage Society.

On Saturday afternoon at North Brighton, His Excellency the Governor attended the ‘Tribute to Independence’ concert hosted by the Centenary of Poland Regaining Independence Organising Committee.

In the evening at the Adelaide Festival Centre, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Big Heart Ball hosted by the National Heart Foundation of Australia – South Australia Division.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor hosted a reception for the presentation of the Safework SA 2018 Augusta Zadow Awards.

Also in the morning at Fullarton, Mrs Le addressed the guests and officially opened the Parkinson’s South Australia art exhibition “Perspectives”.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea for the Regional Galleries Association of South Australia.

In the evening at The Arts Theatre, Adelaide, the Governor attended a performance by The Adelaide Repertory Theatre.

On Thursday morning Her Excellency Professor Brenda Wilson, as Governor’s Deputy, presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

Also in the morning, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le returned to Adelaide from Melbourne where the Governor attended a meeting with the Governors of the other Australian States and the Administrator of the Northern Territory.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to celebrate the 95th anniversary of the English-Speaking Union of South Australia.

Later at Adelaide Oval, the Governor presented the Social Enterprise Award at the 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year Central Region Awards Night hosted by Ernst and Young.

During the day students from Cowell Area School toured Government House.

On Wednesday morning His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, departed for Melbourne to participate in a meeting with the Governors of the other Australian States and the Administrator of the Northern Territory, hosted by Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria, and Mr Anthony Howard QC.

The Governor has appointed Professor Brenda Wilson to be Governor’s Deputy from Wednesday 29th August until Thursday 30th August 2018.

On Monday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Mr Rob Manton, Director, Veteran’s SA.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le received Mr Eddie Woo, recipient of the 2018 Australia Day Local Hero Award, and Mr Houssam Abiad, Chair of the Australia Day Council of South Australia, Mr Steve Maras and Mr Norman Schueler OAM, Deputy Chairs and Ms Jan Chorley, Chief Executive Officer, followed by a dinner.

On Sunday afternoon at Marble Hill, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and officially opened the SALA exhibition ‘Inside Out Marble Hill’, followed by a tour hosted by the Marble Hill Heritage Group.

On Saturday afternoon at the Adelaide Town Hall, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Metropolitan Male Choir of South Australia’s 2018 Variety Concert.

In the evening at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, presented awards at the 2018 Merdeka Awards Night hosted by the Australia Malaysia Business Council (South Australia).

On Friday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of Soroptimist International, Region of South Australia.

In the afternoon at Glenelg Golf Club, His Excellency the Governor presented the Governor’s Cup and other trophies to the winners of the annual Legacy Governor’s Cup competition hosted by the Legacy Club of Adelaide and the Glenelg Golf Club.

In the evening at the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Catherine House 30th anniversary gala function.

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

In the afternoon at Government House, Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea for volunteers from Henley Beach Catholic Parish, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church.

During the day members of St Judes’ Brighton Mothers Union toured Government House.

On Wednesday at Old Tailem Town, Tailem Bend, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and, with students of Mercedes College, participated in a re-enactment of an old-school classroom lesson.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for supporters of the 2018 SALA Festival.

During the day students from Grange Primary School toured Government House.

On Tuesday afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Dr Earl Lam, President of the Australian Chinese Medical Association SA Inc, Dr Francis Ghan, Chairman of the Australian Chinese Medical Association-Foundation, and members of both organisations, followed by a luncheon.

Later in the afternoon the Governor addressed the guests at a ceremony to commemorate the closure of SCOSA’s Woodville office.

On Monday afternoon at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of the Rose Society of South Australia.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted the presentation of the Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Awards and afterwards the Governor attended a function hosted by CK Infrastructure Holdings Limited to mark the Awards.

On Sunday afternoon at Woodville, the Governor addressed the guests at the 72nd Indian Independence Day celebrations hosted by the Indian Australian Association of South Australia.

Also during the afternoon, the grounds of Government House were open as part of the SALA Festival.

In the evening at Ayers House, the Governor addressed the guests at the Transformative Leadership Program welcome function hosted by The University of Adelaide.

On Saturday morning at Pooraka, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests and placed a wreath at a Vietnam Veterans Day ceremony held on the anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan hosted by the City of Salisbury.

In the evening at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 2018 South Australia’s Team Appeal function hosted by the South Australian Olympic Council.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a morning tea to acknowledge Bureau of Meteorology volunteers.

In the evening at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, presented awards at the 2018 Master Builders Building Excellence Awards function hosted by the Master Builders Association of South Australia.

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

Later at Government House, the Governor received His Excellency Mr Karim Medrek, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to Australia and New Zealand and Mr Hachem El Moummy, Counsellor, Political Affairs, Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco.

In the afternoon at the Adelaide Airport, the Governor addressed the guests and presented an award to Dr William Griggs AM ASM at a reception in celebration of his career hosted by the South Australian Ambulance Service.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted members of the Legislative Council and their partners.

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

During the day in Cleve, the Governor and Mrs Le visited the Eyre Peninsula Field Days, toured exhibits and participated in the Arts & Culture Parade.

Later in the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le visited Cleve Area School and toured Sims Farm, the Trade Training Centre and the Homestead.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le returned to Adelaide.

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

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.