Vice-Regal News

On Tuesday His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le visited the City of Marion, as guests of His Worship the Mayor of the City of Marion, Mr Kris Hanna.  In the morning at Mitchell Park, the Governor and Mrs Le were provided with a tour and briefing of the City Services Redevelopment and met with staff.

Later at Glandore, the Governor and Mrs Le toured the Marion Cultural Centre, followed by morning tea with participants of the Mayor’s Multicultural Forum and representatives from the Migrant Women’s Group, and afterwards toured the Glandore Community Centre, where the Governor planted a tree in the community garden.

In the afternoon at Clovelly Park, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addresses the guests at a luncheon following a tour and briefing of the Tonsley Innovation Precinct.

Later at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted an afternoon tea for visiting Rotarians and partners from India as part of Friendship Exchange.

In the evening the Governor, who is chief patron of the Australian Migrant Resource Centre, and Mrs Le, hosted a reception for the launch of Refugee Week in South Australia.

On Monday morning at Elizabeth, His Excellency the Governor, who is patron of Novita Children's Services, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests and officially opened the organisation’s new Elizabeth hub.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a dinner for representatives from the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.  Guests were Mr Colin Dunsford AM, Chairman, and Mrs Libby Dunsford; Mr Vincent Ciccarello, Managing Director, and Mrs Sandra Ciccarello; and Ms Natsuko Toshimoto, Concert Master.

On Sunday evening at Her Majesty's Theatre, the Governor and Mrs Le, as guests of the Adelaide Festival Centre, attended the Adelaide Cabaret Festival performance of Meow Meow.

On Saturday afternoon at Royalty Theatre, His Excellency the Governor addressed the guests and officially opened the 2017 Cantonese Opera Cultural concert.

On Friday morning at the Crowne Plaza Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor, who is patron of Volunteering SA&NT, addressed the guests at the Lead to Succeed 2017 Volunteering conference.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Private Sarn Singh, and afterwards the Governor, as a guest of the Australian Sikh Heritage Association, placed a wreath at a ceremony at the National War Memorial.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor, who is patron, and Mrs Le, hosted a reception to acknowledge volunteers and supporters of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SA).

On Thursday morning at North Road Cemetery, Nailsworth, as guests of the Royal Australian Air Force, Australian Defence Force and Royal Australian Air Force Association (South Australian Division), His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, placed a wreath at the Sir Ross Smith Commemoration Service.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor received Mr Gerald Lipman and Ms Susan Lee, Co-Presidents of Asia in SA, and afterwards, together with Mrs Le, hosted them for luncheon.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge the 60th Anniversary of the Slovenian Club of Adelaide.

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

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception in honour of the birthday of Her Majesty The Queen.

Afterwards 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 Lincoln, District Council of Ceduna, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula and District Council of Streaky Bay and their partners.

On Tuesday students from St Peter’s Girls’ School toured Government House.

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 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.