Crosbie hosts final New Year’s Levee
- Lt.-Gov. John C. Crosbie hosted his last New Year’s Day Levee at Government House Tuesday afternoon to signal the beginning of 2013. Above Crosbie, speaking to The Telegram, reflects back on his term as lieutenant governor and hosting the New Year’s Day Levees. — Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram
- With his term as Newfoundland and Labrador’s 12th Lieutenant Governor coming to an end this year, Their Honours John C. Crosbie and Jane Furneaux Crosbie hosted their last New Year’s Day Levee at Government House on Tuesday afternoon to signal the beginning of 2013. Above, Their Honours reflect on a moment as they await the beginning of their Levee to greet guests at the main ballroom of Government House on Military. — Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram
Their Honours greet five-year-old Samantha Power of Mount Pearl who attended the Levee with family.
— Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram
- Members of the Celtic Fiddlers, who are marking their 20th anniversary this year, performed at their fifth year New Year’s Day Levee reception. From left are Jessica Croucher, Rosemary Lawlor and Triana Parker. — Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram
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- Canadian Wolf
- - January 3, 2013 at 09:57:13
When Confederation took place, it was promised that Lt Gov'nors would rotate from Catholic (or Irish ancestroy) to Protestant (or British ancestory). This was to appease both of the major ethics groups in the province and settle disagrements. While times have changed, it is still good to hold fast to tradition in such a traditional office. Much like the Gov'nors General still rotate from French to English in Ottawa. Due to a mistake made by former Premier Brian Tobin, the Catholic (Irish) are owed one.
- Don Lester
- - January 2, 2013 at 12:21:56
Good Health and Good Luck in your well earn retirement Mr. Crosbie. You will truly go down in Canadian history as one of its greatest politicians as well as one of the very few great politicians in Newfoundland history.
- - January 2, 2013 at 11:54:21
What did he do for Newfoundland O i remember he shut down the fishary
- Fred from Brigus
- - January 2, 2013 at 11:05:42
End of an era. One true NewFoundLander through and through. Thanks for the ride Mr Crosbie. Happy retirement and Happy New Year.
- pass me another tiquilla
- - January 2, 2013 at 08:54:18
Good Luck John Crosbie. thanks for all you did and tried to do for the province and people of Newfoundland and Labrador. may you continue to have good health and happiness.