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Lunch at Government House

On Monday, June 18th, 2012, our patron, the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, Steven Point, OBC, invited the board to lunch at Government House to facilitate a presentation of a plaque depicting his coat of arms.  Below is a photo summary of the day's events.


board members assembling at the entrance to Government House

Board members assemble at the main entrance to Government House.  Shown are Allan Ailo, Carl Larsen, Steve Cowan, Gary Mitchell, branch president John Neill, and Tom Mercer.  Notice the Jubilee flag.

Arms of John Neill Arms of Gary Mitchell Arms of Carl Larsen


looking down onto the Ballroom

Before lunch, members took a tour of the upper level of the Ballroom.  This view is looking down onto the Ballroom from the upper level.




Jubilee poster

On the upper level, there is a Diamond Jubilee information poster, along with other displays.




members in small dining room

Members are sitting down at the dining table to wait for His Honour.

Arms of Gary Mitchell Arms of Laurie Patten


Carl Larsen presents plague to the LG

Past president Carl Larsen presents a plaque to His Honour that depicts the vice-regal's arms.  Photo by Government House.

Arms of Steven Point Arms of Carl Larsen


His Honour proceeds to the mews

After an excellent lunch, the group heads to the mews to view the heraldic display that was set up last week in what used to be the stables.  This photo shows His Honour in his new limousine, downsized due to government cutbacks, complete with chauffeur (Aide-de-Campe Jack Patten), and two footmen (Carl Larsen and Laurie Patten).

Arms of Laurie Patten Arms of Carl Larsen Arms of Steven Point


entrance to the mews

Entrance to the mews, where Laurie's heraldic display is located.




entrance to building that holds the heraldic display

John Neill, well pleased with the day's events, steps out of the building that now holds the branch's heraldic display.

Arms of John Neill


His Honour studying his arms on the display

Inside the mews, His Honour studies his arms.  Photo by Carl Larsen.

Arms of Steven Point


Steve Cowan talking to His Honour in the heraldic display room

His Honour listens to heraldic wisdom from Steve Cowan, who contributed significantly to getting the heraldic display set up at Government House.

Arms of Steven Point


group photo in front of the display building

All paricipants of a very successful day congregate for a group photo.  Photo by Government House.

Arms of Carl Larsen Arms of Steven Point Arms of Lee Van Horne






Arms of John Neill Arms of Gary Mitchell Arms of Laurie Patten




badge of the BC branch of the RHSC

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