In addition to the Lieutenant Governor’s constitutional role, His Honour and his spouse annually undertake hundreds of ceremonial, official and community functions to fulfil their Vice-Regal responsibilities. Their Honours host members of the Royal Family, the Governor General, Heads of State from abroad and other dignitaries, on official visits to the province. Their Honours offer hospitality at Government House, the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor, to a diverse cross-section of Manitobans, numerous charitable and community organizations, and visitors to the province. The Lieutenant Governor continues the tradition of hosting a private New Year’s Day levee for the judiciary, military, clergy and consular corps. He also hosts a Public Levee, formerly held on January 1, on a weekend in late May.
Their Honours serve as Patrons of various non-profit organizations, lending the dignity and prestige of the Office to worthwhile causes. His Honour presents Lieutenant Governor’s Awards recognizing achievements by Manitobans in a wide range of endeavours, including the Order of Manitoba which he serves as Chancellor, and presents other honours and awards on behalf of other organizations throughout the province to deserving citizens.
Their Honours travel to every part of the province, meeting Manitobans where they live, work and go to school. The Lieutenant Governor speaks to audiences of all ages and interests about the strengths and values we share as citizens wherever we live – in the rural area, the vast northern region or the provincial capital.