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Royal Visit 1976

For three days in mid-July 1976, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visited Halifax and Dartmouth, flew to Greenwood, and from there toured Kentville, Wolfville and Windsor. They attended the Olympic Folk Show at St. Mary's University Stadium in Halifax, where they viewed the works of Joe Deveau and other Acadian folk artists. The Royal Couple were then entertained by choristers, musicians, pipe bands, brass bands, Highland dancers and fiddlers. French, English and Gaelic folk songs were featured, presented by massed choirs from Bridgetown, Middleton, New Glasgow, Halifax, Dartmouth and other Nova Scotia communities.

Performing groups included the Cape Breton Fiddlers, Highland Dancers of Nova Scotia, Ceildhu Dancers, Halifax Schools Jazz and Ukelele Bands, the Black Symposium, Cobequid High School Symphony Band, Dartmouth Boy's Pipe Band, Antigonish Legion Pipe Band, Whylde Thyme Pipe Band, and the Scotia Singers, who presented songs from the collection of noted folklorist Helen Creighton.




HM Queen Elizabeth and HRH Prince Philip
Date: 1976
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Protocol Office — Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 2012-011 Box 34

Coin minted for the visit of Her Majesty the Queen to Nova Scotia, July 13-15, 1976
Date: 1976
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Protocol Office — Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 2012-011 Box 34

HMY Britannia passing under the Angus L. Macdonald Bridge, Halifax Harbour
Date: 13 July 1976
Photographer: Nova Scotia Information Service
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Protocol Office — Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 2012-011 Photo series: 1976 Royal Visit to Halifax album

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip disembark from HMY Britannia HMC Dockyard, Jetty No. 5
Date: 13 July 1976
Photographer: Nova Scotia Information Service
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Protocol Office — Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 2012-011 Photo series: 1976 Royal Visit to Halifax album

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in motorcade travelling to the Grand Parade and City Hall, Halifax
Date: 13 July 1976
Photographer: Nova Scotia Information Service
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Protocol Office — Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 2012-011 Photo series: 1976 Royal Visit to Halifax album

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip arriving at the Grand Parade, City Hall, Halifax
Date: 13 July 1976
Photographer: Nova Scotia Information Service
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Protocol Office — Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 2012-011 Photo series: 1976 Royal Visit to Halifax album

Queen Elizabeth with Edmund Morris, Mayor of the City of Halifax, in the Grand Parade
Date: 13 July 1976
Photographer: Blair Beed
Reference no.: Blair Beed — Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1984-342 Item D13

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip greeted by a Girl Guide escorted by Boy Scout in the Grand Parade, Halifax
Date: 13 July 1976
Photographer: Nova Scotia Information Service
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Protocol Office — Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 2012-011 Photo series: 1976 Royal Visit to Halifax album

Queen Elizabeth speaking with Halifax Shipyard employees of Hawker Siddeley Canada Limited
Date: 13 July 1976
Photographer: Nova Scotia Information Service
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Protocol Office — Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 2012-011 Photo series: 1976 Royal Visit to Halifax album

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip view model of oil drilling ship, Halifax Shipyards
Date: 13 July 1976
Photographer: Nova Scotia Information Service
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Protocol Office — Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 2012-011 Photo series: 1976 Royal Visit to Halifax album

Queen Elizabeth unveiling plaque at the official opening of Northwood Centre, Halifax
Date: 13 July 1976
Photographer: Nova Scotia Information Service
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Protocol Office — Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 2012-011 Photo series: 1976 Royal Visit to Halifax album

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip arriving at C.F.B. Greenwood
Date: 14 July 1976
Photographer: Nova Scotia Information Service
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Protocol Office — Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 2012-011 Photo series: 1976 Royal Visit to Halifax album

Invitation to luncheon at Wheelock Dining Hall, Acadia University, Wolfville
Date: 14 July 1976
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Protocol Office — Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 2012-011 Photo series: 1976 Royal Visit to Halifax album

Luncheon menu in honour of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Wheelock Dining Hall, Acadia University, Wolfville
Date: 14 July 1976
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Protocol Office — Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 2012-011 Photo series: 1976 Royal Visit to Halifax album

Queen Elizabeth leaving University Hall, Acadia University, Wolfville
Date: 14 July 1976
Photographer: Nova Scotia Information Service
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Protocol Office — Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 2012-011 Photo series: 1976 Royal Visit to Halifax album

Programme of Nova Scotia's Olympic Folk Show
Date: 13 July 1976
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Protocol Office — Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 2012-011 Box 34

Dinner menu on board HMY Britannia hosted by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh
Date: 13 July 1976
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Protocol Office — Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 2012-011 Box 34

Invitation to attend a reception given by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh on board HMY Britannia
Date: 13 July 1976
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Protocol Office — Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 2012-011 Box 34
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