December 11, 2015

New Premier's Service Club Award Recipients Honoured

Today, four new recipients of the Premier’s Service Club Award were announced, representing volunteer community organizations from Humboldt, Leader, Meadow Lake and Swift Current.

“Congratulations to our latest recipients for the work you do to make your communities, regions and our province a better place for all of us,” Premier Brad Wall said.  “Your ongoing efforts are very much appreciated and are another great example of what makes Saskatchewan so special.  Thank you.”

The award’s second round of recipients are:

  • The Junior Chamber International (JCI) Humboldt has more than 40 years of support and service to a wide range of projects.  It has helped fund equipment for the Aquatic Centre, Hospital Foundation, Water Ridge Spray Park and playgrounds.  JCI, a service club for those aged 18 to 40, is currently working with the region’s municipalities and other partners to develop new agricultural exhibition grounds.
  • The Leader Lions Club has contributed to many activities since 1960, offering volunteers and financial support to a community hall, arena, Leader Tourism, Millennium Gardens and the Leader Ball Diamonds.  It supports the Friendship Centre, River Ridge Golf Club, Western Senior Citizens Home, Arts Council and a farm safety program.  The club was also key in building a new Leader and area swimming pool.
  • The Meadow Lake Lions Club has contributed to its community and surrounding area for more than 50 years.  It has fundraised for many initiatives, including the Lions Regional Park, a project for which they were the largest contributor.  The club is a strong volunteer organization that continues to improve the community’s quality of life and plays a major role in the development of Meadow Lake.
  • The Swift Current Kiwanis Club, dedicated to working on behalf of youth by providing leadership training and service opportunities, has supported its community and area since 1921.  It has helped build parks and recreational facilities, been a part of community events and worked to support individuals and families.

The Premier credited Saskatoon MLA Corey Tochor for coming up with the idea of honouring service clubs and fraternal groups that contribute a great deal to Saskatchewan communities.  The Premier’s Service Club Award was launched in 2013.

Nominations are now being accepted for the next round of this award.  Voluntary, non-profit service clubs or fraternal organizations that meet to perform charitable work either by hands-on effort or by raising money for other organizations are eligible.

The nomination deadline for the third year of this award is February 29, 2016.

Nomination forms and a list of eligible organizations can be found