August 27, 2020

Nominations Now Open for the Saskatchewan Order of Merit

Nominations are now being accepted for the province's highest honour, the Saskatchewan Order of Merit.

“Please help us to celebrate the remarkable people of Saskatchewan by nominating an outstanding person to receive our province’s highest honour – the Saskatchewan Order of Merit,” Lieutenant Governor Russ Mirasty said.

The Saskatchewan Order of Merit was established in 1985 to recognize excellence, achievement, and contributions to the cultural, social and economic well-being of the province.  Previous recipients have come from diverse backgrounds and have made contributions to the arts, business and industry, agriculture and volunteer service.

Nominees must be current or former long-term residents of Saskatchewan.  Any individual or group can submit a nomination, but the nomination must be for an individual, not an organization.  Posthumous nominations are accepted within one year of an individual’s date of death.

The recipients of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit will be invested by the Lieutenant Governor at a ceremony next year.

The deadline to nominate an individual is November 1, 2020.  New this year, nominations can be submitted completely online through the Government of Saskatchewan’s Order of Merit page, found at www.saskatchewan.ca/government/heritage-honours-and-awards/saskatchewan-order-of-merit.