April 21, 2020

Recipients Announced to Mark the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal’s 25th Anniversary

Today, during National Volunteers Week, Lieutenant Governor Russ Mirasty announced the 2019 recipients of the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal.  A ceremony to honour the recipients will take place when public gatherings resume, as this provincial honour celebrates its 25th anniversary.

“The Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal recognizes the extraordinary citizens that support our communities and our province,” Mirasty said.  “This year’s recipients are leaders and mentors in their communities and are truly making a difference.  I congratulate the 2019 recipients, who are most worthy to be counted among those who have received this prestigious provincial honour over the past 25 years.”

The recipients of the 2019 Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal are:

  • Susan Conly, Macklin
  • Sidney R.P. Gaudry, Regina
  • Bula Ghosh, Swift Current
  • Bart Hunter, Saskatoon
  • Lorraine Iversen, Ogema
  • Bob Jeanneau, Saskatoon
  • Albert (Al) Kildaw, Herbert
  • Gene M. Krepakevich, Yorkton
  • Gordon McRae, Davidson
  • Joel Pedersen, Saskatoon
  • Christine Ruys, Saskatoon
  • Jackie Schmidt, Regina

2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal, which was established in 1995 to recognize the extraordinary work done by volunteers across the province.  Since its establishment, the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal has been awarded to 217 deserving individuals.

Saskatchewan is known for its rich history of people going above and beyond in the efforts to help fellow citizens.  Saskatchewan is home to many volunteers with many community-based organizations.  Statistics Canada’s latest report on volunteering ranked Saskatchewan as having the highest rate of volunteers in the country.

The Premier at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RatARSN4MM&feature=youtu.be and Lieutenant Governor at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BjOxI7gFhY&feature=youtu.be have posted videos online congratulating the recipients of this honour.

For more information about the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal or to nominate someone for other Saskatchewan Honours and Awards, visit www.saskatchewan.ca/honoursawards.