April 06, 2016

Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal Recipients Announced Today

Today Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield announced the names of ten residents who will be honoured with the 2015 Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal later this month.

“If the greatness of a province can be measured by the contributions of its citizens, Saskatchewan is a great province, indeed,” Solomon Schofield said.  “This year’s medal recipients have had an enormous impact and I thank them for their generosity and commitment, and congratulate them on this well-deserved honour.”

The 2015 Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal recipients are:

  • Robert (Bob) Berthiaume, Consultant, Regina
  • Dale Ebert, Retired Teacher, Prince Albert
  • Jeannette Eddolls, Teacher, Prince Albert
  • Harold Empey, Retired Businessman, Saskatoon
  • Doug Hodson, Q.C., Lawyer, Casa Rio Estates
  • Phyllis Johnson, Retired Teacher, Shell Lake
  • Anthea Loran, Artist and Author, Swift Current
  • Agnes Parisloff, Retired, Regina
  • Neil Robertson, Q.C., Lawyer, Regina
  • Jeanne Walters, Retired, Saskatoon

“On behalf of the people of Saskatchewan, thank you for your dedication and your passion,” Premier Brad Wall said.  “Your collective efforts and accomplishments are truly inspirational.”

Instituted in 1995, the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal recognizes volunteers and those who demonstrate exceptional community involvement.

The recipients will receive their medals during a ceremony at Government House in Regina on April 26, 2016.

In four Statistics Canada surveys between 2004 and 2013, Saskatchewan led the country in volunteerism.