The local project has been selected for Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan Heritage Award in the Physical Heritage Conservation category, and in the Public Outreach category.
Larry Pearen with the YHMS said it was suggested they apply because “the mill committee has worked and done great restoration.”
So Pearen said he prepared a package and sent it off.
“I was shocked we were selected in both categories,” he said.
Pearen said the project had received recognition locally, but added, “when it’s provincial it makes it special.”
The recognition is something the YHMS can build on, offered Pearen.
“I think the important thing is you can put that in your portfolio – that you’re provincially recognized,” he said.
On a more personal note for the committee Pearen said the awards also “recognize all the volunteer hours.”
Preparation for the submission was also an opportunity for some reflection.
“You forget what’s actually been done over the years,” said Pearen. “There’s still lots to do, but we’ve come a long way.”
The awards will be presented by His Honour, the Honourable Russell Mirasty, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, at the Awards Ceremony at Government House in Regina on Tuesday, Nov. 2nd.