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Sturgis woman receives Saskatchewan volunteer medal

Sturgis local Hazel Urbanoski honoured with a Saskatchewan Volunteer medal for all her dedication as a timeless volunteer.
Hazel Urbanoski of Sturgis was one of the 2023 recipients of the Saskatchewan Volunteer medal.

STURGIS - Lieutenant Governor Russ Mirasty recently announced the recipients of the 2023 Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal. Recipients will be presented with this prestigious medal on April 16, 2024, at a ceremony held in their honour at Government House in Regina during National Volunteer Week. 

"The 2023 recipients of the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal have done exceptional work over the decades," Mirasty said. "This honour is a well-deserved expression of gratitude from the people of Saskatchewan."

Hazel Urbanoski of Sturgis was one of those recipients, stated a release. “She is a creative and passionate volunteer who has positively impacted many people in her community of Sturgis. As a teacher she had a positive impact on children, and she continues to be a valuable community member through active involvement in several volunteer activities. Hazel participated in the Sturgis Communities in Bloom as the project organizer. She is also a board member of multiple organizations and has done extensive and diverse volunteer work in many sectors. Hazel is currently the President of the Grace United Church Women and served as Town Councillor for 15 years, supporting major projects.”

The Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal was established in 1995 to recognize the extraordinary work done by volunteers across the province. Since its creation, the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal has been awarded to 261 deserving individuals.