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Yorkton: RCE awards see local recipients

Event honoured 41 Saskatchewan projects.

YORKTON – The Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development held their 16th Annual Awards for Achievement in Education for Sustainable Development at the Gallagher Centre May 15.

The event honoured 41 Saskatchewan projects focused on the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals and included several local organizations.

The Yellowhead Nature Society and Yorkton Community Fridge were honoured in the Projects by Cultural, Faith, Non-profit and Community-based Organizations category.

The awards featured addresses from Elder Ross Cadotte, His Honour the Honourable Russ Mirasty, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, greetings from Mayor Mitch Hippsley Mayor and a keynote address from Kaitlyn Kitzan.

The RCE has presented more than 300 awards since 2007. "The RCE is a voluntary network (with founding partners including the University of Regina, University of Saskatchewan, and Saskatchewan Polytechnic), and is one of more than 190 Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development around the world that are formally recognized by the United Nations University," according to a media release from the organization.

For a complete list of recipients, visit the RCE's website.