Saskatchewan residents have until October 18 to nominate individuals for the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal. The Volunteer Medal recognizes individuals who have provided outstanding volunteer service or exceptional community involvement.
"Volunteers are generous, capable, inventive people, and they are the foundation of our province," Lieutenant Governor Gordon Barnhart said. "I encourage the people of Saskatchewan to nominate a deserving individual to receive our highest volunteer award. The Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal provides an opportunity for us to celebrate collectively and formally those who give so much to so many."
Any Canadian citizen who is a current or former long-term resident of Saskatchewan is eligible. Nominations cannot be accepted for sitting members of Parliament, the Legislature, or the judiciary who currently hold office. Groups or organizations cannot be nominated. Posthumous nominations are not accepted.
Since its inception in 1995, 130 recipients have received the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal, including local residents April Samson in 2009 and Judy Buzowetsky in 1996.
Additional information, nomination forms and a list of previous recipients can be found online at www.ops.gov.sk.caor call toll-free 1-877-427-5505.