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Saskatchewan's Highest Honour Reaches 30th Anniversary

Released on April 16, 2015

Today, Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield announced the names of the 10 new recipients to be invested into the Saskatchewan Order of Merit – the province’s highest honour, which marks its 30th anniversary this year.

"Like those invested into the Saskatchewan Order of Merit over the past three decades, this year's recipients are individuals of uncommon achievement, generosity and vision," Solomon Schofield said.  "I congratulate them on this well-deserved honour and I thank them for their extraordinary contributions to our province."


The recipients for 2014-15 are:
  • Mr. Jack Brodsky, Saskatoon
  • The Reverend Lorne Calvert, Saskatoon
  • Dr. Wilf Keller, Saskatoon
  • Ms. Anne Luke, LL.D., Regina
  • William (Bill) McKnight, P.C., LL.D., Saskatoon
  • Ms. Yvette Moore, Moose Jaw
  • Maestro Victor Sawa, Regina
  • Ms. Ellen Schmeiser, Q.C., Saskatoon
  • Dr. David E. Smith, O.C., F.R.S.C., Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario (previously from Saskatoon and Regina)
  • Mr. Henry Woolf, LL.D., Saskatoon
The 2014 and 2015 investitures have been merged this year with the ceremony for both taking place on May 13 in Regina.

Established in 1985, the Saskatchewan Order of Merit is a prestigious recognition of excellence, achievement and contributions to the social, cultural and economic well being of the province and its people.  The Order acknowledges individuals who have made their mark in the arts, agriculture, business, industry, community leadership, occupations, professions, public service, research and volunteer service.

The Saskatchewan Order of Merit takes precedence over all other provincial honours and awards.  The lieutenant governor is the Chancellor of the Order.

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For more information, contact:

Dan Palmer
Intergovernmental Affairs
Regina
Phone: 306-787-2155
Email: dan.palmer@gov.sk.ca

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