They were awarded the Spirit of Volunteerism Award in 2003 and the Saskatoon Police Service Badge Award in 2008.
Myrna Nagy (Prince Albert)
Myrna goes above and beyond in convening and organizing many fundraising projects. Her wide-ranging volunteer contributions include organizations such as the Prince Albert Crime Stoppers, Prince Albert Chambers of Commerce, Waskesiu Chamber of Commerce, Prince Albert Winter Festival, Kinette Club of Prince Albert, Kinsmen Foundation, Saskatchewan Summer Games, Victoria Union Hospital Foundation, The Waskesiu Recreation Association, the Waskesiu Foundation, and Kozun House. She was named Prince Albert’s Citizen of the Year in 1994 and received Waskesiu’s Volunteer of the Year Award in 2015.
Teena Polle (Prince Albert)
Teena has touched many lives in Prince Albert. Her motto is “I do what I love, and I love what I do”, and that is evidenced in all she participates in. Some of the projects include the Victoria Hospital (Information Desk and Ronald McDonald House), the Rawlinson Centre of the Arts (ushering and Front of House Captain), the Royal Canadian Legion (visiting schools and promoting the Legion), the Red Cross, music competition at the First Nations Fine Arts Festival, assisting with food service for the homeless, and working and performing with the media to promote worthy causes.
Edna Poncelet (Grandora)
In 2002, Edna Poncelet created Cloth 4 Kids (C4K) from her fabric and sewing shop in Saskatoon. C4K is a volunteer organization that sews and donates children’s clothes for the needy. Since its inception, C4K has grown to more than 60 volunteers and, in 2017, donated almost 9,000 items free of charge to agencies that serve at-risk children and families such as the Open Door Society, Kids First Saskatoon, Friendship Inn, Interval House Saskatoon, YWCA, White Buffalo Youth Lodge, and Saskatoon Community Schools.
Barb Ryan (Regina)
Barb has been a long-time board member for the Regina Wascana Progress Club and Ranch Ehrlo. She has acted as a host, through the Regina Open Door Society, to new families from Africa and is now advocating for newcomers from Syria. Barb has started a support group called Women to Women
for newcomer women. She has organized, volunteered, and raised funds for the Regina General Hospital's Children's Ward. Barb and her family also started the Bob Ryan Foundation in honour of her late husband. She is a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal, the Red Cross Humanitarian Award, and the Senate 150th Anniversary medal.
Mary Walters (Pilot Butte)
Mary Walters has been a dedicated volunteer with St. John Ambulance's Medical First Responder Program in Regina for 52 years, with more than 22,600 volunteer hours to her name. Mary has also volunteered for 25 years as a member on the St. John Ambulance Saskatchewan Council. She has received the St. John’s Ambulance Chair's Commendation for her dedication and leadership in Saskatchewan and has been appointed as a Dame of Grace within the Order of St. John.
Robert Dumur (Pasqua Lake)*
Robert Dumur is an extraordinary volunteer leader. As the former Honorary Colonel of the Royal Regina Rifles his contributions to that unit were exceptional. By supporting our veterans and promoting the history and the traditions of the Regiment he tied our veterans to the young soldiers of today. His impact was clearly felt through unit retention, strong relationships between the Canadian Armed Forces and the public, and the enduring legacy of the Royal Regina Rifles.
Audrey Heit (Kindersley)*
Audrey Heit is a warm, thoughtful, and dependable person who is also described as “one hard-working volunteer.” She is committed to making her community a better place with her time and efforts through local volunteerism. From the Food Bank to the curling club, Audrey freely gives of her time wherever it is needed.
*Robert Dumur and Audrey Heit were 2017 recipients who were presented their medals at the 2018 ceremony.