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2021 Saskatchewan Order of Merit Recipients Announced

Released on October 14, 2021

Six outstanding Saskatchewan citizens will be invested into the Saskatchewan Order of Merit, the province's highest honour, during a ceremony in November.

"The 2021 recipients of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit are remarkable citizens who are most deserving of this prestigious honour," Lieutenant Governor Russ Mirasty said.  "I offer my sincere congratulations to each recipient and I thank them for their invaluable contributions to our province."

The 2021 recipients are:

  • Mavis Ashbourne-Palmer, Regina
  • Michael Bishop, Kamsack
  • Albert Brown, Saskatoon
  • Marie-Anne DayWalker-Pelletier, C.M., Balcarres
  • Hart Godden, Regina
  • Solomon Ratt, Regina

This year's recipients of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit will join the 252 individuals who have previously been invested.

The Saskatchewan Order of Merit was established in 1985 to recognize excellence and achievement from outstanding Saskatchewan citizens. They have made significant contributions in areas such as art, agriculture, business and industry, community leadership, public service, research and volunteer service. The Saskatchewan Order of Merit is recognized in the Canadian Honours System.

For more information about the Saskatchewan Order of Merit or to nominate someone, visit


For more information, contact:

Diane Robinson
Intergovernmental Affairs
Phone: 306-787-1077

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