Released on December 16, 2022
Christmas is almost here, and I think we're all excited to be celebrating with family and friends.
Over the last few years, I believe most of us have an increased appreciation for what is truly important in life.
We make the most out of every opportunity we have to spend time with those that we love.
For some of you, this will be your first Christmas in Saskatchewan.
Whether you have arrived from Ukraine, Pakistan, Africa, or the Philippines, or somewhere else in the world, I want to welcome you to Saskatchewan.
We are grateful that you have chosen to make this province your home and we know that you will make Saskatchewan stronger.
The message of Christmas gives us hope for a bright future - of new beginnings with peace and goodwill for all.
Such a timeless story of God's love revealed to mankind.
A child, born to a humble young woman. Not in a palace, but in a stable on the back side of an inn.
A little child wrapped up in swaddling clothes, who came into the world to lift up the downcast, to rejoice with those rejoicing, to mourn and comfort those who are suffering.
Truly he taught us to love one another.
His law is love, and his gospel is peace.
And we are so fortunate in Saskatchewan.
We are blessed to have so much of what the world needs today.
But even with all of the riches that we possess, the most precious gifts are those that can't be bought in a store or wrapped and placed under a tree.
Our families, our friends and the freedom we have to enjoy life together in peace.
In the weeks ahead, some of us will be travelling for the holidays, some of us will be celebrating at home.
Wherever you find yourself this holiday season, the hearts of myself and my wife Krista, are with you and hoping the best for you and those that you love.
Merry Christmas Saskatchewan, and a very blessed New Year!
For more information, contact:Julie Leggott
Executive Council and Office of the Premier