Lieutenant Governor Russ Mirasty will invested the 2020 and 2021 recipients into the province's highest honour, the Saskatchewan Order of Merit.
"The sixteen recipients honoured this have significantly impacted the well-being of Saskatchewan people," Mirasty said. "I congratulate each of these impressive individuals and I thank them for their remarkable contributions to our province."
The 2020 Saskatchewan Order of Merit recipients are:
Dr. Gordon Asmundson, Regina
Rigmor Clarke, Shell Lake
Sally Elliott, Regina (posthumous)
Gerald Grandey, Saskatoon
Dr. Donald Greve, Rosthern
Dr. Lorne Hepworth, Weyburn and London, ON
Pamela Klein, Regina
Silvia Martini, Saskatoon
Eloise Sitter, Saskatoon
Dr. Walter Streelasky, Melville
The 2021 Saskatchewan Order of Merit recipients are:
Mavis Ashbourne-Palmer, Regina
Dr. Michael Bishop, Kamsack
Albert Brown, Saskatoon
Marie-Anne DayWalker-Pelletier, C.M., Balcarres
Hart Godden, Regina
Solomon Ratt, Regina
Since 1985, the Saskatchewan Order of Merit has recognized citizens who demonstrate exemplary contributions to the province in areas such as the arts, business and industry, agriculture, community leadership and volunteer service. In 1991, this award was recognized by the Government of Canada in the national sequence of orders.
The individuals invested this year will join 242 other citizens who have previously been invested into the Saskatchewan Order of Merit.
SINGLE SOURCE, SUPPLIED PHOTO: GOVERNMENT OF SASKATCHEWAN, NEAR VERBATIM