News Release - August 11, 2005
MOOSE JAW AREA FAMILIES HONOURED
A total of 18 Moose Jaw area families received special recognition today at an event held in their honour. The Moose Jaw area families are all recipients of Saskatchewan Agriculture and Food's 2005 Century Family Farm Award.
Information Services Corporation of Saskatchewan (ISC) presented the families with framed copies of their families' original land grants.
Receiving this award is a very significant achievement because it requires that members of the same family have farmed their land continuously for 100 years or more.
Saskatchewan Centennial 2005 chair and Moose Jaw North MLA Glenn Hagel commended all recipients and their families for their commitment to Saskatchewan.
"Over the last 100 years Saskatchewan farmers have faced many daunting challenges. It is a true testament to the Saskatchewan spirit, and to the emotional attachment many have to the land, that there are so many families receiving this award today," Hagel said as he presented framed copies of the grants to the families.
The presentation of these grants is part of ISC's centennial project for 2005. The province's land titles registry, now an arm of ISC, has been involved in recording the granting and titling of land in Saskatchewan since 1886.
ISC will be making similar presentations to more than 350 recipients of the 2005 Century Family Farm Award across the province throughout the summer.
Information Services Corporation (ISC) of Saskatchewan is the provincial crown corporation responsible for the administration of provincial land titles, surveys, mapping and geographic information services as well as the personal property registry.
Saskatchewan Agriculture and Food runs the Century Family Farm Award initiative. For more information on this initiative, go to the department's website at www.agr.gov.sk.ca. Click on About Us, Programs and Services, Other, then The Century Family Farm Award.
For more information on ISC's centennial project visit the ISC Centennial website at www.centennial.isc.ca
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