News Release - August 2, 2005
CENTENNIAL MEDAL PRESENTATIONS IN REGINA
Lieutenant Governor Lynda Haverstock presented the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal to recipients in Regina today.
Canada's Consul General to New York, Pamela Wallin and author and journalist Allan Fotheringham returned to Saskatchewan to celebrate the province's centennial and were among the individuals receiving the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal. Ms. Wallin was raised in Wadena, while Mr. Fotheringham is a native of Hearne.
The commemorative medal recognizes and honours the important role individuals have played in the development of the province.
"The Saskatchewan Centennial Medal celebrates individuals who give of their time and energy to improve the lives of others," Haverstock said. "These outstanding citizens exemplify values that define our province, including work ethic, community service and foresight."
Recipients are selected based on the recommendation of governmental and
non-governmental organizations and Members of the Legislative Assembly. Community leaders, MLAs, MPs and judges also receive the medal.
"Saskatchewan people are known for their spirit, their innovation and for their generosity," Provincial Secretary Joan Beatty said. "The Medal provides us with an opportunity to celebrate these qualities and the people who demonstrate them."
Approximately 4,000 Saskatchewan Centennial Medals will be presented at ceremonies held throughout the province this year.
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