News Release - May 13, 1999
NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR PROVINCE'S HIGHEST HONOUR
Provincial Secretary Berny Wiens announced today that nominations are
being accepted from now until July 5, 1999 for the Saskatchewan Order
of Merit, the province's highest honour. The order recognizes
outstanding achievement and exceptional contributions to the province
and its residents.
"Saskatchewan's greatest resource is our people," Wiens said.
"Nominating someone for the Saskatchewan Order of Merit is an
opportunity to acknowledge a person who has helped to make a
difference in all of our lives."
All fields of endeavor may be recognized through the order. Examples
include agriculture, business and industry, education, the arts,
occupational and professional achievement and community service.
Any Saskatchewan resident, or former long-time resident, is eligible
for nomination, with the exception of elected members of the
Legislature or Parliament and judges while holding office. Posthumous
nominations are not accepted. Only individuals are eligible - not
couples, groups or organizations
A maximum of ten recipients a year are recommended by the Saskatchewan
Honours Advisory Council. The medal and certificate of the order are
presented by the Lieutenant Governor at a formal ceremony in the fall.
Seventy-nine citizens have received the order of merit since it
was established in 1985.
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For more information and nomination forms, contact:
1919 Saskatchewan Drive
Regina S4P 3V7
Phone: (306) 787-3001, Toll-free 1-877-427-5505
Fax: (306) 787-1269