News Release - October 10, 2002
TURTLEFORD RESIDENT HONOURED
A Turtleford man will be recognized at the Saskatchewan Co-operative Merit
Awards, a program that honours outstanding contributions to co-operation
and co-operative development in the province.
Durold Textor will be honoured along with six other Saskatchewan residents
in a celebratory banquet on Tuesday, October 15th in Regina. The Merit
Awards ceremony is the key activity in Co-operatives Week in Saskatchewan,
"Co-operatives are a way of life in our province, providing needed goods
and services to Saskatchewan people," Industry and Resources Minister Eldon
Lautermilch said. "Individuals like Durold who are dedicated to co-
operative development in the province are the reason co-ops have a
substantial impact on our economy and support and enhance the well-being of
our towns, cities and rural areas."
Textor has dedicated his life to leading and promoting co-operatives. He
has served as a committee member with the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool,
Turtleford Credit Union, and is current President of the Turtleford Co-op.
Durold has twice served as a Federated Co-operatives delegate and strongly
supports his community by volunteering for various projects.
The Saskatchewan Co-operative Merit Awards Program, now in its 23rd year,
is co-ordinated and co-sponsored by Saskatchewan Industry and Resources and
the Canadian Co-operative Association, Saskatchewan Region. Since
inception 191 awards have been distributed.
Award recipients are selected based on the outstanding contributions they
have made to co-operative development at community, provincial and national
levels. Individuals are nominated by co-operatives and credit unions and
then selected by representatives of the two sponsoring organizations.
For more information, contact:
Industry and Resources
Phone (306) 787-1691