News Release - May 5, 1999
PROVINCE RECOGNIZES HONOURS RECIPIENTS
The government and legislature today recognized twenty-six
Saskatchewan residents who have been awarded national and provincial
honours over the past year for accomplishments in arts and culture,
medicine, science, public and military service, and for acts of
The Lieutenant Governor and Mrs. Wiebe, Premier Roy Romanow,
Legislative Assembly Speaker Glenn Hagel, Intergovernmental and
Aboriginal Affairs Minister and Provincial Secretary Berny Wiens,
Opposition Leader Ken Krawetz, third party Leader Ron Osika and MLAs
of the recipients gathered to honour these outstanding citizens at a
morning ceremony at Government House.
Those honoured today have received either the Order of Canada, Order
of Military Merit, Saskatchewan Order of Merit or Bravery Decorations.
"The Order of Canada recognizes a wide range of skills and experience
across Canada; the Order of Military Merit does the same for
leadership in the Canadian Forces," Wiebe said. "Our own Saskatchewan
Order of Merit honours some of our province's greatest contributors.
And through the national Bravery Decorations our country pays tribute
to those who risk their lives to save others."
"Saskatchewan is blessed with outstanding citizens who give freely of
their time and talents and even risk their physical well-being for
others," Romanow said. "It is important that we take time out each
year to acknowledge those who have contributed so much to this
"In Saskatchewan our success is a result of the hard work and
dedication of our citizens," Wiens said. "A province's greatness
can be measured by the quality of its people. Today we honour 26
of our finest whose contributions make Saskatchewan a wonderful
place to call home."
Those honoured are:
Order of Canada: Freda Ahenakew, Angus Campbell, Dr. John
Gerard, William Perehudoff, Dr. Ali Rajput, the late Gerald
Rose (represented by his wife Gladys), Cliff Wright and
Carole Sanderson, all of Saskatoon.
Saskatchewan Order of Merit: Isabelle Butters of Weyburn,
Dr. Constantine Campbell of Ottawa, formerly of Swift
Current, and John Green of Regina.
Order of Military Merit: Chief Warrant Officer Robert
Frosst of Moose Jaw, Master Warrant Officer Graham Goodrum
Bravery Decorations: Candace Fiddler of Cumberland House,
Stacey Millham of Stockholm and Darrel Morin of Green Lake;
Constable Randy Armitage, Constable Todd Booth, Corporal
Marc Girard, Gordon Knox, Firefighter George Paterson,
William Reiman, Constable Norman Renwick, Dale Santa, and
Constable Anthony Tirebuck, all of Moose Jaw; and Constable
Thomas Savage of Lethbridge, Alberta, formerly of Moose Jaw.
(The last ten persons all received the Medal of Bravery for
participating in the same rescue incident in Moose Jaw in
In the afternoon their respective members of the legislative
assembly introduced the recipients in the legislative assembly.
This honours event is unique in Canada and has been held annually
For more information, contact:
Michael Jackson, Secretary
Saskatchewan Honours Advisory Council
Phone: (306) 787-3109