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Sunday, March 29, 2015


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

of Saskatoon.

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

since 1985.


For more information, contact:

Michael Jackson, Secretary

Saskatchewan Honours Advisory Council


Phone: (306) 787-3109
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