It’s an honor that’s been bestowed upon more than 180 Saskatchewan residents since the inception of the concept in 1985 and now it’s your chance to be involved in the 2012 selection process.
Saskatchewan residents have until July 5 to nominate individuals for the province’s highest honour, the Saskatchewan Order of Merit. The Order of Merit recognizes those who have made significant contributions to the well-being of the province and its residents.
“We are fortunate to live in a province that is home to so many innovative and capable people, many of whom have led the nation and even the world in their respective fields,” Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield says. “I encourage everyone to consider nominating a worthy individual to be recognized by our province’s highest honour, the Saskatchewan Order of Merit, so that we can pay tribute to our brightest and best.”
And so we should. These are the very people that make up the fabric of the province and without them it may be a very different place.
The fields of endeavour recognized include: arts, agriculture, business and industry, community leadership, occupations or professions, public service, research, sport and recreation and community service.
Any Saskatchewan resident, or former resident, is eligible for nomination with the exception of presently serving members of Parliament or the Legislature and members of the judiciary. Nominations are accepted for individuals only, not for couples, groups or organizations. Posthumous nominations are accepted within one year of the date of the person’s death.
To learn more call 1-877-427-5505 or visit the website at www.ops.gov.sk.ca/som.