Yorkton’s MLA Greg Ottenbreit was recently honored with the Hal Rogers Fellow, the highest award that Kin Canada bestows.
The award is presented to individual Kin, Associate Members, alumni and non-Kin who, by their leadership, accomplishments and community endeavours, have demonstrated the high ideals to which Kin Canada Founder Hal Rogers was committed. The award has been given to people such as Bob McGrath, Wayne Gretzky and Celine Dion.
Ottenbreit’s work with the Kinsmen and the charities established to honor his late son’s legacy, Brayden Ottenbreit’s Close Cuts for Cancer and the Brayden Ottenbreit Memorial Book Fund were cited as the reasons to receive the honor. Ottenbreit says he was surprised and humbled to receive the award. He also says the award needs to be shared with his wife Leone, who is as important as he is in all of their charity events. He also says he wouldn’t have been able to achieve what he has without the support of the community.