Volunteer medal nomination deadline coming up

Staff ~ The Southwest Booster
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The nomination deadline for the 2015 Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal is fast approaching.

Saskatchewan residents have until Oct. 18 to submit a candidate for consideration.  Several medals are given out each year to current or former longtime Saskatchewan volunteers for their contributions to their community.

“It’s remarkable to look back at all who have received our highest volunteer honour and to consider their collective contributions to the province,” said Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield, who will present the medals next spring.  “It is nothing short of staggering.”

A total of 165 people have received the honour in the 20 years it has been handed out.

Last year nine Saskatchewan residents received the award, including Swift Current’s Betty McDougall, who was honoured for her involvement with a number of community organizations, like Write-Out-Loud, the Canadian Mental Health Association and the Kiwanis Club.

Organizations: Canadian Mental Health Association, Kiwanis Club

Geographic location: Saskatchewan, Swift Current

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