Nominate your favorite Volunteer for the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal!

Posted on Tuesday September 11, 2012 at 05:47PM

Saskatchewan people have a long history of helping each other. The willingness of people to volunteer is key to community growth and reflects the spirit of the people in this province. These individuals give freely of their time and talents to help build a better and stronger Saskatchewan. By nominating someone for the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal, you can recognize the important role volunteers play and the gifts they give to society.

What is the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal?

Established in 1995, the Medall recognizes individuals who have provided outstanding volunteer service or exceptional community involvement in an area beyond their normal duties or profession.

Who is Eligible?

Any Canadian citizen who is a curretn or former long-term resident of Saskatcewan is eligible for nomination. The only exceptions are presntly serving members of Parliament or the Legislature and members of the judiciary. Posthumous nominations are not accepted.

How are the Recipients Chosen?

An independent committee called the Sasktchewan Honours Advisory Council reviews the nomination for the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal and recommends recipients annually.

The Council includes:

  • The Chairperson appointed by the President of the Executive Council
  • The Chief Justice of Saskatchewan alternating with the Chief Justice of Queen's Bench
  • The Cabinet Secretary of the Clerk of the Executive Council
  • The President of the University of Saskatchewan alternating with the President of the University of Regina
  • The Provincial Archivist
  • Not more than five members appointed by the President of the Executive Council

What do the Recipients Recieve?

The Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan presents each recipient with a certificate and distinctive silver medal, circular in form and suspended from a V-shaped clasp from a ribbon of green and gold, the provincial colours. It bears the Saskatchewan shield of arms with the Crown and the motto "Nos ipsos dedimus"(We Gave of Ourselves). Recipients also receive a miniature of the medal, a lapel pin, and a certificate. Recipients of the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal are entitled to use the post-nominal letters S.V.M.

How do I Nominate Someone?

Nomination forms are availabel at www.ops.gov.sk.ca  Deadline for nominations is October 18.

 

Author: Town of Oxbow

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