Oct. 18 deadline for Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal submissions
Between now and Oct. 18, Saskatchewan residents can nominate an individual who exemplifies exceptional community involvement for the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal.
“Our province is well known for our impressive volunteers,” Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield said.
“I encourage everyone to consider nominating a deserving individual to receive the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal, so that we can celebrate their tremendous contributions to our province.”
Anyone who is a current or former long-term resident of Saskatchewan and a Canadian citizen are eligible to be nominated; however, active members of Parliament, the Legislature or judiciary establishment are not eligible for nomination.
Also, groups or organizations cannot be nominated, and no nominations will be accepted after the Oct. 18 deadline.
The Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal is silver, circular in form and suspended by 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 circular silver lapel pin displaying the Saskatchewan shield of arms superimposed on a "V," a certificate, and they are also entitled to use the post-nominal letters S.V.M.
Recipient names are also inscribed on a board adjacent to the Athabasca Gallery on the main floor of the Saskatchewan Legislative Building in Regina.
The Lieutenant Governor will present the medal during an annual ceremony.
Since its inception in 1995, 156 people have received the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal.
Additional information, nomination forms and a list of previous recipients can be found online at www.ops.gov.sk.ca/svm or call toll-free 1-877-427-5505.