Three local residents among Saskatchewan Volunteer medal recipients

Lieutenant-Governor Russ Mirasty honored 10 outstanding individuals with the 2023 Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal today at Government House in Regina.

From youth advocacy to veterans’ support, Mirasty said these volunteers have made significant contributions.

Among the recipients is Jim Meikle of Balcarres, honoured for preserving Saskatchewan’s agricultural history, with an emphasis on youth engagement, as well as his many years of volunteer service, including the “Tullymet Uber,” in which he provides rides for local seniors to Regina for medical appointments, along with his  25 years of service on the Comunity Hall board.

Another local recipient is Hazel Urbanoski of Sturgis, who was honoured for her many years as a teacher, and for her volunteer work, including 15 years as a town councillor, as a project organizer for Sturgis “Communities in Bloom,” and for serving on many local boards, including her current role as President of the Grace United Church Women.

And Suzanne Eisler of Wawota was honoured for her volunteer work, which includes the founding of Wawota’s “Little Dresses for Africa,” which, to date, has made over 13-thousand pieces of clothing, and put together pencil cases full of supplies for kids living in developing countries.  As well, the organization made masks, headbands scrub caps and bags for Saskatchewan health care workers in the province.

Mirasty expressed gratitude for their dedication during National Volunteer Week, emphasizing their impact on Saskatchewan communities.

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