Ben Buhler of Osler was one of fifteen Saskatchewan residents to be honoured with the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal at a ceremony in Regina on Tuesday, April 9.
Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor W. Thomas Molloy presented the medals as part of National Volunteer Week..
Buhler is a former Mayor of Osler and former chair of the South Saskatchewan Watershed Stewards, and a long-serving volunteer in his home community.
“By donating their time and energy, volunteers give hope and optimism to the organizations they serve,” Molloy said. “These impressive recipients are proof that everyone has the power to make a difference, and by giving back to our communities, they are inspiring a new generation of volunteers in our province.”
The recipients of the 2018 Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal are:
• Christine Boyczuk, Moose Jaw
• Ben Buhler, Osler
• David Burke, Kindersley
• Janet Caldwell, Meadow Lake
• Nelson Eng, Regina
• The Reverend Alvin Hingley, Humboldt
• Syl Kulyk, Saskatoon
• Ivadelle Kulyk (posthumous), Saskatoon
• Myrna Nagy, Prince Albert
• Teena Polle, Prince Albert
• Edna Poncelet, Grandora
• Barb Ryan, Regina
• Mary Walters, Pilot Butte
• Robert Dumur, Fort Qu’Appelle, 2017 recipient
• Audrey Heit, Kindersley, 2017 recipient
The recipients were presented the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal during a ceremony on Tuesday, April 9 at the Hotel Saskatchewan in Regina. The ceremony coincided with National Volunteer Week.
Since its establishment in 1995, the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal has been awarded to extraordinary citizens across the province for their outstanding contributions to Saskatchewan. This year’s recipients join the ranks of 204 exemplary volunteers recognized in previous years.