In her annual Christmas message Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield mentioned the year as Canada’s 150th anniversary noting Gord Downie’s comment on Parliament Hill that now we begin a new 150 years.
“It is my sincere hope that the people of Saskatchewan will embrace this new beginning and will reach out to those who may be different than us. It is my prayer that we will work together to create more inclusive communities, where everyone is welcome. Only we have the power to create the change we need in our country.
Over the past six years I have presented hundred of awards to deserving individuals. There are many more who may not receive public recognition but who give of their time and their resources to improve the lives of others. To all the generous and capable Saskatchewan volunteers I thank you from the bottom of my heart for making our province better. You are proof that we are able to make a difference and that when we work together no challenge is too great.”
Schofield concluded by wishing you joy and peace through the coming year.