Six of Saskatchewans most extraordinary citizens received the order of merit Wednesday night at the Conexus Arts Centre.
The ceremony was the first for Lieutenant Governor Tom Molloy since he was bestowed the honour in 2012.
Molloy talks about the importance of the order.
“It recognizes their incredible contributions to Saskatchewan, and some cases beyond Saskatchewan.”
Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde was one of those invested the order, and he says he`s proud of the honour.
“It’s very humbling, it’s a very high honour, Saskatchewan’s highest honour,” Bellegarde says. “To be included with the special people receiving the award (Wednesday) night, it’s a very big thing; very humbling. It’s my home province.”
Since it was formed in 1985, 229 people have been invested into the Saskatchewan order of merit.