Clark Whitecalf is receiving more recognition for his bravery on the night of August 31st, 2015.
That night he went into a burning building multiple times attempting to save an 18 year-old girl who was inside.
Whitecalf and his wife were teaching their daughter to drive on the Sweetgrass First Nation near North Battleford and says he remembers the night well.
“My wife and I were teaching our daughter how to drive. She was going for her learners’ licence,” Whitecalf said after Tuesday’s ceremony at Government House in Regina. “I was so focussed on the road, I didn’t notice the house on fire. We turned around and pulled up to the house, and sure enough, the house was on fire. The family truck was there and I knew right there, someone was in the house.
Whitecalf, who rescued an 18 year-old girl from a burning house, says he still hasn’t processed the recognition he has received for his acts.
“It’s overwhelming and it hasn’t sunk in yet,” Whitecalf said. “I would do it again if it happened.”
At Government House on Tuesday, Lt.-Gov. Vaughn Solomon presented a number of Saskatchewan heroes with Royal Canadian Humane Association Bravery Awards.
Whitecalf received a Queen’s Certificate for Bravery, to go along with numerous accolades he has received last year for his heroics.