Ten Saskatchewan citizens were awarded the province’s Order of Merit at a ceremony at the Hotel Saskatchewan Wednesday.
One of those names was Paul J. Hill, owner of Harvard Broadcasting and 620 CKRM.
Mr. Hill, while honored to received the recognition, said it’s all about the people he works with.
“It’s a great honor to be recognized by your own province, and I really credit this recognition to all the great people that I work with, they’re the ones who really make it happen and I’m fortunate enough to be able to receive the recognition,” Hill said.
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Since 1985, 229 people have received the province’s highest honor including Mr Hill’s father.
“They’re all highly distinguished, my father among them, so I’m very proud to have followed in my fathers footsteps in that regard and of course all the people being recognized are great contributors to the province,” said Hill.
Others who were also given the honor by Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield were Murad Al-Katib, local business owner and exporter; June Avivi, a retired Educator in Saskatoon; Martha Cole, an Artist from Disley; Roland Crowe, a retired First Nations Leader in Regina; Rod Gantefoer, a Businessman and former Politician in Melfort; Robert D. Lang, the Former Chief Justice; Court of Queen’s Bench in Saskatoon; Dr. Roberta McKay, a Physician and Philanthropist in Regina; Robert Mitchell, Q.C., (posthumous) Former Attorney General and Lawyer n Regina; and Brigadier General (Ret’d) Clifford Walker, C.D., Retired Canadian Forces and Educator in Regina.
The Saskatchewan Order of Merit recognizes Saskatchewan citizens for outstanding social, cultural and economic contributions.