Approximately 220 people filled the Ramada Plaza in Regina Friday night to honour two outstanding Reginans.
The Power of Humanity Awards ceremony took place, with special recognition being given to Duna Barber and Alix Norum.
Barber, wife of former President of the Universities and Colleges of Canada Lloyd Barber, called the distinction a result of a lifetime of volunteer work, something she wants to pass down to the younger generations in her family.
“I think you’re trying to teach them the right things to do,” she said. “When you can see a need, step in, kids. You’re needed.”
Norum, on the other hand, is a University of Regina student whose been volunteering since she was young.
“I’m also involved with Astonished!, which is a program for people with complex disabilities based at the University,” she said. “I helped plan the Relay for Life at the University of Regina for a couple years.”
Norum said people should seek out the commonalities they share with one another and celebrate their uniqueness.
(with files from Cody Glydon and David Boles)