There were 16 people invested in the Saskatchewan Order of Merit this past Wednesday. 

"The sixteen recipients honoured this evening have significantly impacted the well-being of Saskatchewan people," Lieutenant Governor Russ Mirasty said. "I congratulate each of these impressive individuals and I thank them for their remarkable contributions to our province." 

Of those who were invested, ten were to have received the Order in 2020 but were unable to due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The recipients from 2020 are: 

Dr. Gordon Asmundson, Regina Rigmor Clarke, Shell Lake Sally Elliott, Regina (posthumous) Gerald Grandey, Saskatoon Dr. Donald Greve, Rosthern Dr. Lorne Hepworth, Weyburn and London, ON Pamela Klein, Regina Silvia Martini, Saskatoon Eloise Sitter, Saskatoon Dr. Walter Streelasky, Melville 

The 2021 Saskatchewan Order of Merit recipients are: 

Mavis Ashbourne-Palmer, Regina Dr. Michael Bishop, Kamsack Albert Brown, Saskatoon Marie-Anne DayWalker-Pelletier, C.M., Balcarres Hart Godden, Regina Solomon Ratt, Regina 

The Saskatchewan Order of Merit was founded in 1985. Since then, 258 citizens have been invested. The Order of Merit recognizes citizens who demonstrate exemplary contributions to the province in areas such as the arts, business and industry, agriculture, community leadership and volunteer service.