SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD
The SACO Special Recognition Award
is given out annually to an individual(s) or organization that has made a significant contribution to the protection of our natural resources, as well as promoting the professional image of Conservation Officers in Saskatchewan.
- Call for nominations go out in early January.
- Nominations are accepted from Conservation Officers who are members of SACO in good standing.
- No limit to the number of nominations in this category.
- Nominating officer must describe in detail why the person or organization is being nominated. This would include job related duties, but highlight the way that the nominee assists Conservation Officers.
- Recipient will be invited to the annual SACO Convention and given 2 free tickets. No other costs will be provided.
- Years of work and how the nominee is able to assist the Conservation Officer.
- How the nominee has helped SACO.
- Recognition for good work which promotes the role of a CO and what significant contribution the nominee has made.
To submit a nomination or for more information contact the Awards Chairperson.
2023- Alex Blais-Montpetit- Aquatic Habitat Protection Specialist
2022- Jeanette Pepper, Michelle Heggstrom, Streamline Contracting Ltd.
2021- Calvin Whitedeer, Inside Outside studios Inc.
2020- Senior Crown Prosecutor Matthew Miazga, Provincial Emergency Communications Center IT Division, Conservation Officer Service Instructor Team
2019 – Lake Lenore Meats and Koenders Mfg, RCMP Underwater Recovery Team
2018 – Dave Halstead and Leila Benmerrouche
2017 – Jamie Gibson, Andrea Busse, Stacy Lloyd, Andrea Minter
2016 – Marnie Zimmer, Trent Bollinger, Mark Duffy, Barry Noweselsky
2015 – Tim Loran
2014 – N/A
2013 – Quill Lake Co-Op, Saskatoon Office, Cyndi Dyck, Buffalo Narrows RCMP
2012 – Tanya Riabko, Paul Deneer
2011 – Bill Lozinski, Jamie Paschke
2010 – It’s A Zoo
2009 – Dwayne Douglas, Otto Olson, Dianne Doerr
2008 – N/A
2007 – Glen Herman, Steve Kritzer
2006 – Merv Swanson, Cathi Beckel
2005 – Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation
2004 – Mike Flodell, Robin VanKoughnett, Bruce Wield, Streamline, Colin McConnell
2003 – Doug Lucyshyn, Dave Silversides, Nick Crane
2002 – Mitch McAdam, Barry Stricker, Eric Braaten, Dave Heidel, Tim Theile (Ducks Unlimited), Trever Plews (Ducks Unlimited), Rick Wyatt (S.A.F.E.), Carrie Senger
2001 – George Lacert, Chuck Lees, Robin Hilts, Kerry Wisser
2000 – Cst. Gord Pope (Saskatoon Police Service)
1999 – Echo Charlie, Dr. Gary Wobeser, Rick Ashton
1998 – N/A
1997 – N/A
1996 – N/A
1995 – N/A
1994 – N/A
1993 – RCMP Forensics
1992 – Barrie Stricker
1991 – Randy Kirkham
1990 – Padraig Tunney, Ross MacLennan
1989 – Rick Krehbiel, Rose Nemeth
1988 – John Edwards, Les Oystryk, Dan McGill, Kevin Cowan