Local Resident, Darlene Stakiw receives Certification of Achievement

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At the Regular City Council meeting on November 14, Darlene Stakiw was presented with the City of Yorkton Certificate of Achievement for her decades of excellent and dedicated community service and volunteerism.

The Certification of Achievement is developed to provide the Mayor and City Council with a meaningful and enduring way to recognize citizens of extraordinary achievement. Yorkton residents who achieve international, national or provincial excellence in business, education, academics, science and technology, community service, the arts, or sports may be considered for this very special honour.

Darlene has tirelessly volunteered for organizations including Parkland Valley Sport, Culture and Recreation District, the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan, and has advocated for people dealing with mental health issues. She received National recognition on her volunteerism in October 2021 when she received the Sovereign’s Medal Award at Government house.

The Sovereign’s Medal Award (SMV) is a national award that recognizes the volunteer achievements of Canadians from across the country in a wide range of fields. It is the highest honour for volunteer services that an individual can receive within the Canadian Honours System. The eligibility for the Medal is any living Canadian citizen who has made unpaid, sustained and significant volunteer contributions to their community in Canada or abroad. 

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