Christ­mas Mes­sage from the Lieu­tenant Gov­er­nor of Saskatchewan


As we cel­e­brate this spe­cial time of year, it is my plea­sure to ex­tend greet­ings to you on be­half of Her Majesty Queen El­iz­a­beth the Sec­ond, Queen of Canada.

For me, this is a sea­son of thanks­giv­ing, and one of the things I’m most grate­ful for are the gen­er­ous and car­ing peo­ple of Saskatchewan. Our pro­vin­cial motto – From Many Peo­ple’s Strength – was well cho­sen. Our di­verse pop­u­la­tion is our great­est strength. Saskatchewan is a rich ta­pes­try, woven from the threads of peo­ple from many cul­tures. We have en­joyed strong im­mi­gra­tion in re­cent years, and to all who are new to our coun­try and our prov­ince, I warmly wel­come you – we are so pleased you are here.

Our prov­ince is renowned for our vol­un­teers, who give freely of their time and en­ergy to im­prove our com­mu­ni­ties. I am grate­ful to all of our com­mit­ted and ca­pa­ble vol­un­teers. Thank you for do­nat­ing your time to wor­thy causes in Saskatchewan.

The Hol­i­day Sea­son can be a very dif­fi­cult time for those who have lost loved ones in the past year. My heart goes out to you. It can also be a hard time for our mil­i­tary fam­i­lies, who may be sep­a­rated be­cause of de­ploy­ment.

This year I launched the Lieu­tenant Gov­er­nor’s Mil­i­tary Ser­vice Pin. I hope to present a pin to ev­ery Saskatchewan per­son who has served in the Cana­dian Armed Forces, as well as mem­bers of Po­lice Forces who have served in mil­i­tary op­er­a­tions.

The pin hon­ours those who have served our coun­try, and will iden­tify them, so that we can thank them for their sac­ri­fices. As we cel­e­brate the sea­son, let’s not for­get that at this very mo­ment, Cana­di­ans are risk­ing their lives around the world.

Saskatchewan is home to peo­ple of many faith tra­di­tions, who cel­e­brate in dif­fer­ent ways, but for most of us, this is a time of shar­ing with fam­ily and friends. I wish you and your fam­ily much hap­pi­ness and good health, to­day, and through­out the com­ing year. Merry Christ­mas!

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