King Charles III Coronation Medals were presented in Saskatchewan for the first time Monday.

The inaugural provincial presentation of the medals was hosted by Lieutenant Governor Russ Mirasty on the first anniversary of His Majesty’s Coronation which is May 6.

Twenty-one individuals were awarded medals at this first medal ceremony, including former premiers and lieutenant governors, environmental conservationists, veterans, artists, and military and police officers. Among them was Herman Blind of Punnichy and George Gordon First Nation, Veteran and Former Aide de Camp. 

In honour of The King’s Coronation, the Government of Canada established the King Charles III Coronation Medal programme, which will recognize 30,000 Canadians with this new commemorative medal. The full list of King Charkes III Coronation Medal recipients is below…

Saskatchewan Recipients at First Public Presentation
of King Charles III Coronation Medals on May 6th, 2024

Her Honour Donna Mirasty
Vice-Regal Consort, La Ronge

Carla Beck
Leader of the Official Opposition, Regina

Assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore, M.O.M.
Commanding Officer, F Division, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Buena Vista

Herman Blind
Veteran and Former Aide-de-Camp, Punnichy & George Gordon First Nation

The Honourable Lorne Calvert, S.O.M.
Former Premier of Saskatchewan, Moose Jaw

Mary Culbertson, J.D.
Former Treaty Commissioner, Saskatoon & Keeseekoose First Nation.

Chief Marie-Anne Day Walker-Pelletier, C.M., S.O.M.
Longest-serving elected chief in Canadian history, Balcarres & Okanese First Nation

Lieutenant-Colonel Jean-Francois Dupont, C.D.
Commanding Officer, Snowbirds, Moose Jaw

The Honourable Lynda Haverstock, C.M., S.O.M.
Former Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon

Lieutenant-Commander Aaron Kaytor, C.D.
Commanding Officer, HMCS QUEEN, Regina

The Honourable Chief Justice Robert Leurer
Chief Justice of Saskatchewan, Regina

Chief Superintendent Mike Lokken
Commanding Officer, Depot Division, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Regina

Michael Lonechild
Artist, Carlyle & White Bear First Nation

Lieutenant-Colonel Mike MacKillop, M.M.V., M.S.M., C.D.
Commanding Officer, Royal Regina Rifles, Calgary

Russ Marchuk, R.V.M.
Recipient of the Royal Victorian Medal, Regina

Sergeant Major Michael McGinley
Depot Division, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Regina

Conrad Olson
Manager of Fish and Wildlife Development Lands, Regina

Major Paul Park, C.D.
Commanding Officer, Saskatchewan Dragoons, Regina

Dennis Sherratt
Spearheaded The Wildlife Habitat Protection Act and Heritage Marsh Program, Silton

The Honourable Vaughn Solomon Schofield, S.O.M., C.D., S.V.M.
Former Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, Regina Beach

Brigadier-General (Ret’d) Cliff Walker, S.O.M., C.D.
Former Commander, Saskatchewan District, Canadian Armed Forces, Regina

The Honourable Randy Weekes
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan, Biggar