Representatives from 5 groups of the Essential Public Services received a plaque from Canada Post on October 10th recognizing them for their service.
This is in connection with 5 stamps that Canada Post released in 2018 across the country. The 5 groups recognized were RCMP, Paramedics, Firefighters, Search and Rescue and Armed Forces.
"RIght across Canada, especially in the locations that we launched these stamps, we asked for representatives and then presented them with plaques. We chose Humboldt (as one of the cities to recognize the 5 groups in) because of the tough year that we've had here in Humboldt and area. With the tragedy last April, we decided that we'd have such a presentation in Humboldt for sure," Said Murray Wempe, Director of Operations with Canada Post for the Province of Saskatchewan.
4 of the 5 groups were able to be in attendance and they included: Corporal Bob Anderson - RCMP, Darrell Wickenhauser - Firefighters, Shaun Parfitt and Shelby Johnson - Paramedics, Blair Thiemann - CASARA (Civil Air Search and Rescue Association). The Armed Forces were unable to attend.
Wempe added, "It's all about saying thank you to these people who have a relentless job 24/7. We recognize what they do for us every day. We really appreciate it, all Canadians do."