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OSAC has two awards programs through which its membership may nominate individuals: the Life Membership Award and the Volunteer Recognition Certificate Award. These are due June 30th of each year !! 

Life Membership Award

Purpose
To honour individuals (volunteer, artist, supporter, administrator) who have made MAJOR contributions to the arts provincially and through their association with OSAC. The individual will also have made significant contributions to the arts at the local level, in their communities, arts councils and/or schools. The individual may also have made an impact on the arts at the national or international level.

History 
The Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils has awarded Life Memberships these very worthy recipients.
Recipients include:

OSAC Life Members
NAME Year Inducted 
Joe Oliver 1981
Dorothy Boyd 1987
Marguerite Gallaway  1990
Agatha Dyck 1994
Margaret Cugnet 1995
Paul Rezansoff 1996
Eveylyn Johnson 1997
Faye Anderson 2000
Colleen Bailey  2004
Dianne Brett 2006
Anne Reinhardt 2008
Wilda & Jim Gardner 2009
Irene Adams 2012
Joanne Weiss 2012
Joan Minter 2013
Lynn Kot 2015
Gloria Scadden 2015
Mary Ann Nostbakken 2017
Ethel Liska 2017

Procedure

Nominations will be accepted from OSAC members & the OSAC Board of Directors until June 30.

Each nomination will be accompanied by the Nomination Form, background information, press clippings, and three letters of support.

The nominee should not be notified until a decision is made on who will receive a Life Membership.

The Life Membership Committee will review the applicants and select a recipient before July 30.

The award will be presented at our annual Showcase conference.

The award will not necessarily be presented each year.

Award
The award consists of a life membership pin and future recognition deemed appropriate by OSAC Board and Staff. 
 
Volunteer Recognition Certificate Award

The Volunteer Recognition Certificate Award recognizes volunteers whose hard work, commitment and generous gifts of time and talent have helped enhance arts development and the quality of life in their particular community. A maximum of one award can be presented each year by each community.
 
Saskatchewan is known for its spirit of volunteerism. OSAC continues to thrive on the strength of our volunteers. 

The Volunteer Recognition Certificate Award recognizes volunteers whose hard work, commitment and generous gifts of time and talent have helped enhance arts development and the quality of life in their particular community. A maximum of one award can be presented each year by each community.

Award
The volunteer will be recognized for their outstanding contribution to the growth and development of the arts and they will have demonstrated service, leadership and commitment to their community.

Eligibility

Nominees must be residents of Saskatchewan

Nominees must have made an outstanding contribution to the arts council, school programs and activities.

Nominees must have been active in the community for one year or more to qualify.

The contribution must be voluntary.

Procedure
Any full arts council or associate member (school centre) in good standing with OSAC may nominate a volunteer for OSAC's Volunteer Recognition Award. The deadline is June 30th of each year. 

Selection Process
Each year an arts council and/or a school centre can select a maximum of one individual to receive the OSAC Volunteer Recognition Certificate Award. OSAC will provide the certificates to the community for presentation in the host community.

The names of the recipients should be submitted to the OSAC anytime prior to June 30. The award recipients will be highlighted in the OSAC e-update and listed in the OSAC Annual Report.

The nominator is responsible for the submission of a biography on the award recipient. The history should include:
  • The nominee's contributions to the arts council, school and their community.
  • Please emphasize the significance of these contributions.  
  • Newspaper articles on the nominee could also be included.
  • A recent photograph of the nominee (if possible).

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