Taylor Greba was presented with the City’s first Certificate of Achievement.
The award was presented by Council at its regular meeting Tuesday (as Monday was a statutory Holiday).
The Civic Recognition Awards Policy provides for Council to award Certificates of Achievement as a meaningful and enduring way to recognize citizens of extraordinary achievement. Yorkton residents who achieve international, national or provincial excellence in science and technology, arts and sport, and community service may be considered for this special honour, explained Jessica Matsalla – Director of Legislation and Procedures with the City.
In Greba’s case the certificate was in recognition of his recent Duke of Edinburgh International Award.
“The Duke of Edinburgh’s (DoE) International Award is an internationally recognized program for young people between the ages of 14 and 24, building their skills to equip them for life and work,” explained Matsalla.
“This DoE International Award – Canada engages over 42,000 young people and 2,600 Award Leaders annually. By creating opportunities for young people to develop skills, get physically active, give service and experience adventure, the Award can play a critical role in their development.”
On September 30, 2019 Captain Colin McInnes, Commanding Officer of the 2834 64th Field Battery of the Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps notified the Office of the Mayor that Sergeant Taylor Greba was the recipient of the DoE Bronze Award, said Matsalla.
“The Mayor nominated Sgt. Greba for Special Certificate of Achievement Presentation to be held in Council Chambers. As per the Civic Recognition Policy, the Civic Recognition Awards Committee convened on November 1, 2019 and passed a resolution recommending that Council recognize the outstanding efforts of Sgt. Greba through the presentation of a Certificate of Achievement at a Council Meeting,” she added.