The Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Show will be held in Weyburn on June 5th and 6th, and earlier this week, the Weyburn Oil Show Board and the Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Hall of Fame Committee announced those who will be receiving accolades for their contributions to the oil and gas industry.
This year, there will be six Southeast Saskatchewan Legends Inductees. These are Dean Gilliss, Deam Lemieux, Paul Cheung, Jim Baker, Darcy Cretin, and Jim Larter.
“The Southeast Saskatchewan Legends Award is a testament to the dedication and impact of individuals who have significantly shaped the oil and gas industry in our region,” said Weyburn Oil Show Board chair Dan Cugnet in the written release. “These esteemed individuals have devoted at least 25 years to the industry, with the majority of that time spent right here in Southeast Saskatchewan.”
The Laurence M. Woodard Southeast Oil Person of the Year Award will be presented to Ryan Birnie, for his substantial contributions to the growth and success of the industry in southeast Saskatchewan. Also honoured are Trevor Pandachuk and Jim Hutt, who are receiving the Ron Jeffery Friend of the Show Award for their unwavering dedication to the Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Show.
The semi-annual Oil Person of the Year Award, presented by the Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Hall of Fame Committee, will be presented to Del Mondor.
“For over 30 years, the semi-annual Oil Person of the Year Award has recognized someone that has contributed significantly within any or all of the active areas of the Saskatchewan oil industry,” said Dean Potter, the Chairman of the Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Hall of Fame Committee.
There will also be two inductees into the Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Hall of Fame. This year, Myron Stadnyk and Brad Wall will be inducted for their contributions to the Canadian and international oil industry.
The awards are scheduled to be presented on June 5th during the Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Show in Weyburn. The Southeast Saskatchewan Legends and Saskatchewan Hall of Fame inductees will be honoured during the luncheon that day. The Ron Jeffery Friend of the Show, Laurence M. Woodard Southeast Oil Person of the Year and the Saskatchewan Oil Person of the Year awards will be presented during the supper.