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Saskatchewan authors appointed members to the Order of Canada

On June 30, 2010, On June 30, 2010, Sandra Birdsell was appointed to the Order of Canada, "for her contributions as an author, teacher and volunteer who, through her many books, has examined life on the Prairies and explored the immigrant experience in Western Canada."

"For his contributions to the promotion of poetry, reading and writing throughout Saskatchewan as a poet and co-founder of Thistledown Press", Glen Sorestad received his appointment to the Order of Canada.

Sandra and Glen will be invited to accept their insignia at a ceremony to be held at a later

Awarded for the first time in 1967, during Canada’s Centennial year, the Order of Canada launched the creation of our country’s own system of honours. For more information on the Canadian Honours System, please consult

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