A few prominent Saskatoon residents are becoming members of the Order of Canada.
Irene and Leslie Dubé, founders of Concorde group, are being honoured for their contributions to health care, education and community.
In 2011 the entrepeneurs announced a $10 million dollar donation to support the Health Sciences project at the University of Saskatchewan.
The couple has also contributed to a new wing at St. Paul’s Hospital and funded the only lithotripter, used for pulverizing kidney stones, in Saskatchewan. They also funded the Surgical Special Care Units and Urology Centre of Health at St. Paul’s, among other philanthropic efforts.
Harold Chapman is also being inducted for his work surrounding co-operatives.
He worked eighteen years with the Co-operative College of Canada as principal and program director. He also served nine years with Federated Co-operatives Limited with responsibility for member and elected official development
Rideau Hall revealed the 100-name list ahead of the country’s 150th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of the Order.
Other recipients include former Liberal Party leader Michael Ignatieff, famed throat singer Tanya Tagaq Gillis and former Supreme Court of Canada justice Morris Fish.