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Ike Thiessen

Ike Thiessen: Building a Foundation Award

The inaugural Ike Thiessen Building a Foundation Award was presented in March 2020 to the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) recognizing the fundamental role they play in helping grow and enhance the activities of the Agricultural Health and Safety Network. Congratulations SARM and thank you for your dedication to improving agricultural health and safety in Saskatchewan

Isaac (Ike) Thiessen was a farmer in the rural municipality of Aberdeen (RM #373) and
president of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) from 1986 –
1988. He was instrumental in the recruiting of the first RMs in 1988 to join the Agricultural
Health and Safety Network setting the foundation for future growth. Currently, 30 years
later, more than 70% of Saskatchewan Rural Municipalities are members, supporting
the Network’s mission to improve health and safety on the farm through education,
service and evaluation research.

This Award will be given annually in recognition of the support and dedication to
the Saskatchewan Agricultural Health and Safety Network for helping us further our
mission and build a foundation of health and safety for Agriculture in Saskatchewan

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