Congratulations to Herb McFaull and Anthony Bidulka, named Citizens of the Year by CTV News Saskatoon on December 31, 2014. The husbands are being honoured for their combined and individual community work, including McFaull’s current involvement with the Remai Modern Art Gallery of Saskatchewan, as chair of the fundraising cabinet.
Among their accomplishments is bringing Camp fYrefly to Saskatchewan. This annual, four-day leadership retreat supports sexual and gender minority youth. The Saskatchewan camp, based on one that began at the University of Alberta, has been operating each summer since 2008. Both men have also volunteered with numerous other community organizations, including Persephone Theatre, the Saskatchewan Writers Guild, and Royal University Hospital Foundation.
In announcing the award, David Fisher, Vice-President and General Manager, CTV Saskatchewan, said of McFaull and Bidulka: “They represent the best in our citizenry, and have had a profound influence on improving the quality of life for residents across the region.”
CTV has presented the award for 48 years. This is the first time the award has been given to a “second generation” Citizen of the Year. McFaull’s father, Jack, was the 1979 recipient.