On November 9, 2017, Alex Fallon, President and CEO of SREDA was awarded The Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers (previously called the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award). This national award recognizes the exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadian’s across the country. Alex was awarded this honour for his significant, sustained and unpaid contribution to several charities in Saskatchewan over the past decade.
Alex strongly believes in giving back to his community. He has been greatly involved in Big Brother Big Sisters, as a Big Brother, Board Member and Ambassador. He has also volunteered his time to the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award charity for youth and recently created a fund to allow a Saskatchewan student to travel to the United Kingdom each year.
Alex accepted his Medal at a ceremony in Regina hosted by the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan.
“As an Ambassador for Big Brothers Big Sisters and someone with firsthand experience, Alex speaks to the impact of mentorship. He is dedicated to giving back to ensure more children and youth get the opportunity to experience a life changing relationship. His passion and contributions to Big Brothers Big Sisters has helped us gain more supporters and mentors and for this we are truly grateful,” said Kim Megyesi, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saskatoon and Area.
“On behalf of the SREDA Board of Directors and staff we congratulate Alex on being awarded The Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers. Alex’s dedication to bettering our community goes beyond his role at SREDA, as proven by his outstanding commitment to giving back through volunteerism specifically with local youth. Alex has been, and continues to be a strong role model for the next generation of community leaders,” said Jonathan Huntington, SREDA Board Chair.