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Jim Pattison receives Saskatchewan’s Distinguished Service award

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Jim Pattison, CEO, chair and owner of the Jim Pattison Group, has been recognized for his commitment to Saskatchewan with the province’s Distinguished Service Award.

Pattison was presented with the award in February 2022.

“Jim Pattison is the pride of Luseland, Saskatchewan,” says Premier Scott Moe. “His success is attributed to his hard work, dedication and consideration for the greater good. Saskatchewan is proud to present Mr. Pattison with the award, as his contributions to the province have benefited so many.”

A dedicated philanthropist, Pattison donated $50 million toward the construction of Saskatchewan’s children’s hospital in Saskatoon, which is now named in his honour.

In July 2017, he arranged for Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe’s crystal and rhinestone-encrusted dress, made famous when she wore it to sing “Happy Birthday” to then U.S. President John F. Kennedy, to be displayed in his hometown of Luseland. The dress made further stops at his Save-On-Food locations in Saskatoon and Regina, as well as other store locations in western Canada.

The Saskatchewan Distinguished Service Award recognizes non-residents of the province who have made outstanding contributions to Saskatchewan and the development of the province’s economy, culture and society.

Grocery Business profiled Pattison in 2020.

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