Weyburn – The award winners have now been named for the Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Show which will be held on June 5-6 in Weyburn.
The Saskatchewan Oilman of the Year is Lane McKay, executive chairman of Steel Reef Infrastructure Corp.
Dennis Day, president of Fast Trucking Service, is the Southeast Saskatchewan Oilman of the Year. McKay and Day will be honoured during the prime rib dinner on Wednesday, June 5.
The Saskatchewan Oilpatch Hall of Fame inductees are Ray Frehlick, president and general manager of Prairie Mud Service; Dean Potter, president and CEO of DPX Inc., and Eldon McIntyre, retired CEO of Jarrod Oils.
The Southeast Saskatchewan Legends are Dean Pylypuk, Estevan manager for the Saskatchewan Ministry of Energy and Resources; Jerry Mainil, Caprice Resources/Jerry Mainil Ltd., and Glen Grimes, president and CEO of Petro Care Electric, Gold West Wire-Line and Grimes Energy Ltd.
The hall of fame inductees and Legends will be honoured at a noon luncheon on June 5, where Premier Scott Moe will be the keynote speaker.
The provincial cabinet will be holding its weekly cabinet meeting in Weyburn that morning, so you can expect to run into cabinet ministers taking in the show during the afternoon.
Vivian Krause will be the guest speaker at 2 p.m. following the awards banquet. Krause had gained national attention for her dogged efforts over many years exposing the foreign money campaign to landlock Canadian oil. Indeed, many of the points she has raised were specifically named during Alberta Premier-designate Jason Kenney during his acceptance speech on election night, April 16.
Rex Murphy will be speaking at 12:30 p.m. on the Thursday, following the industry luncheon.
The day before the main event, exhibitors will be able to take place in an exhibitor golf tournament throughout the day at the Weyburn Golf Club. Tuesday evening will be highlighted by a 7 p.m. steak and lobster dinner.
“The booths are nearly sold out,” said Tanya Hulbert, show manager, on April 22. “Ticket sales are going great.”
Event tickets are available on the website Oilshow.ca
“We’re looking forward to another amazing oil show. We have some amazing speakers lined up, and great interest,” said Hulbert.