Greg Ottenbreit, MLA

Yorkton

Keeping Saskatchewan Strong

About

 

Constituency Office
29A Broadway St. E.
Yorkton, SK S3N 0K4

Tel: #306-783-7275  |  Fax: #306-783-7273
Twitter: @GregOttenbreit

News

Report from the Legislature November 8, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan is experiencing strong job growth in spite of trade and transportation challenges, world resource prices, and the threat of a federally-imposed carbon tax. Statistics Canada figures show 2,500 new jobs last month, nearly 10,000 new jobs since last year, and the best job growth our province has seen in the past four years.

Report from the Legislature November 1, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Members of the Legislative Assembly just wrapped up debate on the 2018 Speech from the Throne. The Speech outlines our government’s commitment to stand up for Saskatchewan, and highlights our plan to balance the budget, grow the economy and invest in infrastructure, programs and services for the people of our province.

Report from the Legislature November 8, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan is experiencing strong job growth in spite of trade and transportation challenges, world resource prices, and the threat of a federally-imposed carbon tax. Statistics Canada figures show 2,500 new jobs last month, nearly 10,000 new jobs since last year, and the best job growth our province has seen in the past four years.

Report from the Legislature November 1, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Members of the Legislative Assembly just wrapped up debate on the 2018 Speech from the Throne. The Speech outlines our government’s commitment to stand up for Saskatchewan, and highlights our plan to balance the budget, grow the economy and invest in infrastructure, programs and services for the people of our province.

Report from the Legislature October 25, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

The new session of the legislature opened this week with a Throne Speech focused on our government’s commitment to stand up for Saskatchewan people. This includes our plans to implement our Prairie Resilience Climate Change strategy, improve cellular coverage in rural communities, and deliver a balanced budget for 2019-20.

Report from the Legislature October 18, 2018 (Part 2)  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

With the legalization of cannabis occurring across Canada, I want to ensure everyone is clear on what the new rules are when it comes to the legal purchase and possession of cannabis in Saskatchewan. Our government is committed to public safety, and it’s important for people to understand there are limitations on what is allowed, much the same as with alcohol consumption.

Report from the Legislature October 18, 2018 (Part 1)  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

The private sector in Saskatchewan is creating even more new and diverse job opportunities, according to the latest labour force figures from Stats Canada. Employment increased by 3,300 jobs from a year ago, largely driven by private sector growth.

Report from the Legislature October 4, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan’s motto: Multis e gentibus vires: from many peoples, strength is as true today as it has been at any time in our province’s history. Saskatchewan’s population continues to grow, reaching 1,162,062 people as of July 1, 2018, according to the latest figures from Statistics Canada. This is an increase of 3,226 people in the past quarter and 11,280 people in the past year.

Yorkton Habitat Colour Fun Run  Yorkton

Sep 30, 10:00 AM
Yorkdale School
A Colour Fun Run for the whole family. Whether you walk or run, its for you to enjoy time with your family, neighbours and friends. This is a fundraiser for the local Habitat for Humanity Chapter for Yorkton, where our mission is to "to break the cycle of poverty and to build strong communities by helping people gain access to affordable and sustainable housing".

Yorkton Heritage Dinner  Yorkton

Sep 26, 5:30 PM
St. Gerrards Hall
A heritage dinner with guest speaker Kristin Catherwood, Sask Heritage. The event will include entertainment, historical photos and display, silent auction and more. Proceeds to the Yorkton Brick Mill restoration project.

YCKC Dragon Boat Race  Yorkton

Sep 8, 9:00 AM
York Lake
Community Teams race at a fun-filled event. New teams always welcome. Visit our website to register your team.

Sunflower  Yorkton

Sep 7, to Sep 8,
Gallagher Centre
​Sunflower, the Yorkton Arts Council’s annual art and craft market is a popular showcase for more than 150 exhibitors from across Western Canada. Sunflower devotees flock to Yorkton’s Gallagher Centre each year, the weekend after Labour Day, for this ultimate shopping experience. Volunteers are both encouraged and welcomed.

Report from the Legislature 
September 6, 2018  No items found.

Three months into the fiscal year and Saskatchewan’s economy is showing signs of strengthening and our budget deficit smaller than first projected.

The first quarter update for this year’s provincial budget shows that Saskatchewan is on track for a balanced budget by 2019-20.

Report from the Legislature August 23, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Summer is always a great time to get back to our communities, reach out to constituents and gather feedback on how we can work together to build a better province. Whether it is fighting the carbon tax or fixing Canada’s flawed equalization program, your Saskatchewan Party government will always stand with the people of this great province. Right now we need to bring attention to a troublesome piece of legislation for our natural resource sector.

Charity Road Race  Yorkton

Aug 19,
Yorkton Regional High School Grounds
5K, 10K and Half Marathon, along with a Junior 2K and Community Walk. Runners collect pledges to purchase medical equipment.

Yorkton Hyundai Truck & Tractor Pulls  Yorkton

Aug 17, to Aug 18,
Exhibition Grounds
Hear the engines roar and catch all the action at this year's Yorkton Hyundai Truck & Tractor Pulls.

Show & Shine on Second Ave  Yorkton

Aug 11, 11:00 AM
Second Ave. N.
Yorkton's ReDiscover Downtown Group hosts the 5th Annual Auto Show & Shine on Second Ave. N. There will be cars, food, music, shopping, models and more. Lots of great deals at participating downtown stores.

Rhythm and Ribs  Yorkton

Jul 27, to Jul 29,
Gallagher Centre Grounds
Championship ribbers and entertainment to benefit The Health Foundation.

Rolling Thunder Cruisers Show & Shine  Yorkton

Jul 21, 10:00 AM
Painted Hand Casino Parking Lot
Come see a variety of autos from antique to muscle. Local dealerships will have some of their new vehicles on location. BBQ lunch, trophies and prizes. Competitors entry fee will be donated to a local charity.

Rolling Thunder Cruise Night  Yorkton

Jul 20, 4:00 PM
Staples Parking Lot
Yorkton's only cruise night from 4 pm to 7 pm. Come out and see a wide range of vehicles from vintage to muscle! Enjoy a burger and drink and Staples outdoor sale. Then watch the vehicles cruise up and down Broadway after 7 pm.

Bash On Betts  Yorkton

Jul 14, 10:00 AM
Betts Avenue
Betts Avenue will be closed to traffic with banners at either end of the block. There will be musical entertainment, food vendors and outside vendors in a flea market environment, sidewalk sales at downtown retailers and plenty of other cultural treasures to enjoy.

Report from the Legislature July 12, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Summer in Saskatchewan is a great time to enjoy recreation and relaxation. When travelling throughout our province, our government understands the importance of high-speed internet and cellular connections both in business and in our personal lives. We also understand that too many rural areas still have poor cellular coverage and slow internet service which is why we’re working with SaskTel to expand and enhance its network.

Summer Fair & Exhibition  Yorkton

Jul 4, to Jul 7,
Yorkton Exhibition Grounds & Gallagher Centre
Experience all of the sights and sounds of the Yorkton Summer Fair & Exhibition! Midway, daily and nightly entertainment, fair food, and much more! Visit yorktonexhibition.com for full details or follow us on Facebook for updates and schedules!

Good Old Fashioned Canada Day Picnic  Yorkton

Jul 1, 12:30 PM to Jul 1, 4:00 PM
Western Development Museum Grounds
Good Old Fashioned Canada Day Picnic, until 4:00 pm. Opening ceremonies at 12:30 pm. Enjoy family games, birthday cake, novelty booths, concessions, rides, live entertainment and more. Free admission to the grounds.

Report from the Legislature June 28, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Each year at this time we come together to celebrate our country, its identity, our shared values, and our collective good fortune to live here. Canada is a country that works, but like all countries, Canada is imperfect and one of its enduring imperfections is the federal equalization program. The objective to ensure all Canadians have access to a comparable level of service is commendable, but the program designed to do that is flawed.

Summer Festival  Yorkton

Jun 16, 10:00 AM
Second Avenue between Broadway and Smith
Second Avenue is closed for the day with banners at either end of the block and there is a variety of live musical entertainment, food vendors, a bouncy castle, outside vendors in a flea-market environment, flash sales and sidewalk sales at downtown retailers.

Report from the Legislature June 14, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan’s population has reached another all-time high, topping 1.17 million for the first time. Once known as a great place to be from, Saskatchewan is the place to be. According to Statistics Canada data, Saskatchewan grew by 1,488 people in the first quarter of 2018 – an increase of 11,691 people in the past year, and 157,806 more people in the past decade.

Walk for Alzheimers  Yorkton

Jun 7, 6:00 PM
Yorkton Regional High School
The walk is a nice outdoor evening walk fundraiser that the whole family to take part in. All money raised goes towards programs and services as well as funds research into a cause and a cure.

Charity Golf Classic  Yorkton

Jun 7, 11:00 AM
Deer Park Golf Course
Golfers play 18 holes of golf and raise pledges to purchase medical equipment. Incentive prizes offered for fundraising.

Support the Cause Walk  Yorkton

May 31, 10:30 AM
Western Financial Group City Centre Park
Join us as we create awareness and walk for the cause: Yorkton Mental Health Drop-In Centre.

Report from the Legislature May 31, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

The spring sitting of the legislature focused on the priorities of Saskatchewan people as we face important issues. The fight against the federal carbon tax continues with the Government of Saskatchewan launching a constitutional reference case in the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal challenging the Government of Canada’s ability to impose a carbon tax on the province.

Report from the Legislature May 24, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Premier Scott Moe advocated for Saskatchewan’s interests at the Western Premiers Conference in Yellowknife, including on the issue of pipelines, to ensure we can get our resources to world markets. Saskatchewan is a landlocked province looking for continued access to Canada’s coastline and we will fight for our constitutional right to get our products to port and to customers around the world.

Yorkton Film Festival  Yorkton

May 24, to May 27,
Gallagher Centre
North America's longest running film festival celebrates its 71st year.

Support the Cause Garage Sale  Yorkton

May 18, 9:00 AM
Western Financial Group parking lot
Fundraiser garage sale with proceeds raised to help our local Mental Health Drop In Centre. Donations can be dropped off at the Western Financial Group office located at 2 Broadway Street East.

Report from the Legislature May 17, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan has submitted 11 projects to the Government of Canada’s Low Carbon Economy Fund, despite being deemed ineligible by the federal government for a portion of the funding.

Football Night in Saskatchewan  Yorkton

May 12, 5:00 PM
St. Mary's Cultural Centre
The event includes a supper, guest speakers - Brandon Bridge QB for the Saskatchewan Roughriders is our keynote speaker, and then a live auction at the end to raise funds for items mentioned above. We also have silent auction items ongoing through the course of the evening.

Report from the Legislature May 10, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

The Government of Saskatchewan is investing $14 million to improve rural roads, bridges and culverts throughout the province. The Municipal Roads for the Economy Program (MREP) provides funding for municipal roads impacted by increased truck traffic, as well as bridge and culvert projects.

Kalyna Ukrainian Dance Festival  Yorkton

May 3, 12:00 PM to May 6,
Yorkton Reginal Anne Portnuff Theatre
​There will be unique shopping booths, delicious meals and food services surrounded by the rich culture of Ukraine.

Report from the Legislature May 3, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

The ability to see a doctor, whether they are a specialist or a general practitioner, is one of the most important aspects of our health care system. Our government prioritized physician recruitment and retention upon coming to office in 2007, and since then we’ve seen nearly 900 more doctors – a 51% increase. This includes significant increases in general practitioners (43%), specialists (62%), and pediatricians (98%).

Report from the Legislature April 26, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

The Government of Saskatchewan has launched a constitutional reference case in the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal to challenge the federal government’s ability to impose a carbon tax on the province. The government is asking the Court of Appeal to answer a clear question on the constitutionality of the legislation that the federal government has introduced to impose the carbon tax.

Report from the Legislature April 19, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Over the past decade of growth, Saskatchewan's expanded exports and new business investments here at home have given our province the second-fastest rate of job creation and one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. The 2018-19 Saskatchewan Budget will help to ensure Saskatchewan's economy stays on track as we begin another decade of growth.

Quilt and Handicraft Sale   Yorkton

Apr 14, 2:00 PM
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 73 Smith Street East
Strawberry shortcake, tea and coffee along with a quilt and handicraft sale! Proceeds to Canadian Lutheran World Relief.

Report from the Legislature April 12, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Our Government has a plan to return Saskatchewan to a balanced budget by next year, and that plan is on track. The Government of Saskatchewan continues to control and carefully manage spending in the 2018-19 Provincial Budget. Many ministries are forecasting lower spending than in the previous fiscal year, while continuing to provide valued core services that are sustainable into the future.

Yorkton Spring Expo  Yorkton

Apr 6, to Apr 8,
Gallagher Centre
​Join the Yorkton Exhibition and Yorkton Lions Club at this year's Spring Expo! Over 150 vendors, daily 50/50 draws, and the always popular exotic animal sale on Sunday! April 6, 1 - 9 pm; April 7, 11 am - 8 pm; April 8, 11 am - 4 pm, Exotic Animal Sale in the Ag Pavilion at 1 pm.

Report from the Legislature April 5, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

From gas and groceries to clothing and other necessities, provinces across Canada are finding out how carbon taxes drive up costs and make it harder for families to make ends meet. Not only do carbon taxes hurt families by making their day-to-day lives more expensive, they threaten their jobs by making our export-based economies less competitive in a global market.

Watoto Children's Choir  Yorkton

Apr 5,
Westview United Church
Watoto Choir is a group of orphans from Uganda, East Africa. They are vibrant, energetic choir who love to sing and perform.

Report from the Legislature March 29, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Our government recently announced the creation of a financial literacy curriculum for students across Saskatchewan. For the first time, students will be able to use financial literacy as a credit towards their graduation. Students taking these classes will learn the basics of personal finances, and why it is important to have that knowledge as they get closer to adulthood. The curriculum for these classes will be written soon, with full implementation in our schools by September 2019.

Report from the Legislature March 22, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

There is new leadership in the legislature but the first few weeks of the Spring Sitting have revealed that some things never change. At a time when our government is on track to balance the budget, the new leader of the NDP has put forward a new $2.5 billion platform. Not only has the NDP endorsed a plan that would add $2.5 billion in new spending every year, they have yet to unveil a realistic way to pay for their promises.

The Chooi Brothers  Yorkton

Mar 14, 7:30 PM
Yorkton Regional High School, Anne Portnuff Theatre
Brothers Nikki and Timothy Chooi are united by a profound and genuine passion for the violin. The Chooi Brothers have performed with orchestras on world stages, and have each won international music competitions. Nikki was recently appointed on of the world's most prestigious violin posts, Concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Part of the Stars for Saskatchewan series.

Wonderland  Yorkton

Mar 10, 7:30 PM
Wonderland
Annual gala pop-up event hosted by Rediscover Downtown with supporters the Yorkton Film Festival and the Yorkton Arts Council.

Report from the Legislature March 1, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

This week our government moved to reinstate the Provincial Sales Tax (PST) exemption for agriculture, life and health insurance premiums. We made the commitment after listening to Saskatchewan people. And we will keep it while maintaining our 3-year plan to balance the budget.

Yorkton Gun Show & Collectable Show  Yorkton

Feb 24, 9:00 AM
Agri-Pavillion (Gallagher Centre)
Trade, sell, buy firearms, hunting supplies. Collectables. Children under 12 with parent are admitted free.

Report from the Legislature February 15, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Your Saskatchewan Party MLAs have a vision for a growing province where our children and their children can build a life. We are committed to ensuring this vision is realized and are closer than ever to achieving it thanks to an unprecedented decade of prosperity and achievement.

Easter Seals Snowarama  Yorkton

Feb 9, 7:00 PM
Gallagher Centre
Snowarama is a one day snowmobile rally that raises funds for children with disabilities in Saskatchewan. Registrants raise pledges and ride beautifully groomed trails. Each registrant raising the minimum pledge receives complimentary breakfast, lunch and fuel at the midway point, a ticket to the awards banquet and cabaret, and a chance at a draw for a brand new snowmobile!

100 Mile House Stars for Sask Concert  Yorkton

Feb 8, 7:30 PM
Yorkton Regional High School, Anne Portnuff Theatre
Folk artists with quality musicianship and finely crafted songs and heartwarming stories 100 Mile House had the ability to light up but also silence almost any room they play in.

Report from the Legislature February 1, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan's new Premier, Scott Moe, recently chaired his first Caucus meeting at the legislative building. Under his leadership, our entire team is united, strong, and ready to get work, stand with Saskatchewan, and secure a second decade of growth.

Robbie Burns Dinner & Dance  Yorkton

Jan 27, 5:30 PM
National Bank Convention Place, Gallagher Centre, Yorkton
Yorkton & District Scottish Society proudly presents the 40th Annual Burns Night. Join us for an evening of pipes and drums, Highland and Scottish country dancing and a delicious buffet dinner featuring neeps, tatties and hearty roast beef along with the best haggis in town! Dance to the music of Len Gadica after supper.

Report from the Legislature January 18, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Every province in Canada has now imposed some version of the Trudeau carbon tax – every province except Saskatchewan. Our made-in-Saskatchewan climate change plan will seriously address the challenge of climate change without a carbon tax. The NDP said we should "check with the feds" to see if that's OK.

Troyanda Third Annual Malanka  Yorkton

Jan 13, 4:30 PM
Gallagher Centre Flexi-Hall
A Ukrainian New Year's Celebration! The evening begins with cocktails at 4:30 pm. The first dance performances will be at 6:00 pm with supper following which includes a Ukrainian dinner menu. Throughout the evening, Troyanda will be performing from our youngest three and four-year-old to our adult groups. Live music and we can't forget the Kolomeyka is always an experience to remember!

Report from the Legislature January 4, 2018  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

The start of a new year is a time of optimism and renewal – and here in Saskatchewan we see encouraging signs that our best days are still to come. Saskatchewan’s population for example has now grown to more than 1,168,000.

Report from the Legislature December 21, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

On his last day in the Legislative Assembly, Premier Brad Wall reflected on service to the province and its people by asking the question: “did you leave things better than you found them?” While there will always be more work to do, I believe that if you can answer that question with a “yes”, then you have done your part to leave a legacy that is worthy of this province.

Report from the Legislature December 14, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan economic growth is projected to lead Canada in both 2018 and 2019 at a rate of 2.7%. Policy matters and so too does the vision, determination and hard work of the entrepreneurs and workers who have built and maintained our province’s resilient and diversified economy.

Mils Toy Drive  Yorkton

Dec 9, 6:30 PM
Horizon Credit Union Centre
Bring a new unwrapped toy to the Melville Millionaire game and get into the game for free. Help make a child smile on Christmas morning.

Report from the Legislature December 7, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Our government recently released a climate strategy that reduces emissions in key sectors, introduces flexible options for emitters, and protects our province from a changing climate. Prairie Resilience: A Made-in-Saskatchewan Climate Change Strategy, accomplishes this without a carbon tax.

CP Holiday Train  Yorkton

Dec 4, 12:00 PM
Livingston Street and Third Ave South
CP Holiday Train will be making the first ever stop in Yorkton, with guest entertainer Colin James. Donations of nonperishable food items or cash donations to the Salvation Army Food Bank.

Yorkton Festival of Cultures  Yorkton

Nov 26, 11:00 AM
Sacred Heart High School
A multicultural event showcasing the various cultures in the region through traditional food, exhibits and performances.

Santa Claus Parade  Yorkton

Nov 25, 5:30 PM
Broadway Avenue
Yorkton's Annual Santa Claus Parade.

Report from the Legislature November 16, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

The sudden and unexpected passing of our good friend and colleague Kevin Phillips, MLA for Melfort, has taken us all by surprise. Our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers go to Kevin’s wife April, their four children and their grandchildren.

Report from the Legislature November 9, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Our government has introduced legislation invoking the notwithstanding clause of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to protect parents’ choice in where they send their children to school.

Grain Millers' Harvest Showdown  Yorkton

Nov 1, to Nov 4,
Gallagher Center/Exhibition Grounds
Yorkton's largest agricultural event is back! Visit yorktonexhibition.com for full event details and follow us on Facebook to stay up to date!

Report from the Legislature October 26, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Saskatchewan has enjoyed a decade of growth and our government is working to ensure Saskatchewan keeps growing stronger. The new session of the Legislature opened with a Throne Speech outlining a busy legislative agenda.

The Health Foundation Gala  Yorkton

Oct 21, 5:00 PM
St. Mary's Cultural Centre
An evening of dining and dancing.

Report from the Legislature October 19, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

During a decade of growth Saskatchewan has seen the construction of new homes for those in need, new schools to serve a growing population, new hospitals and long-term care facilities to replace out-of-date facilities and new highways to move people and products safely.

Habitat Yorkton Colour Run  Yorkton

Oct 1, 10:00 AM
Logan Green
Family fun event, non-competitive 5K walk/run where participants get to Show Their Colours! Participants go through the course and are sprayed with coloured powders at colour stations, and celebrate with a Colour Party at the conclusion.

Taste of the Parkland  Yorkton

Sep 23, 6:00 PM
Flexi-hall at the Gallagher Centre
Food tasting experience of appetizers and hors d'ouvres hosted by many area restaurants and a part of the Yorkton Lions 2017 Wine, Spirits and Beer Tasting Festival.

Report from the Legislature - September 21, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Moody’s Investors Service recently confirmed Saskatchewan’s Aaa credit rating.

Yorkton Brick Mill Heritage Banquet  Yorkton

Sep 20, 5:00 PM
St. Gerard's Hall
Fundraising banquet with guest speaker Madam Justice Nancy Morrison. The fundraising event will include a roast beef dinner with silent auction and entertainment.

Svoboda Celebration  Yorkton

Sep 17, 12:00 PM
Land Titles Building - 49 Smith Street East, Yorkton
Ukrainian Canadian Congress celebrates Canada 150 & Ukraine's independence. A free multicultural family-oriented event to commemorate 26 years of Ukraine's independence and Canada's 150th birthday. Food, fashion, children's activities, and cultural displays. All are welcome!

YRHS 50th Football Under the Lights  Yorkton

Sep 15, 6:00 PM
Century Field
YRHS 50 years of band and choir alumni with YRHS music groups to perform O Canada and other selections at Football Night as part of the YRHS 50th anniversary celebration.

Sunflower - Annual Art and Craft Market  Yorkton

Sep 8, 5:00 PM to Sep 9,
Gallagher Centre
Sunflower is the Yorkton Arts Council's annual art and craft market.

Report from the Legislature September 7, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

From early learning and Pre-K to K-12 and post-secondary, students of all ages from rural communities to Saskatchewan’s cities are returning to school this week.

Burgers to Beat MS and Car Show  Yorkton

Aug 24, 6:00 AM
Yorkton A&W locations
Car show to be held at the West Broadway location from 5 pm to 9 pm, and $2 from every teen burger sold is donated to the MS Society of Canada.

Charity Road Race and Community Walk  Yorkton

Aug 20, 7:30 AM
Yorkton Regional High School Parking Lot
5K, 10K and 21.1K runs, Community Walk and Junior 2K.

Prairie Thunder Drag Races  Yorkton

Aug 12, 2:00 PM to Aug 13,
Yorkton Airport
Contact Wade Stachura at 306-621-3787 or Stachura.wade@sasktel.net.

Report from the Legislature - August 10, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

After serving as Premier of Saskatchewan for nearly 10 years, Premier Brad Wall announced that he will be retiring from the position and elected politics when his party elects a new Leader.

Threshermen's Show & Seniors' Festival  Yorkton

Aug 5, to Aug 6,
Western Development Museum Grounds
Celebration of Saskatchewan's heritage through the operation of vintage equipment and the re-enactment of methods and techniques from the past. 2017 marks the 62nd year of this annual event. Contact: #306-783-8361 or yorkton@wdm.ca.

Report from the Legislature July 27, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

It is important to respond to a question that comes up every so often in Saskatchewan. You have likely heard someone, somewhere ask “where did the money go?” The answer is simple and it’s worth repeating. It was invested in what matters to Saskatchewan people – debt repayment, tax relief, infrastructure improvements, better care and a brighter future.

Yorkton Exhibition Summer Fair  Yorkton

Jul 5, to Jul 8,
Yorkton Exhibition Grounds
Experience this year's summer fair and have some fun! Whether it's rides on the midway, checking out the chuckwagons and demo derby, viewing one of the many side attractions, or catching a show on the grandstand, this year's fair is full of family fun! For more information on event details, wristband and gate passes please visit our website, find us on Facebook or call 783-4800.

Canada Day Picnic  Yorkton

Jul 1, 12:00 PM to Jul 1, 4:00 PM
Western Development Museum Grounds
Family games, birthday cake, novelty booths, concessions, opening ceremonies, live entertainment and more. Celebrate Canada's 150th birthday with us! Presented by the Yorkton Canada Day Committee, Tourism Yorkton, Western Development Museum and Department of Canadian Heritage. #306-783-8361 yorkton@wdm.ca

Bernie’s Journey Fun Run/Walk  Yorkton

Jun 17,
Yorkton Fire Hall
Join us for the 2nd Annual Bernie's Journey Walk/Run for the Brayden Ottenbreit Close Cuts for Cancer Local Cancer Initiatives Program. This event was started in honour of Bernie Wlock's journey with cancer in 2016. Contact: Leone Ottenbreit, (Co-Founder) Cell Phone 306.621.5295 Email closecuts@sasktel.net

Yorkton Film Festival  Yorkton

May 25, to May 28,
Yorkton - Various Locations
Join us for the 70th celebration of the Yorkton Film Festival! Screenings, workshops, mini-cinema, and of course Lobsterfest are all back for another year. May 25, 2017 to May 28, 2017. Contact Scott Stelmaschuk at 306-782-7077 or scott@yorktonfilm.com.

Report from the Legislature May 11, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

Our government is concerned with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunication Commission (CRTC) plan to end the local service subsidy regime. Eliminating the subsidy designed to keep wireline voice service affordable in high cost areas would force SaskTel to raise the cost of telephone service.

Report from the Legislature May 4, 2017  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

This week billions of dollars in investment, thousands of construction jobs, and 400 new permanent positions were celebrated at the opening of Saskatchewan's first new potash mine in over 40 years. Thank you to K+S Potash Canada for choosing to invest in Saskatchewan.

STEP Celebrates 20 Years of Advancing International Trade  Saskatchewan Party Caucus

The Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (STEP) turns 20 this year and is celebrating an exceptional track record of helping make our province an even stronger force in international trade.

About Greg

Greg was first elected as the MLA for Yorkton in the 2007 provincial election. He was re-elected in 2011 and 2016. Born in Regina, Greg is a long-time resident of Yorkton and a man who has always been involved in his community. Prior to being elected, Greg owned and operated Ottenbreit Waste Systems, a private environmental and waste disposal business. He is an avid motorsports enthusiast and commercial pilot.

Greg has been married to his high school sweetheart, Leone, for over 32 years. They have two daughters, Katelin, son-in-law Mark including two grandchildren, Raya and Malaya, and Rayanne, son-in-law, Austin, a granddaughter, Wynnslet and a grandson Otto.

In 1998, Greg and Leone started "Brayden Ottenbreit Close Cuts for Cancer" – an event that encourages volunteers to shave their heads to raise money for cancer research and local initiatives. The charity is named in honour of their son, Brayden, who lost his battle with cancer in 2000 at age 5. Over $800,000 has been raised for cancer research and local cancer initiatives. In recognition of these efforts, they received the Community Merit Award in 2016, presented by the Yorkton Chamber of Commerce.

Because of their community involvement and volunteerism, Greg and Leone were recognized in 2005 with the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal. Greg was recognized again in 2012 with the Hal Rogers Fellow Award, the highest honour presented by the Kinsmen of Canada.

Greg has served as the Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Social Services (Community-Based Organizations initiative), Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Environment (Recycling), and Legislative Secretary to the Premier (Vulnerable Youth). Greg has also served as Chair of the caucus standing policy committee on human services as well as the Standing Committee on Human Services. He served as Deputy Government Whip and was appointed as Whip in May of 2012. Greg was asked to serve as Minister of Rural and Remote Health in September of 2014.

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