The Moose Jaw Construction Association (MJCA) recognized two of its previous presidents — both important figures in the Friendly City's architectural history.
Brian Bowes of Cardinal Construction and Roger Martynook of MM Construction have received what current MJCA president Rob Kerr described as the organization's equivalent of "a lifetime achievement award."
"Our Moose Jaw association is affiliated with the Saskatchewan Construction Association as well as the Canadian Construction Association," he said.
"Both of these gentlemen had a hand in bringing all of the different agencies and sub-trade associations together to give everybody a common platform where we can talk about issues regarding our trades."
The MJCA, he said, represents each of the trades involved in the construction industry, including plumbers, electricians, painters, carpenters, drywallers and so forth.
Kerr said the award recognizes their work in the field, though both have been retired for several years.
"One of the latest projects (Bowes) was very heavily involved in was the Temple Gardens Mineral Spa," he said. "Roger was more involved in a number of smaller projects — he did a lot of residential work, and quite a bit of work down in what was, at that time, CFB Moose Jaw."
Kerr said he has worked with both of the individuals in the past, but "most of their work was before I got going."You can follow Justin Crann on Twitter.