Paralympian Arnold Boldt was one of two Saskatchewan residents to be chosen to recieve the country's top honour. Boldt was named a recipient of the Order of Canada.
He is being recognized for his achievements in sport and his contributions as a role model for people with disabilities. Boldt, of Saskatoon, lost his leg in a farming accident when he was young.
He earned two gold medals at the 1976 Games in Toronto, setting world records in both the high jump and long jump and consecutive medals through 1992. Boldt went on to become an international success in paracyling and raced at the London 2012 Games. In 1977 he was inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame.
The Order of Canada is the centrepiece of Canada’s honours system and recognizes a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. The Order recognizes people in all sectors of Canadian society.
The other Saskatchewan native recieving the Order is former Finance Minister Janice MacKinnon.