Lifetime Award for Excellence in the Arts, 1990

Saskatchewan Order of Merit, 1992

Lifetime Award for Excellence in the Arts, 1990 - John V. Hicks

John V. Hicks is celebrated for his many accomplishments as a poet and the quiet craftsmanship of his words. He published no less than six poetry collections and a book on writing, as well as having work appear in a half-dozen anthologies, school readers and the Canadian Children's Annual. John Hicks lived in Prince Albert for more than half a century where he was an accountant, singer, choirmaster and organist. He received an Honourary Doctor of Letters from the University of Saskatchewan, an Honourary Fellow from the University of Emmanuel College, and maintained his love of steam locomotive and morse telegraphy throughout his life.