Lifetime Award for Excellence in the Arts, 1989

Saskatchewan Order of Merit, 1994
Officer of the Order of Canada, 1974

Lifetime Award for Excellence in the Arts, 1989 - William A. Riddell

William Riddell is celebrated for his contributions as the longest-serving Chair of the Saskatchewan Arts Board, 1950-1964, his leadership in developing the Regina Conservatory of Music and the Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, and his unfailing encouragement and development of art education in the province. Following his retirement from university administration, Dr. Riddell had an active career as a historian, writing, among others, the history of the Saskatchewan Arts Board and the Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery.