They were among 33 Saskatchewan recipients who were chosen because they made a significant contribution to their fellow man, their community, or their country.
Jo is best known for writing A Prairie Alphabet, a best-selling picture book illustrated by Yvette Moore. The book showcases Saskatchewan farm life and has received many honours and awards since it was first published in 1993.
The book was recently chosen to be placed inside the new time capsule at the Saskatchewan Legislative Building. The Legislature is one hundred years old, and a time capsule buried when it was built was unearthed in October 2012. The new time capsule will be buried sometime later this fall, once all the articles have been collected and properly prepared to last a century.
Jo and Yvette were on hand for a ceremony at the Legislature on October 11, 2012.