Honorary Chair:

Dr. Richard Baltzan is a long-time Saskatoon physician from a renowned family of physicians and surgeons, all graduates of Nutana.  He graduated in 1952.  Later, he was an all-star hockey player at McGill University, resulting in his induction into their Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.  Dr. Baltzan is a past president of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and has served on the Board of Directors at Cameco.

  “Nutana Collegiate provided an outstanding education from a scholastic, social and athletic perspective for three generations of the Baltzan family.”

Honorary Co-Chairs:

Jane Wentz Graham graduated from Nutana in 1958.  After studying at the University of Saskatchewan, she was a teacher at Moose Jaw Central Collegiate Institute, a Public School Trustee, a company manager of computer operations and a community volunteer.  She is married to Ron Graham of Graham Construction, a major presence in our city and a frequent sponsor of community initiatives.  They live in Washington State, winter in La Jolla, California and remain actively connected to Saskatoon.

  “My years at Nutana remain with me today.  I was inspired to become involved in the support of quality education at all levels.”

Senator Raynell Andreychuk graduated from Nutana Collegiate in 1962.  She is a Lawyer, former Judge, and former High Commissioner and Ambassador for Canada.  She was appointed to the Senate in 1993.  Her interests and accomplishments are many, some of them being Volunteer Work, International Law, and Human Rights.

  “My experiences while at Nutana helped to shape me as a scholar, a speaker and lifelong learner.”

Chief Darcy Bear is a Nutana alumnus.  He has been Chief of the Whitecap Dakota First Nation since 1994.  Under Chief Bear’s leadership, economic development partnerships have resulted in the creation of the $100 million Dakota Dunes Resort.  He holds instrumental roles on numerous boards and commissions to enhance the future of First Nations people in Saskatchewan and Canada.  He was named one of the “Ten Most Influential People in Saskatchewan” by Saskatchewn Business Magazine.

  “Coming to Nutana was an opportunity that I’m glad was in place.  The halls of Nutana helped influence who I am today.”