Glen Duck

Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Association of Agricultural Societies and Exhibitions and Safety Day Coordinator
From Moose Jaw to Prince Albert, from Yorkton to Meadow Lake, Duck and other SAASE members have hosted Safety Days all across the province.

All successful Safety Days depend on the dedication of volunteer coordinators. These individuals volunteer their time, energy and efforts in making sure that children and communities receive the best possible safety day. Volunteer coordinators attend training sessions, work with schools, recruit presenters, request donations from local businesses, arrange logistics and troubleshoot all sorts of unexpected situations. One of these volunteers is Glen Duck, Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Association of Agricultural Societies and Exhibitions (SAASE) and volunteer coordinator for four years.

Glen Duck has been involved in 23 Safety Day events in Saskatchewan since 2013, reaching more than 6,000 participants. His role is unique because he works alongside other SAASE members to bring Safety Days across Saskatchewan.

From Moose Jaw to Prince Albert, from Yorkton to Meadow Lake, Duck and other SAASE members have hosted Safety Days all across the province.

In 2017, Duck and other SAASE members coordinated 19 Safety Day events in 17 Saskatchewan communities. Duck’s passion for children’s safety is evident, and he is quick to give the credit of these successful Safety Days to the local SAASE members and volunteers.

“These events don’t happen without local volunteers,” he says. “These volunteers get us tremendous support from schools, local sponsors, and parents.”

Duck has kept track of the number of SAASE volunteers and volunteer hours that have contributed to keeping kids safe through the Safety Day program. “Since 2013, approximately 500 volunteers have contributed over 5000 hours to the Safety Day program,” he says.

When asked why he and the other SAASE members work so hard at bringing these Safety Days to Saskatchewan communities, Glen says Safety Days are all about keeping kids healthy, thriving and safe. “These Safety Days are all about trying to change the culture around safety. By getting these safety messages to children and youth now, we are setting them up to be safe from a young age.”

These Safety Days are all about trying to change the culture around safety. By getting these safety messages to children and youth now, we are setting them up to be safe from a young age.
– Glen Duck, Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Association of Agricultural Societies and Exhibitions