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CFL great George Reed to receive Saskatchewan Order of Merit

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Milt Stegall receives congratulations from former Roughrider George Reed before the Labour Day game in CFL action on Sunday, Sept 2, 2007 in Regina. Reed is to be honoured with the Saskatchewan Order of Merit Nov. 4, 2013.

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Former Saskatchewan Roughrider running back and Canadian Football League great George Reed will be invested into the Saskatchewan Order of Merit.

Reed spent 13 years as a Rider, played in four Grey Cup championships and led the CFL in rushing nine times.

He has been inducted into the Saskatchewan and Canadian Sports Hall of Fame as well as the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.

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Reed was invested as a Member of the Order of Canada in 1978.

He is also known for his work with the Canadian and Saskatchewan Special Olympics, the Saskatchewan Abilities Council and other charity groups.

Lieutenant-Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield says Reed will be one of seven people getting the province's highest honour at a ceremony Nov. 4.

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