Dear Lord, we thank you for the Honourable Greg Ottenbreit. Thank you for his tireless work both for the people of Saskatchewan and especially for the people of Yorkton. We thank you for his spiritual heritage and his commitment to honour you in all of his actions. Help him to continue delivering excellent leadership in his current portfolio. We ask today that you would continue to bless him with health, strength, and wisdom. Bless him and his family with a deepening spiritual life that touches the lives of everyone else they encounter. Amen…….
Greg was first elected as the MLA for Yorkton in the 2007 provincial election. He was re-elected in 2011 and 2016. Born in Regina, Greg is a long-time resident of Yorkton. Greg was asked to serve as Minister of Rural and Remote Health in September of 2014. Prior to being elected, Greg owned and operated Ottenbreit Waste Systems, a private environmental and waste disposal business. He is an avid motorsports enthusiast and commercial pilot. Greg has been married to his high school sweetheart, Leone, for over 32 years. They have two daughters. In 1998, Greg and Leone started “Brayden Ottenbreit Close Cuts for Cancer” – an event that encourages volunteers to shave their heads to raise money for cancer research and local initiatives. The charity is named in honour of their son, Brayden, who lost his battle with cancer in 2000 at age 5. Over $800,000 has been raised for cancer research and local cancer initiatives. For their community involvement and volunteerism, Greg and Leone were recognized in 2005 with the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal. Greg was recognized again in 2012 with the Hal Rogers Fellow Award, the highest honour presented by the Kinsmen of Canada.