In 1996, the tireless volunteer work of Jack Matheson was recognized as he was named Prince Albert’s Citizen of the Year.
The city’s annual Citizen of the Year award is a joint venture between the Prince Albert Daily Herald and the Kinsmen Club of Prince Albert.
Supporters of Jack's nomination cited his volunteer efforts, presence on numerous committees and community work as instrumental in the choice.
Jack had always been a very active member in the Prince Albert community and was one of the pillars of this business sector of the city.
In the newspaper article about the award, one individual described Jack very accurately: "Wherever he was in Saskatchewan or Canada or even abroad, Jack took with him the responsibilities of the City of Prince Albert and his pride for the city and the province of Saskatchewan. He was an amazing goodwill ambassador wherever he went."