Thank you Lord for Yogi Huyghebaert and the unique experience he brings to the legislature. Thank you for the leadership he has demonstrated through his various portfolios over the years. Continue to give him great satisfaction in his association with 15 Wing Moose Jaw. Bless Yogi and his wife, Phyllis, with renewed enjoyment in their family and grandchildren. Amen
Yogi flew with the famous Snowbirds Squadron for two tours. In 1974/1975, he flew as number nine solo pilot and in 1985/1986, he was the Snowbirds' team leader. In 1987, Her Excellency Jeanne Sauvé invested Yogi with the Order of Military Merit.
Yogi has served as the MLA for Wood River since being elected in 2000. He has served as the Chair of the Legislature's Standing Committee on the Economy and Chair of the caucus' Standing Policy Committee on the Economy. In November 2008, the Premier appointed Yogi to be the Government of Saskatchewan's main contact with the Department of National Defense and Canadian Forces. Yogi served as the Minister of Corrections, Public Safety and Policing from May of 2009 to May 25, 2012.
In January 2011, Mr. Huyghebaert was appointed Honorary Colonel of 2 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at 15 Wing Moose Jaw.
Yogi and his wife Phyllis now reside on a small ranch in Glentworth. They have two sons and six grandchildren.