SHHA Provincial Member Meetings

It's Time to Talk!

Jim Bence, SHHA President & CEO will be traveling the province talking to members about what is important to YOU! 

Our Provincial Members Meetings will be occurring within your zone in November and we want your insight around a variety of issues that currently face the hospitality industry. 

The agenda will include Employment, WCB, SLGA and “New Business”.  

 New Business will be recommendations made by you before the meeting takes place.  This is your opportunity to add to the agenda, issues that are affecting you, your operations and bottom line.  

We request that you send in your suggestions for New Business by November 1st for consideration of addition to the agenda.  Please email or fax to 306 – 525 - 1944  

The SHHA is your voice with government and we need your input if we are to effectively serve you and your business needs. 

This is an opportunity to participate and shape the direction of YOUR provincial association 

Don’t Miss It! 

 All times are 3:00 - 6:00 PM

  • Tues  November 8        Saskatoon Travelodge Hotel 106 Circle Dr. West           
  • Wed  November 9         Regina Travelodge Hotel   4177 Albert St. S.             
  • Tues November 15       Gold Eagle Lodge North Battleford  12004 Railway Ave 
  • Wed  November 16       Kindersley Inn  601 – 11th Ave. E.             
  • Thur November 17        Days Inn Swift Current   905 – N. Service Rd. E.   
  • Tues November 22        Ramada Inn & Suites Weyburn 1420 Sims Ave.            
  • Wed November 23         Home Inn & Suites Yorkton  506 Broadway St. W
  • Thur November 24        Canalta Hotel Melfort  100 Stonegate, Hwy 6

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SHHA Membership Matters!

The Saskatchewan Hotel & Hospitality Association is the provincial organization that represents YOU and the many hotels, bars and restaurants in Saskatchewan.  Our association is responsible for providing you with the voice and support the hospitality industry needs to operate effectively and profitably. 

The SHHA has a reputation of being an extremely effective lobby and advocacy group because of the activities we engage in and the strength of our membership.  We are YOUR voice with government ministries, and MLA’s.

For further information call (306) 790 - 1045 or email

The Saskatchewan Hotel & Hospitality Association...Supporting the Tourism and Hospitality Industry.

Hoteliers Are Facing a New Challenge

By Todd McKay, Canadian Taxpayers Federation 

Everyone in the hospitality industry knows that consumers have choices. Goose hunters can book hotel rooms in Moose Jaw or Minot. It doesn’t take much to scare away a dollar in the hospitality industry. 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s imposing a carbon tax whether Saskatchewan likes it or not. It’s going to start at $10/tonne in 2018 and rise to $50/tonne by 2022. To put that in context, British Columbia already has a carbon tax of $30/tonne which translates to 6.7 cents per litre on gasoline and 5.7 cents per cubic metre of natural gas. 

There’s some discussion of cuts to other taxes, such as business taxes, to offset the impact of a carbon tax. Let’s assume politicians can be trusted to return the billions extra they’ll collect through a carbon tax. Even if all business benefits equally from a business tax cut, some businesses, such as hotels with dozens of rooms to keep warm, will face a net tax increase through no fault of their own. 

Even worse, carbon taxes don’t work. BC’s carbon emissions are going up even though it’s had a carbon tax in place for years. Even if Canada completely eliminated all carbon emissions, it would only reduce global emissions by 1.6 per cent. 

Worst of all, if Saskatchewan hoteliers have to raise prices to cover carbon taxes, they risk losing customers. If American hunters decide to stay in Minot instead of Moose Jaw, the same number of rooms need to be heated and the same number of emissions are emitted, but Saskatchewan loses customers. It’s a high price to pay without delivering any environmental benefit.

SLGA's Product Ordering Guide

Click here to see SLGA’s Product Ordering Guide.  The guide has been developed to assist you in opening your wholesale account with SLGA and leading you through the order process.  

Please note that in the price lists below, SLGA’s prices do not include GST, LCT and deposit.  Also please note that product ordered from the DC is available in full cases only, as packaged by the manufacturer.  Cases will not be broken up for wholesale shipments.  The minimum requirement is 5 cases per order.  

To place an order, customers will need to identify the product item number and quantity they wish to order.  It is also beneficial to include a description. Click here for templates for Excel ordering and here for fax ordering 

If you have any questions regarding the guide or the order process, please contact your account representative.

Implementation Date is Here

The implementation date for the new liquor retailing system in the province arrived October 9 .  As mentioned at the regional meetings, every four weeks an updated price list will be sent out to all retailers.  Below is a list of documents that you may access relating to the wholesale prices that will be in effect October 9, 2016.

·   SLGA Wholesale Price Lists – this contains all products that are ordered directly from SLGA’s distribution centre

·   Privately Distributed Beer Wholesale Price Lists – this contains all products that are ordered directly through BDL,Sleemans and Minhas

·   Wholesale Price Promos for October 9, 2016 – this is a list of all products on promotion for the four weeks beginning October 9, 2016 

Please note that these price lists include SLGA store prices that will be in effect on October 9, 2016.  This is included for your information for this period only and will not be included on future lists.

If you have any questions, please contact your SLGA account rep directly.


SHHA Members Discover Rewarding Purchases

SHHA members across Saskatchewan have recently discovered the many benefits of the new partnership with QUASEP. This exciting purchasing loyalty program delivers members with financial benefits such as ongoing cash rewards, discounts, or a combination of both. 

 William Chan, Account Manager for QUASEP describes many members reaction to their cash rewards as, “Pleasantly surprising! Quite often members don’t believe that in addition to savings on existing programs, they also receive cash rewards for their purchases. It’s pretty amazing to see our client’s reaction when they receive their first rewards cheque.” 

With the recent launch of the QUASEP member’s portal, SHHA members now have even easier access to exclusive promotions, program information, supplier information, and program updates. If you are interested in learning more about the QUASEP program and obtaining a free membership, please contact William Chan at 306.374.3819.

Mandatory Server Intervention Training

By June 30, 2017, there must be at least one person on each shift who has completed the training.

By June 30, 2018, all employees involved in the sale and service of alcohol must have completed SIRS.

Responsible Service is Smart Customer Service

Serve It Right Saskatchewan (SIRS) is the official provincial responsible service of alcohol program. It provides consistent training for the sale and service of alcohol, helping commercial and special occasion permit holders to ensure that alcohol-related activities are conducted with integrity and in a socially responsible manner.

Training includes:

ways to identify intoxication

handling situations involving minors

effective approaches to discontinue or refuse to sell or serve alcohol

understanding your legal responsibilities and liabilities

Congratulations to Dan Cardinal, Guest Services Supervisor, Sheraton Cavalier Hotel, Saskatoon, on being nominated for Tourism Industry Assoc. of Canada (TIAC), “Employee of the Year”.

The awards celebration will take place on Wed. Nov. 30 in Gatineau, QC.

Good luck Danny from the SHHA!

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