REGISTER NOW for the Hotel, Bar & Restaurant Convention & Trade Show - May 30 & 31

The Saskatchewan Hotel & Hospitality Association’s (SHHA) Convention & Trade Show returns May 30 & 31 to the Delta Hotel Regina, but this time, we're taking the event to the next level.

In addition to an incredible party which includes the Awards Luncheon, Informative Sessions, and the Delegate Dinner, we are pleased to announce our keynote address will be presented by Dr. Mark DeVolder. Mark is known for high-energy, content-rich and humour-filled, presentations that teach people how to be bold, flexible and innovative in face of constant change. Mark DeVolder is a truly motivational speaker that you won’t want to miss.  


The Hotel, Bar & Restaurant Trade Show will take place on Wednesday May 31, Noon – 5:00 This year the trade show will feature 40 plus liquor suppliers, along with other exhibitors that supply goods and services to the hospitality industry… 108 booths in total. Join us for Saskatchewan’s premier show for the hospitality industry, including an awesome day of exhibits, delicious food, and great prizes.  download the exhibitor brochure here

Take advantage of this opportunity to build your company profile and support Saskatchewan's dynamic hotel & hospitality industry. Sponsorship opportunities here

To REGISTER ONLINE click here. To download a PDF and register in by snail mail click here.

To view the complete conference schedule click here.

Here is the reservation link so you may make online hotel room reservations:

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CEO MESSAGE: Who is My Competition Now? Part. 2

Jim Bence, President & CEO 

Since the publication of my column in October 2016, “Who is My Competition?” massive regions of the business/financial landscape have shifted in ways that nobody had predicted. With provincial and federal deficits ballooning, governments are looking for ways (some harder than others) to bring down the debt and get back to balanced budgets.  “Sin Taxes” are easy money for government and it was really no surprise that we took a hit both provincially and federally. 

Clearly, increasing your market share and scooping up customers was going to be a higher priority than ever and beating your competition to the punch could mean the difference between survive or thrive.  

For decades, you competed with your neighbors down the street but for the most part your biggest battle was with the gov’t liquor stores.  Holding a monopoly on pricing and selection the SLGA Government Liquor Store was the goliath in the fight for consumers.  

To read the complete column CLICK HERE

REGISTER FOR THE CONVENTION and Attend the Awards Luncheon - Tuesday May 30

Master of Ceremonies, Mary-Taylor Ash,

CEO Tourism Saskatchewan

Official kick-off of the convention. 

We will salute the 2016 Tourism Saskatchewan Employers of Choice, SHHA Scholarship Recipients, SHSA Safety Centered Leadership Award, and the Long Service Employees

Awards Luncheon Sponsored by

Saskatoon Hotel Association

CLICK HERE for the complete convention schedule

RETAIL STORE PERMITTEE Liquor Information Sessions

In conjunction with the SHHA Convention, Saskatchewan Liquor & Gaming Authority will be conducting RSP Information Sessions on Wednesday May 31 - Delta Hotel, Regina.

To view the complete agenda CLICK HERE

THE PROVINCIAL BUDGET - How it Affects Hotels & Restaurants

On March 22, 2017 the Provincial Government released its budget for 2017-2018.  Overall, the budget expands the tax system by shifting toward consumption taxes and away from income taxes. CLICK HERE for a summary of changes that will impact our member hotels and restaurants. 

Research provided by The Regina Hotel Association


MALCOLM ANDERSON calls it a career

By Jonathan Hamelin

It may surprise those who know Malcolm Anderson to find out that he had trouble finding a job upon breaking into the hotel and hospitality industry.

Anderson was born in Calgary and attended the hospitality program at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in the city. Anderson, who said he was the “youngest in the class by a longshot”, and was admittedly more interested in skiing than his studies. He did finish second in his class, but his age closed a lot of potential employment doors.

Upon the advice of one of his hotel school professors Anderson accepted a summer job working at the Chateau Lake Louise and the rest was history. He has gone on to spend over four decades in the industry.  Most recently, he has served as the General Manager of Gold Eagle Lodge in North Battleford since 2008. This June, Anderson will be retiring from the hotel business at the age of 70.

“I believe I’ve paid my dues and it’s very exciting to call it a career and being able to take on new challenges” Anderson said. “I had the great fortune to work with some really wonderful people in many different capacities. If it wasn’t for them, I don’t think I could have done it, but they were the kind of people that shared the same vision and were committed to what they were doing".

To read the complete column CLICK HERE

A Commemorative $10 Bank Note

The Bank of Canada unveiled a commemorative $10 bank note to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.

The Canada 150 bank note celebrates Confederation with a unique design depicting our history, our culture and our land. This commemorative note will be available to Canadians through their financial institutions starting in June and will circulate along with the existing $10 note. 

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SASKATOON – Saskatchewan’s tourism sector honoured businesses and individuals at the 28th annual Saskatchewan Tourism Awards of Excellence Gala, which was celebrated in Saskatoon on April 5 at the Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel.   

“The Government of Saskatchewan acknowledges the businesses and individuals honoured at the 28th annual Saskatchewan Tourism Awards of Excellence Gala,” Minister Responsible for Tourism Saskatchewan Jeremy Harrison said. “Their accomplishments are impressive, and highlight leadership, creativity and deep pride-of-place. The award recipients and finalists inspire their peers and encourage residents, communities and businesses throughout the province to deliver great guest experiences and service.”   

“Tourism Saskatchewan considers it a privilege to host this annual gala that shines a spotlight on people and businesses deeply committed to building a vibrant tourism industry and delivering on the promise of exceptional hospitality and memorable guest experiences,” Tourism Saskatchewan CEO Mary TaylorAsh said. “Our congratulations, along with our gratitude, is extended to the award recipients and finalists, who are champions of our industry and dedicated ambassadors for the province.”  

To read the complete news release CLICK HERE 

Regina's Destination Hotels Welcome You.

Experience quality service with a warm, welcoming atmosphere at any one of Regina's many accommodation choices. Regina hotels are delighted to assist you in any way – leaving you free to experience unique entertainment, parks, attractions and history in Saskatchewan’s capital city. Enjoy!

To read a recent edition of "Checking In" magazine click here. Featuring events taking place in Regina through 2017. 

Affiliate Membership

In 2017 the SHHA will be working harder than ever to support and promote our Affiliate Members and partners through our website, magazine, e-blast and marketing collateral. 

With your support, we will continue to work tirelessly on your behalf.  We understand that when our partners thrive, our association and its members also thrive.

 In an economy that will present many challenges in 2017, it is more important than ever that we work together promoting each other’s businesses and services.

If you supply goods and services to the hospitality industry, and would like to become an “Affiliate Member” of the SHHA click here

WELCOME New Affiliate Member

Ecolab is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services.  Around the world businesses in foodservice, food processing, hospitality, healthcare, industrial, and oil and gas markets choose Ecolab products and services to keep their environment clean and safe, operate efficiently and achieve sustainability goals.

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

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