DAN CARDINAL Tourism Award Winner

Jim Bence, SHHA President & CEO congratulates Dan Cardinal of the Sheraton Cavalier Hotel, Saskatoon after he won "The Tourism HR Canada Tourism Employee of the Year Award" at the TIAC Awards celebration which was held in Gatineau, QC on November 30.

The Canadian Tourism Awards are presented annually by TIAC to recognize success, leadership and innovation in Canada's tourism industry, and to reward those people, places, organizations and events that have gone above and beyond to offer travellers superior tourism experiences in Canada. 

Congratulations Danny from the Saskatchewan Hotel & Hospitality Association


Two GP-CITREC graduates, Amelia Muse and Careka Volly, have been recognized as The Province of Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands  best brand ambassadors for displaying what they learned in the classroom and exceling in the workplace. 

Following the placement of the two seasonal workers, Tourism and Hospitality Industry leaders stated, “The workers exceeded expectations, and have created significant opportunities for more hiring of CITREC-GP graduates in the summer of 2017 by the Canadian industry”. 

“It was a true honour and pleasure to work with Careka Volly and Amelia Muse. It was inspiring to witness their skills improve to the level that they achieved in such a short period of time”, Waterfront Beach Bar &  Grill  owner Denny Joyal said. 

Both Amelia Muse and Careka Volly were granted a 4-month work permit upon their arrival in Canada in July, and were successfully employed as seasonal workers at the Regina Beach, Saskatchewan establishment. Both departed for Guadalcanal in November.

SHHA President & CEO, Jim Bence said that his association works closely with Western Canadian Immigration Services Director, Daniel Hirschkorn, who ensures all immigration and employment regulations are within Canadian requirements making the process easy for both the employer and the employee. For more information click here

Small Town Bar Owners Prepare for New Drunk Driving Laws


Saskatchewan bar owners are keeping close tabs on changes coming to the province's drunk driving laws.

Starting next year, anyone pulled over with a blood alcohol content (BAC) between .04 and .08 will face an instant three-day vehicle seizure on a first offence.

The province is also going to make repeat offenders use ignition interlock devices for longer and will raise the cutoff age for zero BAC tolerance from 19 to 21, with a 60-day licence suspension on a first offence.
Jim Bence, President & CEO of the Saskatchewan Hotel and Hospitality Association, agrees a crackdown on drunk driving is necessary. However, he said the new laws will have a serious impact on small town bars where customers have fewer options for finding a safe ride home.

"Two operators said this really could be the beginning of the end for them," Bence said.

But he said they're looking for solutions.

"What I love about members is that it isn't just about what's the problem, but what are some possible solutions we can come up with that will allow people to have a good time and get home safely?" Bence added.   

A ride-sharing program is among the possibilities being considered.

"There are models out there we could look at and you know, have some good conversations with the province and SGI because there are some liability considerations," Bence said. "But there are solutions out there and we need to talk about them and explore them and we need to do it now."

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  infoskhha.com

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WCB Rate Model Review Webinar

Have you registered for the Rate Model Review sessions yet? Unable to attend?
The Workers' Compensation Board has added a webinar to the schedule:

  • Tuesday, December 6 at 7:30 a.m.

Link to Rate Model Review Session Webinar:  http://www.wcbsask.com/ratemodel-webinar/

To learn more click here


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