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 include 45 beer, wine and liquor distributors, 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

More convention detail coming soon. To register click here.

Harness the Hurricane: Adapt Boldly, Nimbly, Quickly to Extreme Change

Convention Keynote Speaker Dr. Mark DeVolder  Tuesday May 30

All around the World and on four continents, Dr. Mark Devolder has motivated and equipped thousands to navigate change, build high levels of trust and become fully engaged at work and at home.  Mark DeVolder distinguishes himself as a change specialist.  As an author and internationally acclaimed motivational speaker, Mark was voted #1 in the Top 25 Speaker Awards and Top 5 Speaker in business management four years in a row. 


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. 

DeVolder’s client list is impressive:  NASA, PepsiCo, Siemens, Medtronic, Kuwait Finance House, Oman Air to name a few.  Dr. DeVolder has engaged and delighted audiences from Monaco to Dubai, from Singapore to Jamaica, and from Barcelona to Istanbul. 


Convention Keynote Presentation Sponsored by

VLT Retailer Training

A schedule change has occurred in regards to the retailer training being provided for the province wide progressive (Vault Breaker) and responsible gaming tool (Player Services Account).  On-Site notes that this training will be occurring in February 2017; however, it has recently been determined that it will be required to be moved to a new date that has yet to be determined. Retailers will be notified of their training date, time and location via a letter from the Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC) in the New Year.  

Please contact Retail Services at 1.800.667.4522 (province-wide) or 306.933.6800 (Saskatoon) with any questions or concerns.

To read a recent edition of the On-Site Newsletter click here

TIME to Serve it Right

As a business operating in the hospitality sector operating a safe establishment is one way to keep your patrons coming back. 

The Saskatchewan Tourism Education Council helps operators keep patrons safe with Serve it Right Saskatchewan (SIRS). 

SIRS is a server intervention training program designed to provide servers in licensed establishments with the skills and tools they need to ensure beverage alcohol is served responsibly. 

That includes preventing underage drinking, over-consumption of beverage alcohol, violence, impaired driving and any other number of alcohol related harms that are bad for business. 

The training also covers off a variety of topics including legal responsibilities and liability, identifying intoxication, handling situations involving minors and discontinuing or refusing service or sale of alcohol. 

The program is mandatory for all businesses that sell or serve alcohol in Saskatchewan, whether that’s in a liquor permitted restaurant, lounge or a retail liquor store. 

Since June 2015, all new owners or managers and all new hires are required to complete training within 30 days from the start of their employment. As of June 2016, all owners and managers should have completed the SIRS course. 

By June 30, 2017, at least one employee who has completed SIRS is to be scheduled each shift and by June 30, 2018 all employees involved in the sale and service of alcohol must have their certification. 

The program can easily be completed by your staff online or in a seminar setting. The cost of the program ranges from $30 to $50 depending on the type of training and takes about 3.5 hours to complete online while the seminar is approximately six hours.

 As part of its regulatory work, SLGA will be checking on permitted establishments to ensure the necessary training has been completed. A permittee could be sanctioned by SLGA if training is incomplete. 

For more information about the training go to:

HOST Saskatchewan Conference 2017

Register now for the HOST Saskatchewan Conference – April 5-6

The 2017 HOST Saskatchewan Conference will take place on April 5-6 in Saskatoon at the Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel. A value-packed schedule of educational and networking sessions will be offered. Click here to view the one-page agenda.

Darrell Bricker, CEO of IPSOS Public Affairs, will be the keynote speaker. As an executive at one of the world’s leading market research firms, Bricker has his finger firmly on the pulse of public opinion, allowing him to provide an unparalleled perspective on trends affecting business and the economy.

He is a strong voice and respected authority in global polling research, and will address Canada’s transformation over the past three decades – from aging demographics and cultural diversification to suburbanization. His presentation will help conference delegates tune into the Canada of today, and will highlight the importance of understanding changes that have taken place through the years.

A highlight of the HOST Saskatchewan Conference will be the 28th annual Saskatchewan Tourism Awards of Excellence Gala, held on the opening night of the assembly.

For more information about the HOST Conference click...

GREEN KEY GLOBAL Program Special Offer

The Saskatchewan Hotel & Hospitality Association (SHHA) is collaborating with Green Key Global to promote sustainability and certification to its hotel members.

Green Key Global is pleased to extend a $25 discount to SHHA members (new registrants only). Please find detailed information here.

About Green Key Global

Green Key Global is an international, GSTC Recognized environmental certification body whose suite of industry standard programs and resources has been designed specifically for the lodging and meetings industries. Its affordable programs, including the Green Key Eco-Rating and the Green Key Meetings Programs, help members leverage organizational corporate social responsibility activities to support their property's sustainable initiatives, improve overall fiscal performance and community relations. With member properties in over 30 countries and a notable mix of branded and independent members Green Key Global truly is the lodging industry's certification program of choice.

For more information, or to take advantage of this promotional offer, please contact Steve Ball at - 613.237.7149 ext. 108

The Nerval Team Invites You to attend Their Open House March 2nd

Nerval imports/manufactures all of our own products, we specialize in customizable case goods, soft furniture, lamps, plumbing & lighting fixtures, flooring, barn & shower doors, stone countertops and mirrors. We also carry a wide variety of tiles, carpet, blinds. Nerval has been a trusted name in hospitality since 1985, and we are a preferred vendor with Best Western International and Choice Hotels - our customers also includes Microtel, Holiday Inn Express, Hampton, Days Inn and many other hotel brands

For more info contact us: or 780-452-1111

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

EMERIT TOURISM Supervisor Certification

Ensure your success. Get Emerit Supervisor training to acquire the skill and confidence to excel in your career. Once you have the skills, apply for the Certification to gain the recognition that comes with Canada’s most coveted professional credential for tourism and hospitality professionals.  When you complete the certification process, you will be awarded the Tourism Certified Supervisor (TCS) designation.

Sessions start in April in Saskatoon. Click here for more detail

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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