2018 Saskatchewan Hotel & Hospitality Association Board of Directors

From Left: Herman Zentner, Shotz on Eleven, Chamberlain; Jasmine Deblois, Limerick Hotel; Joel Kish, Ice House Tavern, Emerald Park; Jim Bence, SHHA President & CEO, Gary Hoffert, Regional VP, Canalta Hotels, Chair of the Board; Glenn Weir, Best Western Seven Oaks, Regina, Past Chair; Denny Joyal, Waterfront Beach Bar & Grill, Regina Beach; Courtney Morrison, Best Western Plus East Side, Saskatoon; Lance Grosco, Duck Lake Hotel; John McKenzie; Katepwa Hotel; Bryan Baraniski, Shorebird Inn, Tobin Lake


PLAN TO HIT THE LINKS in Kindersley on Sept. 6

Join us for the 20th Annual Saskatchewan Hotel & Hospitality Association’s “Golf Fore the Future Tournament” being held at the Kindersley  Regional Park & Golf Course on Thursday September 6

The Kindersley Regional Park includes a full-service golf course and the picturesque Motherwell Reservoir and Community Walking Trail.

The SHHA awards annual scholarships to students who are studying for a career in the hospitality industry. “Fore the Future” is our major fundraising event.

"A Game Of Golf With Some Blues & Brews"

We are planning a fun tournament that includes a pre-game lunch at the Kindersley Inn, and, a post-game dinner & party at The Red Lion Inn, featuring blues performer, B.C. Read, an award winning recording artist with a unique style of Roots & Blues that has entertained audiences in clubs and festivals throughout Canada.    

Download the Registration Brochure HERE  


Employing Journeypersons Improves Business

Each year, Tourism Saskatchewan (STEC) runs two programs to help support the growth of tourism trades. 12 spots are available for each trade in the Guest Services Representative Journeyperson and Food and Beverage Person Journeyperson Programs. For a tuition fee, plus the fee to indenture your apprentice, your employee will receive all the training components required to complete their Journeyperson certification.

Here is how the program works

  • You, the employer, fill in the attached application form (one per employee) and email this back to me, with copies of certifications from already completed components.  This will allow us to adjust tuition if applicable.
  • Once I have the application form(s) back from you, I will send you a Welcome Package for each employee to fill out that includes all the necessary forms for the program.
  • From September 1st, 2018 to May 31st, 2019, STEC works with you and a workplace mentor from your organization to help support your apprentice to complete all the necessary training to receive his/her Journeyperson certification. More information can be found in the application form.

If you are planning to enrol an employee in a program this year, please complete and submit the application form as soon as possible. We would like to have all applications and enrolment forms in by August 15th, for a September 1st start date.

For Further Information Contact:  Darcy Acton Workforce Development Consultant, Saskatchewan Tourism Education Council  

102 - 202 Fourth Ave N., Saskatoon, SK  S7K 0K1  Tel: 306-933-7466


GETTING ON BOARD with the Saskatchewan Palate

Gemma Reichel,  Doug Reichel Wine Marketing   

A few weeks ago at a restaurant I had the pleasure of witnessing a customer’s observation about wine. I was sitting with six of my peers at a table looking at the wine list when one of them looked up, sighed, and said, “Why does every restaurant’s wine look the same? I just want to try a good glass of wine that works!” I couldn’t help but smile and thank my friend as it confirmed what I have known for years…

Saskatchewan palates are waking up to the world of good wines.

I see this evidence everywhere these days; in-store samplings, sales data, store promotions, wine events etc. Saskatchewan wine lovers want new wines from many different regions and countries.  Wines that introduce a new angle and flavour profile.  Wines to enjoy with the daily meal. (Think medium bodied reds from Italy, versatile grape varieties from Portugal, dry style roses from France). All at a price point that allows them to experience these new tastes.   

They are increasingly interested in food that pairs well with wine, and wine that compliments the food. This no longer means buying the cheapest, sweetest or thickest wines available, or bringing the same wine everyone knows to a dinner party. 

My hope with these new Saskatchewan consumer preferences is that it will motivate liquor stores and restaurants to grow their selection of wines. With a wider selection comes better quality. (Hint: It doesn’t always have to do with the price tag!) Good wine will always bring the customer back.

Restaurants and liquor stores all over this province are starting to lean into this new type of Saskatchewan wine consumer, and that is something to celebrate!

Questions? Comments?  Send us an EMAIL 


FOR SALE: Quill Lake Bar & Grill


  • Beverage room seats 127
  • This hotel premises has had numerous upgrades including two new furnaces, central air
  • Metal exterior, paint and siding
  • The interior has also been upgraded
  • Present activity includes food services, beverage room activity on table and off sale, VLT play with strong potential to increase volume as presently run by one person.

                     Contact: Gerald Batty CRA Royal Lepage Carlton  306-682-5500

                                 For More Information and Photos CLICK HERE


SHHA Applauds New Program Connecting Newcomers to Hotel Jobs

The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC), together with Tourism HR Canada, applauded the federal government for launching the Employing Newcomers in Canadian Hotels Pilot Project. This three-year pilot program will see nearly $7 million dedicated by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to connect newcomers to Canada with jobs in the hotel industry in 5 regions across the country, including Saskatchewan.

To Read The Complete Story CLICK HERE


For More Information on the Business Online Energy Assessment CLICK HERE


SHHA: Too Loud to be Ignored

From left: Michelle Ducie, Heather DaSilva and Gabby DaSilva from International Pacific Sales represented a variety of brands at the SHHA Trade Show on May 30, including Canada Dry Motts Inc. IPS has been an industry leader since 1969.

The SHHA Hotel, Bar & Restaurant Trade Show, in cooperation with the Saskatchewan Liquor & Gaming Authority included 132 booths featuring a wide variety of bar, accommodation and foodservice industry suppliers. Exhibitors had an opportunity to connect with their customers and communicate ideas about the latest products, trends and technologies, and enjoy some great food.

Planning has already begun for the 2019 edition being held end of May in Regina.


What Difference Does it Make?

People ask what difference it makes if I join the Saskatchewan Hotel & Hospitality Association (SHHA)? The difference is we are a stronger voice that can advocate more effectively on your behalf. There is strength in numbers.

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, MLA’s and bureaucracy.

The hospitality industry gets “wins” when we work together. Keep the SHHA team strong by purchasing a membership in the Saskatchewan Hotel & Hospitality Association.

If you own a hotel/motel, restaurant, and bar or are a Retail Store Permitee, you should be a member of the SHHA.

Supporting the SHHA Keeps Your Voice Strong!



WELCOME NEW MEMBER Smiley's Buffet & Event Center

Smiley's Buffet and Event Center is proud to serve Saskatoon and area since 1983! We have a beautiful facility that is capable of hosting functions from small reservations of 2 to wedding receptions of 200! We have three private banquet rooms that can be used for any event or occasion from business presentations, organization meetings, rehearsal dinners, staff parties, birthdays, awards banquets and much more

Whether you have hearty or light eaters, we have the buffet for all tastes!

702 Circle Drive East, Saskatoon, SK S7K 3T7    306 – 955 - 1926  -  Visit Our Website HERE

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 2018, 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


Website updated Wednesday July 11, 2018

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