“The SHHA is always looking at the bigger picture.They fight for our rights when it comes to liquor laws, tax laws and other legislation. We probably don’t even recognize all the work they’re doing. It’s helpful to everyone in the industry.”

Russell Wittke, Pioneer Hotel, Humboldt


New Program Aimed at Curbing the Incidence of Sales of Beverage Alcohol to Minors.

In case you missed this from SLGA...

The Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) have always considered the sale and service of beverage alcohol to minors to be a serious matter. That is why in the fall of 2017, SLGA piloted the new Minors as Test Shoppers (MATS) program.  This program is aimed at determining whether retail stores are challenging young persons and requiring them to produce identification, as required under section 111(1) of The Alcohol and Gaming Regulation Act, 1997.

During the pilot, minors entered select rural and urban retail liquor stores and attempted to purchase beverage alcohol. A total of 61 retail stores were visited by MATS with the minor shoppers being able to make a purchase at 20 locations.  Thus, 33% of stores were non-compliant. As the program was being piloted, no sanctions were issued against non-compliant stores.

Following the success of the pilot, SLGA is moving forward with implementing the program across the province.  We know that most stores understand the importance of refusing service to minors. However, if a store does sell alcohol to a minor, it will be subject to a sanction. The sanction for the first instance of non-compliance is $1,000. 

Please note that section 115 of The Alcohol and Gaming Regulation Act, 1997, allows SLGA to employ minors to purchase alcohol for the purpose of monitoring compliance with the Act. 

If you have any questions regarding this new program, please feel free to contact Matt Ritco, Manager, Liquor Inspection Services, at (306) 787-1896.


Supreme Court Rules Hotel Liable for the Theft of Cars from its Parking Lot.

In the Quebec case, the hotel promoted parking as an inclusive package service which is common with many hotel offerings especially airport properties. They also accepted the car keys for snow removal. This can have wider implications.  

To read the complete story CLICK HERE


SHHA Conference – Tuesday May 28, in Regina

The Saskatchewan Hotel & Hospitality Association’s (SHHA) Conference & Trade Show is being held Tuesday May 28, 2019 at Queensbury Centre and the International Trade Centre, Evraz Place, Regina. We are planning an incredible celebration.

We look forward to seeing you at Saskatchewan’s premier show for the hospitality industry, including informative sessions, a tremendous day of exhibits, delicious food, and great prizes. Stay tuned for the schedule and registration information.


WELCOME New Members

EVRAZ Place, Regina

Situated in the heart of Regina, Evraz Place is the largest interconnected event complex in Canada and the centre of sport, business and entertainment for the community. The property hosts the majority of Regina's major events and is home to the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Regina Pats, and numerous concerts, trade shows and conventions. 

1700 Elphinstone St., Regina 

306-781-9200  WEBSITE

Willy’s Liquor Store, Foam Lake

Locally owned and operated with nowledgeable staff, great selection, and a convenient location. Beer, spirits, wine, pop ice, cups, party supplies

302 Main Street Foam Lake, Sk.

306-269-7195  FACEBOOK

Cornerstone Bar & Grill, Moose Jaw

Come by one of Moose Jaw's oldest historic buildings and enjoy a fantastic meal prepared from their all new menu! Grab a drink when it is time to call it a day and relax while you watch the game or just visit with your friends. 

Nothing like a great meal and a cold drink to top off your day or start your weekend!! 

8 Main Street Moose Jaw

306-692-4747  WEBSITE

Billy’s Pub & Grill, Round Lake

Family restaurant during the day, and a lounge in the evening. Featuring new lunch & dinner menus, and a new deck to enjoy the bright sunny days. Billy's Pub & Grill is open year round!

64 Currie Avenue, Birds Point, Round Lake

306-793-3040  FACEBOOK


Rapid Innovation is the key to Export Tourism Growth in Saskatchewan

By Christian Boyle, Glyph Creative Strategy

Saskatchewan is ready to enter the global export tourism marketplace. The Indigenous Tourism Corridor is leading the way.

Tourism is seeing substantial growth on a global scale. Growth is being driven by multiple trends: the rise of the middle class in China, millennial leisure spending leaning towards experiences over material goods, and the democratization of travel platforms aligning with value-priced airlines and accommodations to name a few. In 2017, this translated into tourism and travel activity contributing 10.4% of total global GDP as well as having a global impact on labour that sees it support 9.9% of jobs globally. For Canada, this translated into 20.8 million export tourism visits in 2017 worth 2.09% of our GDP.

I think we’re ready to enter the export tourism marketplace,

To Read the Complete Column CLICK HERE


Chandelier for Sale



  • Imported from Europe
  • Crystals are Strauss…Since 1992; Strauss Lighting’s mission has been to satisfy client’s most demanding needs for high-end crystal lighting. Strauss crystal is considered the highest quality crystal trim throughout the world.
  • Gold Plated
  • $4,900.00 Firm
  • To view more photos CLICK HERE

Note* Two of the light sockets do not work; would need to be rewired

For more information contact:

SJ Spencer, Travelodge Hotel & Conference Centre Regina




Commercial Lighting Incentives

SaskPower is offering incentives on a wider list of more efficient Commercial lighting products for a limited time only!

We have enhanced the qualified products under our Commercial Lighting Program for a limited time to include exterior low wattage LED floods (under 250 watts), and a premium category of lighting fixtures. 

The premium category increases the minimum from 90 lumens/watt (standard) to 122 lumens/watt (premium).  Please note only fixtures are incented.  These additional incentives are only guaranteed to be available until March 31, 2019.

Click here for more information Commercial Lighting Program details


For More Information on the Business Online Energy Assessment CLICK HERE


ABOUT US: A Long and Distinguished History

Archive Photo: Hotels Association of Saskatchewan Banquet, Regina, SK., February 19, 1935

Our history stretches back almost 80 years when a group of  hoteliers saw the need for a collective voice for the industry. Since then, the Saskatchewan Hotel and Hospitality Association (SHHA) has grown to become a highly respected, membership-driven organization that represents the hotel and hospitality industry to the Government of Saskatchewan, suppliers and the general public.

In addition to hotels & motels our membership includes, brew pubs, nightclubs, licensed restaurants, quick service restaurants and event centres.

The SHHA is overseen by a board of elected members representing designated zones throughout the province. The President and CEO carries out the duties of representing the Association’s position on issues as they arise. The SHHA is also active in promoting members’ interests to the Federal government through the Hotel Association of Canada.


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!



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