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VLT Commissions Temporarily Increasing

The Saskatchewan Hotel & Hospitality Association applauds Minister Makowsky, and SLGA for this announcement.

The Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) is temporarily increasing video lottery terminal (VLT) commissions paid to bars and restaurants across the province effective July 6.

“Saskatchewan’s tourism and hospitality sector has a reputation for creating jobs and is an important contributor to the provincial economy,” Minister Responsible for SLGA Gene Makowsky said.  “The industry has been hit hard by the global pandemic and this temporary measure will provide additional revenues that will help hotel bars and restaurants maintain their operations.” [...]


Federal funding disparity 'frustrating,' say Sask. tourism workers

Julia Peterson – CBC News

Saskatchewan's tourism industry has taken a hard hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and many who work in the sector say the federal government has not done enough to help. 

Recently, Ottawa announced a combined $46 million in additional tourism funding for Quebec and Atlantic Canada. However, according to Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport Gene Makowsky, the Saskatchewan industry received only a $1.5 million boost. 

Jim Bence, president and CEO of the Saskatchewan Hotel & Hospitality Association expects that funding disparity will lead to an unequal playing field across the country. 

"It's going to have a huge impact," he said.

"I think that as we emerge from COVID-19 and people in Canada start to travel, we have so much to offer here in Saskatchewan.… I think that it does put us at a disadvantage when other provinces get so much more than we do." [...]


Re-Open Saskatchewan: Indoor Pools, Rinks, Sports and The Performing Arts Can Re-Open On July 6; Casinos And Bingo Halls To Follow On July 9

The seating capacity for restaurants and licensed establishments will also increase on Monday July 6 to a level that allows staff and customers to maintain two metres of physical distance.

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New legislation opening door to private specialty liquor warehousing in Sask.

Wayne Mantyka – CTV News

REGINA -- The Saskatchewan government has passed legislation that will allow for private specialty liquor warehousing and distribution, a business the government had previously been profiting from exclusively. [...]




Recovery to Resiliency: Tourism HR Canada Launches National Tourism Workforce Recovery Toolkit

Tourism and hospitality operators are all too aware the global travel industry has been among the hardest hit by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Response from various levels of government and the associations that represent the sector has been commendable, providing much needed support and guidance to the 200,000 tourism businesses across Canada. Yet with restrictions still in place to prevent a resurgence of cases, operators are seeking resources to recover and build resiliency.

The team at Tourism HR Canada has been focused on numerous initiatives over this period, with none more important than the rapid development and launch of the Tourism Workforce Recovery Toolkit at

Launched nationally on June 24, the Tourism Workforce Recovery Toolkit is a free, web-based resource that: [...]


Infection Prevention & Control in Recreation Facilities

Cost: Free 
Time/Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. (CST)
Registration deadline: July 7, 2020

Presenter: Mr. Mark Ambler, Founder, Germ Aware IPC - Mark grew up in the cleaning industry as a third-generation member of his family's sanitation supply business. In his role with Germ Aware, he works with organizations across Canada, teaching best practices for institutional cleaning and facility maintenance, with a particular focus on infection prevention strategies to help protect public health.  (

About this Course: This is an informative online session designed to engage and educate facility management staff from ALL organizational levels about the latest developments in infection prevention and control (IP&C) and how to adapt knowledge from healthcare to the recreational facility setting. This online presentation will provide overviews of: [...]


PPE Supplier Directory

Review a list of companies that sell personal protective equipment (PPE) and other supplies to keep your employees and customers safe from COVID-19.

Prevention is key for workplace health and safety.

Protecting the safety of employees is essential to ensure they can work effectively. When workers feel confident that they have the skills and knowledge to keep themselves and others safe, they perform better.

The Red Cross Preventing Disease Transmission (PDT) online course is designed to help organizations meet public health guidelines.


The SHHA, working tirelessly on your behalf

It's in times of crisis like this when membership matters most. The SHHA team and Board of Directors are committed to supporting Saskatchewan’s tourism & hospitality industry through this unprecedented emergency.

And as devastating as this crisis is, we know from experience that we will "Struggle and Emerge".  Rest assured that the SHHA will continue to work tirelessly on your behalf and be your voice with government.

Supporting the SHHA Keeps Your Voice Strong!      790 - 1045    Email   


Safe Stay - Enhanced Safety Protocols

The Hotel Association of Canada has launched Safe Stay here in Canada, partnering with the American Hotel & Lodging Association to provide a North American best practice approach. The enhanced safety protocols elevate existing standards to prepare hotels for the new COVID-19 reality in accordance with guidelines set out by the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Center for Disease Control to ensure that the needs of both guests and employees are being met.

Restaurant reopening Best Practices

In the restaurant industry, the health and safety of everyone we serve are always mission critical. This is just as true now as it was before the emergence of COVID-19. Informed by lessons learned from those operating during the pandemic so far, this document provides best practices that your operation can implement to comply with requirements from government,

Together with recommendations from your local health authorities...  Read More 


COVID-19 Resource Guides

With the global spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), it’s important for employers to be prepared to respond. Service Hospitality has created a Covid-19 Guide for Hospitality, Covid-19 Guide for Non-Profits & Community ServicesReturn to Work Guide and Covid-19 Guide for Restaurants to help assist you, our members, with these preparations during this unprecedented time.



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