October 13th and 14th, 2021
– SSAI Convention – Heritage Inn Saskatoon

PHOTO Credit: Dennis Simpson

Saskatchewan Seniors Association Inc. will be hosting their Annual Convention

October 13th and 14th, 2021

Theme:    SSAI – Celebrating 40 years!

FEATURING:  Speakers · Presentations · 50/50 Draws · Silent Auction · Banquet Socializing evening of card games · Bowling update · Walkathon update
Resolutions · Nominations · Networking · AGM Elections · LIVE STREAM / Recorded

Where:    Heritage Inn, Saskatoon

102 Cardinal Crescent         For Reservations Phone:  306-665-8121
Please call to book your own hotel room (before Oct 12th, 2021)
Room rate $84 plus taxes (Breakfast NOT included) for Sask Seniors Convention

*Clubs are asked to donate/bring an item for the Silent Auction.

Registration Fee is $75 per person – Includes: 2-day convention, coffee, lunches, snacks, Banquet supper.  Note: Extra Banquet Tickets are $25 each

Voting Delegates: From the SSAI Bylaws page 14: “Article 7 – Clubs 7.
Each club shall elect 2 voting delegates for each 50 members or portion thereof, 3 for 51 to 100, 4 for 101 to 150, 5 for 151 and over members that per capita fees have been paid on, to a maximum of 5 to attend the convention.”

Regional Directors and District Coordinators are elected at Regional and District annual meetings;  Directors and Coordinators are also Voting Delegates at SSAI convention.
NOTE: In Regions and Districts where annual meetings have not already occurred this year, SSAI will be accepting nominations to fill vacant positions for directors at this convention.

Visitors: Everyone is welcome to attend!  Registration is required.

NEW OPTIONS FOR THIS YEAR:  Aspen Films will be recording the speakers/presentations at convention.  For those who are unable to attend in person,

  • view the event online as a live streamed video. LINK to live stream WILL BE POSTED HERE.
  • watch the recorded presentations after the event. LINKS to videos WILL BE POSTED HERE.
  • or pre-order/purchase a DVD recorded copy of the event


SSAI Convention – Wednesday Oct 13, 2021
8:30 – 10 Registration
10 Welcome and opening remarks (Lylie Herman SSAI President) – SSAI 40th anniv. O Canada – Linda Ard Pensioners’ Prayer – Lylie Herman
10:20 Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism (SSM) – Shan Landry, SSM Board Member
10:40 National Pensioners Federation (NPF) – Trish McAuliffe
11:00 Barbara Meneley – Studio Without Walls
11:30 Jason Schmiedge – Expert Hearing
12:30 – 1:30 LUNCH
2:30 Tornado Hunter – Chris Chittick – extreme weather safety
3:30 Canadian Mental Health Association – Saskatoon Branch – Brenda Beaudry – supporting a loved one; mental health in seniors
6:00 Banquet;  Sask Arts Consultations followed by Evening of socializing and playing card games; Kaiser (Nici), Cribbage (Lylie), Trump Whist (Linda)

SSAI Convention – Thursday Oct 14, 2021
8-9am Setup multicultural displays
9am Greetings from Lisa Lambert, MLA for Saskatoon Churchill-Wildwood (15-20 minutes)
9:20 Office of the Treaty Commissioner speaker (1 hour)
10:20 Break (15-20 minutes)
10:40 Marion Mutala – Ukrainian, Author (1 hour)
11:40 Betty Nippi-Albright, opposition critic for First Nations and Métis Relations, Truth and Reconciliation, and the Public Service Commission. (15-20 minutes)
12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH
1:00 Multicultural presentations: (15-20 minutes each)
Norwegian – Arlene Walker
Ukrainian – Pat Ciona
2:00 Wardell Gillis Law Office – a project to address and improve care in long term care facilities in Saskatchewan (and perhaps Canada).
2:30 AGM items – Resolutions, Elections, Swearing in of Officers, SSAI 40th Anniv. Silent Auction Ends 50/50 draws?
4:00 Meeting for SSAI Executive, Directors and Coordinators