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

We are planning to host an in-person event at the Heritage Inn Saskatoon with a wide range of speakers and presentations.  The event will also be recorded and available to watch online.

Public Health Measures:

Mandatory Masking Indoor Public Spaces

Effective Friday, September 17, 2021 an interim province-wide mandatory masking order will be implemented for all indoor public spaces, including schools.

Indoor public spaces are any enclosed space other than a private home or dwelling.  This may include but is not exclusive to workplaces, retail locations, recreational venues, eating and dining establishments and professional buildings.  “Indoor public spaces” includes those areas of a business or venue that are restricted to staff only (areas where there is no access for the public).

Proof of Vaccination or negative COVID-19 test will be required in order attend this event.

Effective October 1, 2021 a provincial requirement for proof of vaccination or negative test will be implemented for public access to a list of establishments, businesses and event venues that bring groups of people together, including:

  • Indoor dining at restaurants;
  • Nightclubs, bars, taverns and other licensed establishments;
  • Event and entertainment venues, including conference centres, casinos, movie theatres, concert venues, live-music venues, museums, and indoor facilities hosting ticketed sporting events;
  • Indoor fitness centres, and gyms.

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

Tentative Schedule:

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
1:30 Dr. Jennifer Guy, Saskatoon-based optometrist. – common eye diseases that cause vision loss in seniors, prevention and treatment strategies, and highlight other health issues that can be detected through an eye examination.
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)
Doukhobor – Brenda Cheveldayoff
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