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It happens only once a year – our Saskatchewan Heavy Construction Association convention.

This year’s convention is slated for Nov. 15–16 at the Delta Hotel in Regina. I hope you’ll join us for what promises to be another memorable event.

As always, this is an opportunity for our members to socialize with fellow business owners and employers after a long and busy construction season. The convention also offers several learning moments on various topics that relate to our industry.

Presentations this year include veteran economy commentator Todd Hirsch and Tracy Slywka from Injury Solutions.

Todd will be sharing his insights on the ever-intriguing topics of Donald Trump, trade and tariffs and what it all means to Canada. Todd is deeply rooted in our country’s economic landscape. He has served as an economist at the Canada West Foundation and with the Bank of Canada for more than 20 years. He also taught economics at the University of Calgary.

Business owners and employers will find Tracy’s talk especially informative. Most of us are aware of the issues involving the loopholes within our Workers’ Compensation Board that some employees in our sector are taking advantage of. Tracy will be sharing tips on what employers need to know regarding this ongoing conundrum.

Our keynote speaker this year is founder and CEO Kendal Netmaker. Hear his inspirational story from how he grew up on the Sweetgrass First Nation in a low-income, single-parent family and eventually built his company Neechie Gear – a lifestyle apparel brand that empowers youth through sports. Kendal has founded and invested in five businesses and has won more than 25 business awards.

We’ll also hear from Sask Power on various safety measures, as well as a representative from Meyers Norris Penny who will highlight the importance of cyber security for businesses. The Ministry of Highways will share some technical updates, and Green Aero will talk to us about the evolving world of drone technology.

Our evening session will kick off with the Industry Awards ceremony, featuring comedian Dennis Hull.

Be sure to pull out your wallets a little later for the live charity auction – with proceeds going to the Ronald McDonald House.

Of course, we’ll have a martini bar and a late-evening buffet to wrap up a busy day.

See you there! 

 

 

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