Club Offers $1000 for Club Members to Attend NAASC Congress

The Executive of Club 321 has approved funding for up to 4 people to help in offsetting expenses to attend the NAASC Congress being held at Barcelo Maya beach, Playa Del Carmen from May 14-16, 2015.

Four-One Thousand dollar grants have been set aside in the budget so that members can attend.  The grants are first come, first serve and any unused grants will stay in the budget for future use. This way if you are one of the first 4 people and want to commit to attending you know that you have $1000. 

If you have never been to the NAASC Congress you are missing out on a great event. Several of our members have attended Congresses in the past and ALL say the event was a tremendous way to meet new people, gain connections from around North America, and other parts of the world.  There are always tours, social events, dine arounds and many other interesting things to do.

Funding for the grants comes from our decision to have a fundraising dinner annually instead of every second year.

Haven't been to NAASC, now is your chance to go for a great price.


SKAL Club #321 Runs Successful Fundraiser

On December 17, 2014 Club #321 hosted a fundraiser at the Saskatoon Inn and Convention Centre. The fundraiser brings club members and community members together to raise funds for two specific causes -  SKALorships for Hosptality students from the Hotel & Restaurant Management and Recreation & Tourism Programs; and the Florimond Volckaert Fund.

The evening started with cocktails and Hors d'Oeuvres in "New York" followed by a fabulous dinner created by the hotel's Executive Chef and served by their experienced staff.

A silent auction accompanied dinner and a live auction followed, with a fantastic selection of items donated by local, provincial and national contributers, many of them fellow SKAL members.

This years auction had the highest turnout of guests and raised a record amount of money.

The club wants to thank everybody who contributed prizes and who bid on items, along with a very dedicated fundraising committee who put the event on. We look forward to seeing everybody next year.


New SKAL Saskatoon Members Welcomed

New SKAL Saskatoon Members Welcomed

On Tuesday November 18th 2 new SKAL Members were welcomed into the club.

Joan Champ is the CEO of the Western Development Museum.  She oversees a head office, the Curatorial Centre and 4 museums in Saskatoon, Yorkton, North Battleford and Moose Jaw.

Gary Hoffert is the Regional Vice-President of Canalta Hotels. His dutiesd have him overseeing a growing list of hotels in Saskatchewan and Alberta.


We welcome both of you into our growing club.

SKAL Saskatoon President Meets SKAL Thailand President

SKAL Saskatoon President Meets SKAL Thailand President

The value of being a SKAL member was proven on  a recent trip to Thailand by our club President ToddBrandt. Prior to the trip Todd contacted the Thailand SKAL Club and communicated with their president, Dale Lawrence.  Dale was instrumental in helping Todd find accommodations and aided him on planning his trip.  Todd commented at our recent club meeting that the hospitality shown by the Thailand club was outstanding. The attached picture shows Todd presenting our club banner to Skal Bangkok President Dale Lawrence during his
recent trip to Thailand. Our two clubs are now exploring a more
formal relationship together.

SKAL International Canada Newsletter - May 2014

Click on the link below to take you to the May 2014 Newsletter:



SKALorship Winners Recognized

On April 16th a SKAL Dinner was held at SIAST - Kelsey Campus hosted and served by the students of the Hotel & Restaurant Management Program with the food being prepared by students from the Culinary Arts Program.  

As part of the dinner two students from SIAST Hospitality programs were recognized. They were the recipients of scholarships that SKAL Saskatoon (Club 321) funds each year. Monica Kwasney from the Hotel & Restaurant Management Program (Pictured on the right)  and Allison Morgan from the Recreation & Tourism Program enjoyed a 6 course gourmet dinner had an opportunity to speak to, and socialize with, many of Saskatoon's hospitality leaders.

Both SIAST programs appreciate the support from the club and the scholarships provided to deserving students.

(Click on the link below to view Todd Brandt, Club President, with the two SIAST students)


Saskatoon Club Proposes SICAN Statute Revision

At the Saskatoon Club meeting on March 18th the Executive
approved submitting a statute change to the SICAN AGM. The statute proposal was
then discussed with the membership that same evening and the club approved.

The intent of the club's submission is to provide an avenue
for some discussion on the matter.  It is our hope to improve the
functioning of SICAN by positive discussion and improvements. 

We are not interested in creating  significant
disruption rather the opposite.  I know President Rolf has
indicated a statute revision would provide some clarity to the matter
(email of March 19th).  However, if at some point the Executive is not in
favour of a discussion at the AGM on this matter as they feel this would do
more harm than good to SICAN our club would most likely withdraw our submission
for the benefit of SICAN.

Any questions can be directed back to me as Club EST. Lloyd W. Beazley EST SKÅL International Saskatoon #321


Letter from the SKAL International Canada President

Allow me to express my great pleasure in introducing SKÅL International Canada.

SKÅL International Canada (SICAN), with 17 clubs across Canada, is a professional association of travel and tourism professionals.