Co-op, Wanuskewin Launch new Bison Products

After two years of development, Wanuskewin Heritage Park is thrilled to announce the launch of four new products created in collaboration with Co-op.

This exciting new product line creates a full circle of benefit showcasing Northern Plains Indigenous culture, highlighting artist Linus Wood’s artwork, as well as creating revenue opportunities for Wanuskewin’s non-profit cultural organization. These delicious new items are available across western Canada in Co-op’s grocery stores, and ultimately into convenience stores as well.

This one-of-a-kind partnership clearly demonstrates Co-op’s commitment to supporting local communities as well as to answering the Truth and Reconciliations Calls to Action, specifically call #92. [...]

CEO Message: Recovery

Jim Bence - Hospitality Saskatchewan

Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines Recovery as:

Recovery noun

re·​cov·​ery ri-ˈkə-və-rē  

Plural recoveries

1 the act, process, or an instance of recovering

especially: an economic upturn (as after a depression)

I’m not sure that there was ever more anticipation for a summer like the one we had this year. With COVID-19 to a large extent now firmly in the rear-view mirror, we plowed into summer with high expectations for renewed revenues caused by pent up demand. And for the most part, our customers delivered.

Our leisure travelers couldn’t wait to get back to the great outdoors and our resort and outdoor adventure activities revenues soared, with some reporting that they had one of their best years EVER! So great to hear, yet these stories were very localized and by percentage, very small. [...]

TIAC’s Associate Program available to Hospitality Saskatchewan Members

As the National voice for the travel and tourism sector,TIAC acts on behalf of Canadian tourism businesses promoting and supporting policies, programs, and activities that will benefit the sector's growth, development, prosperity, and survival.

TIAC works with Jim Bence, Hospitality Saskatchewan’s President & CEO, and his team, to ensure provincial matters are heard and addressed. [...]


The 2023 Tourism Town Halls is an industry-wide event delivered by TIAC to reach all tourism Industry stakeholders from coast to coast to coast.

The series will be delivered in person and online in every province and territory. It will provide an opportunity to meet with TIAC and its partners to better understand efforts on national and local tourism issues and provide a forum for open dialogue, discussion, and constructive debate.

Each Town Hall will be a full-day event, including a morning session focused on best practices and sharing of experiences and highlights of industry resources focused on digitization, market readiness research and training.

The Tourism Industry Association (TIAC) of Canada will bring its Tourism Town Hall series to Saskatoon on January 19. The free in-person event is hosted in partnership with Hospitality SaskatchewanTIAC members and non-members are welcome to attend. Non-members must create a TIAC guest account to login and register.

Following a complimentary lunch, the town hall session will give tourism operators first-hand input on issues affecting their business and an overview of the plans to reposition and grow Canada's Visitor Economy, including all verticals from leisure and business travel to the meeting, conventions and sports tourism.

Location: Saskatoon Inn & Conference Centre, 2002 Airport Dr, Saskatoon January 19 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM  Networking Reception 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Registration for the live streaming of the event will be available soon.



Saskatchewan’s premier food and beverage event taking place at REAL District Regina May 3

Registration Coming Soon!  Exhibitor Enquiries Contact


Contact: William Chan, QUASEP Account Manager - Email