September 2013 Issue
Tourism Talk

I don't know about you, but I am happy to see the sunshine still lingering around town! Despite the falling leaves, there are still several things to get out and do before the snow hits!

On the 20th, the SPCA celebrates their 85th anniversary! A huge congratulations to them! The Broadway sensation, Les Miserables, comes to Saskatoon on the 27th & 28th and Woman's World is taking place at Prairieland Park from October 4th-6th!

From an internal standpoint, you are formally invited to attend our advanced social media workshop taking place on October 3rd. More details are below!

Thank you for reading and enjoy whats left of our summer!


Kelsey Slorstad
Membership Coordinator 

Social Media Workshop 

Based on member feedback, T
ourism Saskatoon has arranged a full-day workshop aimed at training internal & external stakeholders on intermediate and advanced social media best practices. Join internet marketing and online communications experts Mike Klein and Harley Rivet for a hands-on, full day, workshop that will deliver participants with practical knowledge, useful tools and concrete examples regarding social media best practices specific to the tourism industry.

Further details can be found here and this is the registration form.

STEMfest Secured! 

Global STEM States, along with Tourism Saskatoon,  announced in late August that Saskatoon will be the host city for STEMfest 2015; a festival of science, technology, engineering and mathematics conferences and events.

The 10 day event (likely to be held in September of 2015) could bring along more than 3,000 delegates and will be sure to pump a couple million dollars, in direct spending, into our city! 

Website Launch

We are eager to announce our new website will go live on Wednesday, September 25th! Make sure to log on at www.tourismsaskatoon.com to see the changes!

What is LinkedIn? And what is all the fuss about?

LinkedIn is the world's largest professional networking website with 225 million members in over 200 countries around the globe. The mission is simple: to connect the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. Joining is free and grants you access to people, jobs, news, updates and insights that can help you be great at what you do.

The site is not just beneficial to individual job seekers but to company's as a whole. Create a complete personal & company page profile to get the most out of the service. Be descriptive with your company's products and services and be sure to follow other companies and join various groups.

To join for free, visit the website at: www.linkedin.com  

Tourism Saskatchewan News

Promote Your Business in 2014!
Advertising rates are now available for the 2014 Saskatchewan Discovery Guide and the Saskatchewan Fishing & Hunting Guide. The booking deadlines are October 15th and October 1st, respectively. Click here to view the rate sheet and contact Bob Kadis at bob.kadis@sasktourism.com or 306.933.5903 to book your space.

Workplace Trainer Course

Employee training is always a crucial aspect of business! The Saskatchewan Tourism Education Council (STEC) is offering an in-class fall program this fall focusing on building the mentorship and coaching skills that you need to guide and engage front line staff. The course will be held on Tuesday afternoons from September 24 - November 12. The class is one half-day per week over eight weeks and is $695. For more information, contact Kari Burgess at kari.burgess@sasktourism.com or 306.933.5913.

To get the latest Saskatchewan Tourism news, check out their website at: www.industrymatters.com

If there is anything you would like to see in these newsletters, please let me know!

Thanks for reading!


Tourism Saskatoon
#101-202 4th Avenue North
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 0K1
P: 306.931-7584
E: kslorstad@tourismsaskatoon.com

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September Events

For a full listing of events during the month, click here!

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