Plans are underway for the 48th Annual HSAS Convention! This year’s event will take place October 22 & 23, 2020 at the Top of the Inn, Saskatoon.
The Annual Convention and AGM are scheduled to occur on October 22 and 23, in Saskatoon. We continue to monitor the situation with COVID-19, and if necessary, the format for the Convention and AGM will be adapted to meet our Constitutional obligations.
All HSAS members are invited to attend the Annual Members’ Social the evening of October 22 at the Top of the Inn. The venue’s famous windows provide a picture-perfect view of the South Saskatchewan River that flows through the bridge city.
The Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Friday morning. All members are welcome to the AGM. Only elected convention delegates are entitled to vote at association meetings (Article 3.04 Delegates). See map below for this year’s Delegates.
Convention speakers for this year’s event are Margo Talbot and Warren MacDonald (see bios below).
Margo Talbot’s presentation The Vitality Spectrum: Moving the Needle on Mental Wellness will provide Delegates with tools and techniques that help move toward a life of vitality, both at work and at home.
Tools for resilience and personal growth are part of Warren MacDonald’s The Challenge of Change: Finding Opportunity in Adversity presentation.
Convention Delegates will learn more about the role of an Occupational Health and Safety committee in the workplace. The Union will provide labour updates and Delegate will participate in the Annual Members’ Forum, with Executive Director Dean Job and members of the HSAS Labour Relations team.
48th Annual HSAS Convention
October 22 & 23, 2020
Top of the Inn
Check back often for updates to the Convention page and the list of Convention Delegates.
Margo Talbot is an author, speaker and climber based in Canmore, Alberta. She works with youth-at-risk, addictions programs, and organizations looking to enhance their wellbeing through a focus on vitality in the work place. A sponsored athlete with Outdoor Research, her travels have taken her from the High Arctic to Antarctica, and the mountain ranges in between.
She is the co-author of Waterfall Ice Climbs in the Canadian Rockies, the author of All That Glitters: A Climber’s Journey Through Addiction and Depression, and the creator of The Vitality Spectrum, an essential tool for both recovery and optimal mental health as outlined in her 2013 TEDx talk (150,000+ views as of August 2018).
Warren MacDonald works with innovative, forward thinking organizations and associations looking to foster a shift in perception.
Warren’s life’s boundaries were redefined in April 1997 with his accident on North Queensland’s (Australia) Hinchinbrook Island. Climbing to the Island’s tallest peak, he became trapped beneath a one-ton slab boulder in a freak rock fall. Two days later he was rescued, only to undergo the amputation of both legs at mid thigh.
Just ten months later, he climbed Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain using a modified wheelchair and the seat of his pants.
In February 2003, he became the first double above-knee amputee to reach the summit of Africa’s tallest peak, Mt Kilimanjaro (19,222ft), and more recently, in a spectacular effort requiring more than 2,800 pull-ups over 4 days, created history once again in an ascent of America’s tallest cliff face, El Capitan. He is also the only above knee amputee to make an ascent of Canada’s landmark frozen waterfall, the 600 ft “Weeping Wall” in Alberta.
Warren’s first book, “A Test of Will” is an Australian bestseller and the subject of the “Trapped under a Boulder” episode of the Discovery Channel series “I Shouldn’t Be Alive”. His film documenting the epic four-week journey to Federation Peak, Australia most challenging mountain summit, “The Second Step”, has been acclaimed worldwide, screening on National Geographic Television and winning eight international awards including Grand Prize at the prestigious “Banff Mountain Film Festival”.
Warren has appeared on numerous news and current affairs programs, including “Larry King Live”, “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, and “The Hour” with George Stroumboulopoulos.
He lives in Canmore, Alberta with his partner Margo Talbot.
Convention Delegates are selected according to criteria found within the HSAS Constitution & Bylaws (3.04 Delegates).
Click in the map below for Delegate information in your area of the Saskatchewan Health Authority – as of June.
Not sure of which Union Region to look in? Click an area of the map for details or search the city or town name below and the corresponding Union Region on the map will light up, then click the highlighted Union region to see the details.