"Over the past 2 years, I have had the opportunity to both attend as a delegate, and manage a conference in Saskatoon.
The city was a great event location with an excellent convention centre in TCU Place, major hotels within comfortable walking distance of the centre, beautiful parks along the South Saskatchewan River, and reasonable prices for conference facilities, accommodation and food & beverage. Some of the most warm and genuine western hospitality is found in Saskatoon!
Support from Tourism Saskatoon was both plentiful and friendly from start to finish. If you are looking for a conference location that literally provides a breath of fresh air, consider Saskatoon….you won’t be sorry."
Heidi Wilker, CMP, Blessed Events (2013)
"We received incredibly positive comments not only about the conference but how the people in Saskatoon treated our delegates. They were just outstanding - as was the committee and everyone else involved. This conference just keeps getting better and better every year, largely due to the strong support we receive from the destination: their volunteers and staff, the city and the province."
Michael Anderson - Canadian Associaiton of Association Executives (2011)
"Saskatoon is well suited to host next year's conference, with its deep ties to the uranium industry and the growing importance of the University of Saskatchewan as a centre for nuclear research...It is also a warm and hospitable community blessed with beautiful scenery and a dynmaic economy."
Rob Norris, Advanced Education, Employment and Immigration Minister, Government of Saskatchewan
"Saskatoon is a wonderful exciting city, and centrally located for our member base. Prairieland Park is an excellent facility, treating our event like it was the only event."
Caren Kelly, Western Retail Lumber Association (1993-2014)
"Tourism Saskatoon has always been incredibly helpful and integral in planning conventions in Saskatoon."
Brenda Zimmerman, Saskatchewan Urban Municipal Association (Held Biennially in Saskatoon)
"Saskatoon is a beautiful city and our delegates had a wonderful time. Many delegates used the opportunity of the association conference to stay on and travel around a province about which they knew very little. The hotels situated on the river were very picturesque and there were lots of opportunities for walks and runs and just relaxing. People are very friendly and make you feel welcome."
Elizabeth Hooper, Events & Management Plus Inc (Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists 2010)
"I was equally impressed by the pride and passion that emanated from the City. From clean streets, quality service, bustling businesses, attractive neighborhoods to the many friendly faces, Saskatoon was an ideal location to host the 2007 JUNO Awards.
I’d be remiss if I failed to mention the incredible spirit of over 1300 individuals that volunteered to work the various JUNO events. A city’s character can be gauged by its people, and the people of Saskatoon stood head and shoulders above many.
Attendance and awareness of all of our events throughout Juno Weekend was nothing short of incredible and we are especially thankful for all of the support we received from music fans throughout the Province."
Melanie Berry, President (Juno Awards) 2007