SARM’s 114th Annual Convention taking place this week

The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities is holding its 114th Annual Convention at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon this week.

The tradeshow and registration will open on Monday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. Opening ceremonies of the convention begin on Tuesday, March 12 at 10:00 a.m. SARM President Ray Orb will give his President’s Address at 10:50 a.m. The Honourable Warren Kaeding, Minister of Government Relations, will address the delegates following the President’s Address. The Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development will give a Federal Address at 11:15 a.m. prior to recess for lunch. Tuesday afternoon hosts two dialogues sessions with Cabinet Ministers, allowing delegates to attend more than one session with a minister. The afternoon will close with debating the submitted resolutions.

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Wednesday, March 13 will feature the Honourable Scott Moe, Premier of Saskatchewan, at 9:00 a.m, followed by the Bear Pit session with the provincial cabinet. Delegates will have a second Federal Address from the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness at 2:00 p.m. Keynote speaker Darby Allen will take the stage at 3:15 p.m.

The final day of the convention will begin Thursday, March 14 at 8:00 a.m. with the financial report presented by SARM Executive Director Jay Meyer. A final Federal Address will be given by the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification at 10:45 a.m. Convention will conclude on Thursday at noon.

Over the course of four days, convention delegates will have the opportunity to hear from and dialogue with elected officials, attend workshops, network and debate resolutions.

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