Saskatchewan New Democrats 2016 Annual Convention

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This annual convention will be an exciting time to meet with New Democrats from across Saskatchewan as we debate our vision for the future of our province. The convention will include several exciting speakers including Manitoba NDP MLA Wab Kinew, Alberta NDP Deputy Leader Sarah Hoffman and Leader of the Official Opposition Trent Wotherspoon, some great workshops and a chance to hear from our NDP MLAs and MPs. We hope you can be a part of it!

You can register and pay your delegate fees online at: saskndp2016.eventbrite.com

You can download the 2016 Sask NDP Convention App at: http://my.yapp.us/SASKNDP2016 

CONVENTION AGENDA 

Friday  October 21, 2016

11:00 am         Registration Opens
12:00 pm         Labour Caucus (Gallery A)
1:00 pm           Call to Order (Centennial Hall)
                        Traditional Greetings  
                        Adoption of Agenda
                        Ratification of Committees
                        Mutual statement of Harassment
1:15 pm           Report from Federal NDP, National Director Robert Fox
1:30 pm           Federal Bear Pit Session
                       
Sheri Benson, MP – Saskatoon West
                        Georgina Jolibois, MP – Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River
                       
Erin Weir, MP – Regina Lewvan
2:00 pm           PANEL: Building A More Inclusive Party
                        Moderator: Nicole Sarauer, MLA
                        Panelists: Faycal Haggui, Tajinder Grewal, Jania Chilima
2:45 pm           Break
3:00 pm           Resolutions Panels
                        PANEL A: Building toward a more fair and inclusive Saskatchewan (Gallery A)
                        PANEL B: Building a stronger, more sustainable economy (Gallery B)
                        PANEL C: Building our party and strengthening democracy (Gallery C)
4:00 pm           Break
4:15 pm           Workshops
           “Volunteer Engagement” (Gallery A)
          ”Back to Basics: organizing your constituency executive” (Gallery B)
          “Outreach and Building our Lists Between Elections – Exercising your database” (Gallery C)
 5:00 pm          Adjournment
                        SNDW AGM & SYND Caucus (Gallery A)
                        ANDS AGM (Gallery B)
8:00 pm           Fundraiser for the Bessie Ellis Fund – All ages Karaoke Party
                        (
Western development Museum, 2610 Lorne Ave, Saskatoon, SK)

Saturday October 22, 2016

8:00 am           Registration Opens
8:00 am           Breakfast – Why we need more women in politics (Gallery A)
                       
(Cost $25 + GST per ticket, you can purchase your tickets online)
9:30 am           Workshops
           “Volunteer Engagement” (Centennial C)
          ”Back to Basics: organizing your constituency executive” (Centennial AB)
          “Outreach and Building our Lists Between Elections – Exercising your database” (Gallery B)
10:30 am         Call to order (Centennial Hall AB)
                        Deadline for Emergency Resolutions
                        Sarah Hoffman, MLA – Alberta New Democrats               
11:00 am         Leader’s Address – Trent Wotherspoon
11:30 am         Provincial Caucus Bear Pit Session
12:00 pm         Adjourn for Lunch
                        Deadline for Nominations for President
                                    Section Meetings:
                                                Labour (Gallery A)
                                                Cultural Diversity (Centennial C)
                                                SYND & Rainbow Pride (Gallery B)
1:30 pm           Election of President
1:45 pm           "My story", Wab Kinew, MLA – Manitoba’s NDP
2:30 pm           Break
2:45 pm           PANEL: Together with Indigenous Peoples
                        Moderator: Lyle Whitefish
                        Panelists: Brenda Dreaver, Chief Lori Whitecalf, Wab Kinew  
3:30 pm           Plenary – Policy Resolutions
5:00 pm           Deadline for nomination for Vice-presidents
                        Adjourn
5:00 pm           Convention Social (Centennial Hall)

EVENING - Hospitality Suites

SNDW Hospitality Suite – Hosted by Saskatchewan New Democratic Women
Location: Hilton Garden Inn Saskatoon Downtown, 90 22 St E, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 3X6
Time: 8:00pm to 11:00pm 
Details: The Saskatchewan New Democrat Women are hosting a hospitality suite at the Hilton Garden Inn on the Saturday night of Convention. It will begin at 8:00 pm. There will be an auction happening for a SNDW t-shirt that is signed by our 5 strong women MLAs and possibly other items. Alcohol will be available for purchase for $5 a drink. It will be cash only. We ask you to come and stay as long as we can have you there and to support the SNDW so we can continue to support our women MLAs and candidates.

Pub Night with Charlie Angus – Hosted by Saskatoon West NDP
Location: Bell 'n Whistle Bar and Bistro, 243 2nd Avenue South, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 1K8
Time: 8:00pm to 1:00am
Details: Come have a drink with Charlie Angus, MP Timmins-James Bay & Sheri Benson, MP Saskatoon West! 

Federal *Party* Hospitality Suite – Hosted by Regina-Lewvan NDP
Location: Rumley Building, 73 24th St E, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0K3, Canada
Time: 7:00 to 10:00pm
Details: 2016 is the first Saskatchewan NDP convention in well over a decade with New Democratic MPs from our province. Join us at the historic Rumley Building (two blocks north and one block east of TCU Place) to celebrate the one-year anniversary of our federal breakthrough with local and visiting MPs! Continuing the “Beer with Weir” tradition, the Regina–Lewvan NDP is providing complimentary beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.

Sunday  October 23, 2016

8:00 am           Council of Federal Ridings (Centennial Hall C)
8:30 am           Church Service (Salon A)
9:30 am           Call to Order (Centennial Hall AB)
9:45 am           Election of Vice-Presidents
10:15 am         Constitutional Amendments & Emergency Resolutions
10:45 am         Break
11:00 am         PANEL: Together with Rural Saskatchewan 
                        Moderator: Cathy Sproule, MLA
                        Panelists: Rose Freeman, Kyle Korneychuk, Trevor Peterson  
12:00 pm         Adjournment
12:15 pm         Provincial Council Meeting      (Salon A)

WHEN
October 21, 2016 at 12pm - October 23, 2016
WHERE
TCU Place
35 22nd St E
Saskatoon, SK S7K 0C8
Canada
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