Hosting a convention in Saskatchewan was an easy decision for the Canadian Special Crops Association (CSCA).  The CSCA hosted the 2018 Pulse & Special Crops Convention (PSCC 2018) at the Delta Hotel in Regina summer 2018, which brought 420 people from 25 countries - the largest event of its kind in North America. Saskatchewan is known worldwide as a reputable supplier of high-quality pulses and special crops. Regina was therefore the perfect location for PSCC 2018, as delegates had the rare opportunity to see Saskatchewan’s pulse fields and meet the farmers, processors and traders who make up Saskatchewan’s pulse and special crops industry.

Local Support

From the initial stages of planning, the CSCA partnered with Economic Development Regina, Tourism Regina and the Regina Hotel Association. A dedicated team stayed with us from start to finish, ensuring that we got what we needed, when we needed it. Their valuable insight and knowledge with the city of Regina helped us answer all our questions and really made our jobs easy.  As convention planners you need many people to pull off an event of this calibre so having access to this team provided us with the expertise and extra hands we needed. The CSCA worked with local vendors and suppliers recommended for everything from a local caterer and brewery at the reception, flowers for the gala, and elevator wraps for the hotel.

The Regina Experience

The team organized a bustling two-day program for the CSCA that started the moment we arrived at YQR.  We visited sites in the city of and the surrounding areas and were treated to spectacular views of Saskatchewan’s Qu’Appelle Valley.  A short drive outside the city will showcase rolling hills, beautiful colorful scenery on the drive to a world class golf course. Along the way a local orchard, and a distillery were highlighted that produced amazing products from Saskatchewan. The city site tour included the RCMP Heritage Centre (a unique Canadian experience), Mosaic Stadium, Evraz Place, the Conexus Arts Centre, Casino Regina all located in downtown Regina. There were so many amazing venues that made our decision difficult for a reception.  But one decision was easy – the decision to partner with great people at Economic Development, Tourism Regina and the Regina Hotel Association, the CSCA is truly grateful for the Regina experience!

Denise Hawryluk

Senior Manager, Events and Programming
CSCA / Pulse Canada

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