University of Saskatchewan
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Saskatoon SK S7N 5A8
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2022 SAGA Reunion

SAGA PROCEEDING WITH 87TH REUNION!!

The SAGA executive has heard from some past grads that are making plans to get together this year.  We have also talked with TCU Place who have procedures in place to meet public health requirements including proof of vaccinations.  Based on this input, SAGA is pleased to announce that we plan to proceed with our annual reunion the event on January 08, 2022.  We don't know how COVID may affect our plans, but since most of the preparation occurs in November-December, we can remain flexible and adapt to whatever the circumstances are.

 

So, in preparation we are starting ticket sales on the SAGA website on November 01, 2021.  If you are planning to attend, please purchase your tickets early, we are using ticket sales as an indicator of interest and can adjust our plans accordingly if we know ticket sales are up or down.  If you’re concerned the pandemic situation may change and are uncertain about purchasing your tickets, or if we are required to cancel the event, we will be able to refund the full ticket price any time before January 05, 2022.

 

Please note when you buy your tickets that all attendees will have to show proof of vaccination or proof of negative covid test at the door to get in.  We are working with TCU place to understand how this will happen but it will likely be TCU staff will be scanning the provincial proof of vaccination document or QR code.

 

Currently, these are our plans:

 - The AGM will be held virtually again this year and is tentatively scheduled for 7:00 pm Thursday January 06, 2022.   Last year, we held it on the Thursday night prior to Reunion weekend and had a great turn-out;

 

- The banquet and reunion will be held at TCU Place January 08, 2022. A deposit is already in place and the date is booked.  TCU Place is a City of Saskatoon facility and follows all City COVID protocols as well as provincial guidelines. We will work with them to keep you informed of the latest announcements and protocols.

 

- The cost is up slightly from the last reunion to cover any extra costs in COVID protocols and increase in costs since 2020. 

 

- The Agenda will be our usual format, with very short speeches to enable the Honorary Life members to each have a quick verbal response.

                Here is the standard agenda from prior events:

                                Registration

                                Cocktails

                                Banquet

                                College of Agriculture and Bioresources (Greetings from Dean)

                                Presentation of Honorary Life Memberships

                                University of Saskatchewan Alumni Association

                                Introduction of SAGA Undergrad Scholarship Recipients

                                Introduction of Incoming SAGA President

                                Recognition of Reunion Years

                                Mixer

- A photo booth with photographer and a selfie-style booth will be available at the banquet venue and start times will be earlier.

 

- Unknown yet if we will be able to host a hockey tournament.

 

- We will not be able to have the campus tours or Friday night Come and Go Social in the Agro lounge this year.

 

- At past in-person events, we had tasting booths offered by @BlackFoxSpirits, @livingskywinery and @9milelegacy. Unknown if this can go ahead, but please support them anyway.

 

- A Hotel block is set aside at the Hilton Garden Inn, 90 22nd St E., Saskatoon, SK S7K 3X6

  • About 20 rooms remain.  Please use: cari.fleming@hilton.com to set aside rooms from the SAGA block.
  • Alternate contact +1 306 667 5343 Office or leave message at +1 306 221-8969 Mobile
  • FYI, the following classes have booked accommodation:  '66, '71, '72, '82 and '81 (tentative).  Both hospitality guest suites are booked plus several other event rooms (with hotel food and drink).

- Other Downtown Option adjacent to TCU Place:

 

That is all for now, folks. 

Until next time, be safe, be smart, be well…