Conference Agenda
When: June 12 - 14
Where: Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg
Why: Because we deserve it.

The 2022 Leading Spas of Canada Aspire Spa & Wellness Conference:  June 12 – 14 | Fort Garry Hotel | Winnipeg, MB

Leading Spas of Canada ASPIRE Spa & Wellness Conference Agenda

Sunday June 12




12:00pm – 6:00pm

Arrivals and Registration (Eltraderm Welcome Bag pick-up, including lanyard pick-up for Thermea Spa Reception).  Sign up for Conference Activities


Depart for Welcome Reception from Fort Garry Hotel to Thermea Spa.  Buses provided from the Fort Garry Hotel

7:00pm – 9:15pm

Outdoor Networking Welcome Reception (Attire:  Casual)


Depart from Thermea Spa and return to Fort Garry Hotel (transportation provided)

Monday June 13

6:00am – 7:00am

5k Downtown Run (Optional) 

Fort Garry Hotel

6:00am – 7:00am

Sunrise Yoga (Optional)

6:00am – 7:00am

Guided Meditation (Optional)

Fort Garry Hotel

8:00am – 9:00am

Networking Breakfast

Crystal Ballroom / Loggia / Foyer (Fort Garry Hotel 7th Floor)

9:00am – 10:30am

Conference begins.  Welcome Address from the Chair, Keynote by Jean-Guy de Gabriac:

Leverage the Latest International Wellness Concepts and Trends to:
  • Maximize Your Spa’s Revenue
  • Drive Guest Satisfaction
  • Increase Employee Engagement

Crystal Ballroom (Fort Garry Hotel, 7th Floor)

10:30am – 11:30am

Networking Break and Trade Show

Crystal Ballroom

11:30am – Noon

Speaker:  Sherina Jamal:

The Future of Holistic Healing in Spas to Support Recovery & Transformation.

Crystal Ballroom

Noon – 12:30pm

Speaker:  Katherine Asmono

When You’re Understaffed and Over-Booked:  3 Surprising Lessons to Inspire Loyalty and Keep Your Staff Motivated.

Crystal Ballroom

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Networking Lunch and Trade Show

Crystal Ballroom / Loggia / Foyer

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Speaker:  Dr. Brooke Grant Jeffy

Healthy Skin, Healthy Body:  Discovering Health at the Intersection of Medicine and Skin Care

Crystal Ballroom

2:30pm  – 3:15pm

Networking Break and Trade Show

Crystal Ballroom / Loggia / Foyer

3:30pm  – 4:30pm

Spa Industry Panel Discussion hosted by Pat Perdue, with panelists Kathryn Gallagher, Elena Zinchenko, Celine Tadrissi, Chris Ryall, and Karen Ballou:

The Big Shift:  How Spas are Changing, and What To Do To Keep up!

Crystal Ballroom

5:00pm  – 5:45pm

Spin Class hosted by Wheelhouse (advance registration required)

Crystal Ballroom

7:00pm  – 9:30pm

Gala Dinner, Awards by Spa Inc, Canadian Spa Star Award, and Entertainment / Auction by Winnipeg’s own Curtis Newton (Business  / evening attire)

Crystal Ballroom / Loggia / Foyer

Tuesday June 14

8:00am  – 9:00am

Sunrise Yoga (optional)

The Forks

9:00am  – 3:00pm

Optional Spa Appointments  at Winnipeg’s 3 leading spas (Please note, spa appointments require pre-booking. Please contact spas directliy to book your appointments – spa discounts available)

TenSpa / Riverstone / Thermea

9:30am  – 10:00am

Leading Spas of Canada Annual General Meeting (continental breakfast served) (Optional – please confirm attendance in advance)

10:00am  – noon

Board Meeting (Board Members Only)


Shuttle to Assiniboine Park (Optional)

Shuttle departs from Fort Garry Hotel

4:30pm  – 5:30pm

5k walk/run (optional)

Assiniboine Park Gardens at the Leaf


Shuttle back to Fort Garry Hotel (optional)


Conference Ends – Free time in Winnipeg