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 (Conference badge required to board)

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)

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 Loggia/Foyer

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

Speakers:  Dr. Brooke Grant Jeffy, and Karen Ballou

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

Outdoor Spin Class hosted by Wheelhouse (email registration here: mcefali@fortgarryhotel.com)

Outside – Front Parking lot

7:00pm  – 9:30pm

Gala Dinner featuring:

  • Awards by Spa Inc
  • Canadian Spa Star Award, by MC College
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Live Auction
  • Live Entertainment

Crystal Ballroom

Tuesday June 14

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)

Conference Ends – Free time in Winnipeg