Membership Information Resources
Skal Canada is hosting this page during the COVID-19 crisis as a one-stop resource page. We will keep this updated weekly and we welcome your contributions and suggestions.
Government Financial Resources
Florimond Volckaert Fund
Assistance for medical, illness, accidents and other personal needs (not businesses)
Wednesday, June 3rd
2 PM EASTERN
The content of this webinar applies for most brands that evolve in the travel industry, from destinations to hotels, restaurants, transportation companies, and attractions alike.
Communicate Moving Forward
While there is still a lot of uncertainty amidst this Covid-19 pandemic across the globe, many destinations are slowly starting to shift gears as deconfinement is gradually taking place. Is it too soon to promote travel in this context? Is it enough to simply be inspirational for better times to come? There are many actions travel marketers ought to take right now to get ready for when demand will return in greater strides. In this 45 minute webinar, we will cover:
– The three pillars of an effective digital marketing approach for travel brands
– What changes you should make to your website in this evolving context
– How your email and newsletter efforts must adapt to the new reality
– The importance of maintaining a dynamic presence on key social media platforms
The webinar will be followed by a Q&A session where you can ask Frederic about digital marketing issues or questions you may have in your business.
Frederic Gonzalo is a sought-after keynote speaker and trainer, with over 25 years of experience in the travel and hospitality sphere. Between 1995 and 2011, he moved up the corporate ladder in companies such as Valle Nevado (Chile), Club Med (Japan, USA, Caribbean), Tremblant, VIA Rail Canada and Le Massif de Charlevoix. Since 2012, he provides consulting services for travel brands in his home province of Quebec as well as for clients in the US and Europe.
Peter Greenberg, “The Travel Detective”, CBS NEWS TRAVEL EDITOR
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
“The Future of Travel”
Roger Dow, President & CEO US Travel Association
March 26th: Sharing information and answering questions on the latest news from the tourism industry, his visit to the White House meeting with President Trump and members of the Coronavirus Task Force, and how all Skalleagues can stay in touch with the latest information.
ENTERTAINMENT! JUST HAVE SOME FUN!
Circ de Soleil Presentation of “O Show’
from the Bellagio Las Vegas! FREE!
Watch this exiting a breathtaking 90-minute show in HD! You get front-row seat views and More! The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas offers its magnificent circus performance “O Show” for *FREE* Normally ticket price ranges from USD107 – USD460!
Go To Meeting platform – Clubs can use the platform to host Executive/ Board meetings 8 am to 8 pm Central Monday – Saturday. You can host a meeting and display agendas/ documents etc.
Contact: Denis 1 – 888-507-1525
Skal Club Initiatives
Creative ways your Clubs are reaching out to members
Quebec City Zoom Party
An online party sharing old video clips, an online quiz contest and awarded prizes
Winnipeg Skype Group – wine party
Hosted an evening wine party with everyone at their kitchen/ dining tables enjoying company sharing reality and funny stories.
DID YOU KNOW!
Share stories of your local heroes, volunteers and businesses helping fight COVID-19.
WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg company’s ventilator design could be a critical part of the battle against COVID-19.
Cerebra Health Inc. announced Thursday the ‘Winnipeg Ventilator’ has been picked as the ventilator of choice by Next Generation Manufacturing Supercluster. It was chosen by a national consortium of leading engineers and manufacturers as part of the federal government’s response to COVID-19.
Dr. Madgy Younes, Cerebra’s scientific founder, developed the original Winnipeg Ventilator. The design was licensed and used as the basis for commercial ventilators throughout the 1990s and 2000s. The units were also used during the 2003 SARS epidemic. This is a very cost-effective solution and easily ramped up for high volume manufacturing.
“The nature of respiratory distress in patients with COVID-19 requires different approaches to ventilatory support in different patients, and in the same patient at different times,” Younes said in a statement. “This means the ventilator must be able to deliver a range of ventilator modes and oxygen concentrations of up to 100%. While all standard commercial ICU ventilators meet these requirements, it is very difficult to manufacture such ventilators at the scale and speed required for the COVID-19 pandemic and they are very expensive.”
VANCOUVER ISLAND – Local pulp mill supplies materials for medical protective equipment in both Canada and U.S.
Harmac Pacific, whose facility is located in Nanaimo, B.C., produces a type of pulp that is used by U.S. manufacturers to make make products that include paper gowns, surgical masks and caps, some of which are then shipped to Canada. The company says one of those customers recently doubled its order, prompting the facility to shift its production to focus on pulp for medical-grade paper.
OTTAWA: Canada’s chief public health officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, said the hand-held DNA analyzer from Ottawa’s Spartan Bioscience will offer rapid test results for health services in rural and remote areas that otherwise must send their samples to laboratories in larger centres.
Dubbed the Spartan Cube, results can be had in less than an hour and do not require the specialized expertise and equipment of a large lab. Tam said the number of devices ready for shipment “is constantly being updated,” but said the procurement contract is for 14,000 per month in the upcoming months.