Special Events


We do anticipate a full sell out of the exhibition floor. Be sure to stop by and visit some of the industry’s leading suppliers and experts.


Tuesday September 19 4:30 – 8:00 pm

Included in registration, free attendance available – contact the office for details

We are pulling out all the stops to make this a must attend evening. We are thrilled to have an ‘Oompapa Band’, plenty of German Food and of course… Beer! The first 140 attendees through the door will receive a complimentary Beer stein!

Lunch & ‘Learn on the Go’ with Exhibitors

Wednesday September 20 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Cost: Included in registration

No soup and sandwiches here. We promise to have a couple of different food options so even the pickiest eater will be covered.

Sponsored by the Municipal Service and Suppliers Association (MSSA)

Best of the West Taste Test

Wednesday September 20 11:00 am – 11:30 pm

Similar in many ways to wine tasting, ‘aqualiers’, or water taste professionals, judge water samples based on appearance, aroma, taste, mouth feel, aftertaste and overall impression. The Annual Best of the Best Taste Test showcases participants from municipalities across Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.

Sponsored by ISL Engineering & Land


Wednesday September 20

Opening Session: Breakfast, Awards Presentations and Keynote Speaker

Breakfast: 7:00 – 8:30 am
Opening Session: 8:30 – 10:00 am
Cost: Included in registration

WCW President Dawn Dierker will open the conference after breakfast. Special speakers, awards and our Keynote Speaker Ken Coates will be featured.

Sponsored by Stantec Consulting Ltd


Wednesday September 20 10:00 – 11:00 am

The First Timers’ Orientation is meant to encourage networking and serves as a perfect icebreaker for delegates to socialize and get the most out of the WCW Conference experience.

Sponsored by WCS AWWA


Wednesday September 20 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Cost: Included in registration

Join us at Hudsons Pub for the Annual YP Pub Night hosted by the WCS AWWA YP Committee. This event is intended for all delegates (Not just Young Professionals). Complimentary beverages and appetizers will be available on a limited time basis.

Sponsored by WCS AWWA

Mardi Gras Celebration

Wednesday September 20 7:30 to 11:00 pm

Cost: Included in registration

Let the good times roll and join us for a proper party at the Top of the Inn (located in the Sheraton Cavalier Hotel). Local musician Topher Mils will be on hand providing some fresh tunes and we will be serving up tasty treats to keep you going all night long. Be sure to watch out for the hurricanes.

Sponsored by WSP Canada Inc


Thursday September 21 7:00 – 8:30 am

Cost: Included in registration

The WCWEA presentations will include awards and special guest WEF Board of Trustee Joan Hawley.

Sponsorship is still available for this event


Thursday September 21 12:00 – 1:30 pm 

Cost: Included in registration

The WCS AWWA presentations will include awards and special guest David Rager, AWWA President-Elect.

Sponsored by the City of Regina


Thursday September 21 6:00 to 10:00 pm

COST: $85.00

Join us for our Cocktail Hour and Conference Gala as we enjoy a night of networking and celebrate another successful conference.

Entertainment provided by Andrew Kinakin,

Sponsored by SaskWater

Cocktail Sponsor Morrison Hershfield


Friday September 22 7:00 – 8:30 am

Cost: $25

Join us Friday morning to learn about Water For People. There will be a special speaker with breakfast.

Sponsored by IPEX Inc