December Sunrise in Regina

President’s Message

Saskatchewan, "The Land of Living Skies", well known for its amazing sunrises and sunsets, is home to this exciting RIMS chapter. SKRIMS is committed to continuing to offer networking opportunities and provide educational content for our members.

It is hard to believe that we have been living with COVID restrictions for a year now.  We have had to make so many adjustments in our work and personal lives and it has been a challenge for everyone. We have added to our personal dictionaries with such words as zooming, virtual team meetings, social distancing, masking, self-monitoring, self-isolation, COVID fatigue, and the most used phrase - you’re on mute. We survived the great toilet paper shortage of 2020 – was that on anyone’s risk register? We have had to reimagine how we stay connected with family, friends and work colleagues and how to do business around the world without leaving our home.

For the past 39 years SKRIMS has held quarterly in person chapter meetings splitting the meetings between Saskatoon and Regina, with an occasional meeting held in Craik.  The meetings were typically ½ day with half the members driving 5 hours (round trip).

In 2020 we successfully transitioned the way we deliver professional development to our membership. We introduced monthly virtual Lunch and Learns where Chapter members can receive and participate in interactive presentations and round table discussions. We even held a virtual Holiday networking event that included a great evening of trivia and many laughs. Despite the challenges facing us we have been able to increase the participation level in these activities.

We are pleased to continue to provide an exciting line up of monthly presentations this year and to offer regular evening networking events. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to when we can meet in person, as well.

Here’s to a great 2021.

Katherine Dawal

SKRIMS President

Morning cloud rising above the Qu'Appelle Valley near Fort Qu'appelle

2021 SKRIMS Virtual Holiday Social
Thank you to everyone who joined SKRIMS for its 2nd annual Virtual Holiday Social on December 9th.  It was a great evening of trivia, including some challenging questions about Saskatchewan, while enjoying charcutterie boxes (Style and Graze) delivered by elves in Saskatoon (Katherine Dawal and Chelsea Andrusiak) and Regina (Naomi Griffin and Sue Mepham).

January 20: Lunch & Learn*– topic and presenter to be determined

February 24: Lunch & Learn – TBD

March 17: Virtual Networking 7:00-8:30pm

April 10-13: RISKWORLD Annual Conference & Exhibition (San Francisco)

May 12: Afternoon Workshop: What is the RIMS Canada Council? By Steve Pottle (RCC)

              Annual General Meeting and SKRIMS 40th Anniversary Celebration (Regina)

June 16: Lunch & Learn – TBD

August 25: 2nd Annual Golf Tournament (Elbow, SK)

September 11-14: RIMS Canada Annual Conference (Halifax, NS)

October 13: Lunch & Learn – TBD

November 10: Lunch & Learn – TBD

December 8: Holiday Social (Saskatoon)


*Please note that Lunch and Learns will be held at 12-1:30 pm via Microsoft Teams Virtual Meeting


If you have any questions regarding the above, or have suggestions for programming in 2022, please contact Katherine.dawal@nfp.com.

Thank You to Our Golf Sponsors   

A big thank you to our sponsors for helping make the first annual SKRIM Golf Day a great success:

Dinner Sponsor:
Suncorp Valuations

Hole Sponsors:   
BFL Canada
Midwest Claims
SCM Insurance Services
FP Canada

Ball Sponsor:
Marsh Canada


Vision Statement

To be recognized as the leading organization for risk management best practices in Saskatchewan.



Discovery and sharing of leading practice, success and failure in Risk Management.

The free exchange of ideas in a safe environment.

The development of strong professional connections for our members.

Awards and Announcements

2021 Heart of RIMS Award

Congratulations to SKRIMS member, Sue Mepham, who received the 2021 Heart of RIMS Award.  Read all about Sue's achievements in the attached document.



2020 RIMS Rising Star Award

Congratulations to SKRIMS member, Katherine Dawal, who was named the 2020 RIMS Rising Star.  Read all about Katherine's achievements in the attached document.



2019 SKRIMS Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to SKRIMS member, Regan Seidler, who was the winner of the 2019 SKRIMS photo contest for her photo of Regina's Wascana Lake, near the University of Regina.  

A Flashback to 2006 - Win a $25 Gift Card

The 2006 Conference was held September 17-20 in Calgary and the conference theme was Summit 2006.  Here is the Saskatchewan contingent at the Conference Gala.  See how many people you can name. Send me a list of people you think are in the picture.  The person that has the most correct names will win a $25 gift card.  Contest is open until December 31st.  If there are multiple people with the correct answer, a draw will be made to select a winner.  Email your responses to sue@mepham.ca.  Winner will be announced during the January Lunch and Learn.


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