The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association’s Annual Convention kicked off on Sunday, with a number of topics being discussed in breakout rooms. 

The official opening ceremonies took place Monday morning with an address from Premier Scott Moe.  

“Premier Moe spoke of the incredible boom that's going to come into the province of Saskatchewan,” said Weyburn Mayor Marcel Roy, who is at the convention. “He spoke of the many aspects that we've got here. We've got uranium, diamonds, wheat, potash, that is going to be so necessary for the world to come.” 

Roy added that Moe made an announcement about his trade mission in Europe. 

“He went to London and they opened up all the trade, went to Germany, and they opened the trade obstacles. They are now next week sending back another delegation to assist with bringing Ukrainian refugees to Saskatchewan.” 

The agenda for Tuesday includes sector meetings, addresses from the leader of the opposition and provincial Minister of Government Relations, a speech from the keynote speaker, Don Iveson, the election of the president of SUMA, and the Saskatchewan Municipal Awards presentation. 

“They’ll be electing a new president for SUMA, so there's always just a variety of things going on. It's a very important convention to come to and to find out what is going on throughout the whole province.” 

Wednesday is the final day of the convention.