2017 AGM & Education Day


Join us for our 2017 Annual General Meeting and Education Day!  We have a number of great speakers lined up.

Members that attend the education portion of our AGM will earn all 10 CPD credits for the year!



Event Location

Western Development Museum
Highway 16 & Highway 40
North Battleford, SK




Gold Eagle Lodge
12004 Railway Ave E
North Battleford, SK
S9A 3W3

Room Rate: $140/night
Rate Code: RPNAS


Tentative Schedule

Thursday, June 1, 2017

8:00 AM – Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM – Welcome & Introductions
9:15 AM – Shanaaz Gokool – MAID
10:30 AM – Morning Break
10:45 AM – Shanaaz Gokool continued
11:45 AM – Lunch
1:00 PM – Dr. Sally Cleland – Aromatherapy
2:30 PM – Afternoon Break
2:45 PM – Dr. Sally Cleland – Workshop
4:00 PM – END Education Day 1

6:00 PM – Robert Allen Memorial BBQ

Friday, June 2, 2017
8:30 AM – Welcome & Introductions
8:45 AM – Speaker 3
9:45 AM – Break
10:00 AM – Dr Gene Marcoux
12:00 PM – President’s Award Luncheon1:30 PM – Annual General Meeting


Shanaaz Gokool – Dying with Dignity Canada

Shanaaz is a life-long human rights activist. She began her campaigning career in the 1980s in Nova Scotia, where she worked on promoting racial equality and inclusion as a youth leader in a number of community organizations.
Death is inevitable. Suffering at the time of death does not have to be. Legislated and regulated end-of-life choices are as much about the celebration of an individual’s life lived as it is about the grief associated with their inevitable passing.
The concept of dignity is intrinsic to how the vast majority of us define a good life, and certainly deeply embedded within the articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Dignity at the time of death is our final expression of what must be recognized as a fundamental human right. To not provide legislated choice is tantamount to cruel and unusual punishment for those of us who wish to determine the conditions in which we will spend our last days.


Dr. Sally Cleland – Aromatherapy

Dr. Sally Cleland is a veterinarian (now retired) whose professional focus was bio-medical research working in both industry and academia.  Having a life-long interest in a holistic approach to both veterinary medicine and personal/family health, she was drawn to the ancient art and “science” of employing essential oils; currently she is studying to become a Certified Aromatherapist in her “retirement”.  Through her company, EsTeam Consulting she facilitates both interactive workshops and experiential seminars with special emphasis on the role of self-esteem in the workplace.

Dr. Cleland is a dedicated teacher and excels in the teaching laboratory.  She is passionate about encouraging people in their journey of self-discovery and inspiring and education people to reach greater levels of achievement, contribution and fulfilment in their personal and professional lives.

 Her presentation entitled “An Overview of the Safety and Efficacy of Essential Oils to Support Mental Health” will feature current regulatory guidelines, contemporary trends and as well as the basic physiological and emotional responses to essential oils.

In addition to the medicinal properties historically attributed to essential oils, they are legendary for uplifiting the emotions.  As a continuation of the main presentation “The Safety and Efficacy of Essential Oils to Support Optimal Mental Health”, conference participants are invited to attend a hands-on workshop following the afternoon break.  Attendees will have the opportunity to prepare several essential oil preparations specifically designed to address various emotional needs AND take said preparations home as a Thank You Gift.  Please indicate your interest in attending this workshop such that sufficient supplies are available.  “Healthy isn’t a goal; it is a way of life.


Dr. Gene Marcoux

Dr. Marcoux  is a Psychiatrists within the Saskatoon Health Region.  He will be discussing cases presented to him by senior RPNs.

Ticket Prices
Member Price - Early Bird$165.00
Member Price$200.00
Non-Member Price - Early Bird$185.00
Non-Member Price$225.00
Student Price$45.00