Manitoba Hotel Association

MHA Annual Golf Tournament Recap

We had over 110 golfers joining us for some fun in the sun at our Annual MHA Golf Tournament out in Selkirk on June 8th! The MHA golf tournament is presented by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries, with a major sponsorship from Western Financial Group Insurance Solutions.

It was a beautiful day to be out on the links. The tournament kicked off at noon with a “Burger Bar” lunch and a putting contest with Jets tickets up for grabs - congrats to Jeff Nishimura of MBLL who already has a Jets Game to plan for next season!

Teams made it to their tees for the shotgun start at 1pm, and participated in longest drive contests along with 2 hole-in-one chances for $10,000 and although the efforts were solid, there were no hole-in-one’s to be had this time. Thanks to Western Financial Group Insurance Solutions and the Keystone Motor Inn/ Poplar Ridge Golf Course for sponsoring these opportunities.

Congratulations to Team Dauphin Community Inn - winners of the 2015 MHA Golf Tournament.

To view the tournament team photo gallery, click here.

After an enjoyable round of 18, golfers were treated to delicious dinner and the golf awards presentation at the Selkirk Inn & Conference Centre. Prizes included bikes & beer fridges, gift certificates & golf accessories - there was something for everyone!

Big thanks to everyone who purchased the mulligan packages, as proceeds went directly to the Cerebral Palsy Association of Manitoba. During dinner, David from the CP Association spoke about what it is like to live with cerebral palsy - he told us about how brain damage sustained during his birth has affected his muscle tone, movement, and motor skills making even the simplest tasks a challenge. David further explained that the level of CP symptoms an individual exhibits doesn’t indicate the level of their intelligence, and often those with CP have an exceptionally high intelligence but are limited by their lack of motor skills - a frustrating position to be in.

The money raised during the golf tournament will go towards grants for mobility and communication equipment along with scholarships to help those living with CP to further their education. The mulligan proceeds alone brought in $1400, but once David told his story some of our members stepped up with an additional ‘table donation’ and challenged the others to do the same. Before you knew it the donations to the CP Association had doubled.

Post-dinner fun was provided by Summer Bounce Entertainment, where we were challenged with our knowledge of music trivia and competed for a chance to get inside the “Cash Cube” for more prizes. Overall, a fantastic day of ‘fun with purpose’ for our members and fellow golfers.

We would like to thank everyone who came out to Selkirk for the tournament, and the following sponsors for their support:

MHA '15: Tradeshow Booths Now Available

We are very excited to inform you that the MHA '15 TradeShow will be at the Victoria Inn Hotel in Winnipeg on October 20th, 2015.

For over 50 years, we have proudly organized and produced Manitoba's top hospitality show, and we are excited about the 2015 show. Make connections with owners and managers from across Manitoba, to build your sales throughout the year. If you sell to hotels and restaurants, a booth in the MHA TradeShow should be part of your company's sales and retention strategy for the upcoming year. You'll see important buyers, secure new leads, and reach customers you're not able to contact regularly.

Our past 3 shows at the Victoria Inn have been great successes with both the number of booths and the number of attendees. We promote the MHA TradeShow to qualified buyers from hotels, motels and restaurants throughout Manitoba.

You can register your interest in a booth by contacting Jerry Weir by email at or by phone at (204) 942-0671 or toll free at 1-888-859-9976.