Chapter Contact

The Regina Chapter of CWB Association has, for the past three years, been holding their monthly dinner meetings from October to May at Saskatchewan Polytechnic- Regina Campus. Aramark, the cafeteria manager, has catered the always excellent meals. Speakers have presented on a wide range of topics from metallurgy and cast iron welding, radiography and inspection, virtual welding to grinder development and safety. The student lounge area can accommodate up to 60 people for PowerPoint presentations with sound, projector, and screen. Our normal turnout varies from a low of 25 to a high of 55 with the average being about 35 attendees. Any presentations which require a demonstration involving hot work simply move down to the welding shop. We have had demonstrations of plasma equipment by Hypertherm, robotic welding by Lincoln, cold metal transfer and welding aluminum to steel by Fronius, high frequency induction heating by Red-D-Arc Limited as well as a demonstration of a very unique product called Multiplaz which uses plasma created from water and alcohol to cut anything, electrically conductive or not.

We have various events such as a bowling night, an indoor golf night and a fundraising steak night held in between the dinner meetings throughout the year. The fundraiser is for the Harold Mollekan Scholarship Fund for any student interested in taking post-secondary training in welding. Harold was one of the original members of the Regina Chapter who was active in every capacity within the chapter up to his passing in 2010. We have had tours of various manufacturing facilities over the years such as of Dutch Industries, Brandt Industries (Agriculture Div. and Engineered Products Div.), and of Degelman Industries of Regina and of Hitachi and Flexicoil (CNH) in Saskatoon. We would get a turnout of about 60 people for the tours with the hosting local companies supplying food and refreshments. In addition to the regular dates with invited speakers and other events, we have the annual windup CWB Association June golf tournament which is always well attended with barbecue and prizes afterward.

James Whelan- Chair
Chase Letvenuk- Vice Chair
Max Ceron- Past Chair
Tyson Shire- Treasurer
Kevin Roy- Social Media
George Saxby- DAL
Charmaine Hartt- DAL
Spencer Strangman- DAL
Mark Ganes- DAL
Douglas Boos- DAL
Travis Street- DAL

Careers in Welding 2021 – Saskatchewan

Below is a collection of the taped sessions from the April 2021 event to view.

CWBA Intro and Welcome with Max Ceron:
Regina Work Prep Centre:
Saskatchewan Apprenticeship:
SaskPolytech Women in Trades and Technologies WITT:
SaskPolytech Welding and Steel Fabrication programs:
CWBA – Outro and prizes:


Jim Galloway: When “Good Welds” Go Bad An Introduction to Welding Failure

When: Thursday, Oct 26, 2023 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM EDT
Where: Online event

This talk will introduce the most common mechanisms for the failure of welded components, starting with design or misapplication of the material, to faulty workmanship or deterioration in service.

We will review some of the fundamental design issues, filler metal selection, welding procedures and processes effects, metallurgical effects of fusion welds and cracking mechanisms, plus service-induced weld failure mechanisms such as fatigue, wear, corrosion, creep, etc.

Click HERE for full details.

Robotics and Automation- Codes & Standards

When: April 26th
Where: Saskpolytech Student Lounge, 4500 Wascana Parkway, Regina SK
Time: Doors open at 5:30 pm, buffet served at 6:00 pm

Robotics and Automation- Codes & Standards: Join the CWB Association Regina Chapter for a buffet-styled dinner, and presentation about Codes & Standards for Robotics and Automation with Cristian Zanfir and network with welding professionals from our community!

About the Speaker:
Cristian Zanfir joined CWB Group in 2004 when he started his new career as a certification representative in Ontario region. During his career with the CWB Group he’s held several roles like Procedure Verification Engineer, Supervisor Ontario Operations, Supervisor Procedure Verification  Engineer and Electrodes Certification Department. Today, Cristian is working for the Office of Public Safety of the CWB Group as Assistant Manager Standards. His main role is to contribute to developing standards within many standards committees of the AWS, ASME, CSA and ISO organizations.

Registration: Please click HERE for full details.

Games Night- Regina Chapter

When: Saturday, February 11, 2023
Where: Birmingham's Vodka and Ale House 3701 Rochdale Boulevard Regina, SK S4X 0P9

We are hosting a Games night in an ARCADE ROOM!

- Tons of classic games - Buckhunt, Pinball and a bunch of racing games
- Try our Weld Sim to win prizes!
- Play Pool or Try Snookerball!
- Competitions throughout the night Buckhunt, Weld Sim, and more!

For full information and to register, click HERE. For the event poster, click HERE.

So you want to be an independent contractor?

Date and Time: Thursday, October 27th, 7:00pm - 10:00pm CST
Location: Online event

Mike Janzen, Co-Founder & CEO of ClearSource

Dan Hunt, Co-Founder & CMO of ClearSource

Many of us get our designation, or ticket, and then are told that our best path forward is to go into business for ourselves. “You can set your own hours!” or “You can charge whatever you want!” are the messages we hear. Or sometimes, we get offered a position on an exciting project, but we’re told we MUST be a contractor and bill the GC accordingly. Beyond what we’re told or what’s expected of us, what is involved in setting up a contracting business? Mike Janzen & Dan Hunt, Co-Founders of ClearSource, will discuss the process, the pitfalls, and the platforms that can help you ensure success. Mike has been a contractor, worked as a field rep for a power tool company, and held executive roles with multi-national distributors like Fastenal & Red-D-Arc. Dan spent 18 months in a tool crib in a place called Firebag and has spent the last seven years of his career advising small businesses on how best to navigate digitalization. With the launch of ClearSource, they are trying to help the contractor community be better prepared for the challenges of running a small business and introduce innovation to help make them more efficient.

Click HERE for full info.

Welding Trivia Night

When: January 26th, 2022
Time: 7:00pm CST- Online Event

Test your welding knowledge and a chance to win some prizes!!! Click HERE for more details.


Regina Chapter Meeting- Feb 17, 2021

Xiris Automation DIZ presentation

Wednesday, February 17th
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST
Online Event

Join us online for this fantastic opportunity to see a variety of welding camera technology IN ACTION. With professionals from Xiris there to explain the hardware and software available, this is a unique opportunity for all people, colleges and companies to ask questions about how this Canadian company can help support education and industry.

CLICK HERE for more information.

Regina Chapter Meeting- Nov 25, 2020

Blacksmiths Night with Small Bar Smithy

Thursday, May 14, 2020, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PMM
Saskatchewan Polytechnic, 4500 Wascana Parkway, Regina, SK S4P 3A3

CWB-A Regina Chapter is proud to host Small Bar Smithy @ Saskpolytech Regina welding shop for an in house night of forging information and blacksmiths presentations. The evening will consist of a supper, information presentation and then hands on demonstrations of the smithing process in the welding shop. This event is all ages and all are welcome!

CLICK HERE for more information.

Fronius Welding Canada

Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Saskatchewan Polytechnic, 4500 Wascana Parkway, Regina, SK S4P 3A3

The CWB Association Regina Chapter is proud to announce that FRONIUS welding is coming to showcase their top of the line welding machines and processes. These include the famous, TPS400i LCS ADV which can do CMT, Pulse and PMC welding formats.

The evening will consist of a in-class presentation, dinner and hands on shop demonstration.

CLICK HERE for more information.