Chapter Contact

The Saskatoon chapter is a relatively new chapter, but has been growing steadily since we began. Our Chapter, along with the Regina chapter represent Saskatchewan in the CWB Association. Our executive is a small group of volunteers from all aspects of the welding industry. We work hard to bring presentations that are of interest to our local welding industry and strive to keep our events relaxing, enjoyable, and informative. We are also working to enhance the local industry by involving students and educators, both at the high school and post-secondary levels.

Presently, our Chapter is planning dinner meetings for the fall and winter, which will be posted as they become available. Typically, CWB Association members can enjoy these dinner meetings for only $20 and students receive a discount (the amount for students this year is TBD). Our meetings take place at the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Ontario Avenue location (formerly SIAST). We typically aim to have 4 – 6 meetings or events (shop tours, or social nights such as a steak night) per year.

Please feel free to contact myself or any one of the executive if you have any meeting ideas, comments, questions, or concerns.

Gary O'Brien, CWB Association Saskatoon Chair

Saskatoon Chapter Executive

Derrick Lee- Chair
Erin Leier- Treasurer
Allsion Zerr- DAL
Matt Jones- 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:


Robotics and Automation- Codes & Standards

When: April 25th
Where: Saskatoon Ontario Avenue, 1302 Ontario Ave, Saskatoon 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, a 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 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.

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.

Technical Supper with Weldcor Supplies

When: Wednesday, March 16th, 2022
Where: Weldcor, 401 Pakwa Pl, Saskatoon
Time: 5:30 PM – Reception
          6:00 PM – Dinner
          6:45 PM – Presentation
Cost: $20.00 for General Admission, $10.00 for Student Admission.

Click HERE for the event brochure and HERE to register.

Dinner and Tour of Prairie Machine & Parts

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM CST
3311 Millar Avenue, Saskatoon, SK S7K5Y5

Dinner Meeting and Tour of the local shop Prairie Machine & Parts.

5:45 - 6:00pm - Registration
6:00pm - Supper
6:45 - Shop Tour

CLICK HERE to register online


Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Saskpolytech – Ontario Avenue Center Room 108
1302 Ontario Avenue, Saskatoon

6:00 PM – Reception
6:30 PM – Dinner
7:15 PM – Presentation

$20.00 for Members
$25.00 for Non-Members
$10.00 for Student Members

CLICK HERE for the promo flyer and HERE to register online.


Thursday, February 7th, 2019
1302 Ontario Avenue, Saskatoon, SK S7K

Presentation Abstract:

CSA Standard W47.1 “Certification of Companies for Fusion Welding of Steel” includes new provisions for testing of welding personnel and procedures that will help fabricators welding steel materials less than 3mm thickness, stainless-steel materials of all thicknesses and for robotic welding applications. CSA W47.1 will have its own provisions for testing of welding personnel and procedures specific for Marine industry. Significant changes have been made to Annexes E and G “Requirements for Impact (CVN) and Hardness Testing “ in order to address gaps in the requirements for testing and to ensure an easier adoption and interpretation by industry. 

CLICK HERE for more information and to register

STT Live Demo Dinner Meeting

Thursday, October 25, 2018
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Saskpolytech: 1302 Ontario Avenue 

Room 108
Saskatoon, SK

STT live demonstration with Spencer Strangman of Lincoln Electric.
6:00 PM – Reception
6:30 PM – Dinner
7:15 PM – Presentation

Click here for full info and here to register online.