2018 CPRS Annual General Meeting

Notice of the Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Public Relations Society Manitoba

You’re invited to CPRS Manitoba’s Annual General Meeting on Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 5:00 to 6:15 p.m. in room P107 at Red River College, 160 Princess Street, Winnipeg.

Please join your fellow CPRS Manitoba members for a wrap-up of the past year’s activities, a preview of the plans for the coming year, and refreshments. The AGM will be followed by an informal networking event at The King’s Head Pub.

Annual Report

Read the 2017/2018 annual report here.

AGM Agenda:

  • Call to order
  • Approval of the minutes of the 2016/2017 CPRS MB Annual General Meeting
  • Approval of the audited financial statements for the year ending April 30, 2018
  • Approval of reports of the Board of Directors (report to follow)
  • Elections of the 2018/2019 Board of Directors (slate to follow)
  • Other business that may come before the meeting
  • Adjournment

We will be holding elections for prospective CPRS Manitoba board members for the 2018/2019 fiscal year.

The positions of president, vice-president and past president are all two-year terms and are ending their terms. All other positions are one-year terms. All positions are up for election with the exception of past president, which is not an elected position. See the list of positions here.

Attendance

While only CPRS members can vote at the AGM, everyone is welcome to attend, so please register and join us at the meeting. Afterwards, we’ll move over to The King’s Head Pub to continue networking, and to enjoy food and drinks!

Vote by Proxy

Can’t make our AGM? You may assign your vote for the 2018 CPRS Manitoba AGM to another voting member (proxy) by downloading the 2018 proxy form. Complete and sign the form — then deliver it one of three ways.

By:

  • Emailing it to president@cprs.mb.ca no later than Monday, June 4, 2018;
  • Mailing to CPRS Manitoba, P.O. Box 441, Stn. Main, Winnipeg, MB R3C 2H6. Must be received no later than Monday, June 4, 2018, OR;
  • Giving your proxy to another member who will physically bring it to the AGM on your behalf.

SECTION VIII

BOARD MEETINGS

(a)Voting on board matters by proxy

Any board member can assign their proxy to another board member by email or in writing, for the purpose of voting on matters at any board meeting.

The board member can assign their proxy for a specific item or items, or they can assign their proxy for all votes to take place at the board meeting. 

About CPRS and CPRS Manitoba:

Since 1948, the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) has been the leading professional organization for communicators across the country. The Manitoba chapter is one of 14 member societies in Canada and nationally, CPRS has a network of more than 1,800 members. Follow @CPRSManitoba and #cprsmb on Twitter for event information and live tweeting, PR information and news. Please also like us on Facebook.

Breakfast & Conversation with Daniel Tisch, APR, FCPRS on the Future of PR

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In this era of endless content, fake news, and a loss of trust, what are the risks facing ethical public relations professionals, and their clients and employers? What are the opportunities? These are questions that Daniel Tisch, APR, FCPRS, one of Canada’s foremost PR professionals and an enlightening keynote speaker, sought to answer in The Elevation of Public Relations, the Canadian Public Relations Society white paper he developed in 2017.

The seminal paper draws on interviews with senior public relations practitioners and academics and includes a survey of recent publications from researchers, consulting firms, and other sources.

During his breakfast keynote in Winnipeg, Dan will talk about his findings and perspectives, how “megatrends” are shaping PR, and how their implications are changing PR professionals’ day-to-day experiences.

DATE

Thursday, May 17 from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

LOCATION

  • Provencher Room, Fort Garry Hotel (222 Broadway in Winnipeg)

AGENDA

  • 7:30 – 8 a.m. Registration & Breakfast
  • 8 – 10 a.m. Keynote from Daniel Tisch, APR, FCPRS followed by a moderated Q&A by CPRS Manitoba
  • 10 – 10:30 a.m. Discussion & Networking

TICKETS

  • Early Bird, until April 23, 2018, 5 p.m. CST
    • Members (CPRS or Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce): $75
    • Guests: $90
    • CPRS Student members: $25
    • Student guests: $35
    • Life members: Free
  • General Admission, after April 23, 2018, 5 p.m. CST
    • Members (CPRS or Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce): $100
    • Guests: $125
    • CPRS Student members: $35
    • Student guests: $40
    • Life members: Free

All prices are in Canadian dollars. Ticket prices do not include fees. Pre-registration is required. No exceptions or extensions will be made to early-bird pricing. There will be partial refunds for cancellations received after May 11, 2018, when ticket sales end, and no refunds for no-shows or cancellations fewer than 24 hours in advance.

View our cancellation policy here.

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Please be advised photographs will be taken at the event for possible use on the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) – Manitoba website, in the press, CPRS marketing materials and all other publications. By attending this event, you authorize and consent to CPRS, and/or its associates, assistants or subcontractors to use and display your photograph or image (moving or still) in any publication, multi-media productions, display, advertisement, promotion or world-wide-web publication. By attending this event you release CPRS, its agents, officers, and employees from any and all claims and demands arising out of or in connection with the use of said photographs/images, including but not limited to, any claims for invasion of privacy or defamation.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

Presenting Sponsor

Corporate Sponsors

Student Sponsor

Manitoba Communicator of the Year Gala – April 26

Registration Closed

Please join us as we celebrate CPRS Manitoba’s 60th anniversary with a very special awards reception to honour Manitoba’s best public relations and communications professionals with MCOY Awards. This annual celebration is the province’s most prestigious public relations and communications award program. It honours practitioners who lead the way in innovation, resourcefulness, and creativity.

We are also thrilled to be recognizing Manitoba’s newest recipients of the APR designation at this event. Truly, it will be an evening you won’t want to miss, all taking place in the gorgeous new Pavilion event centre at Assiniboine Park. We look forward to celebrating with you there!

TICKETS

  • Life Members, Complimentary
  • Members, $65
  • Student Members, $40
  • Guests, $80
  • Student Guests, $55

Please note that these ticket prices do not include fees.

Tickets will be on sale until Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

View our cancellation policy here.

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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

 

March is Membership Month

 

APPLY HERE

March is Membership Month!

To celebrate, we’re giving new members more than 15 per cent off CPRS National dues by waiving initiation fees throughout March.

Regular or Associate members should use promo code INITPR5, while Affiliate members should use AFFPR2.

But that’s not the only reason to consider a CPRS membership. For more on our extensive benefits, click here.

 

Thought Leaders Panel on Brand Engagement & Reputation

REGISTER HERE

Tasked with managing internal and external relationships – not only with the media, but also with customers, clients, and investors – public relations practitioners operate today in open, public arenas that leave little space for the concept of a target audience or a controlled channel.

When crises occur, how do we navigate the steps to save our brand, and the reputation it stands for, while it could be tarnishing before our eyes? As PR practitioners, how do we apply this to our external and internal stakeholder partnerships? How do we leverage a strong workplace culture to be stewards of our brand?

As pointed out in the first megatrend identified in The Elevation of Public Relations, published by Canadian Public Relations Society last year, there is a rising business value associated with reputation, relationships, and communication, which PR practitioners have an increasingly important role in safeguarding.

Join CPRS Manitoba for an in-depth exploration of brand engagement with a dynamic panel of thought leaders who will share their insights.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Fireplace Room
Winnipeg Winter Club
200 River Ave.

11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Registration, Networking, and Lunch

In case of any dietary restrictions, please contact events@cprs.mb.ca as soon as possible.

12:15 – 12:45 p.m. Panel Discussion

12:45 – 1 p.m. Q & A

TICKETS

  • Life Members
    Complimentary
  • Members
    $35
  • Students
    $25
  • Guests
    $50

Please note that these ticket prices may not include fees.

View our cancellation policy here.

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Brews & News: PR Pros Rock The House

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Thursday, Feb. 22
5 to 8 p.m.
One Great City Brewing Co.

At our next Brews & News networking event, please join CPRS Manitoba for a timely discussion with:

  • Monique LaCoste, bilingual announcer at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics’ team welcome ceremonies at Athletes’ Village, working alongside Sandra Oh and Athletes’ Village Mayors Rick Hanson and Tricia Smith, and French announcer for curling; and
  • Kyle Jahns, 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics’ curling and wheelchair curling reporter for Olympic and Paralympic News Services.

Celebrating 30 years as a communicator in 2018, Monique LaCoste spent nearly two decades as a radio and television host and journalist. Since her departure from Radio-Canada in 2005, Monique has worked in communications and media relations roles for several non-profits, including 2017 Canada Summer Games, St. Boniface Hospital Foundation, and Université de Saint-Boniface. She is also a sought-after voice-over artist and master of ceremonies, with more than three decades experience hosting countless community events.

Kyle Jahns graduated from Creative Communications at Red River College in 2013, and he has since built his career as a media and communications professional internationally. Kyle is the communications coordinator for Winnipeg Humane Society, as well as a freelance writer for Curling Canada.

Drink to our guests of honour as they recount their experiences for us while we gather round the screen(s) to watch …

{Drawing a blank.}

… men’s semi-final curling live from Pyeongchang!

(What else did you expect?!)

Hope to see you there!

P.S. Admission is free, but attendees will be responsible for their own food & beverage costs.

Jingle & Mingle Holiday Mixer – December 7th!

Kick off the holiday season on December 7th, and connect with your fellow communicators from IABC Manitoba, CPRS Manitoba, and the Advertising Association of Winnipeg!

Featuring a cash wine and beer bar, appetizers, door prizes, music, and free parking!

WHEN:

  • December 7, 2017
  • 5:30 – 8:30PM

WHERE:

  • Balmoral Hall School, 630 Westminster Avenue

TICKETS:

  • $20 for members and students
  • $25 for guests

Buy your tickets now!

Upcoming PD Session: Nov 14, Shape a culture of storytelling in your organization

The story is out there.

Join us on November 14 to learn more!

Fostering mutual understanding, trust, and support amongst its stakeholders is one of the greatest challenges of an organization today.

Jennifer Pawluk, communications officer, Balmoral Hall

Public relations professionals have a greater stake in reputation management than ever before. Your voice, in amplifying that of everyone around you, matters. We have a variety of tools at our disposal. Our resources are expanding all the time. Developing strategies in community relations is meaningful work.

Storytelling, in particular, is the most effective strategy Jennifer Pawluk has developed in her work as a communications specialist at Balmoral Hall School.

For more than a century, Balmoral Hall has been committed to empowering girls to pursue …their dreams. Rigorous teaching prepares students for post-secondary success. Emphasizing science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM), a curriculum spanning classical studies to 21st-century technology fosters academic excellence.

Jennifer believes that if you seek inspiration everywhere, then you will find it anywhere. This is why she leads by training, advising, and guiding stakeholders in their storytelling efforts. She empowers them to tell their stories. In the words of Dale Carnegie: “To be interesting, be interested.” So let’s do it together.

DATE & LOCATION:

November 14, 2017
Buchwald Room
Millennium Library
251 Donald St.

SCHEDULE
12 – 12:45 p.m. Registration, Networking, and Lunch
12:45 – 1:15 p.m. Workshop
1:15 – 1:30 p.m. Q & A

In case of any dietary restrictions, please contact events@cprs.mb.ca as soon as possible.

TICKETS
Life Members: Complimentary
Members: $35
Students: $25
Guests: $50

Please note that these ticket prices do not include fees.

The registration deadline is Thursday, Nov. 9 at 4 p.m.

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!

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Brews & News: Oct. 12, 2017,

 

At our next Brews & News networking event, please join CPRS Manitoba for a discussion about professional development! We want to hear from you, as members, peers, and students, in our efforts to #elevatePR in Manitoba. What does the future hold for Canada’s public relations professionals? What new challenges are you grappling with in your work? Join our national conversation on the future of PR.

Hope to see you there!

Event Details:

  • October 12, 2017
  • 5:30 – 7:00pm
  • Forth Cocktail Bar
  • 171 McDermott Avenue
  • Admission: Free*

 

* Note that attendees will be responsible for their own food & beverage costs.

The Hottest Summer in Half a Century: A Case Study of 2017 Canada Summer Games

Join us for an exciting evening discussing this year’s hottest sporting event in Winnipeg!

2 weeks. 16 sports. 250 events. 6,000 volunteers. An estimated 20,000 visitors. High expectations.

Join Sarah Tone, Communications Manager, David Hultin, APR , Communications Coordinator, and Rielle Nault, Web & Social Media Coordinator, as they offer up a behind-the-scenes look at what it took to achieve communications victory at the 2017 Canada Summer games in Winnipeg.

Presentation followed by an opportunity to ask all your questions in a panel discussion.
Event Details:
Wednesday, October 25th
5:30pm – 7:00pm
The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame
145 Pacific Avenue (inside the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre)
Appetizers and refreshments will be served
Tickets:
  • Members $35
  • Students $25
  • Guests $50
  • Student Guests $25
Meet our Panelists:
Sarah Tone, Communications Manager

Sarah joined the 2017 Canada Summer Games in 2014, on secondment from her role as Marketing Coordinator at Sport Manitoba. As the communications manager, she collaborated with communications staff and volunteers working in media relations, crisis communications, web and social media, publications, venue development, and special events. A Creative Communications graduate, Sarah has an adoration for sport, entertainment, and the planet, is a dedicated volunteer, and is the event organizer of Between the Pipes: a sponge hockey tournament fundraiser held in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

David Hultin, APR, Communications Coordinator

David joined the 2017 Canada Summer Games via HSC Winnipeg where he brought the rigour of effective, consistent messaging, audience understanding, and reputation management to the hospital’s change projects. Several summers back thanks to a “other duties as assigned’ clause in his contract with the Winnipeg Goldeyes, his alter ego was the Arby’s Oven Mitt as he ran the bases with a pack of kids in hot pursuit! He can be found on the field with a baseball glove or on a sheet of ice with a curling broom when he isn’t chasing his offspring.

Rielle Nault, Web & Social Media Coordinator

Known for being an avid reader, writer, and communicator in both French and English, Rielle’s bottomless curiosity and eagerness to learn drives her communications interests. After discovering the significant power of the digital space, she pursued her studies in Public Relations, Marketing and Strategic Communications at the University of Winnipeg. In July 2016, she was recruited to work for the 2017 Canada Games and just recently finished her 13-month contract as the Web and Social Media Coordinator. You can now find Rielle spending time at the lake planning her next adventure!