Holiday Mixer + Social Event: Nutcrackers and Networking

CPRS Manitoba and IABC Manitoba invite you to join us for our annual holiday mixer and social event: Nutcrackers & Networking!

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Thursday December 6, 2018

5:30 – 8 p.m.

Royal Winnipeg Ballet

380 Graham Avenue

Drinks, appetizers, door prizes and festive fun! Mix and mingle with fellow communicators, make new connections, and celebrate the holiday season.

Tickets $25 each.

Ticket price includes food and one drink ticket. A cash wine and beer bar will also be available.

We are once again supporting Winnipeg Harvest this holiday season. Please consider adding a donation to your ticket and/or bringing a non-perishable food item to the event.

Talking Brand & Community Engagement with True North Sports + Entertainment

A photo of people celebrating from one of the Winnipeg Jets playoff parties
Image credit: True North Sports + Entertainment

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Join us for breakfast followed by an engaging panel discussion with True North Sports + Entertainment as we take a deep dive into how community relations and activations can build the strength of your brand. From White Out Street Parties to the development of True North Square, there is no shortage of excitement surrounding one of our city’s most recognizable brands.

We’ll hear from the team responsible for leading communications strategies, media relations, and community engagement for True North Sports + Entertainment about how they’ve become a brand rooted in our local community and what that means on a national scale.

The Panelists:

  • Rob Wozny, Vice-President Communications & Community Engagement
  • Krista Sinaisky, Manager, Corporate Communications
  • Katie Hall Hursh, Senior Director, Business Development, True North Real Estate Development

Some of the topics we’ll cover include:

  • Building a positive brand that people feel connected to. What are the essentials to success?
  • Why investing in downtown Winnipeg is important and what that means for our city from a brand and community engagement perspective.
  • Managing media relations at the White Out Street Parties. What it’s like to coordinate with major networks from across North America!
  • Bringing new assets to the community – successes and challenges from a communications perspective.
  • And more!

You won’t want to miss this!

Brews & News: Let’s Talk Portage and Main

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Thursday October 25, 2018
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Brown’s Socialhouse Portage

Join us next week at our Brews & News networking event for a timely discussion with Steve West, former communications professional with the City of Winnipeg about the Open/Close decision of Portage and Main. Steve will help guide and moderate our discussion as we cover all things PR and communications regarding the Open/Close in the media leading up to the election and how the outcome affects our city from a public relations and visitor experience point of view, plus more!

About Steve West

After 20 years at Canadian Pacific where he rose from junior accounting clerk to rail traffic controller – with some time away as a stay-at-home dad – Steve worked four years in communications, post-9/11 policy, and 24/7 operations at Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization. In 2003, he became issues manager for the Winnipeg Police Service, eventually overseeing all communications functions, and was the first civilian senior manager elected as secretary-treasurer for the Manitoba Association of Chiefs of Police. Steve was promoted to manage corporate communications for the City of Winnipeg in 2010, and advanced in the City’s corporate support services structure, retiring in 2017 as interim director overseeing information technology, project management, Indigenous relations, human resources, labour relations, and 311. Steve was a CPRS Manitoba board member from 2013-2016, co-chairing the society’s mentorship program.

Mark your calendars and we hope to see you there!

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

CPRS MB Fall Mixer – September 25, 2018

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You’re Invited!

CPRS Manitoba is pleased to invite you to our fall mixer and networking event.

Join us at Brazen Hall Kitchen & Brewery for great food and engaging conversations.

This is a perfect opportunity to connect with public relations and communications professionals working in a variety of industries throughout the city. Members and non-members welcome!

Cash bar available.

Details

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT

Brazen Hall Kitchen & Brewery

800 Pembina Highway

Winnipeg, MB R3M 2M7

 

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

 

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.

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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!