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

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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

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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!

 

 

2017 Fall Kick-Off Mixer, Sept. 28

Make a whole latte connections at CPRS Manitoba’s fall kick-off mixer!

Please join us on Thursday, September 28, from 7 – 9pm at Fools and Horses, for the first of many networking events this season as we continue to foster professional interest in public relations. Expect meaningful conversation among fellow and future practitioners with proficiency, ethics, and innovation top of mind today. September is Professional Development Month for Canadian Public Relations Society, and, as we develop the highest quality programming in Manitoba, we need your input.

So, stop in and share!

  • Date: September 28, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm
  • Where: Fools and Horses, 379 Broadway Ave
  • Cost: $15.00

Get your tickets here.

Announcing our Board Slate!

CPRS Manitoba Annual General Meeting, Thursday, June 8, 2017

Meet the CPRS Manitoba 2017/18 board slate at the Annual General Meeting

Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017
Time: 5:00-6:15 p.m.
Location: Red River College, Room P107, 160 Princess Street

Please register for this free event.

CPRS Manitoba is pleased to provide our 2016-2017 Annual Report and to announce the following prospective board members for election for the 2017/2018 fiscal year.

  • Treasurer – David Hultin, APR
  • Secretary – Tammy Sawatzky
  • Accreditation – David Hultin, APR
  • Membership – Laura Curtis
  • Professional Development – Samantha Lapedus, Jennifer Pawluk, Rachel Hollis
  • Communications – Chris Albi, Katrina Sklepowich, Rachel Hollis, Trent Burton
  • Sponsorship – Chris Deane
  • Mentorship – Vacant

The positions of President and Past-President are each entering the second year of two-year terms, and are therefore not up for election. The position of Past-President is entering the second of a two-year term, but is not an elected position.

  • President – Conor Lloyd (two-year term to end spring 2018)
  • Past President – Tamara Bodi (two-year term to end spring 2018)
  • Vice-President – Susan Harrison

AGM Agenda:

  1. Call to order
  2. Approval of the minutes of the 2015/2016 CPRS MB Annual General Meeting
  3. Approval of the audited financial statements for the year ending April 30, 2017
  4. Approval of reports of the Board of Directors (link to annual report PDF on our site)
  5. Elections of the 2017/2018 Board of Directors (link to 2017/18 BOD PDF on our site)
  6. Other business that may come before the meeting
  7. Adjournment

Find out about CPRS MB nominations and how our elections work according to our by-laws on our website.

A limited number of printed copies of the annual report will be available at the meeting. Please consider printing your own copy or reading it from your phone or other electronic device.

Voting by Proxy: 

Can’t make our AGM? If you’re a member, you can submit your vote by proxy by until June 5, 2017. Instructions and the form are on the CPRS Manitoba website.

Complete and sign the form, then deliver it one of three ways:

  • Emailing to president@cprs.mb.ca no later than Monday, June 5, 2017;
  • Mailing to CPRS Manitoba, P.O. Box 441, Stn. Main, Winnipeg, MB R3C 2H6. Must be received no later than Monday, June 5, 2017, OR;
  • Giving your proxy to another member who will physically bring it to the AGM on your behalf.

Attendance:

While only CPRS members can vote at the AGM, everyone is welcome to attend, so please join us! Afterwards, we’ll move over to The King’s Head Pub (120 King St.) to continue networking, and to enjoy food and drinks!

CPRS MB 2017 Annual General Meeting

You’re invited to CPRS Manitoba’s Annual General Meeting on Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 5:00 to 6:15 p.m. in room P107 at Red River College, 160 Princess Street, Winnipeg. Register for this free event here.

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.

We will also be holding elections for prospective CPRS Manitoba board members for the 2017/2018 fiscal year – review the board positions and submit your nominations here. The deadline to submit nominations to the CPRS Manitoba Board of Directors is midnight (CST), Tuesday, May 9, 2017. And, while only CPRS members can vote at the AGM, everyone is welcome to attend, so please join us it’s free!

AGM Agenda:

  1. Call to order
  2. Approval of the minutes of the 2015/2016 CPRS MB Annual General Meeting
  3. Approval of the audited financial statements for the year ending April 30, 2017
  4. Approval of reports of the Board of Directors (report to follow)
  5. Elections of the 2017/2018 Board of Directors (slate to follow)
  6. Other business that may come before the meeting
  7. Adjournment

Attendance

While only CPRS members can vote at the AGM, everyone is welcome to attend, so please register [insert link] 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 2017 CPRS Manitoba AGM to another voting member (proxy) by downloading the 2017 proxy form. Complete and sign the form – then delivering it one of three ways. By:

  1. Emailing it to president@cprs.mb.cano later than Monday, June 5, 2017;
  2. Mailing to CPRS Manitoba, P.O. Box 441, Stn. Main, Winnipeg, MB R3C 2H6. Must be received no later than Monday, June 5, 2017, OR;
  3. Giving your proxy to another member who will physically bring it to the AGM on your behalf.

The positions of President and Past-President are all entering the second year of two-year terms, and are not up for election. The position of Vice-President is entering the second of a two-year term, and is not up for election. All other positions are one-year terms and are up for election.