Thank you to our Ragan sponsors

CPRS Manitoba gratefully acknowledges the support of our sponsors, helping to bring Mark Ragan to Winnipeg for a half-day professional development session on brand journalism on June 10.

The generous support of Great-West Life, the University of Manitoba, Dooley Communications, the Winnipeg Airports Authority and Shannon Leigh Photography will help ensure the success of this CPRS Manitoba event.

Presenting Sponsor: Great-West Life

Great-West Life Logo

Sponsors: Dooley Communications, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg Airports Authority,

Dooley Communications    University of Manitoba

Winnipeg Airports Authority

Photography Sponsor: Shannon Leigh Photography

Shannon Leigh Photography

Congratulations Katrina Sklepowich

CPRS Manitoba offers two $500 scholarships to outstanding students in full-time public relations programs in the province who are CPRS members, one to a Red River College PR student and the other enrolled in the University of Winnipeg’s PACE program. CPRS Manitoba developed the awards to recognize the highest academic achievement in each program, and to assist students as they make the transition to a career public relations.

This year’s recipient of the Red River College scholarship is Katrina Sklepowich. We congratulate her for her outstanding achievement in the Creative Communications PR program and wish her continued success as she enters the workforce.

For more information on our scholarships, students at the Red River College and the U of W are encouraged to ask their instructors or contact us at info@cprs.mb.ca with the subject line, Scholarship.

Notice of the Annual General Meeting

CPRS Manitoba Annual General Meeting

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

Please join us at CPRS Manitoba’s Annual General Meeting on Thursday, May 26, 2016 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. 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.

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Thanking Our Sponsors

CPRS Manitoba gratefully acknowledges the support of our sponsors for the 2016 Manitoba Communicator of the Year (MCOY) Awards.

We are delighted that Red River College is our Student Sponsor. CPRS Manitoba has a strong network of students from both of Winnipeg’s leading public relations programs. This support allows RRC the opportunity to enable students to attend this exciting event.

CPRS Manitoba is also pleased to announce Eureka.cc and McKim Communications Group as MCOY sponsors. Eureka.cc is a monitoring, measurement and analytics service for communicators across Canada, and is based out of Quebec. McKim is a leading communications, digital and advertising agency in Winnipeg and Regina.

MCOY is Manitoba’s most prestigious annual award for PR and communications practitioners. The ninth annual dinner gala will be held at the Winnipeg Art Gallery on Wednesday May 4, 2016.

Student Sponsor: Red River College

Red River College

Sponsors: Eureka.cc and McKim

Eureka Media Monitoring                     McKim Communications Group

Get Your Tickets for 2016 MCOY Award Gala!

Join us, the Manitoba Chapter of the Canadian Public Relations Society, at our signature Manitoba Communicator of the Year Award (MCOY) gala as we celebrate the year’s best in public relations.  The MCOY Award is the most prestigious public relations and communications award in Manitoba and honours practitioners who lead the way in innovation, resourcefulness and creativity.

This year’s award recipients are Red River College (RRC) and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR). Hear how RRC and the CMHR executed these award-winning campaigns at our gala event, and network with other superstars in the Manitoba public relations market. We will also be honouring CPRS Manitoba Creative Communications Scholarship recipient Katrina Sklepowich.

Register by noon Friday, April 29, 2016 for this exciting event!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-manitoba-communicator-of-the-year-award-gala-tickets-24492188796.

CPRS Manitoba brings Mark Ragan to Winnipeg!

Update: We’re delighted with the response to this event, however it is now sold-out. To join the waiting list, click here.

On June 10, 2016, CPRS Manitoba is delighted to present Mark Ragan, CEO of Ragan Communications for a morning session on brand journalism.

At a breakfast meeting and three-hour morning training session at the Fort Garry Hotel, Ragan will describe how brand journalism can help an organization better connect with consumers, enhance media coverage and engage employees by making the organization the number one destination for high-quality information. (more…)

Drum Roll, Please! And, the 2016 MCOY Recipients are….

The Manitoba Chapter of the Canadian Public Relations Society is pleased to announce Red River College (RRC) and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) as the 2016 recipients of the Manitoba Communicator of the Year Award (MCOY). The MCOY Award is the most prestigious public relations and communications award in Manitoba and honours practitioners who lead the way in innovation, resourcefulness and creativity.

RRC won the large campaign category for its work on a communications campaign that supported a province-wide initiative to strengthen the brand of RRC, while creating stronger strategic relationships with their key publics that included: alumni, industry partners, and business. The CMHR won the small campaign category for a communications campaign that promoted its new exhibit, “The Witness Blanket,” which coincided with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report. (more…)

Brews and PR News

Spring is here and it is a great time to relax, have a drink and chat with other PR practitioners. So join us for another Brews and PR News event as we gather at the King’s Head Pub, 120 King St., on Wednesday, April 20 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Come mingle with fellow communicators, buy a drink and maybe something to eat, and discuss about local, national and international public relations and communications issues. We look forward to seeing you there!

WHEN: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (CDT)
WHERE: King’s Head Pub, 120 King St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H9, Canada

This is a free event but we ask that you register here.