May 3 – Save the Date!

Building Blocks 2019 – May 3

Mark Friday, May 3, 2019 in your calendar for CPRS Northern Light’s annual mini-conference, Building Blocks, and Annual General Meeting in Prince George.

We have some amazing speakers lined up for a day of sessions and workshops from 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., followed by an evening social starting at 5 p.m. at the Grand Trunk Tavern.

We will be releasing all the details over the next two weeks, including the costs, speakers and agenda. Members and non-members are welcome, so invite your colleagues!

Will you be travelling from out of town?

For the second year in a row, the CPRS Northern Lights are offering $200 travel bursaries for our members living more than 100 km from the event location.

Apply soon. The bursaries are available on a first come, first served basis. Fill out the APPLICATION FORM and email to apply.

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Join the CPRSNL Board

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Consider becoming more involved in our CPRS Northern Lights chapter by joining the Board.

A new Board of Directors will be elected at the upcoming Annual General Meeting on May 3, 2019 (during our Building Blocks Conference).

This is your chance to take on a volunteer role that will give you more experience in your chosen field, the ability to guide the direction of your Chapter, and additional opportunities to network with Public Relations professionals in your region.

The Board of Directors is made up of the following positions:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Communications Co-Chairs (2 positions)
  • Membership Chair
  • Accreditation Chair
  • Pro-D Chair
  • Events Chair
  • Treasurer
  • Education Chair

If you would like additional information about a position or are interested in nominating yourself or someone else with their permission, please send an email to current CPRSNL president, Annie Doran, at and copy

Please Note: More than one nomination can be accepted for each position and you do not need to be located in Prince George to be a member of the Board. We will share a list of the vacant positions when available.

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Feb. 22: Deep Dive Pro-D Event

51440585_10161447269750319_1881750456573624320_oDive into social media and content creation with us on Feb. 22 from 12-1 p.m. via a phone/webinar facilitated discussion.

We’ll be talking about the takeaways from our last Lunch & Learn with Camille from Pop Media and other questions related to managing social media and crafting engaging content.

The conversation will be facilitated by Emily Epp, Manager of Communications at the Cariboo Regional District, via our usual webinar format and a conference call line.

Please RSVP by Feb. 19 and we will email you the call-in details. If you have a great idea for a question or example to discuss related to the topic, email those as well. You can RSVP and submit possible discussion items here:

This event is for CPRS Northern Lights Members and is free of charge.

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New Member Referral Competition

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CPRS National is hosting a member recruitment contest!

Receive a draw entry for each member you recruit between now and March 31st to win a free CPRS National Conference registration to CPRS Edmonton’s Evolving Expectations.

This incentive is in addition to the perks in the CPRS Referral Program, where you can receive $100 credit to apply towards your accreditation application,
awards fees, national conference registration, or member renewal fees.

Have your recruits register at and make sure they put your name in the “Referring Member” section on the application.

Good luck!

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Winter Blues Party – Feb. 2, 2019


Are you able to join us for the CPRS Winter Blues Party on Saturday, February 2? If you are able to attend the supper, send us an email at so we can reserve you a spot. Please send us a message before 12 noon tomorrow (Friday, January 25).

If you are able to attend the Coldsnap show, get your tickets here:

Here’s the event schedule for the CPRS Winter Blues Party:

Saturday, February 2
5:00pm: Dinner at The Copper Pig BBQ House (located at 363 George Street, just up from the Ramada Plaza Hotel).
7:30pm: Coldsnap Turns Up The Heat (the show is located in the Cranbrook Room at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in downtown PG).50670065_10161364391615319_7313405629421322240_o

If you are visiting from out of town and are attending the Coldsnap show, the Ramada Plaza is offering a room discount and $20 breakfast voucher. You can view more info at (The preferred Coldsnap rate code is located under the festival schedule).

See you at the Winter Blues Party!


We know the holidays can get busy! So, wind down and get together with the CPRS Northern Lights for a Winter Blues Party on Saturday, February 2 in Prince George. Join us for a dinner and/ or Coldsnap Music Festival show and catch up with your fellow communications colleagues in the New Year!

Here’s the plan:
Saturday, February 2

5:00pm: Dinner at The Copper Pig BBQ House (located at 363 George Street, just up from the Ramada Hotel). RSVP by Thursday, January 24 to We’ll save you a spot!


7:30pm: Coldsnap Turns Up The Heat (this Coldsnap Music Festival Show performs in the Cranbrook Room at the Ramada Hotel in downtown PG). Learn more about the three performers and get your tickets early at The Coldsnap Music Festival sells out early, so don’t delay in purchasing your tickets.

The CPRS Northern Lights hopes to see you in the New Year for this upcoming social. Please note, the Winter Blues Party replaces the Christmas Party this year.

Please RSVP to so we can confirm numbers.

Happy holidays!

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