October 19 Lunch and Learn featuring Rebecca Vaughan

We’re happy to share that we’re starting monthly Lunch and Learn sessions for our CPRS Northern Lights members, and our guest at our October 19 meeting will be Rebecca Vaughan, Communications and Engagement Officer for the City of North Vancouver.

Rebecca will present on our new world of community engagement. She will share best practices and some hot tips on digital engagement tools and on hosting hybrid events.

We look forward to seeing you all on Zoom at 12:00 p.m. on October 19.

Want to learn more? E-mail cprsnl@gmail.com.

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Call for Board Candidates for the National Society

The 2022 CPRS Nominating Committee is looking for members with passion for our profession, who are willing to put their leadership skills to work and lead our National Society.  Make a meaningful difference in your profession and in your community – join the National CPRS Board.

Become part of an amazing group of volunteers who share their time, skills and enthusiasm to grow and sustain the professional stature of public relations in Canada. As a board member, you can play a key role in building and shaping our services, our profession and the success of our society.

Top 10 reasons to join the National CPRS Board

  1. Set the strategic direction and priorities for your Society
  2. Participate in public relations advocacy
  3. Enhance public awareness of the importance of the practice of public relations
  4. Be a voice for your colleagues
  5. Influence public relations education and training
  6. Deepen your leadership experience
  7. Expand your network
  8. Enhance your resume
  9. Earn accreditation maintenance points
  10. Develop friendships and have fun

We need passionate individuals to serve three-year terms as members of the CPRS National Board of Directors.  It is important that candidates understand volunteering for national CPRS service carries a commitment of time and resources.  The Board of Directors meets up to 10 times per year on average; most meetings are by teleconference but 1 – 2 meetings each year may be held face to face.

Read more about this opportunity on the CPRS website here.

Deadline for nominations is July 23, 2022.

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April Lunch & Learn

Connect (virtually) with Northern Lights PR professionals all around the province at our April Lunch & Learn event!

This month, we welcome Kim Hayhurst, owner of the Makerie in Prince George, who will share a PechaKucha presentation on opening a business during COVID, followed by a Q&A.

Not a member? Email cprsnl@gmail.com to join.

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CPRS National Conference

June 5, 2022 – June 7, 2022

Hotel Fairmont Winnipeg

CPRS is thrilled to announce the upcoming 2022 CPRS National Conference which will be running June 5th to 7th, 2022. The theme for the 2022 Conference is “At The Heart”. It feels like forever, and we have missed seeing you!  If you have had the chance to experience this event in person before, you will know that this year will be exceptional, and everyone is so excited to reconnect. If you’re thinking about it or haven’t attended before, this is the year to do it!

Connect face-to-face with colleagues, seize the opportunity to network and elevate your industry knowledge by participating in presentations, workshops, and interaction with visiting exhibitors.

As part of the Conference, there is also an option of purchasing a virtual ticket to watch sessions, workshops and connect from the comfort of your own workspace.

Learn more and register

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March is Membership Month

Here at CRPS Northern Lights, we are hard at work to bring our members even more benefits and value than ever before. We hope that you continue to be involved in the opportunities available for learning, networking and leading the way, and we thank you for your participation as a valued member.

During the month of March, all new and renewing members will be automatically entered into a weekly draw (taking place Mondays) for a chance to win a virtual pass to the 2022 CPRS National Conference (option to upgrade to an in-person pass)! We are also encouraging our members to reach out to your networks to share the benefits you enjoy as a CPRS member – the member who refers the most new members during March will win a one year complimentary membership. Lastly, to encourage new members and renewals, every new member or lapsed member who joins or renews during the campaign period will save $50 off the initiation/reinstatement fee.

During membership month, we ask for your support in spreading the word about the benefits enjoyed by membership by taking our message to the streets. It’s you, the member, who can truly tell the story, better than we can!

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