2019 Events Posted!

flat lay photography of calendarCheck out our events page to see a snapshot of the professional development and networking opportunities we have planned for the new year.

Mark your calendars!

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Lunch & Learn – Jan. 11, 2019 – Making your message POP online

TOPIC: Making your message POP online – communicating well on social media
DATE: Jan. 11 @ 12 p.m.
LOCATION: Regional District of Fraser Fort George Boardroom (155 George St., Prince George). Live streaming will also be available.

Ring in the New Year with fresh social media communication tips!popmedia

Join us for the first pro-D event of 2019 with storyteller and Pop Media owner, Camille MacDonald. Camille has worked with a variety of clients from publicly funded organizations to private sector businesses. With a wealth of traditional media and digital media experience her belt, Camille will share how you can communicate better and stand out (in a good way!) in the social sphere.

About Camille

camille headshot (003)A storyteller at heart, Camille MacDonald started her career as a television reporter and anchor. She decided to shift gears from traditional to digital media, launching Pop Media in 2016. Camille loves helping local businesses and organizations share their stories and attract new customers through the power of social media. A finalist in the Prince George Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Top 40 Under 40, Camille is dedicated to helping share the many reasons northern BC is an exceptional place to live, work, and play.

Other Event Details

Cost to attend Brown Bag Lunch and Learn:
$10 for CPRS members
$15 for non-members

RSVP for this upcoming Brown Bag Lunch and Learn by Tuesday, January 8. Confirm your attendance by emailing cprsnl@gmail.com or indicating you are ‘interested’ on the Facebook event. If you are confirming the attendance of others, please indicate all participant names.

Please bring your payment and lunch to the event. Cash or cheque is accepted.

If you cannot attend in-person, CPRS members can email cprsnl@gmail.com by Jan. 7 to request the free livestream option.

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Winter Blues Party – Feb. 2, 2019

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 cprsnl@gmail.com. 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 https://coldsnapfestival.com/schedule/. 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 cprsnl@gmail.com so we can confirm numbers.

Happy holidays!

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Webinar – Communications and Engagement

CPRS Members, join us for a free lunchtime webinar!

Webinar topic: The Intersection of Communications and Engagement
Image result for iap2RSVP and mark your calendars for Friday, November 30, starting at 12 noon, to learn from Jessica Delaney, a strategic communications and engagement specialist who uses her effective facilitation and communication skills to lead groups through complex, potentially confrontational processes.

Have you ever wanted to learn how to encourage participation and effectively engage with the public?

Jessica Delaney is the Principal of Strategic Communications and Engagement at Delaney and Associates and has a strong desire to bring people together to get things done. Based in the Vancouver office, Jessica works with the team to develop, implement and report on engagement and communications strategies that focus on building common ground. She works to build social capital for ethical, values-based organizations, and earned her Certified Public Participation Professional (CP3) designation through IAP2 Canada in 2017.

Register today by emailing cprsnl@gmail.com. Please note, this webinar is available for CPRS members only (CPRS members from other chapters are welcome as well!).

To register, please include the full name of registrant(s) and each registrant’s email address so we can send the webinar login details ahead of time and can plan an engaging session for the number of participants and learners.

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Beyond the Hype 2018

733526_e78d14e1e3ec4ce8979e234576a2d59f_mv2Don’t miss out on BEYOND THE HYPE 2018 Conference & Mixer at Royal Roads University in Victoria, hosted by the Victoria chapter of CPRS.

CPRS-VI has even extended a special invitation for CPRS-NL members to attend at the CPRS-VI members-rate!


Want to attend an awesome one-day conference for experienced communications and public relations professionals? Join us for CPRS-VI’s BEYOND THE HYPE 2018 professional development conference on Friday, November 23 from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at beautiful Royal Roads University in Victoria!

We’re keeping it real, authentic, and practical. If you’re looking for a day of talking heads, theory, and death-by-PowerPoint, this event is not for you.

If you’re looking to walk away at the end of the day feeling inspired, with new connections and meaningful tools that you’re excited to implement right away, then Beyond the Hype 2018 is where you’ll want to be!

Here’s a peek at our program line-up:

KEYNOTE – Off Camera: Tamara Taggart Gets Real

Other sessions include:

•         What’s UX and Why Should You Care?

•         Don’t Feed Your Public Steak and Your Employees Dog Food

•         Storytellers and Their Stories: Lessons Learned From Behavioural Sciences

•         Cracking the Code: How to Show Value and Speak the Language of the C-Suite (Moderated CEO Panel)

And don’t miss our Mixer at Hatley Castle – that’s right, a castle! (complimentary admission from 4:45 p.m. to 7 p.m.) We’ll feed and water you well throughout the day, finishing with a Mixer at the majestic Hatley Castle, where you can kick back, connect and cultivate your network with peeps who share and understand your world!

Real stories. Real strategies. Really helpful.

Registration is now open! All BC-based CPRS members get the member rate. Get the Early Bird price until October 28.

Register TODAY: cprs-vi.org/beyond-the-hype

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