Lunch & Learn: First Nations Communications

On Friday, November 22, join us as our very own Shelly Burich and Kevin Brown will share their respective experiences working with First Nations.

Date: November 22, 2013
Time: 12pm-1pm
Where: Canada Winter Games Office Board Room (545 Quebec Street, Prince George) (Teleconference can be arranged; please contact Alyson Gourley-Cramer for details.)
Cost: $20 for members; $25 for non-members
Lunch: Provided
RSVP: by Monday, November 18 by emailing cprsnl@gmail.com or on our Facebook event page.

About the Speakers

Shell1Shelly Burich, in her role as Communications Manager for the Cariboo Regional District, interacts regularly with First Nations communities in the Cariboo and Chilcotin. Recently she handled the communications for both the St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School Commemorative project and was quite involved with the first ever Orange Shirt Day event which received national and global recognition. Whether through formal protocols, or less formal processes the CRD has developed excellent working relationships with many First Nations communities. Shelly will share best practices and lessons learned.

Shelly has been in the marketing and communications industry for almost 25 years. She received her undergraduate degree in social sciences from McMaster University and a diploma in marketing communications management from the BC Institute of Technology. Some of the positions she has held include the national manager of marketing communications for ADT Security Services, publicist for the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts and holds the distinction of being named the first female media director in the CFL while with the Toronto Argonauts Football Club.

One of the highlights of her career includes being named the co-recipient of the Canadian Public Relations Society’s Don Rennie Memorial Award for Excellence in Government Communications along with colleague and Northern Lights Chapter President, Matt Wood.

kevinKevin Brown has worked with the Lheidli T’enneh and the McLeod Lake Indian Band as clients and with many other First Nations around Northern BC in various capacities.  He currently works as the coordinator for Lheidli Community Engagement Committee as well as providing communications and media support for the nation. Kevin will share his experiences, insights and lessons learned.

Kevin is President of Kevin Brown Communications or ‘KBC’ as it is known to his clients, family and friends. He has operated his ‘full-service’ award-winning public relations consulting practice since February, 2003 from his home in Prince George.

Mr. Brown currently provides services to clients in many sectors, including: First Nations, Beetle Action Coalition, bioenergy, community forest, pipelines, local government, property development, and others.

Kevin got his start in public relations in November 1993 when he worked for the provincial government as a regional communications officer. Prior to entering public relations, he spent over a decade in the media including CBC Radio News in Northern BC.

In 2010, the Canadian Public Relations Society honoured Kevin with its Diamond Jubilee Award for Mentor of The Year, and in 2012 Kevin was inducted into the CPRS College of Fellows.

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