May 3 – Save the Date!

More details posted HERE!

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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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

member referral program

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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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 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 by Jan. 7 to request the free livestream option.

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