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 cprs.ca/membership 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

UPDATE!

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 cprsnl@gmail.com 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: https://coldsnapfestival.com/schedule/

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 https://coldsnapfestival.com/ (The preferred Coldsnap rate code is located under the festival schedule).

See you at the Winter Blues Party!

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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!

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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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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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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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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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