Past Events

2020 Events

January – Speaker Series (Online Webinar)
Date: Jan. 31, 2020, 12 pm – 1 pm
Topic: Lead With Intent
Guest Speaker: Bev McPhee, Executive Consultant & Associate Faculty at Royal Roads University
Location: Online (CPRSNL members only)
Cost: Free. Webinar login information will be emailed to all members.

April – Speaker Series
CPRS Pro-D National Tour Presents:
Date: Friday, April 17, 2020; 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (includes lunch)
Topic: The Science and Practice of Social Trust and Misinformation: 7-Key Steps to building trust, combatting misinformation and changing minds
Guest Speaker: Dr. Terry Flynn, APR, FCPRS, LM, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies & Multimedia & Director, Master of Communications Management degree program
Location: Regional District of Fraser-Fort George Boardroom (155 George Street, Prince George)

May – CPRS National Conference – Transformation 2020
May 24-26, 2020
Location: Quebec City

2020 Building Blocks Conference (Prince George)
More details coming soon

2019 Events

December – Christmas Kringle Mingle
Date: Dec. 12, 2019
Time: Starting at 5 p.m.
Location: Northern Lights Estate Winery (745 Prince George Pulp Mill Road)

November – Deep Dive: PR Under Fire
Date: Nov. 1, 2019, 12pm-1pm
Online only
A phone/webinar facilitated discussion to dive into solutions to public relations challenges.

October – Fall Social
Date: Oct. 2, 2019
Time: Starting at 4:30 p.m.
Location: Twisted Cork (1157 5th Ave, Prince George)

September – Speaker Series
Date: Sept. 20, 2019, 12pm-1pm
Topic: Foot in Both Worlds
Guest Speaker: Marlaena Mann & Robert Doane, Carrier Sekani Family Services
Location: RDFFG Boardroom (155 George St., Prince George) OR via livestreaming

June – CPRS National Conference – Evolving Expectations
June 16-18, 2019
Location: Edmonton

May – Building Blocks Conference
May 3, 2019 in Prince George
Conference: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the RDFFG boardroom (155 George Street)
Social: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Grand Trunk Tavern (2005 Hwy 97 S)

April – Lunch & Learn
Date: April 12, 2019, 12pm-1:30pm
Topic: PR and Crisis
Guest Speaker: Alyson Gourley-Cramer, College of New Caledonia
Location: RDFFG Boardroom (155 George St., Prince George) OR via livestreaming

February – Deep Dive: Social Media & Content Creation
Feb. 22, 2019, 12pm-1pm
A phone/webinar facilitated discussion to dive into solutions to public relations challenges.

February – Winter Blues Party
Feb. 2, 2019
5:30pm – Dinner at the Copper Pig
7:30pm – Cold Snap Concert at the Ramada
Note: This replaces our 2018 Christmas Party!

January – Lunch & Learn
Date: Jan. 11, 2019, 12pm-1pm
Topic: Making your message POP online – communicating well on social media
Guest Speaker: Camille MacDonald, Pop Media
Location: RDFFG Boardroom (155 George St., Prince George) OR via livestreaming

Nov. 30, 2018 (Online Webinar)
Webinar: The Intersection of Communications and Engagement
Time: 12 pm – 1 pm
Location: Online (CPRS members only)
Cost: Free. Email to register.

July 27, 2018 (Prince George)
CPRSNL Social Evening
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Crossroads Brewing (508 George St.)

June 21-22, 2018 (Prince George) June 21: Building Blocks Networking Night at Trench Brewing & Distillery Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Location: Trench Brewing and Distilling, 399 2nd Ave, Prince George, BC (appies included!)

June 21-22: Building Blocks Conference & Annual General Meeting
Date: June 22, 2018 Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Location: Regional District of Fraser-Fort George Boardroom, 155 George Street, Prince George Fee: $79 for CPRSNL members, $99 for non-members (covers registration, reception on June 21 and lunch on June 22)

May 27-29, 2018 (Charlottetown, PEI)
CPRS National Conference
Learn more:

April 20, 2018 (Prince George)
Lunch & Learn: Rebranding a City – Lessons Learned Along the Way
Speaker: Amy Reid, Economic Development Officer, City of Quesnel Location: Regional District of Fraser-Fort George, Boardroom, Prince George

March 20, 2018 (Prince George)
CPRSNL Social Evening
When: 5:30 p.m. Location: Crossroads Brewing (508 George St.)

February 23, 2018 (Prince George)
Lunch & Learn: PR From a First Nations Perspective
Speakers: Dolleen Logan, Councilor, Lheidli T’enneh First Nation Derek Orr, Business Development Manager, Carrier Lumber Ltd. Location: Regional District of Fraser-Fort George, Boardroom, Prince George

January 19, 2018 (Prince George)
Lunch & Learn: The Small Town P.R. Playbook
Speaker: Joel McKay, CEO, Northern Development Initiative Trust Location: Northern Development Initiative Trust, Prince George

December 1, 2017 (Prince George)
CPRSNL Christmas Party
Location: 309 Nicholson Street South

November 17, 2017 (Prince George)
CPRSNL Social Evening
Location: Kask Taproom (1230 4th Avenue)

October 27, 2017 (Kelowna)
Lunch & Learn: What Gets Measured, Gets Managed (Inbound Link Tracking Workshop)
Speaker: Timothy Lynch, Principal, TLL Marketing

October 16, 2017 (Prince George)
Lunch & Learn: Writing Engaging Content
Speaker: Gary Stephens Ross

June 22, 2017 (Prince George)
CPRSNL Annual General Meeting

November 28, 2014
Move Up Prince George
Speaker: Christina Doll, Initiative Prince George

October 17, 2014
Communications during an Environmental Assessment Joint Review Panel Public Hearing Process
Speaker: Dave Conway, BC Hydro

April 28, 2014
Building Blocks
Jeremy Berry, APR, DComm, Associate Professor, Public Relations Program, Faculty of Communication Studies, Mount Royal University
Ivan Giesbrecht, Communications Manager for Northern Gateway Pipelines

March 26, 2014
Lunch & Learn: Future-proof your web presence
Speaker: Rosemary Dolman, Lead, Web Development, Northern Health

February 26, 2014
Lunch & Learn: RCMP media experiences
Speakers: Superintendent Eric Stubbs and Corporal Craig Douglass

January 20, 2014
Lunch & Learn: Communicating for a national non-profit
Speaker: Amy Erickson, Canadian Blood Services

November 22, 2013
Lunch & Learn: First Nations Communications
Speakers: Shelly Burich, Communications Manager, Cariboo Regional District; Kevin Brown, KB Communications

October 24, 2013
Lunch & Learn: Social media with Garth Frizzell
Speaker: Garth Frizzell, PG resident, UNBC Research Partnership and Innovation Officer, Prince George City Councillor

September 18, 2013
Season kick-off event and pub night
Speaker: Eoin Foley, co-owner, Nancy O’s

May 30, 2013
Annual General Meeting;
Mini presentation by Alyson Gourley-Cramer: Volunteer opportunities with the 2015 Canada Winter Games

May 15, 2013
Media Panel
A Q&A session with a selection of our regional media.

April 26, 2013
Building Blocks
Kemp Edmonds, Hootsuite – The current state of social media
Jessica Quinn, Northern Health – Engaging a Healthier Life: Social Media in Health Promotion
Richard Truscott, CPRS National President – Navigating through effective government-stakeholder relationships

March 22, 2013
Topic: STOP HIV/AIDS Pilot Project
Steve Raper, Northern Health
Joanne MacDonald, Northern Health
Mike Doran, Splash Media

February 13, 2013
Speaker: Shauna Harper, online marketing & internal communications strategist,
Topic: Sharing your message online

January 18, 2013
Topic: Marketing Prince George
Speaker: Heather Oland, CEO of Initiatives Prince George