You could tell people were thankful as they chatted on top of the rooftop patio. After a week of snowy, cold weather, members of the Edmonton CPRS chapter chased the last of the evening sun as they reconnected after the summer break. Jim Rudolph of JGR Communications expressed that, “Each time I come (to one of these events) I am happy to reconnect with members; I am excited to get back here.” Members of the board introduced themselves and it was easy to see the passion and excitement they had for the upcoming year events.
One of the highlighted events was the 2019 national CPRS conference, being held here in Edmonton. The theme of “Evolving Expectation, for Deliberate Communicators” was presented to those in attendance as a way of holding strong to the importance of professional excellence and knowledge amongst those who communicate with intention and understanding. At each of the future CPRS events leading up to June’s conference, there will be the ability to win the chance to attend the conference for free by tweeting a picture of you and the Evolving Expectations sign and the hashtag, #evolving expectations. You are encouraged to follow CPRS on Twitter for more details.
Several of the students from the 2018 public relations program at MacEwan attended the event and were welcomed warmly by the board and members alike. The wide mixture of experience was an excellent demonstration to students of the variety and breadth of the industry. The CPRS mentorship program was encouraged by former students of the program as well as senior communicators. Nikki L , a current student of the PR program at MacEwan, said, “I had a great time, I feel very informed. I am ready to sign up for mentorship in a snap.”
Written by Sarah Patterson