President’s Message – January 2023

Happy New Year! With the holiday season and a successful mixer co-hosted with IABC Edmonton now behind us, we’re looking forward to an exciting 2023. The coming year is a significant milestone for CPRS Edmonton because we are celebrating our 60th anniversary! It’s an opportunity to reflect on how public relations has evolved in Edmonton thanks to the positive work and dedication of members past and present. 

This milestone is also an opportunity to re-engage with fellow communicators who you might have lost touch with over the last few years when many of us worked from home and created new routines. Whether you need to talk shop with someone who understands what you do every day, need mentorship to take the next step in your career, need resources and professional development to be a better communicator, or are looking for volunteer opportunities to develop your skills, CPRS Edmonton is ready to help connect you with what you need.

Our 60th anniversary deserves a celebration, so we’re organizing a party for early fall. The success of this party depends on you, so if you have event planning experience to offer, or would like to try your hand and develop a new skill set, please let us know. Tamara Vineberg is leading the 60th anniversary committee, so please reach out to her at if you want to help.

Until the big party, there are other ways to get involved with your local society. Our first professional development event of the year is January 26. Sherri Bouslama, Manager Brand Strategy and Communications for Edmonton Global will talk to us about event planning as a communication tactic. This will be a virtual evening event.

On February 15, we’re welcoming Linneah Tovstiga, mentorship chair with CPRS Hamilton, to talk to us about setting boundaries in the workplace. Whether you’re a recent graduate or a seasoned professional, this event offers lots of value to help you perform at your best. This will be an online event in the evening.

Join us March 23 for our next in-person networking event. More details about all of these events will follow, but save the date in your calendar to join us for a fun evening. Follow CPRS Edmonton on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter and watch for emails still to come. 

Thank you to Stephen Shaw, Tamara Vineberg and the rest of the board of directors for their hard work in pulling together the winter calendar.

– Peter Haight, President, CPRS Edmonton

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