Our newest CPRS-VI member is Caledonia Wright , a Royal Roads student pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication.

We also welcome back returning members:

Full contact info for these and other CPRS members across Canada are available via the CPRS Online Directory  here.
Register today for (Mis)adventures in Storytelling
You’ve heard of those nights where business owners and leaders share their failures: the crashes and burns, partnership deals that go sour, the product recalls.  
In public relations, we get our share of (mis)adventures, too!

We’re kicking off the fall season of CPRS-VI with our first ever (Mis)adventures in Storytelling, hosted at The University Club of Victoria. We will chat one-on-one, be authentic and honest, and learn from each other's missteps.

Whether you have a misadventure you want to share or simply want to listen to lessons from the trenches - come join us on Oct. 24!
When: Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cost: Members: $10 and General Admission $20. Ticket price includes appies!
Beyond the Hype 2018 Registration Now Open!
Join us for this dynamic one-day conference (and mixer) for experienced communications and engagement professionals!

This year, we're committed to keeping it real. What does that mean? Well, we want this event to be authentic and practical.

Check out our program line-up, blog and don't forget to register now for Early Bird rates!
When: Friday, November 23, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mixer follows at Hatley Castle
Early Bird : $249 CPRS-VI members / $299 non-members
October Happy Hour with CPRS!
Every month, CPRS-VI reserves a table or two at a local eatery, and offer you a chance to drop in and simply connect. We'll put out some appies for everyone to enjoy - you just have to buy your own drinks! 

We do appreciate if you RSVP so we have an idea of how many seats to reserve, but if you have a last minute opportunity to attend, please come!

This is your opportunity to connect and grow within Vancouver Island’s community of practice.
When: Tuesday, October 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Members and their guests - free!
NEW! CPRS-VI website at your fingertips
Introducing the new and improved CPRS-VI website: www.cprs-vi.org

We hope you find the new site a seamless digital experience, allowing convenient access to the local and National information you need to support your professional development and networking needs.

Huge thanks to all the volunteers who helped bring this project to life: Peggy Kulmala APR, Susan Gee APR, Avi Lambert, Roxanne Kropp, Marina Hawkeswood, Cait Espinoza, Elana Ilott, and Chris Poulton. 
Accreditation deadline APRoaching
The next APR cycle begins Dec. 1, with applications due to the National Office by 5 PM (ET).
Don't wait until the last minute - your completed application needs three references, two of whom need to be accredited themselves.

Questions? Contact Lorianne Weston  at CPRS for answers!
At your convenience: CPRS Webinars
This fall, CPRS has lined up a series of webinars for members to learn from colleagues across the county. Here is a sample:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 23, 1 PM(ET) Martin Waxman, APR presents PR in the Micro-Moment, offering participants strategies on how to reach mobile audiences by creating PR stories that both help and inspire through their smartphones.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 20, 1 PM(ET) Jan Enns and Julie Rogers, APR will offer their fellow members tips and tricks on how to deal with Trolls, Haters and Nasty Posts.

Members can view archived webinars and to register for upcoming ones here .
Communications Manager
Victoria BC
Application deadline: October 15, 2018

The Communications Manager supervises a team of communications advisors. The Communications Manager coordinates the delivery of communications products and services to stakeholders. 
Manager - Engagement  
Victoria BC
Application deadline: Tuesday Oct 23, 2018

The City of Victoria is recruiting for a Manager - Engagement, in the Engagement Department. Under the direction of the Director of Engagement, effectively manage the City's public participation and communications activities to engage and empower the community.
Looking to share an opportunity? CPRS-VI offers a direct link to a well-connected network of public relations, communications and marketing practitioners across Vancouver Island.

Check out what we offer here !

Looking for one? CPRS-VI members receive career and volunteer notices directly in their in-box, and we share what comes our way via Twitter via #PRJobsVI. Contact our membership team for more info!
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