The CPRS Vancouver AGM and Summer Social is a wonderful opportunity to get together with colleagues and friends to toast our accomplishments over the past year. Held at a vibrant and unique venue, a private hospitality suite in The Blackbird Public House, this year’s soiree features presentations by Board members on the activities of the Chapter, member recognition and awards, plus influential guest speakers Perry Boldt, Manager, Business Development and Marketing at the Canada 150 Federal Secretariat (Government of Canada), and Melody Maclean, Manager, Public Engagement, Alliance 150 (Community Foundations of Canada). There will also be plenty of food, beverages and door prizes!

This year, Canada marks its 150th anniversary of Confederation. From the outset of planning, the Government of Canada has invited Canadians to shape the celebration and drive the conversation. From online consultations and crowd-sourced brand development to grass-roots seed funding and work through community leaders on the ground, learn how the Canada 150 team's focus on participation has sparked engagement from coast to coast to coast.

Our exciting line-up of speakers includes:

Perry Boldt

Manager, Business Development and Marketing at the Canada 150 Federal Secretariat (Government of Canada)

Perry Boldt is an award-winning manager with more than 15 years of experience in communications, marketing, stakeholder relations and community engagement roles with the Government of Canada. A graduate of the Carleton University School of Journalism, he began his career in Ottawa with the Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food, working in media relations, and later as a speechwriter for the Agriculture Minister. He has held progressive leadership roles with Industry Canada, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, Canada Border Services Agency and Canadian Heritage.

Perry has led teams and worked on issues ranging from international trade disputes, indigenous economic development, border security, the 2010 Winter Games and a range of arts and culture files including most recently, Canada 150, where he oversees a team responsible for business development and partnerships. A resident of Vancouver for more than a decade, he is an active volunteer and believes that authentic, open communication is the critical spark for human connection, citizen engagement and strong communities.

Melody Maclean

Manager, Public Engagement, Alliance 150 (Community Foundations of Canada)

Melody has been working in communications for more than five years, with experience ranging from large government departments to small nonprofit organizations. With a joint degree in Communications and Political Science from the University of Ottawa, she brings an interest in current events and digital communications to her work.

Melody currently works for Community Foundations of Canada, the national network of 191 community foundations across Canada. Originally hired as a communications coordinator, she now leads the organization’s public engagement initiatives including Alliance 150, the national engagement network for Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. Melody also has a keen interest in website design and development, and volunteers her time with small community organizations to help them improve their online presence.



The Blackbird Public House
#300 - 905 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver BC



Thursday, June 15, 2017



5:30-8:30 p.m.



5:30 p.m. Registration and Networking
6:00 p.m. Annual General Meeting
6:50 p.m. Sparking Engagement in Canada 150
7:30 p.m. Networking and Celebrations



$20 – student members
$25 – student non-members
$45 – members
$60 – non-members 

*Student non-members please contact the CPRS Vancouver office to register.

(prices include GST - GST #85438 4484RT0001) 

Registration ends Monday, June 12 at 12:00 pm (noon).


Pre-Registration and Payment is Required 
NO REFUNDS for no-shows or cancellations received less than 48 business hours prior to the event.

Please be advised that photographs will be taken at the event for possible use on the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) website, in the press, CPRS marketing materials, and all other CPRS publications. By attending this event, you authorize and consent to CPRS, and/or its associates, assistants or subcontractors to use and display your photograph or image (moving or still) in any publication, multi-media productions, display, advertisement, promotion or world-wide web publication. By attending this event you release CPRS, its agents, officers and employees from any and all claims and demands arising out of or in connection with the use of said photographs/images, including but not limited to, any claims for invasion of privacy or defamation.