Evening Events

Sunday Night
Monday Night
Tuesday Night

Sunday Night

ASCEND 2014 Opening Reception
Make new connections in an historic setting!

Relax and unwind at the ASCEND 2014 Opening Reception in the Upper Rundle Lounge and Ivor Petrak Room at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Conference delegates will get a chance to couple the spectacular view of the Bow Valley with food and drink. Take in this world class destination while networking with your peers and catching up with industry colleagues.

images courtesy of The Fairmont Banff Springs


Monday Night

Excursion to Lake Louise
An event that takes place at a conference, but feels like a vacation!

Join us for an evening of western fun and hospitality. After a day full of professional development, conference delegates will go on an excursion to the iconic Lake Louise. After taking in the fresh air and sights, delegates embark on a horse-drawn wagon ride to the Lake Louise Dance Barn. Upon arrival, delegates will be greeted by the sound of a local band featuring a variety of popular music and good old fashioned fun! Dinner will feature a barbecued hip of beef and western themed buffet. Following dinner, there will be time to dance the night away before returning to the hotel.


images courtesy of Banff Lake Louise Tourism and Brewster Adventures

Sponsored by Marketwired


Tuesday Night

CPRS National Awards Gala
Discover the peak of PR excellence!

The National Awards Gala wraps up the three-day conference with this formal event recognizing the best in Canadian public relations and communication management. These awards are exclusive to CPRS members and are a source of both individual and group prestige. The Awards Program showcases Canada's best talent and offers a special opportunity to be recognized by one's peers for outstanding work and contribution to the profession and CPRS. Come celebrate the accomplishments of the 2014 Awards of Excellence winners and CPRS Major Award recipients! The Canadian Public Relations Society celebrates 65 years of representing Canadian public relations and communications management professionals from coast to coast.

Awards Gala MC

Mark Connolly, CBC Radio

Mark Connolly is the host of CBC Radio's morning show in Edmonton, Edmonton A.M.  He is also an Olympic commentator with CBC Sports, having recently broadcast the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.  The games were the eighth Olympics of his career.  Prior to hosting Edmonton A.M., Mark was the evening news anchor for CBC in Edmonton and CBC's local radio/television sportscaster. He has hosted many awards shows including the Alberta Film & Television Awards and the Ad Club of Edmonton Awards but is still waiting to win an award of his own.


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