RWB’s Jane Puchniak Named Communicator of the Year

RWB’s Jane Puchniak Named Communicator of the Year

Jane Puchniak
Jane Puchniak (HANDOUT)

The Manitoba Chapter of the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) has announced its 2015 Manitoba Communicator of the Year.

Jane Puchniak, public relations coordinator Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, is the recipient of this year’s award.

Puchniak coordinated two highly successful multi-city public relations campaigns for the RWB School’s annual international audition tour, initiating fashion photography collaborations with Club Monaco and Banana Republic. She also managed a national media relations campaign launched in October 2014 for the world premiere of the RWB’s Going Home Star — Truth and Reconciliation — a full-length ballet created for the company’s 75th anniversary season.

“The MCOY jury selected Puchniak as the awardee for her demonstration of communications leadership, her public relations skills in planning and execution, and her ability to respect cultural sensitivity and collaborate with key stakeholders,” said Tamara Bodi, president of CPRS Manitoba.

Puchniak will be presented with the award a special gala luncheon event on Thursday, May 7 at the Manitoba Club in Winnipeg. Luncheon tickets can be purchased online at