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 cprs.mb.ca.
ChrisD.ca is Winnipeg's only independent digital news outlet, producing reliable journalism and localized content since 2007. As we grow as a company, so do our expenses into creating the news, sports and entertainment coverage you've come to expect from us. We ask that if you enjoyed reading this article that you consider making a small donation towards our efforts. It would be greatly appreciated in helping us reinvest to expand our reach and hire additional freelance reporters and photographers. Thank you!