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Over The E dge


In association with Canadian University Press

Proudly Presents

WPNCUP October 25th to October 27th, 2 0 1 3

The 76th annual fall Western, Prairies & Northern Regional Conference at the Sandman Signature, Prince George, British Columbia With Gord Hoekstra, Bill Phillips, Neil Godbout

and more...

October 25th-October 27th, 2013


Weekend Schedule Delegate Registration Friday, October 25th, 5:00-7:00pm at the Sandman Signature Inn and Suites 2990 Recplace Dr Prince George, BC, V2N 0B2 Friday Night Pub Social and Karaoke 9:00-1:00am at The Thirsty Moose Pub at the University of Northern British Columbia

ALL and SOCIA requ L EVE ire t NTS of I wo pie 19+ .D. ces

3333 University Way Prince George, BC, V2N 4Z9

Saturday Seminars, Lunch, Dinner and Social Saturday, October 26th, 10:00am-1:00am at the Sandman Signature Inn and Suites, Banquet Rooms One and Two 2990 Recplace Dr Prince George, BC, V2N 0B2 Regional Plenary Sunday, October 27th. 10:00am- Rockford Bar & Grill 2990 Recplace Dr Prince George, BC, V2N 0B2



Transportation Services

Canadian University Press Staff

Airporter Shuttle Service Ltd 250-563-2220 966 5th Ave, Prince George, BC V2L 3K8

Erin Hudson, Canadian University Press President

Prince George Taxi Ltd 250-564-4444 331 1st Ave, Prince George, BC V2L 2Y1 Emerald Taxi Ltd 250-563-3333 966 5th Ave, Prince George, BC V2L 3K8

416-878-8514 Brendan Kergin, Canadian University Press National Bureau Chief 416-9394765 national office: 1.866.250.5595

The Conference Hotel Sandman Signature Hotel & Suites Prince George 250-645-7263 2990 Recplace Dr, Prince George, BC V2N 0B2

Sam Brooks, Canadian University Press Prairies and Northern Regional Director 780-340-7697

Closeby Entertainment Venues

Rockford Wok Bar Grill 250-649-0033 2990 Recreation Pl, Prince George, BC V2N 0B2

Shelley Termuende, Editor-In-Chief, Over The Edge Newspaper Western Regional Director & HR rep, Canadian University Press

Treasure Cove Casino 250-561-2421 2003 Hwy 97 S, Prince George, BC V2N 7A3


If you require immediate assistance in an emergency, call 911. If you need help with how to get somewhere, call a taxi. If you need to call someone to have a bro-moment with, call Sam or Brendan. If you need anything that does not involve alcohol runs, getting kicked out of the hotel or regular journalistic tomfoolery, please feel free to call Shelley Termuende. Remember she is also human and needs her beauty sleep so be courteous past 11:00pm. If you are too drunk you will not be let in to the Thirsty Moose Pub.

Speaker Schedule

October 26th, 2013



Room One: Welcome and Thank yous by Shelley Termuende & Canadian University Press staff, Erin Hudson and Brendan Kergin

11:00-12:00pm Room One: Bill Phillips, Editorial Director for the Prince George Free Press “Rolling with the Punches as a community newspaper.”

Room Two: Neil Godbout, Managing Editor of the Prince George Citizen

“The Future of Journalism”

12:00-12:30pm Room One: LUNCH with Andrew Kurjata, CBC Radio host “How to get a job you technically don’t qualify for.: My experience of moving up in unconventional ways”.


Room One: Mark Neilson and Peter James, Reporters from The Citizen “Legal journalism and the courts: find great stories without getting sued.” & “Social media is a great story source but you have to do the reporting.”


Room Two: Matt Wood, Communications Manager at the University of Northern British Columbia “Crisis News Reporting-His story of reporting during 9/11”


Room One: Robert Murray, Multimedia Sports Reporter, The Fort MacMurray Today & CUP alumni #Writeforsports

Room Two: Christina Doll, Marketing and Communications Manager, Inititatives Prince George “How your university education can help your career.”


Room One: Katherine Lapointe, Alistair McInnis & Wil Fundal “Life after CUP: Securing your first Job.” Room Two: Kealin McCabe, Head Reasearch Librarian at the University of Northern British Columbia


“Improving your Online Professionalism through Social Media” Room One: Adrian Edwards, Digital Development Advisor at The Citizen “The Perfect Marketing Strategy and how to develop it.”

Room Two: Writing and Design Critiques with Brendan Kergin, Mike Davies, Jacey Giib, Natalie Serafini, Isabelle Legault & Sam Brooks


Room One: Andrea Johnson, Writer/Editor, Communication Services at the College of New Caledonia “Transitioning from Journalism to Communications.”

Rockford Bar & Grill: Katherine Lapointe, CWA social “Stop by just to drink and chat, to sign up to become a CWA Canada associate member, or to find out about available mentorship, training and networking opportunities.”


Room One: Keynote Speaker, Gord Hoekstra, The Vancouver Sun “How to be successful in Journalism, what does that mean?”

7:00-8:00pm Room One: Dinner, Buffet 10:00-1:00am Room one:

Hallowe’en Night, Escape to NeverLand

Costumes are welcomed!

October 26th, 2013


Food and Drink Menu Sandman Corporate Special Lunch Garden Salad Bar, Pickle Platter, Assorted Sandwiches & Wraps, Chef’s Choice Soup de Jour (cream & broth based) Banquet Dinner Caesar Salad, Thai Noodle Salad, Pickle Platter, Seasonal Roasted Vegetables, Mashed Potatoes, Parmesan Chicken & Chef’s Selection of Assorted Dessert Squares Cash Bar Domestic Beer $5.50 Alexander Keith’s, Budweiser, Canadian, Coors Light, Miller Genuine Draft Imports & Coolers $6.50 Corona, Heineken, Smirnoff Ice, Strongbow House Wine $5.50 Frontera Cabernet Sauvignon & Sauvignon Blanc House Highballs $5.50 Smirnoff Vodka, Gordon’s Gin, Seagrams Rye, Captain Morgan’s White Rum, Captain Morgan’s Dark Rum, Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum Premiums $6.50+ Non-Alcoholic Beverages $2.00


Thank you to our generous sponsors and event partners!

Integris Credit Union Webespress International YXS, Prince George Airport The Thirsty Moose Pub Good Vibrations DJ and Lighting CWA & Katherine Lapointe Toursim Prince George Canadian University Press Barkerville The Vancouver Aquarium The Royal Tyrrell Museum Pacific National exhibition



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Wpncup (october25 27th) weekend schedule  

A detailed outline of the Western, Prairies, and Northern Regional Conference hosted by Over The Edge Newspaper on October 25th-27th, 2013