Veteran Practitioner and CPRS Life Member Carol Panasiuk honoured with the 2017 Award of Attainment

KELOWNA, BC, May 28, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) presented Carol Panasiuk, APR, FCPRS LM with the 2017 CPRS Award of Attainment during Illuminate 2017, the CPRS National Conference, in honour of her long history of service to CPRS and to the public relations industry as a whole.

"We were thrilled to inform Carol that the CPRS Awards Committee was unanimous in selecting her as the recipient of the 2017 CPRS Award of Attainment," said Kim Blanchette, APR, FCPRS, CPRS National President. "With her commitment and dedication to the profession, plus over 35 years as a member of CPRS, culminating in her role as Co-Chair of the World Public Relations Forum in 2016, Carol was the obvious choice to receive the award."

"This award is a great honour but the real honour for me, is having had the privilege of working with so many outstanding communications professionals over the years," said Panasiuk. "It's important that our profession have a strong voice. I hope I have made a contribution to that -- along with all the dedicated CPRS members who volunteer their time and expertise to further our industry."

Panasiuk was acknowledged for her outstanding achievement and service in the public relations industry and to CPRS over the last 35 years, including being active on the National Board of Directors, which led to her co-chairing 2016's World Public Relations Forum in Toronto; an international event welcoming the who's who of public relations and communications from around the world to Toronto to discuss the value and importance of Communications Across Cultures.

Each year, the CPRS Award of Attainment is presented to a CPRS member whose personal activities and leadership have gone beyond the call of duty. The Award of Attainment was one of several Major Awards presented by the Society during Illuminate 2017 in recognition of exceptional involvement in public relations, with candidates being nominated by their peers.

About CPRS
Founded in 1948, the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) is a not-for-profit organization whose members are engaged in the practice, management or teaching of public relations. Members work to maintain the highest standards and to share a uniquely Canadian experience in public relations. CPRS is a federation of more than 2,500 members across 14 Member Societies based in major cities or organized province-wide.  For more information, visit our website:

SOURCE Canadian Public Relations Society

For further information: Dan LaBelle, Specialist, Communications and Events, Canadian Public Relations Society, 416-917-1794,

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