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 CURRENTS 2012 :: June 10-12, 2012

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Title Sponsor of Currents 2012

Primary Sponsor of the National Awards of Excellence Gala

CNW Group is the nation's number one resource for time-critical news and information from more than 10,000 sources coast to coast and around the world. Public companies, associations, unions, not-for-profits, municipal, provincial and federal governments all rely on CNW Group’s unique multi-media communication services and networks to effectively send their messages to newsrooms, the financial community and the public. The CNW Group web site is the most frequently used and most widely accessed full-text news release site in Canada. CNW Group is also a national leader in audio/video webcasting, enabling thousands of communication professionals to broadcast their news and information in real-time around the world.

CNW Group's communications technology goes well beyond electronic news distribution. CNW Group also assists its clients in achieving their goals by providing innovative services to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of their communications, and to target their key audiences.

Established in 1960, CNW Group is a leading and legitimate part of Canada's journalistic and financial reporting processes, recognized in all major newsrooms and financial institutions as a key element in the dissemination and receipt of timely information directly from source. CNW Group operates bureaus in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa and Halifax. CNW Group's wholly owned subsidiary CNW Telbec operates offices in Montreal and Quebec City.

Silver Sponsors

Monday Evening Event Sponsor

For nearly three decades, Marketwire has played a pivotal role in sharing information with audiences worldwide, connecting news makers and news consumers. We help our clients reach the right audiences and create meaningful relationships that better their business and brand. Sysomos, a Marketwire company, is the market leader in social media monitoring and analytics software. Visit for more information.


College of Fellows Luncheon Sponsor

Infomart is Canada's leading media intelligence agency with more than 25 years of delivering media monitoring and research solutions to Canada's best-informed institutions.

Covering print, social media platforms, radio, television, and online news, Infomart gives you the intelligence you need to optimize your media strategies, saving time, saving money, and fuelling more effective media-related decisions that drive results for your business.


Conference Photography Services

The Canadian Press is Canada's trusted news leader. For more than 90 years, our journalists have reported news round the clock, from coast to coast and around the world, in English and French. Our wire stories, photos, graphics, audio and online video are delivered in real time to newspapers, radio and TV stations, web portals, magazines and digital signage companies. Clients rely on our accurate, impartial and fast coverage to keep their print, online, mobile and on-air audiences informed.

PR and communications professionals also rely on The Canadian Press when they need:

  • Real-time alerts on developing stories before they may be carried by print or broadcast media
  • TV news monitoring, plus social media monitoring tools
  • Professional photographers and videographers and distribution of PR photos and video to the media

The Canadian Press Images provides superior assignment photography and fast, reliable distribution of PR photos to the media. Our global network of 300+ photographers and videographers specialize in capturing "media-style," attention-grabbing photos and videos that optimize your chances for pickup.

Bronze Sponsors


The Partnership Group – Sponsorship Specialists™ is a dynamic Canadian company that develops innovative sponsorship programs for corporations, brands and sponsors as well as sponsor properties in the areas of not-for-profits, professional and amateur sport organizations, government agencies and government operations, charities, events, member associations, tournaments and conferences. The company is highly specialized and is seen as a leader in this rapidly growing sector. Their mission is to provide their clients with a unique sponsorship proposition that is tailored to meet their particular needs; this proposition will produce results that deliver a measurable return on investment.

The Partnership Group – Sponsorship Specialists™ is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta and provides services to corporations / sponsors and sponsorship properties as indicated above, across Canada and the USA. The Partnership Group – Sponsorship Specialists™ has a team of consultants based from Newfoundland through British Columbia. For more detailed information on the Partnership Group – Sponsorship Specialists™ click on the log above or visit

Translation Services

English to French translation for all your PR needs

Diana and Charles Tisdall Lecture Sponsor


The McMaster-Syracuse Master of Communications Management (MCM) Program offers professional communicators and communications managers like you a unique opportunity to earn a postgraduate degree while continuing to earn a living.

Offered by McMaster University in partnership with Syracuse University, the MCM offers you the best of Canadian and American public relations and communications management education.

Specifically designed with you in mind, the MCM allows you to balance work and life while building a powerful network of lifelong friends and colleagues.

That's your MCM advantage.

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Awards Champagne Reception Sponsor


NATIONAL is the largest public relations consultancy in Canada with offices in Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Halifax, New York and London. The firm offers corporate communications, investor relations, public affairs, public consultation and participation, marketing, technology and healthcare communications services to a broad range of leading corporate, government and institutional clients. Internationally, the firm is affiliated with Burson-Marsteller.

Monday Breakfast Keynote Sponsor

At Royal Roads University we challenge you to question everything, including yourself. Develop critical thinking skills while discovering tools and techniques that apply to your current position as well as your entire career. Our online and on-campus delivery method is ideal for working professionals; you don’t have to give up your life to complete your degree.

Discover the connection between personal growth and academic achievement in our cohort-learning model. Small group, on-campus residencies build communication and interpersonal skills while providing a valuable network of contacts to help during, and after, your program. Intimate class sizes and group projects present a uniquely personal approach to learning.

Monday Afternoon Keynote Sponsor
Monday Evening Transportation

Wilson's Transportation Ltd is a local family owned and operated Transportation Company in Victoria B.C Canada. Wilson's Transportation Ltd. has been operating for over 40 years when the founder started the company with just one school bus in 1967. Wilson's offers a wide variety of commercial transportation services including, charter service, rental service and commercial mechanical repairs & maintenance. We service the greater Victoria area, all of Vancouver Island and beyond. Wherever the road takes you we will take you there. Remember if you need a bus just call us 250-475-3235 or 1-800-567-3288 (toll free within Canada) or visit us

Print Sponsor

At Hillside Printing, we believe that printing is much more than ink on paper. It is communication in words and pictures.

Whether you want to educate, inform, entice or perhaps inspire, our passion is to help you tell your story. And our mission is to do what it takes to make sure the job gets done right – cost competitively and on time. Collectively, our production team has more than 250 years in the business and we run digital, offset and letterpress equipment as well as an extensive bindery and mail services. For more than 30 years, we have been producing and shipping a wide range of printed products and serving businesses and organizations across British Columbia.

Recently, we launched Cherry Hill, a new division of our Company which will allow us to keep pace with dramatic changes in the communications world. Cherry Hill is bringing several new products to the market including an online print store, short run packaging, photo books, and personalized print and email marketing. We believe these exciting and innovative offerings will help our customers tell their story more effectively than ever before.

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Advertising and Promotions Sponsor


Eclipse Creative is a results-driven, full-service advertising agency that specializes in branding and online marketing campaigns. We have the experience, knowledge and track record to deliver the most out of your marketing investment. Based in Victoria, B.C., we enjoy a number of long-standing relationships with both local and national clients. Visit to learn more about us and to view our portfolio.

Morning Runs Sponsor


Frontrunners is located at View and Vancouver St. and carries all major brands of running footwear and apparel. The store has a walk of fame for athletes outside the store. New Balance Victoria is located at 1205 Government St. and specializes in all New Balance footwear AA-6E widths and more fashion lines of Dunham and Aravon footwear.