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June 21st marked the Summer solstice, kicking off a season of celebrating and for those of us in Calgary, Stampeding! But, before we start the summer merriments, we wanted to share a brief update on the activities of the chapter over the last month and let you know what's ahead.

Message from the Past President, Amanda Kaiser

As the Past President, I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate and welcome the new President, Lauren Bartlette and the new 2017-2019 board members.  Lauren has served on the Wild Rose board for the last three years as Director at Large.  Her experience and leadership will no doubt make her successful in her new role as President.

Hello everyone!

As our event draws closer, we'd just like to remind you of a few things:

Pipe Ceremony, Thursday, May 4 @ 5:00pm
LOCATION: Whitemud Park/Alfred H. Savage Building

For those attending the Signature Event opening pipe ceremony, we ask that you please respect the following protocol:

Last Day to Register - May 2, 2017

We have had an amazing registration for the 2017 Signature Event, and we are nearly at capacity! A few spots remain, but we will be closing registration May 2. To secure your spot, register today.

To see the detailed event agenda and to register for the Signature Event visit:

IAP2 Wild Rose Signature Event

Thank you to our Sponsors!

We are pleased to announce that TransCanada and the Canadian Trainers Collective have signed on to become sponsors of the IAP2 Wild Rose Signature Event in early May!

A HUGE Thank you to our Sponsors!

We are pleased to announce that ISL Engineering and Land Services, Communica and McElhanney are sponsors of the IAP2 Wild Rose Signature Event.

As a not-for-profit organization run exclusively by volunteers, IAP2 Wild Rose works hard to bring our members the best value for the lowest cost. As such, the success of the Signature Event depends in part on the generosity of our sponsors and organizations that consider themselves leaders in the field of public participation and Indigenous engagement.

Please join IAP2 Wild Rose for our 2017 Annual General Meeting. The IAP2 Wild Rose AGM will occur during lunch at the IAP2 Wild Rose Signature Event on May 5, to review 2017 and look forward to 2018. Members and non-members are welcome!

IAP2 Wild Rose Signature Event
Register and reserve your spot today as space is limited!

The IAP2 Wild Rose Signature Event is just over a month away! This year's theme and program will focus on reconciliation between Indigenous People and all Canadians and the role that public participation profession can plan in the contribution to this important work.

2017 IAP2 Signature Event

Please register now for this year's IAP2 WR Signature Event to be held at the Alfred Savage Centre in Edmonton on May 4th and 5th. This year's theme will be of great interest to many of our members who work in the area of Indigenous consultation and engagement. The theme will be, "Walking Together: Reconciliation and Public Participation". Your Board looks forward to seeing you there and is excited to host a special opening ceremony and reception on May 4th.

Mark your Calendar for May 4 & 5!

For more than 20 years, the IAP2 Wild Rose Chapter has brought its members a one or two day event, every other year, to bring new learnings, share best practices, and strengthen the practice. Once agan, IAP2 Wild Rose Chapter is thrilled to bring members the Signature Event 2017. This year, the event will be held in Edmonton at the Alfred Savage Centre (13204 Fox Dr NW, Edmonton) on May 4 and 5.