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Reasons we love our membership luncheons

July 21, 2023

After three years, we were finally able to host an entire uninterrupted season and our members truly brought the year to light. Each year brings more learning and networking, but this season was filled with a new energy. 

Here are some of our favourite moments:  

1. Connecting with old friends and making new ones 

Hugs, handshakes and handing out business cards. There was no shortage of new or old connections being made at our luncheons this year. 

2. Sponsor goodies 

What can we say, we love a good freebie. This year, our sponsors came through with some fun ones, like PCL Construction with their chocolate-shaped tools and little wildflower starters from Assiniboine Park Conservancy.

3. Thought leaders sharing their insights 

We heard from dozens of voices this year, but here are some of our top takeways:

“90% of online users trust recommendations from friends and family, but only 10% trust website ads. The ability to have that social proof and user-generated content that’s telling your story and not just coming from corporate speak is really important.”

Erin Blaskie, Fractional CMO and Marketing Consultant

“I’ve always believed that employees are at their best and most productive when they feel able to bring their whole selves to work. So it’s time for us to ask ourselves important, sometimes challenging, questions about how we reduce the friction between work and life.”

Deborah Gillis, President & CEO of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation (CAMH)

4. Supporting local 

We always want to give back when we can to the community. This year we ran two food drives with Harvest Manitoba at our luncheons, collecting 521lbs of food and raised $645 in donations. Plus– this year we launched a brand-new initiative as part of our 150 celebrations, Giving 150. Giving 150 encourages our members to give 150 to organizations they care most about. Learn more here and donate. 

5. Engaging future leaders

We had some pretty engaging initiatives this year with students in the community. This year we partnered with the MITT Culinary Arts program, having their students use their skills to help alongside RBC Convention kitchen staff to prepare the meals for both our State of the City and State of the Province luncheons. And we invited Creative Communications, RRC Polytech student Robel Berhane to host our Q+A with our November Luncheon Speaker, Chrissie Arnold, Director of Advisory Services, Future Forum at Slack.

6. Exciting announcements 

You never know what you are going to hear at our luncheons, but this year we had one major announcement. At our State of the City, we launched our brand-new logo and Mayor Scott Gillingham shared we would be getting an honourary street name!


Never miss a beat by ensuring you have your tickets to all our luncheons. 

And what better way than by purchasing your Season Seat Pass. As a Season Seat holder, you get 20% off all 10 luncheons, preferential seating and are automatically registered (no fuss or remembering to buy tickets each month). Plus– get exclusive discounts and first to hear about new events launched.  

Season Seat Pricing: 

Single Seat | $550 + GST
Table of 8 | $4,400 + GST
Table of 10 | $5,500 + GST 


See the full lineup of speakers

Registration closes: Friday, September 15, 2023 

Don’t miss out on this energy! We’ll see you in September. 

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