CanSPEP Announces Educational Scholarship Winners




Tuesday Johnson-MacDonald, CMP, CMM
2016-2017 President
Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners (CanSPEP)
613-288-4539 (Association Office)

CanSPEP Announces Educational Scholarship Winners

Ontario, Canada: CanSPEP, in partnership with Tourism Saskatoon, recently awarded four event entrepreneurs with educational scholarships to attend the CanSPEP annual conference July 27-29, 2017 in Charlottetown, PEI.

We are pleased to announce this year’s Scholarship winners as follows:

  • Angela Chorney, Dots & Crosses Event Management
  • Tania Fesenko, TDEvents Solutions
  • Rita Molinari, RM Consulting
  • Julia O’Grady, ITM Events

Each of these planners will receive $1,000.00 to be used toward a one-year CanSPEP membership, registration fees to attend the annual CanSPEP conference in Charlottetown, and assistance with related travel costs.

Our winners’ responses on the scholarship application averaged the highest scores based on three independent reviews. We will be thrilled to have them join us at the conference and look forward to getting to know each of them.

Award sponsor Candice Schierling of Tourism Saskatoon had this to say about our scholarship winners: “Tourism Saskatoon is excited to be a partner in creating opportunity for education and membership with an outstanding organization like CanSPEP. We received such positive feedback from bringing forward the scholarship program in its inaugural year that we wanted to continue the opportunity for new planners to participate and grow their knowledge base as well as assist CanSPEP in increasing membership. It has been a win-win all around and we send huge congratulations to the recipients”.

Special thanks to the Scholarship Committee — Meagan Rockett, Carly Silberstein and Dustin Rivers — for their efforts to revise the scholarship program and criteria, and for their assistance with the evaluations.

About CanSPEP: CanSPEP, is a leader in Canada’s entrepreneurial event management industry. Leading in education and standards, we believe in a great rapport, supporting our industry and building connections.   With over 100 members CanSPEP engaged in a comprehensive member survey looking at their “members” spend influence and at a more strategic approach in supporting our entrepreneurial members.    CanSPEP reports a significant and direct influence with their clients for many aspects of an event from venue selection, audio visual to overall project management. CanSPEP is a definite leader in the events industry with a report member spend influence of over $58 million dollars a year.


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