The Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners (CanSPEP) is now accepting applications for four educational scholarships and memberships it is offering in partnership with Tourism Saskatoon.
“To have a direct involvement with an organization like CanSPEP and be a part of their growth aligns with Tourism Saskatoon’s goal of giving back and doing more to help people achieve their goals. Thinking creatively and being able to collaborate on this partnership is a win-win,” said Candace Schierling, director of national conventions and event marketing, Tourism Saskatoon.
“We are very excited to once again confirm our partnership with Tourism Saskatoon. Our partnership demonstrates the level of commitment we jointly have in serving event entrepreneurs and helping them raise the level of their business as well as the industry,” said Tuesday Johnson-MacDonald, CMP CMM, president of CanSPEP.
This is the second year CanSPEP and Tourism Saskatoon have partnered to offer this unique opportunity to event planner entrepreneurs. The $1,000 Cdn. educational scholarships are for costs associated with attending the association’s 2017 conference, which is being held July 26-29 in Charlottetown, PEI.
The scholarships are intended to assist professional event planner entrepreneurs overcome business challenges through education and networking with other event planning entrepreneurs. Open to professional event planners operating their own business, the money allow them to become a new CanSPEP member and/or to re-engage as a lapsed member, and attend their first-ever CanSPEP Conference.
“Being an entrepreneur operating a small business can be isolating and costly, particularly in terms of finding suitable educational opportunities,” explained Johnson-MacDonald. “Through on-going education and networking opportunities with suppliers and association members provided by scholarships like this, event planning entrepreneurs can stay up-to-date of ever-changing technology, enhance their business relationships and increase their skills.”