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Communications and Events Assistant

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
December 04, 2018

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Catriona Wright

Calgary, Alberta H: 403-***-**** C: 403-***-****

Professional Profile

Event Coordination: Conceptualized, scheduled, managed and evaluated a very successful volunteer thank-you party for 200 that included auditioning choirs and obtaining the winter fireplace video from Shaw TV; Recruited and managed a team for this event.

Leadership: Chairs monthly committee meetings; Composes the agenda and ensures everyone has the chance to share ideas; Consensus building.

Volunteer Management: Leads and collaborates with a diverse group of volunteers for events across the city; Interviews and orients new volunteers.

Communication Skills: Completed 126 hours of conflict management, mediation and negotiation training; Highly enjoys speaking with and listening to people; Writes clearly and professionally.


Committee Chair Calgary Rocky Ridge Federal Green Party Association 2015 – Present

Facilitates monthly committee meetings; Creates agenda and takes minutes; Collaborates to build consensus.

Planned and coordinated 2018 Stampede Brunch: Managed planning team, food, set-up, band and presenters; Received feedback the event was great!

Designed and managed community event display booth: Arranged marketing materials and volunteers at Lilac Fest 2018 and Ranchlands Stampede Breakfasts 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Sales Consultant Norwex Enviro Products 2008 – Present

Works with home party hosts to set up guest activities demonstrating efficacy of products, e.g. cleaning butter of a window with window cloth and water.

Speaks clearly and engagingly when presenting to party guests.

Inputs orders, coordinates delivery and follows up to ensure satisfaction.

Classroom Volunteer Coordinator Hawkwood School 2013 – present

Liaises with classroom teacher to assess volunteer requirements; Manages communications with volunteers by email.

Creates engaging Sign-Up Genius invitations.

Ensures field trips and classroom positions have enough volunteers

Virtual Executive Assistant Zen of Why Enterprises January 2018 – June 2018

Conducted extensive online research and compiled data into detailed reports using MS Word.

Created Excel spreadsheets and Google Docs documents.

Wrote blog and Facebook posts; Received training in structural editing for manuscripts.

Corporate Kettle & Events Coordinator The Salvation Army 2006 – 2007

Created successful publicity event that recruited local politicians to go Christmas Caroling through Downtown Plus 15 Network.

Developed and managed volunteer thank-you party for 200 attendees; Obtained unique décor and entertainment aspects; Received many positive comments on event’s success.

Produced creative event proposals, critical paths, marketing materials and media advisories.

Wrote detailed event evaluations.


Conflict Resolution Courses: University of Calgary, Faculty of Continuing Education, September 2017-present

Certificate of Event Management: Mount Royal College, Faculty of Continuing Education, June 2005

Bachelor of Arts: Communication Studies, Faculty of General Studies, University of Calgary, June 2000

Additional Skills

Artist creating works in acrylic paint

Certified Interior Decorator

Community Dancer and Performer

Computer skills - MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Slack, Google Suites

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