What Do I Need to Know About RWN Events?

RWN events largely fall into two categories: regular networking events which happen on a monthly basis, and special events which happen several times a year. Here is what you need to know!

 

Registration

Pre-registration is required for the early-bird price. The registration deadline is two days prior to an event. Ticket prices increase by $10 for late or non-registered individuals attending the event. Payment is due on event day.

 

Payment Options

You can register and pay online by logging in and going to the Event Calendar, and registering for the event you wish to attend.
  • Pay Now: pay by credit card online, and a receipt will be emailed to you.
  • By Invoice: members can request to be invoiced for an event and choose to pay the invoice either at the door by cash or cheque, or online prior to the event.

 

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds for non-attendance on pre-paid events. If unable to attend, advise Programming by email 2 days prior to an event. A credit may be applied for attendance at future event of same value.  Due to our catering costs, if you have registered and do not email Programming 2 days prior to event of non-attendance, you are requested to honour the invoice issued.

Networking Events

Regular networking activities are what we are about, and participation is your biggest reward. It’s at our regular luncheon and mixers that Network ‘know, like, and trust’ connections begin and grow. Sharing your business card is encouraged, and you will have the opportunity to share any exciting business announcements with your fellow networkers! 

The topic is generally determined by the host via a short presentation about what encourages and excites them in business, the challenges they've overcome, or sharing some wisdom they've learned along the way to become successful. Each event concludes with a draw for a door prize and an opportunity to be featured in our bi-monthly newsletter!

Mixers: take place the first Tuesday evening of the month, from 5:30-7:30pm, and are often held at member businesses, providing them with an opportunity to show off their company, its products, or services.

Luncheons: the third Tuesday of the month, from 11:30am–1:00pm

 
Wondering what to expect at a typical networking event? Check out a sample schedule for a mixer:
5:30 - Registration and general networking begins
6:00 - Networking exercise
6:15 - Program begins, including Board announcements, new member introductions, guest welcome
6:30 - Host gives presentation
6:45 - Door prize, other member announcements
7:00-7:30 - networking continues

Special Events

We also hold additional Special Events throughout the year that each have their own format - those details will be available on the events calendar!

Celebration Gala

A tribute to women presented with the President's theme and vision; a soiree of elegance and fun (previously the President's Soiree)

Mega Mixer

Our business promotional event where members make connections and share knowledge about their business

Annual General Meeting

More than just an AGM, it's an evening of networking, laughter, music, and other entertainment

Christmas Luncheon

Our festive gathering with a guest speaker, entertainment, or other engaging activity

Courage, Wisdom, Success

And make sure to get your ticket to our keynote event of each year: Courage, Wisdom, Success - our Roadmap to to Business and Balance. Speakers at these events have included the likes of Debbie Travis and Arlene Dickinson!