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A Peak Behind the Headlines at the Calgary Herald

 Speakers: Monica Zurowski and Norma Marr

The Herald, the city’s third-longest-standing business, has been an integral part of Calgary’s fabric for 136 years.  Besides the business of publishing a newspaper, The Herald has contributed to the social life of the city in a variety of ways from the creation of Calgary’s first road race to the city’s famous gargoyles.  Herald staffers have gone on to become award-winning novelists, artists, a mayor, an MLA and even a Prime Minister!  Monica Zurowski will entertain and inform us as she tells of Herald golf and swimming lessons that attracted huge crowds, and the many other social activities sponsored by the paper. 

Monica Zurowski is the Deputy Editor of the Calgary Herald.  She moved to Calgary from Regina 33 years ago to start a job as a summer student at the Calgary Herald and has been there ever since. She has worked on nine nonfiction, local interest books as either author or editor, and has led teams of journalists to fourteen awards from Newspapers Canada. 

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