Vie Aquatic - Swim for Life: A founding member of Laurentian Masters Swimming, Laura is also a certified lifeguard & swimming instructor.
She is the long-time race director of the Ian McCloy Island Swim, and a winner of the Sudbury Fitness Challenge. She is a member of the Robinson Lake Stewardship Group and Junction Creek clean-up crew. Water and its essential role in our lives is a constant theme in her work.
Go Navy: Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Laura first served the Royal Canadian Navy as a dependent. She later joined the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve and served six years as a radar plotter and shipping control operator. She retired at the rank of Master Wren. She's a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Lockerby Branch.
Ready Aye Ready.
Laura E. Young is an award-winning journalist, editor and writer based in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.
She writes the Personal Best sports columns for The Sudbury Star and is the paper's first-ever female sportswriter.
Also, she has worked in community journalism in Northern Ontario at The Temiskaming Speaker and CBC Radio, and various magazines.
She's the author of two works of nonfiction and has been published in Along the 46th, a collection of short stories from Latitude 46 Publishing.
Education: She holds an honours degree in journalism from the University of King's College and a master of arts degree in humanities from Laurentian University.