Roots: Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Laura E. Young is an award-winning journalist, editor and writer based in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.
Go Navy: She is a retired Master Wren (radar plotter, shipping control operator) in the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve and a daughter of the Royal Canadian Navy. Ready Aye Ready.
Education: She holds an honours degree in journalism from the University of King's College and a master's of arts degree in humanities from Laurentian University.
Career: Laura is a long-time sports columnist for The Sudbury Star. She's the author of Solo Yet Never Alone Swimming the Great Lakes, winner of the 2016 Prix Louise de Kiriline Lawrence for nonfiction. She has worked in communications, at the CBC, and in magazines.
Community Service: She's a lifeguard & swimming instructor, the race director of the Ian McCloy Island Swim and a winner of the Sudbury Fitness Challenge. She is a member of CFUW, Sportlink, and the Robinson Lake Stewardship Committee.
MOM! MOM! MOM!: A mother of four, she has long advocated for midwifery care and a sensible approach to breastfeeding.
Water and its essential role in our lives is a constant theme in her work.