Edmonton’s New Historian Laureate

Congratulations to Shirley Lowe, former Executive Director of the Old Strathcona Business Association, on her appointment as the City of Edmonton’s Historian Laureate. ¬†Councillor Jane Batty made the announcement this morning at City Council.

Did you know that the City of Edmonton is the only municipality with a Historian Laureate? ¬†Shirley takes over from Edmonton’s first Historian Laureate, Ken Tingley, in this important role.

You can read about Shirley’s accomplishments and what she will bring to her new post as well as more information about the role of Historian Laureate at the links below.

Shirley will join Edmonton’s Poet Laureate, Anna Marie Sewell, to mark Edmonton’s important occasions.

http://www.edmonton.ca/city_government/news/2012/another-one-for-the-history-books.aspx

http://www.edmonton.ca/city_government/edmonton_archives/historian-laureate.aspx

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