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Gwen Sjogren Tests Your Knowledge of Canadian Culture


Posted: Friday, April 18, 2008

Gwen Sjogren, Alberta’s own crossword extraordinaire, will be visiting the MacLeod Trail Chapters, 9631 MacLeod Trail SW, Calgary on Saturday, April 26th from 1-4pm. Test your knowledge of Canadian sports, geography, history, politics and the arts and enter to win an all-Canadian prize package!

Experienced puzzler Gwen Sjogren is back with twice as many puzzles in the fourth edition of her series Cross-Canada Crosswords. Featuring puzzles with Canadian themes from politics to pop culture, and interspersed with quotes by Canadians, about Canadians and the country we call home, Cross-Canada Crosswords 4 offers humorous anecdotes revealing all the quirks and characteristics of Canuck culture.

Do you know?
• An Alberta-born screen scream queen?
• Mordecai Richler’s 1997 Giller Prize winning novel?
• BC’s cousin of the Loch Ness monster, or Québec’s Lake Pohenegamook creature?
• What a Newfoundland feldspar is?
• Another name for a Yukon crow?
• A Manitoba Ojibwa branch?
• The Toronto-born first Hollywood millionaire?
• What sweatshirts are called in Saskatchewan?

With titles like “Name That Pierre,” “Canada’s Hollywood Harbingers,” “Speedy Sports Stars” and “D’Juno Who Won?”, Cross-Canada Crosswords 4 promises to entertain everyone across this great land, from Halifax to Haida Gwaii.

Armed with an English degree and a love of puns and popular culture, Gwen Sjogren brings fun and Canadiana to crosswords. An Ontario native, she now calls Alberta home. Gwen started solving puzzles when she was eight and designing them in her 20s. She’s been featured on CBC Radio and in the Calgary Herald. Her career experience includes writing, editing and communications.

For details about this event, please call Chapters MacLeod at 403-212-1442. For more information about the prize package, please call Harbour Publishing at 1-800-667-2988.