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Cross-Canada Author Offers Crossword Workshop


July 17, 2009

Gwen Sjogren, author of Cross-Canada Crosswords 5, will be hosting a workshop on improving your crossword skills at the Arnprior Library, 21 Madawaska Street in Arnprior, Ontario on August 18 at 10:30am. The cost is $5. To register at the library call 613 623-2279.

Gwen Sjogren started solving puzzles when she was eight and designing them in her twenties. She is now a renowned crossword workshop facilitator, and has led successful workshops across Calgary. Gwen has also been on various lively call-in radio shows offering listeners lots of solving tips and helpful info about crosswords. She is the author of four previous volumes in the Cross-Canada Crosswords series and has been featured on CBC Radio and Breakfast Television. Born and raised in Ontario, Sjogren now calls Calgary home.

In this all-new collection of Canadian-themed crosswords, popular puzzle designer Gwen Sjogren draws on her trademark wit and endless supply of trivia to test the skills of Great White Northerners. Fifty regular and jumbo-sized puzzles, in a new larger format, accompanied by curious Canadian content, guarantee this collection will entertain and challenge.

From winning “sweepers” to famous Davids, Cross-Canada Crosswords 5 draws on history, sports, geography, pop culture and, of course, the trademarks of Canadian identity. Do you know the difference between the McKenzie brothers and The Kids in theHall? Where to find Canada’s highest cascade or spend springtime in “the Paris of the Prairies”? If you know the name of Toronto’s home of hockey for 68 years and enjoy puns and wordplay, these puzzles are sure to please and engage.