The Bob Edwards Award Gala is the signature event of the Calgary Public Library Foundation. It stands out uniquely on Calgary’s social calendar as an evening of revelry and celebration of the irascible and pugnacious.
Following on the heels of the very successful Bob Edwards Award Gala in 2012, the Calgary Public Library Foundation is once again pulling out all the stops for the premiere fundraising event of the year. It is shaping up to be a very interesting evening for several reasons, not the least of which is this year’s Award recipient, Conrad Black. Lord (Black) only knows what he will say!
Conrad Black, 2013 Bob Edwards Award Recipient
The Bob Edwards Award recognizes a provocative individual who is not afraid to speak his or her mind. And who is more provocative than the 2013 recipient of the Bob Edwards Award, Conrad Black, the Canadian-born historian, columnist, author and former newspaper publisher? In keeping with the history of the Bob Edwards Award, all recipients show their support of Building Readers For Life by making an unpaid appearance at the Award Gala. This most certainly is a Calgary tradition not to be missed. Come prepared to quench your thirst for fine food, spirits and lively thought-provoking conversation.
Conrad Black is the author of biographies of Maurice Duplessis, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Richard M. Nixon. His other books include A Life in Progress, A Matter of Principle and most recently, Flight of the Eagle, A Strategic History of the United States. He was the publisher of the London (UK) Telegraph newspapers and Spectator from 1987 to 2004, and founded the National Post. His columns and reviews frequently appear in a large number of publications in Canada, the US, and the UK. He is chairman of Conrad Black Capital Corporation and a member of the British House of Lords as Lord Black of Crossharbour, a Privy Councilor and Officer of the Order of Canada, and a Knight of the Holy See.