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Red Cross certifies Our Hero as set to sail in the Northwest Passage

I know, I know: I shared this on Facebook already. But it's not every day that a guy gets Red-Cross certified. So for the Enduring Record that is this blog (?): yes, I can do CPR. I was all over that dummy yesterday. In truth, the course is no walk in the park: 9 to 5 with 45 minutes for lunch, and nonstop information in-between. But to sail as an author-historian with Adventure Canada, or any kind of "leader," well, a hero has got to have that emergency-first-aid credential. Yesterday was my day. We had a terrific instructor. And, hey, 29 out of 30 on the written test put me in the top tier of finishers. Bottom line: we are good to go Out of the Northwest Passage. The voyage begins in Kugluktuk, aka Coppermine, and takes us through history all the way to Greenland, where in zodiacs, we'll wind in and out among the most spectacular icebergs in the northern hemisphere. Check it out. Tell 'em Ken sent you.
Ken McGoogan
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Before turning mainly to books about arctic exploration and Canadian history, Ken McGoogan worked for two decades as a journalist at major dailies in Toronto, Calgary, and Montreal. He teaches creative nonfiction writing through the University of Toronto and in the MFA program at King’s College in Halifax. Ken served as chair of the Public Lending Right Commission, has written recently for Canada’s History, Canadian Geographic, and Maclean’s, and sails with Adventure Canada as a resource historian. Based in Toronto, he has given talks and presentations across Canada, from Dawson City to Dartmouth, and in places as different as Edinburgh, Melbourne, and Hobart.