The Calgary Herald has won a first place award for its one-off magazine called Miracle on The Bow, about the flood of the century at the Calgary Zoo. The award is part of Newspaper Canada's Great Idea competition. The special magazine was issued in November.
The publication not only looked at how the zoo and the bulk of its animals survived the devastating floods of June 2013; it also explored the zoo’s conservation efforts, its future plans and the zoo’s strong roots in the Calgary community.
“The story of how staff members at the Calgary Zoo tirelessly battled this disaster to save the animals in their care is a remarkable one,” said Calgary Herald managing editor Monica Zurowski. “The Herald thanks the many, many members of the zoo who shared their roller-coaster of memories and emotions with our journalists.”