HIGHLIGHT FROM THE 45th REUNION BOOK: David Raymond Lasker (PC)
September 12, 2018 in Notes
“I’m a single divorced active bi-guy who rotates musician, writer, editor, PR and photography careers. After 10 years in the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, I moved to Toronto in 1984 to be an architectural journalist. It was great timing—I had arrived during the golden age of journalism and the phone never stopped ringing. After taking a buyout at THE GLOBE AND MAIL in 1998 to get away from the philistine boss from hell, I turned down an offer from THE TORONTO STAR to be Entertainment Editor. No way was I going to listen to pop and schlock, or read PEOPLE magazine! Moving as Editor to CANADIAN INTERIORS in 1999, I started the Scene event-photography section (showcasing design-related parties) to stroll stealthily for PR clients. My publisher pestered me to take better photos, so I learned how; now photography is an income stream. I don’t foresee retiring, ever . . . In Canada, unlike in the U.S., I’ve never gone to a cocktail party or dinner where healthcare was on anyone’s conversation radar screen . . . “
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