Megan Stewart

Writing Projects Vancouver and the World


The Vancouver Courier was nominated for two awards in 2014 based on an extensive series I conceived and co-managed as one of the paper’s section editors. Every two weeks for more than a year, our team of reporters and photographers explored a single neighbourhood in our city of 600,000. From serious conflict and frivolous pursuits, unique characters and cultural changes, we shone our gaze on all things major and minute one neighbourhood at a time. Following this successful series, the slogan of the newspaper changed to “Voice of Vancouver Neighbourhoods” and then “Local News. Local Matters.”

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The Vancouver Courier pays close attention to high school athletes, and in 2013 I initiated a series about the city’s most elite graduates as they were on the cusp of beginning their varsity careers. Called Our Prospects, these profiles ran like magazine features, with the story overlaid on top of stunning full-page photographs.
I conceived the project and worked as creative director to see each profile through from picking the athlete to directing the photo shoot and finalizing the printed page.

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Olympic Games

2010 Vancouver: 2014 Sochi

I covered the Vancouver 2010 Olympic winter Games with CTV, Canada's broadcast rights-holder as well as the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games for the Olympic News Service. In Russia I covered Biathlon and Cross-Country Skiing.

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Adventure Travel

A world traveller and lapsed jock, I've had the pleasure of visiting many far-flung corners of the globe. Steaming in Saint Petersburg banyas, swimming with whale sharks on the Ningaloo Coast, diving into cenotes in the Yucatan... Here is a sampling of recreational, adventure sports writing and destination travel coverage.

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Articles Vancouver Courier

Showing the Facebook live feed of the bushtits nesting on her Mount Pleasant balcony, artist Jennifer Chernecki says bird-watching is social and 'geeky in a grown-up intellectual kind of way.' - Photo Dan Toulgoet

Bird brainiacs: Where tech meets bird-watching

Bird-watching is social, hip, 'geeky in an intellectual way,' and surging thanks to technology

At 59 years of age, Pushpa Chandra could be the oldest Canadian woman to complete the famously difficult Marathon Des Sables, which begins in the Sahara Desert in the south of Morocco April 9, 2017. Photo Dan Toulgoet

Vancouver grandmother on risks and metaphysics before Marathon Des Sables

Sand, snakes, sun just three of the obstacles in Sahara Desert six-stage ultra-marathon

Needle sweeps part of morning routine at Strathcona playground

'We find something every day,' says daycare coordinator

Loverboy next at bat

Colourful nicknames, passionate volunteers part of Little League charm.

Golfer died doing what he loved

Memorial for Nicholas Trott appeared July 7, 2015 on 15th tee box.

Opinion: FIFA leaves women to languish

Women’s World Cup is still political.

Lloyd sparks U.S. fire to win World Cup

U.S. claims third World Cup in 5-2 win.

Never a critic, always a coach

Britannia secondary names gym after senior girls basketball coach

Hockey Night in Mongolia

New sports documentary film captures Canada and Mongolia’s shared passion for hockey

'Biggest, baddest' endurance race

Brenda Robbins could become first Canadian to row across Pacific Ocean


Megan Stewart is a Canadian sportswriter and editor based in Vancouver, B.C.
In 2010 she launched the sports and recreation section of the Vancouver Courier, the oldest and largest community newspaper in the country.

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