Born and raised in Toronto, Laura Goldstein has worked professionally in the arts for more than 25 years as both a performing arts/design/celebrity and sports publicist and professional writer for many national newspapers and magazines. Her features regularly appear in the Globe and Mail, Westcoast Homes & Design, Gray Magazine, Canadian House & Home, Chatelaine, National Post, NUVO, Toronto Star and many others.
Laura’s highly creative imagination fuelled her unique campaigns for film, television, performing arts and theatre. Her work has included promotion for Oscar-winning composer, Howard Shore (Lord of the Rings Symphony,) the Canadian Premiere of the Return of the Jedi; film director Deepa Mehta; and New Yorker Magazine cover artist Anita Kunz & her Library of Congress Exhibition in Washington, DC. A lover of theatre and tennis, Laura is someone who lives the ethos “do what you love, and you’ll love what you do.” In her early days as a publicist, she worked the PR beats for Canada’s Stratford Festival, Shaw Festival and Royal Bank Jazz Festival (Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg & Vancouver.)
As a senior sports publicist Laura worked with Wayne Gretzky for two years (Labatts); created the Royal Bank “Shootout” in Ottawa with hockey luminaries, Vladislav Tretiak and Paul Henderson; publicist for Royal Bank’s Rick Hansen Man In Motion Anniversary Tour & CBC-TV Gala; Canadian Women’s Hockey Team, Nagano Winter Olympics in Japan and with Olympian Steve Podborski to name only a few.
For six years Laura was Media Manager for what is now Toronto’s Roger’s Cup Tennis Tournament, or as she likes to say, “back when Andre Agassi had long hair and John McEnroe still threw his tennis racquet.”
Now based in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Laura continues to combine her love for the arts, travel and culture on the local, national and international scene.