Chris, as reported in TSF a few weeks ago, has decided to "call it quits."
Before moving on to a "new and exciting direction within Calgary's corporate community," Chris writes:
"This is it. This is last Chris on Six column.
After nine fantastic years at Calgary's greatest newspaper, I'm moving on to take the career in a new and exciting direction within Calgary's corporate community.
It's been quite a ride.
The Page Six gig definitely tops the cool jobs list. Writing Page Six, being a part of the Sun family, has enabled me to do some pretty incredible things."
All the best Chris and TSF applauds your editors for publishing your farewell column. Farewells in the Toronto Sun for veteran columnists and reporters have been curbed, i.e. John Downing, Valerie Gibson, Bill Brioux, Al Cairns etc.
Page Six was a big success in Toronto when Gary Dunford ruled the roost. People, readers and colleagues, lined up to feed Gary jokes and newsy items. His personalized license plate in the 1980s read "Page Six."
Gary signed off in July of 2005 after 7,127 columns, but not all on were on Page Six. Somewhere along the way, misguided editors uprooted Gary and finding his daily column became a guessing game for readers.
You can still catch Gary's final column on his blog.
Meanwhile, in Calgary, the hunt is on for a new Pager Sixer, which is great to hear. The Calgary Sun knows where Page Six is at.
Calgary Sun, Page Six Columnist, posted by Annie Elias, Sun Media Corporation, human resources administrative assistant. Application deadline May 11.