The Amber Bowerman Memorial Travel Writing Award offered by the Writers Guild of Alberta is in honour of Amber Bowerman a born-and-raised Calgary writer, editor and mentor to journalists. She wrote for many publications, including Avenue, Swerve, CalgaryInc and Alberta Venture. Amber’s first published stories appeared in the Calgary Herald and the Calgary Sun while she was still attending Lord Beaverbrook High School, where she shone as a primary contributor to the student newspaper The Beacon. The Amber Webb-Bowerman Memorial Foundation (AWBMF) was established in the summer of 2008 to honour and preserve the memory of journalist Amber Michelle Bowerman (nee Webb) who was killed in a multiple murder-suicide by her landlord on May 27, 2008. The Amber Webb-Bowerman Memorial Foundation is a registered charity created to help fulfill her dreams by supporting emerging artists and journalists.