As one of Canada's most recognizable Olympians and a well-known motivational speaker, Silken is often asked to comment on current issues by the media. Listed below are links to articles in the media that include comments by Silken.
Silken in the Media
Silken inducted into the Mississauga LEGENDS ROW: Sat Sept 14 @ 1:00 pm in Celebration Square - Main Stage
Be a part of the Inaugural Mississauga Legends Row Induction Celebration --- bring the family and join in the excitement this afternoon as Silken Laumann and 9 other inductees receive their Crystal Award! The City of Mississauga is celebrating the achievements of several eminent... more
Times Colonist, June 25, 2013 Cleve Dheensaw Olympic rowing legend Silken Laumann of Victoria admitted she was hesitant about going to Rwanda in October to witness what Right To Play had accomplished there. “I had mixed feelings about going because of the genocide that happened there... more
Talent might get you to the starting line, but it's what's inside that drives you to become a champion, said three-time Olympic medalist Silken Laumann.
By Jason Winders, Western News June 18, 2013 Talent might get you to the starting line, but it’s what’s inside that drives you to become a champion, said three-time Olympic medalist Silken Laumann. “Success is not just based on talent, or the length of your limbs or your lung capacity,”... more
Spin 4 Kids is Canada’s largest one-day spin-a-thon, in support of GoodLife Kids Foundation — a private foundation with a vision for every Canadian kid to have the opportunity to live a fit and healthy good life. The event will feature thousands of riders, on teams of up to eight from... more
Silken joins Sheryl MacKay, host of CBC’s North by Northwest to share her love of books on the series "Shelf Life". LINK TO THIS INTERVIEW: http://www.cbc.ca/nxnw/2013/01/27/nxnw-from-the-royal-bc-museum/ Date: Saturday, January 26 Time: 8:30 – 9:00 am (within this... more
Spin 4 Kids 2013: A National Event with Local InvestmentCanada’s largest indoor cycling fundraiser is creating a healthier path for Canadian Children [London, ON]—On Saturday March 2, 2013 GoodLife Fitness employees, Members and non-Members, partners, friends and family will hop on indoor... more
Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay - Silken with Audrey from Squamish First Nation and athlete Hailey.
Silken participating on the final day of Rick Hansen's 25th Anniversary Relay!
She is an Olympian, inspirational speaker, author, mother of four and GoodLife Kids Champion!!! We are talking about the unstoppable Silken Laumann! She is in Kelowna for the Grand Opening of GoodLife Fitness at 1835 Gordon Drive - Capri Centre Mall. We had a chance to chat with Silken... more
When I watched Silken Laumann speak at the Inspiring Women conference last fall, I was drawn to the dent in her leg. It made me wonder how an athlete could recover from such a massive injury and go on to win an Olympic medal. I had met Silken before, but I had never seen her injured leg.... more