Silken in the Media

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 inducted into the Mississauga LEGENDS ROW: Sat Sept 14 @ 1:00 pm in Celebration Square - Main Stage

Sep
14
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

Right to Play board meets in Oak Bay to set out five year-plan

Jun
26
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

Western Convocation - June 18, 2013 Silken Laumann

Jun
25
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.

Laumann: Persistence leads to life's 'gold-medal moments'

Jun
18
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

March 2/13 - Silken in St. John's, NF spinning for GoodLife Kids SPIN 4 KIDS!

Feb
28
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 'talks books'on CBC's North by Northwest

Jan
25
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

Silken to spin in St. John’s, Newfoundland in the 2nd annual Spin 4 Kids 2013

Jan
24
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.

May
22
Silken participating on the final day of Rick Hansen's 25th Anniversary Relay!

K-Town Welcomes Silken Laumann

Mar
01
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

London’s calling local athletes to Olympic glory

Feb
13
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

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