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.

Fighting childhood obesity

CTV News interview on Jan 10, 2012 - Silken shares her messages on fighting childhood obesity to a wide varity of audiences from parents, to schools, to government, as well as the important work being done with by the GoodLife Kids Foundation.     

Tour de Victoria cycles to help kids

“This is a fabulous ride … just the energy and the spirit in this community for cycling is amazing,” said local Olympian and GoodLife Kids Champion Silken Laumann. By Laura Lavin - Victoria News Published: January 08, 2012 10:00 AM The 2012 Tour de Victoria will be short one Ryder. Local... more

Students Celebrate the GoodLife

St. Robert Catholic Elementary School is helping researchers find better ways to prevent childhood obesity by promoting healthy living. World Champion rower Silken Laumann joined students to celebrate their participation in the INSTEP Eat Walk Live with Nutrition Ignition Program – made... more

Laumann provides healthy inspiration to school kids

Former world champion rower and Olympic medallist Silken Laumann, joined with students of St. Robert Catholic Elementary School on Thursday morning (Nov. 17) to celebrate their participation in the NSTEP Eat Walk Live with Nutrition Ignition program. Laumann shared with students how at... more

Turning the Tide on a Active Apocalypse - Silken speaks out on Children's Fitness

In this episode of The Active City, Andy Hourahine, begins a look into children's participation in physical activity with a special Skype interview with national sporting icon and children's fitness advocate, Silken Laumann  

Motivation tips from Canada's fittest women

Whether you’re going for gold or trying to stick to a gym routine, a little pep talk never hurts. We talked to some of Canada’s top athletes for advice on staying motivated. Sport: Rowing Top tip: Insist on some me-time Silken Laumann captured the nation’s hearts when she fought her way... more

Riding with Ryder Hesjedal

Silken was proud to be part of the inaugural Ryder Hesjedal's Tour de Victoria, which took place in Victorian on May 28 2011. Silken and her family lead the Community Ride, a family-oriented ride around Beacon Hill park. But a couple of days earlier, she had the thrill of joining Tour de... more

The Multisport Centre of Excellence

SILKEN LAUMANN JOINS STEVE NASH AS SUPPORTERS OF MULTISPORT CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOUNDATION VANCOUVER - Former Olympic rowing star Silken Laumann of Victoria, one of Canada's most accomplished and recognized female athletes, has joined the Athlete Advisory Board of the MultiSport Centre... more

Who's Your Mentor? KidsNow campaign

This past summer Silken participated in a video shoot in Toronto for this campaign. KidsNowCanada launched the Who's Your Mentor? campaign at a special reception at the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario's private suite on Tue Nov 16. The campaign's website features videos from many Canadians... more

Vancouver Sun - BC's 100 Women of Influence

It wasn't an easy task to come up with just 100 women of influence in B.C., as so many women are accomplishing so many amazing things. But these women, from seven distinct fields, deserve to be recognized. SILKEN LAUMANN Former Olympic Rowing Medallist A former world and Pan-Am champion,... more