Canadian Museum of History presents

An Evening With Perdita Felicien

Olympian, world champion, TV host and author Perdita Felicien talks about life after sports, along with triumphant and harrowing moments from her childhood, and how the love and grit of her Caribbean mother got them through tough times — including periods of domestic abuse and homelessness.

Perdita Felicien - My Mother's DaughterCanadians know Perdita Felicien as a record-breaking hurdler. These days, however, the retired athlete has excelled in new arenas as a sports broadcaster, television host, and bestselling author of My Mother’s Daughter.

During this virtual webcast, Perdita will talk about the sacrifices it took to climb to the top, and her views on being a Black role model. She will also discuss how writing about her mother’s struggles as a young immigrant woman from St. Lucia helped Perdita see her own life and motherhood in a new light.

The conversation will be moderated by Toronto-based news anchor, host and former elite volleyball player Kayla-Marie Tracy, and promises to be a revealing, heartfelt and dynamic exchange.

A Little More About Perdita
She is a two-time Olympian, having competed in the 100m hurdles at Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004.

In 2004 she graduated with honours, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Perdita is a supporter of The Denise House, a women’s emergency shelter in Oshawa, Ontario.

This event is part of the “An Evening With” series, which is designed to encourage open dialogue at the Museum. The series welcomes experts and well-known personalities in the fields of history, politics, the media, sports, and the arts to explore important issues within a conversational format.

This event is presented in English with simultaneous French interpretation.

Thursday, February 17, 2022
7:00 to 8:30 pm EST

Free event. Pre-registration required.