7:30pm on Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Admission is free*
Alice MacKay room, Central Library
Hal Wake interviews three-time Olympian and life coach Silken Laumann.
Three-time Olympic medalist Silken Laumann is no stranger to adversity. Just ten weeks before the 1992 Olympic Games she suffered a brutal accident that left her right leg shattered and had her doctors doubting that she would ever row again. But twenty-seven days, five operations and countless hours of gruelling rehabilitation later, Silken made the greatest comeback in Canadian sports history, rowing to a bronze-medal finish.
In her new memoir, Unsinkable, Silken bravely shines a spotlight on all the obstacles she has encountered and overcome. She reveals new insights into her athletic success and triumph over the intense personal challenges of her past, and shows how perseverance and optimism can allow anyone to embrace the incredible opportunities that often go hand in hand with adversity.