Still Out Standing

Sandra Perron in Conversation with Kathryn Gretsinger

Still Out Standing

Moderator: Kathryn Gretsinger

Event Number: 49
Tickets: $26.00

Still Out Standing

Sandra Perron in Conversation with Kathryn Gretsinger

Thursday, October 19
6:00pm - 7:15pm
Revue Stage

1601 Johnston St.

It took 20 years for Sandra Perron, Canada’s first female infantry officer, to digest and gain perspective on her time fighting in the Canadian army—and fighting the Canadian army itself. The second battle, it’s clear, was the harder of the two. Repeatedly top of her class during training, she was harassed by her male colleagues, raped and beaten. Yet she served two tours in the former Yugoslavia before she finally left the military. Writing her memoir,
Out Standing in The Field, was an act of fidelity to the military and fierce determination to pave the way for women’s inclusion in the Armed Forces. Hear first-hand from a soldier who refused to let her country down and is still fighting to make it better.

Presented with The McLean Foundation.

Event Authors:

Sandra Perron

Ontario

Major Sandra Perron was Canada’s first female infantry officer. After graduating at the top of her class, she joined the Van Doos, and served for 13 years. She was deployed on peacekeeping missions to the former Yugoslavia, and earned an exceptional service commendation. She is a senior partner with A New Dynamic Enterprise Inc. and is the founder and president of the Imagine… Project, a charitable organization which distributes school supplies to children in need. Out Standing in a Field is Perron’s remarkable memoir on her military service, describing her fight against institutional sexism and her love of service.