Virtual evenings with two Olympians to celebrate Black History Month

February 4, 2022


The Canadian Museum of History is proud to host two free virtual events on February 10 and 17, to mark Black History Month — An Evening With Jennifer Abel and An Evening With Perdita Felicien.

On Thursday, February 10, at 7 p.m., join Canadian diver Jennifer Abel, as she discusses her experiences as a mixed-race woman reaching the podium, as well as life after sports. Recently retired, she has competed at four Olympic Games and numerous Commonwealth Games, Pan-American Games and FINA World Championships, winning a total of 130 international medals during her career.

The discussion will be moderated by Dominique Ladouceur, Jennifer Abel’s agent and President of Agence AF-2, a sports marketing and public relations firm that represents Olympic athletes. This event will be presented in French, with simultaneous translation into English.

On Thursday, February 17, also at 7 p.m., Canadian hurdler, television host and author Perdita Felicien will share her story. During her athletic career, she competed at several international competitions, including two Olympic Games. She is also a ten-time National Champion, and the first Canadian woman to win a gold medal at the IAAF World Championships.

News anchor and television host Kayla-Marie Tracy will moderate the discussion, which looks at the sacrifices it took for Perdita Felicien to climb to the top, as well as her views on being a Black role model. This event will be presented in English, with simultaneous translation into French.

Join us for these exclusive virtual events by reserving your place now. Get your free tickets at

The Museum of History is pleased to have the support of TD Bank Group for these unique presentations.

About the series
An Evening With… is a series of inspiring talks and performances featuring some of Canada’s most fascinating personalities. Past guests include classically trained Canadian Indigenous tenor and composer Jeremy Dutcher, author and community educator Wanda Robson, and Canadian wildlife photographer Michelle Valberg.


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Media contact:

Stéphanie Verner
Senior Media Relations and
Communications Officer
Canadian Museum of History
Telephone: 613-850-3329