November 11, 2015

Pickering’s Perdita Felicien up for award for many contributions

by Perdita Felicien

Pickering News Advertiser

PICKERING — Pickering native and Seneca College grad Perdita Felicien has been nominated for a Premier’s Award.

The Premier’s Awards honour the important social and economic contribution college graduates make in Ontario and throughout the world. Presented annually in six categories and administered by Colleges Ontario, the recipients are chosen from nominations submitted by Ontario’s 24 colleges.

Ms. Felicien is a two-time Olympian, 10-time Canadian champion and world champion hurdler, who, upon retiring from competition, entered into a second career as a broadcaster, motivational speaker and writer. A graduate of Seneca’s Broadcast Journalism Summer Institute, her broadcasting career includes sports and community affairs coverage.

She is a volunteer with many organizations that promote sports, including Right To Play and Count Me In. Ms. Felicien has been named Canada’s and Ontario’s Female Athlete of the Year and received the keys to the City of Pickering and the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal.

The award winner will be announced during a ceremony on Nov. 16.

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