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An Evening with Margaret Trudeau

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Humanities Theatre, Hagey Hall | April 5 | 12:15 PM (updated)
Book Signing to follow.  

As part of the of tenth anniversary of the Waterloo Staff Conference*, a special evening event will be held with distinguished guest speaker and Canadian icon, Margaret Trudeau.  

Canadians fell in love with Pierre Elliott Trudeau’s beautiful bride when he brought her to the world stage as the youngest First Lady in the history of the country. Yet, as time went by, Margaret was unprepared for public life, and plagued by mood swings. After three sons with Pierre, the marriage ended. She then remarried and had two more children. But the tragic loss of her son, Michel, in a skiing accident and the passing of Pierre Trudeau a few years later, were too much to bear, and she became severely ill.

Today, Margaret has rebuilt her life once again. Now, she brings her formidable life story to the stage in her quest to help others, sharing her message of resilience with the goal of helping to inspire others and to erase the stigma surrounding mental health issues.

*This event is open to University of Waterloo employees & retirees only. 

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