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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Resiliency on the Roller Coaster


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Museum of Surrey

Surrey, BC



Offered in English.

Virtual Talk


This session will prepare you to succeed in supporting break throughs and overcoming accessibility roadblocks and barriers. Unstoppable Tracy Schmitt increases awareness of how to create accessible working environments by working collaboratively with people with disabilities.

Through her personal example of courage and determination, Tracy challenges misconceptions about disability and inspires achievement. As a four-way amputee, Tracy has climbed mountains in Nepal without her prosthetic legs, captained 110-foot tall ships in the Eastern Atlantic and won a bronze medal as a Parasport athlete in downhill skiing. She recently campaigned for a spot in the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics as an aspiring Paralympian in sailing.

Tracy brings 25 years of experience as a speaker. She was involved with the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Parapan Games as the Manager of Parapan Planning and Integration, ensuring accessibility at 50+ large city venues. She received accolades from the International Paralympic Committee for Toronto being the ‘best prepared city ever.’ Tracy has numerous degrees, including a Master's in Business Administration from the Rotman School of Business. She is currently the Performance Consultant with Smart Move Training.

Join us via Microsoft Teams with the unstoppable Tracy Schmitt, a four-way amputee who has achieved amazing feats!

Registration is free but required. Save your spot at 604-592-6956 or [email protected].



Museum of Surrey

At Museum of Surrey, people are at the heart of everything we do. Every person in Surrey has a place here. We aspire to be accessible in every sense of the word: physically, intellectually, culturally, and economically. If you are looking for a place to connect with family or friends, come to the Museum. We strive to provide you with engaging, fun experiences.

The moment you walk through the front door, you will feel at ease. We are committed to making visitors feel welcome, comfortable, and safe. If you have questions, we promise to be there for you. Wandering our galleries, you’ll notice the exhibits resonate with you. That’s because we focus on topics that are relevant to Surrey; we make sure that stories are authentic, diverse and come from the community.

Our staff care for artifacts in the collection for the people of Surrey. We work diligently to share the collection with you; we don’t hide objects from you in a back room.

Each visit will bring new experiences. You might make a craft, watch textile demos, listen to live music, or go on a scavenger hunt. Can’t make it to the museum? Don’t worry; we’ll visit you in your community and even provide resources online.

This event is part of a hub:

City of Surrey Arts and Culture Activities

City of Surrey Surrey, BC

Enjoy a wide variety of Arts and Culture activities spread across the City of Surrey. Culture Days programming includes a range of free activities and events organized by the Surrey Civic Theatres, Surrey Art Gallery, Historic Stewart Farm,...