Ms. Tricia Smith is a role model for B.C. women, having successfully pursued her passion to become a successful elite athlete, an international sport and sport-law administrator as well as a dedicated volunteer.
Ms. Smith excelled at rowing, and was a member of four Olympic teams, winning a gold medal at the 1986 Commonwealth Games, silver at the 1984 Olympics and seven world championship medals.
She is currently a member of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport, senior Vice President of the Canadian Olympic Committee, a member of the Executive Committee of the International Rowing Federation and was a founding member of the B.C. Advisory Council on Drugs and Sport. She was the first female board chair of Sport B.C. and served as co-Mayor of Vancouver’s Olympic Village.
Ms. Smith was selected as Canada’s Chef de Mission for the 2007 Pan American Games, and among other awards has received the President’s Award from Rowing Canada and was inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame and the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame. She received the Order of Canada in November 2011.
Called to the Bar in 1986, Ms. Smith is now a partner and Deputy Managing Director at Barnes Craig & Associates, an adjusting and risk management firm.
Ms. Smith has faced considerable family tragedy but always credits her family and upbringing for her strength, perseverance and positive approach in sport, education and all she does in life.