Tracey Ferguson knows what it takes to reach the podium. She has been a member of seven Paralympic teams, helping Canada win gold medals in 1992, 1996 and 2000 and a bronze in 2004. She also was a member of the team that won a silver medal at the 2011 and 2015 Parapan American Games. Ferguson won World Championships in 1994, 1998, 2002, 2014 and bronze in 2010.
Ferguson grew up playing street hockey and dreamed of one day representing Canada on the Olympic podium. Spinal surgery left her paralyzed at the age of nine, but four years later she discovered wheelchair sports through a local fitness centre.
Showing her competitive spirit, Ferguson also qualified for the Beijing 2008 Paralympics in wheelchair athletics.
A four-time recipient of the Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association’s Female Athlete of the Year award, Ferguson has also been honoured by the YMCA's Young Women of Distinction Award and the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award.