Professional skier and women’s sport advocate to speak at TRU

Linsey Dyer will be in Kamloops to screen a film and take part in a Q&A session

The Thompson Rivers University adventure studies program will be hosting Lynsey Dyer early next week for a series of events.

A professional skier, Dyer’s career spans over a decade. She has starred in films produced by major companies such as Teton Gravity Research, Warren Miller and Sherpa’s Cinema. She has skied on six continents, won every big mountain competition she has entered, been named Female Skier of the Year by Powder Magazine multiple times and cemented her place as one of the best skiers in the world.

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Dyer also has a charity, She Jumps, and popular Ted Talks, including Skiing Like a Girl and Filmmaking.

In addition to speaking to adventure sport management students, Dyer will be involved in two public events.

On Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m., Dyer will be in attendance for the screening of the first and only all-female-produced, -cast and -directed ski film, Pretty Faces: Story of a Skier Girl. It will take place in room S337 of the Ken Lepin Science Building.

On Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Dyer will take part in a question-and-answer event, Lynsey Dyer: Being a Woman in the Outdoors, in which she will share her experiences navigating gender boundaries and misconceptions of women in the outdoors. It will take place in room S203 of the Ken Lepin Science Building.

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