Carol Purcer is a volunteer who is passionate about growing the sport of rowing. Her involvement spans twenty years of volunteering as an RCA Umpire, committee member of a number of provincial and national committees and serving as a leader on the St. Catharines Rowing Club Recreational Rowing Board, as Vice President - Events for ROWONTARIO and as President of Canadian Secondary Schools Rowing Association (CSSRA). She was Chair of the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta for seven years and has also chaired the CSSRA Championship Regatta.
Carol has an educational background in sport, a Masters of Education in Organizational Studies and is in her eleventh year as a secondary school principal. She has had opportunities over many years that have allowed her to develop skills in communication, organization, planning and preparation, social skills, conflict resolution, as well as problem solving to continuously encourage change for improvement, all skills that would serve her well in the role of Provincial Director.
Carol's vision as Provincial Director is to use these skills to deeply understand the varied provincial needs and develop a plan to support the provinces as a strong voice a strong voice at the RCA Board table. Her view is that one size doesn’t fit all and finding differentiated pathways to success will help each province grow rowing and therefore grow rowing across the country.