The Faces Behind Rowing BC – STACY MITCHELL
In her own words:
I was introduced to rowing when the legendary coach, Fred Loek came to my high school to recruit for the Don Rowing Club Junior Program in 1984. I continued my rowing experience under the tutelage of John Armitage at Queen’s University to a short stint on Lightweight National team in 1994. Rowing became my passion after my first stroke – even though my first race had me sitting in my rigger for 100 m after an epic crab!
In 2008, I joined the Rowing BC Board as a Director to find out how to support this great sport at the provincial level. I have been President of Rowing BC since 2018, during which time I have had the privilege to be involved in all aspects of growing this sport in BC. The passion of our Rowing BC Board, Rowing BC Staff, all the athletes, the clubs and club members over this incredible sport is inspiring. I am most proud of the work I have had the opportunity to support on the Awards and Recognition Task Force. Our sport would not function without the contribution of volunteers who put in endless hours of their own time. It is an honour to continue their vision and to celebrate these dedicated individuals.
I live on sunny Salt Spring Island with my partner, Micheal, my precocious 6 year old, Mackenzie, and our two lovable dogs, George and Nemo. When I am not coaching at the Salt Spring Island Rowing Club or tending to Rowing BC matters, I can be found in the walls of Gulf Island Secondary School teaching Anatomy & Physiology, Chemistry and Math. I am a science geek who is always learning.