Corinne Uher, A Chatham-Kent Athlete Who Came baCK
Chatham-Kent sends athletes across Ontario, Canada, and the globe each year to compete athletically. Sponsored by baCK to Chatham-Kent, we’ll be featuring local athletes who have left Chatham-Kent, and are now baCK, living, working, and staying connected to our own vibrant sports community in CK.
This week we feature Chatham’s Corinne Uher (Ronson).
Uher spent five seasons playing University volleyball for the University of Ottawa, and is now baCK living and working in Chatham-Kent.
1. Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Chatham, Ontario.
2. What is your favourite Chatham-Kent pastime?
As a teenager, my favourite pastimes were playing competitive high school sports – travelling all around Ontario for tournaments every weekend was so fun! In the summers, I loved swimming at Lake Morningstar every day and boating at Mitchell’s Bay with my friends.
3. What did you do after high school?
After high school I attended the University of Ottawa for 5 years where I attained my Bachelor of Science and teaching certification.
4. What are you doing now?
I am in my 20th year of teaching at my former high school in Chatham. I am a mother of two and my husband is a musician in the local band Toast and Jam.
5. What has made you happiest, or been the best surprise about moving baCK to Chatham-Kent?
When I think about Chatham-Kent I think of community and roots. Nothing can beat that small-town feeling.
Moving back to CK has made me appreciate my family and all their support. Raising my children with my parents here has been the best. I could never have done it without them.
6. What would you tell someone who is considering living in Chatham-Kent?
If someone was considering moving to Chatham-Kent, I would tell them there is so much to do! With our lakes and beaches, agriculture sector and business opportunities, it is the perfect combination of urban and rural living. It has all the amenities of a city but also a strong community of local businesses and entrepreneurship. You can get around the entire city in 15 minutes and you are just a short drive from Rondeau Provincial Park, Erieau, Erie Beach, Mitchell’s Bay and other places perfect for outdoor adventure.
7. Why did you choose to move baCK to Chatham-Kent?
I chose to move back to Chatham-Kent to be close to my family and start my teaching career where people knew me. I loved the idea of giving back to education in my hometown because my teachers, coaches and school experiences gave me so much.
8. Describe your current sports involvement?
Right now, I coach a variety of teams at my high school including volleyball and rugby. I have also been coaching for Chatham’s volleyball club for the past 20 years. I love coaching my children now and giving them the opportunities I had as a young athlete. Of course I like to stay in shape too so I train at a locally-owned facility called Peak Athletic Training. I also enjoy yoga, golfing, running and playing volleyball.