By Fred Wallace
It was pretty apparent when speaking with Tannis Boisvert this week that she's happy to be back in Owen Sound, but she's certainly plotting her next departure, which might be an even longer term.
Boisvert, an OSCVI student who hasn't really been at OSCVI much over the last few weeks, has spent late March and most of April skiing in British Columbia.
First, she competed at the K2 Canadian Championships near Vernon, where she was consistently in the top 20 finishers.
Her performance was solid enough to garner a spot on the Provincial team at the Whistler Cup that followed.
Competing in an international field at Whistler, Boisvert sizzled to an 8th place finish in the Super G, was disqualified in the Slalom, and finished 32nd in the Giant Slalom.
Now back in Owen Sound, facing a pile of school work, decision time could very well be approaching.
Put simply, there's no way to balance a regular high school routine and compete full time at the Provincial, National and International level.
So there's a good possibility, Boisvert will leave OSCVI for the ski academy where academics & competition are meshed in a more workable routine.
And longer term than that ?
Well, the city of Owen Sound already has one skier, Larisa Yurkiw, at the World Cup level, which is amazing on its own.
Now, here's a second skier from the city, albeit a long way from the elite level, yet still Tannis Boisvert is taking many of the same positive steps required for that same route.
I'm Fred Wallace