A long-time teacher, coach and volunteer in the local sporting community is being recognized as the Warden’s Citizen of the Month for October 2013. Cathy Johnson, an Enniskillen Township resident and Physical Education Teacher and Department Head at North Lambton Secondary School (NLSS), was presented with a plaque at NLSS Monday evening.
Johnson has coached at NLSS for the last 29 years including volleyball, soccer, girls hockey, cross country and track and field. She also coaches three adult and two student dragon boat racing teams. She is a member of the South Western Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association and is involved with the Gender Equity and Soccer Committees at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations level.
“Cathy has dedicated most of her adult life to the development of local athletes and the functioning of local athletic associations,” says County of Lambton Warden Todd Case. “Her quiet and humble commitment to her community is exemplary.”
Johnson has also served with local minor hockey and soccer associations and records stats online for the Alvinston Flyers of the Great Lakes Junior C hockey league.
“It is very humbling to be selected for this award, especially when I see firsthand so many dedicated coaches and volunteers within our schools and our community,” says Johnson. “I enjoy the experience of coaching as I see the many benefits it provides for our youth not just now, but in the future as they become leaders in our communities, and our future volunteers”
The Warden’s Citizen of the Month award recognizes residents and organizations in Lambton County who are known for their positive contributions to the community. Recipients may not necessarily be well known but are generally well regarded.