From the military to Cowichan Lake Recreation programming

After spending 23 years in the military, newcomer to town John Cummings has been named Cowichan Lake Recreation’s new programmer.

Cowichan Lake Recreation programmer John Cummings

Cowichan Lake Recreation programmer John Cummings

Cowichan Lake Recreation has a military man in their midst.

After spending 23 years in the military, newcomer to town John Cummings has been named Cowichan Lake Recreation’s new programmer.

During his over two decades of military service, Cummings spent nine years in physical education and recreation programming.

“We have a huge fitness and recreation program for a lot of the members and their family members,” he said.

At bases, members and their families must have all of life’s necessities nearby, thus necessitating recreational programming.

Looking to spread his family’s roots, Cummings brought his family to the Cowichan Lake area, securing a job for himself at Cowichan Lake Recreation as their new programmer.

“I feel very fortunate – lucky – to be working with Cowichan Lake Recreation,” he said, adding that the job ties in perfectly to his interests.

His broad goal for the near future will be increasing the number of people participating in Cowichan Lake Recreation’s many programs.

His main target will be three main user groups, including preschool children, teenagers, and middle aged/senior citizens.

“These are the three main user groups,” he said, adding that many younger kids get the majority of their recreation through independent societies in the area, such as minor baseball and hockey.

But, they’ll still be targeted with plenty of unique programming, he said.

Up until earlier this year, Marie Bisson held the position of Cowichan Lake Recreation programmer.

“We wish Marie well in future endeavours,” Cowichan Lake Recreation manager Linda Blatchford encouraged.