Accessible Rink Project

John Butterwick

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  1. What is your name?
    • John Butterwick
  2. List family members.
    • Husband to Tara Butterwick
    • Father to son Ben and daughters Ellie and Lyla
    • And I can’t forget our big ol guard dog Hugo.
  3. How long have you lived in Parkdale? 
    • We moved to Parkdale in 2014
  4. What is your favourite memory of Parkdale?
    • My favorite memory of Parkdale without a doubt is walking into our brand new empty home with our first born.  Not exactly “the plan”, but we got possession the same week our son came home from the NICU and it felt like a new chapter had begun in our lives.
  5. How long have you been a part of the Board? 
    • I joined in 2016.  After a few years of flooding the ice, I was recruited to the PCA Board and got to volunteer with all the other amazing humans on the PCA Board.
  6. What is the best part of being on the board and volunteering?  
    • My favorite is definitely helping with the outdoor rink.  From teaching my kids to skate to helping bring the Parkdale Hub to life (our Accessible Outdoor Rink Project), I have met a tremendous amount of amazing people both in the community and throughout the city that help make projects like this a reality.  
  7. Any fun tid bit about you that people would find interesting & engaging. 
    • I’ve MC’d 5 of my friends’ weddings….what can I say, I love to laugh with friends.