About Maureen Hutchinson-Parker & John Parker
We have worked together since 1982, and amazingly, we still enjoy working together 😁
We just finished our 19th Season at the Northern Lights Motel & Chalets!! 😁 We thank all of our wonderful guests for a Fantastic SEASON!
We have a combined 86 YEARS working in the Hospitality Industry, and when our Guests are Happy, WE are Happy!
We close the Motel in Slow Season throughout winters. But we still live here. We renovate and enjoy the wildlife. Our property is a Wildlife Sanctuary and a bag of peanuts lasts us 2 Days! LOL!
We feed dozens of squirrels and hundreds of birds.
Here’s an 8 second video of Sweetie Peetie – Our oldest, tamest Forest Squirrel ❤️
How We Met
I grew up in Sault Ste Marie, ON, John grew up in the Toronto area. We both moved to Edmonton, and met in 1982 at the Convention Inn Hotel (Now the Delta Inn South). I worked at the Top of the Inn Dining Room for 20 Years. John, the Executive Chef of the Hotel worked there for 16 Years. What an amazing time that was! ❤️
We ran the Motel Year-Round for the first 5 years & Mom and Dad, Helen and Bob Hutchinson, SAVED US and ran the Motel for us for 10 days, twice a year. Aunt Wanda and Uncle George Hutchinson, would help out. John and I could ESCAPE, and we drove a million miles, adding to our Casino Chip Collection.
I had started my own Custom-Made-Cartoon Business back in 1993. But once we bought the Motel, I didn’t have time for Cartoons.
I did manage to draw a few last year. Here’s a link to the Cartoon page, with a couple of crazy Motel Stories. 😁
Our 20th Season begins May 15th. As always, we look forward to having you stay with us!
Maureen & John xxxooo