We both started working in Hospitality in the 70’s. We met while employed at The Convention Inn, Edmonton, AB. The Hotel was owned by the Ghermezian brothers that built West Edmonton Mall.

We worked 3 Grand Openings of West Edmonton Mall. Phase 1 opened September 15, 1981. Phase II September 1983, and Phase III September 1985. Oh, the stories we can tell! LOL! We’ve been working together since 1981.

Our 80's Uniforms ~

Our 90's Uniforms ~

We bought the Northern Lights Motel in Wawa in 1999. No more uniforms. 😄

Maureen and John Parker

12 Years ago, Shirley Mills wrote about our first of many, Tripadvisor Awards ~

We continued to win awards yearly, until they stopped giving awards based on Reviews - 2020

Wawa Hotel Tripadvisor Awards

Shirley also wrote about Chica and the Canadian Snow Gauge in 2014

Chica and the Canadian Snow Gauge
Chica and the Canadian Snow Gauge

We've had fun Working Hard, Burying Beer Cases, Collecting Casino Chips and Surviving Disasters...

We have Retired from the Phone, Office, and 1 or 2 Night Stays. But we still have limited accommodations available for longer term stays in the Warm Season. We sincerely thank EVERYONE for 22 years of support. But it's time for us to enjoy our Golden Years. Maureen & John xxoo