Thank you to all who joined me, the Bower family and Meadowvale Minor Hockey Association on October 28 to dedicate Rink 1 at Meadowvale 4 Rinks in honour of Johnny Bower.
A legend in Maple Leafs hockey, Johnny was also a Mississauga resident, a humanitarian, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He mentored so many young skaters and hockey plays mainly right here in Ward 9 at Four Rinks. I am proud to have known him as a friend.
It was an honour to partner with the Meadowvale Minor Hockey Association to name Rink 1 "Johnny Bower Rink 1" and to have his family there to join with our community in this recognition.