Newton Stories – Four Generations of Newtonians: The Rienk Mulder Family

Meet Rienk Mulder – I moved into Newton Community along with my parents and 5 siblings in 1962. We first lived on a little farm on 54 St and 123 Ave. My parents then bought a house on 55 St. and 120 Ave., which my son now owns. I met my wife at the Newton Park and we married in 1975. We purchased a house shortly after we married which has a wonderful view of the Newton Skating Rink. Our two children attended St Leo’s School and our son, his wife and our three grandchildren live right down the block from us. Our grandchildren are the fourth generation on both my wife’s side and my side that lived in the Newton Community.

Growing up in the neighbourhood I spent my summer’s playing baseball in the Newton School Ground and my winters skating in the Newton Rink. Now that I am retired I enjoy spending time over at the skating rink, clearing and flooding for the children and future hockey players of our neighbourhood.

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Rienk (Rink) Mulder

Rienk is Newton’s rink manager. For the past few years he has faithfully flooded and cleared the ice for the many people who have enjoyed skating here at Newton.. It is volunteers like Rienk that make a difference in a community. The next time you see him, be sure to thank Rienk for giving back to the neighbourhood that he and his family call home.