Everybody knows a Rad Dad: a role model, teacher, coach, best friend, mentor and hero. This Fathers Day, we want to share some of our favourite Rad Dads with you.
I’m the dad of two girls, Emma 3 years old and Hannah 1.5. We live out on the west coast in Ucluelet. I love spending time with my kids and am currently on pat leave.
I try not to force activities on Emma but surfing, snowboarding and skateboarding are what I grew up doing and still do, so there might be a nudge in that direction.
We are an outdoor family so skateparks, beaches and hikes are always on the list. I started taking her skateboarding this spring and she began snowboarding this winter. Surfing is tougher but she’s into it. There’s a squad of mini groms that also helps motivate her. As a dad when your kid is stoked you are stoked and it is such an amazing feeling.