First Name: Harold William "Harry"
Last Name: Butler
Sport: Multi-sport
Inductee Type: Builder
Year Inducted: 1981
Home Town: Halifax
County: Halifax County

Harry Butler of Halifax was instrumental in the founding of the Halifax Wolverines in 1930. Hockey was lacking support in the city and Butler was one of the most prominent sportsmen committed to the game. He was convinced that the public would support a good hockey team in a Nova Scotia league.

With Butler’s help, the Wolverines won the Allan Cup in 1935. He was also elected president of the senior baseball league, named to the city Recreation Commission, and served as chairman of the Halifax Athletic Commissionan organization that governed all professional boxing bouts in Halifax.


• 1st/only pres. of Halifax/District Baseball League
• Prime mover, construction Centennial Swimming Pool
• Prime mover, Canada Summer Games to Halifax
• Managing Director Hall of Fame 1968-75