How To Be a Yellowknifer: Kam Hogan

December 1, 2017

Kam Hogan is a Yellowknife Ambassador through and through but was also once one of those Yellowknifers who thought they'd only be here for a year. 6 years late she is still here.

Getting her first glimpse of the Northwest Territories at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics in the form of the Northern House, Kam, thought moving to Yellowknife would be a great adventure but had no idea what to expect.

In this episode, she shares a great story of driving to Yellowknife and stopping in Behchoko thinking it might be Yellowknife.   

Today, Kam is just thriving in Yellowknife. Working during the day, personal training by night and then volunteering and embracing her community all throughout.

The biggest takeaway Kam talked about in this episode of the How To Be a Yellowknifer was to just "say yes" when you first move to Yellowknife. Introvert or extrovert, saying yes will help you establish your Yellowknife Rythm and you'll quickly find what makes Yellowknife great for you.

Kam talks about so much more than this, so settle in and enjoy this episode fo the How To Be a Yellowknife Podcast.

To follow Kam be sure to like her Facebook Page Body by Kam.

Be sure to subscribe to the How To Be a Yellowknifer Podcast to hear the stories and insider knowledge on Yellowknife from residents new and old to young and seasoned.


How To Be a Yellowknifer offers a set of tour packages for new Yellowknifers looking for the information about their new home and for potential residents who are checking out Yellowknife before they decided to make the move. How To Be a Yellowknifer also offers a physical welcome package chalked full of local information and products perfect for new residents, employees or as a gift.

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How To Be a Yellowknifer: Ollie Williams

September 8, 2017

Ollie Williams has a lot going on in the community for a guy who has only been in Yellowknife for 3 years. Be it his volunteering, business building or his familiar voice on the radio, he is getting things done. 

Originally a sports reporter from the United Kingdom, Ollie made his way to the Vancouver 2010 Olympics where he met his now-wife Jennifer. From there they spent time in Fort Liard, NWT before finally moving to Yellowknife.

Ollie quickly gained notoriety in Yellowknife because of his golden vocals, which were heard throughout town on Moose FM. He has also spent a lot of time volunteering with sporting organizations, has started a few of his own businesses, and, oh, he is part of a forward-thinking group of community members starting Cabin Radio.

We dove into all of these things with Ollie in this episode of the How To Be a Yellowknifer podcast, so have a listen and subscribe.  

You can also follow Ollie on Twitter at @OllieW or at his latest venture cabinradio.ca.

Be sure to subscribe to the How To Be a Yellowknifer Podcast to hear the stories and insider knowledge on Yellowknife from residents new and old to young and seasoned.


How To Be a Yellowknifer offers a set of tour packages for new Yellowknifers looking for the information about their new home and for potential residents who are checking out Yellowknife before they decided to make the move. How To Be a Yellowknifer also offers a physical welcome package chalked full of local information and products perfect for new residents, employees or as a gift.

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How To Be a Yellowknifer: Jess Dunkin

August 4, 2017

Jess Dunkin was lucky enough to be exposed to Yellowknife, Whitehorse, and Iqaluit through a work contract. This was her first exposure to Northern Canada and while in Yellowknife, something just captured her. 

As those contracts ended she started looking for job opportunities in Yellowknife and ended up finding a position at the NWT Parks and Recreation Association. 

Jess offered up her two keys to getting to know Yellowknife easier when she first arrived. She walked everywhere, exploring all the nooks and crannies, while also saying yes to everything.  

Having only lived in Yellowknife for just over two years, Jess has embraced it wholeheartedly. You can hear about how she has gotten involved in the community, what it was like moving to Yellowknife and what she enjoys the most about winter and summer in Yellowknife. All of this is in this episode of the How To Be a Yellowknifer Podcast.

You can also follow Jess on Twitter and follow her NWT adventures at @dunkin_jess

Be sure to subscribe to the How To Be a Yellowknifer Podcast to hear the stories and insider knowledge on Yellowknife from residents new and old to young and seasoned.


How To Be a Yellowknifer offers a set of tour packages for new Yellowknifers looking for the information about their new home and for potential residents who are checking out Yellowknife before they decided to make the move. How To Be a Yellowknifer also offers a physical welcome package chalked full of local information and products perfect for new residents, employees or as a gift.

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How To Be a Yellowknifer: Lorie Crawford

June 9, 2017

 

Aurora College, and by extension Yellowknife, is known for its nursing program. Turns out one of the people to spearhead developing that curriculum that now so well known and regarded is Yellowknife resident, Lorie Crawford.

A registered nurse, who with her husband, moved from Ontario, because of the long commutes, has now called Yellowknife home since 1988.

Yellowknife was only one of three options for the couple though. Bermuda and New Zealand were also in the running, but for good reason, Yellowknife was their new destination. 

Today, Lorie runs a health promotion practice where she helps clients work on their health issues through nutrition. She and her husband have also run a popular raw food booth at the Yellowknife Farmers Market called Zing, since its inception in 2013. 

Listen to this episode to learn even more about what Lorie Crawford has to say about Yellowknife, what it is like today and how it was when she first moved to the city.

Be sure to subscribe to the How To Be a Yellowknifer Podcast to hear the stories and insider knowledge on Yellowknife from residents new and old to young and seasoned.


How To Be a Yellowknifer offers a set of tour packages for new Yellowknifers looking for the information about their new home and for potential residents who are checking out Yellowknife before they decided to make the move. How To Be a Yellowknifer also offers a physical welcome package chalked full of local information and products perfect for new residents, employees or as a gift.

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How To Be a Yellowknifer: Annelies Pool

March 12, 2017

Annelies Pool, a resident of Yellowknife since the early 80's, always knew she wanted to write a novel but new it would take some time to get there. While working towards that goal, which she recently accomplished, she became a journalist to support herself while still practicing the trade she loved. 

In that pursuit, Annelies found herself in Hay River working for a now defunct community newspaper in the late 70's, then in what was then called Frobisher Bay, and finally in Yellowknife where she had stayed since.

“I have always felt a little out of step and the north is a place where you can be out of step with everybody else."

True to her writing roots, Annelies played a big part in building the foundation of the Northwords Writers Festival, which has seen some of Canada's top writers and literary artists come through.

Beyond the writing, Annelies shares her love of the land that makes up the north. Having spent many years living on the Ingraham Trail and now many summer nights out at Prelude Lake she remarks how the landscape still captivates her.

“There is something about this landscape that has a grip on my soul”

Now published throughout the north in various publications, Annelies is focusing on her original goal. In 2016 she published her first novel Free Love, a gripping story about one women's journey through the recovering community of a fictional Yellowknife. 

You can learn more about Free Love and Annelies Pool on her website anneliespool.ca.

Listen to this episode to learn even more about what Annelies Pool has to say about Yellowknife.

Be sure to subscribe to the How To Be a Yellowknifer Podcast to hear the stories and insider knowledge on Yellowknife from residents new and old to young and seasoned.


How To Be a Yellowknifer offers a set of tour packages for new Yellowknifers looking for the information about their new home and for potential residents who are checking out Yellowknife before they decided to make the move. How To Be a Yellowknifer also offers a physical welcome package chalked full of local information and products perfect for new residents, employees or as a gift.

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How To Be a Yellowknifer: Michelle Peters

February 21, 2017

Michelle Peters, originally from South Africa but now called Yellowknife home, joins us on this episode of the How To Be a Yellowknifer Podcast. 

Michelle, her husband, Ryan, and their 3 children moved from South African to Yellowknife in 2013 for a job opportunity she couldn't turn down.

Right off the top, I talk to Michelle about what it was like to make the decision to not only move to a new community but also move to a new country. She explains the first time her and her husband visited Yellowknife before making the big move and how she researched it. No conversations or website could prepare her for winter, though. 

We go on to discuss how her family has adjusted to life in Yellowknife, how they're involved in a number of community activities and organizations, and how Yellowknife was nothing like they expected and they love it for that.

Listen to this episode to learn more about what Michelle has to say about Yellowknife.

Be sure to subscribe to the How To Be a Yellowknifer Podcast to hear the stories and insider knowledge on Yellowknife from residents new and old to young and seasoned.


How To Be a Yellowknifer offers a set of tour packages for new Yellowknifers looking for the information about their new home and for potential residents who are checking out Yellowknife before they decided to make the move. How To Be a Yellowknifer also offers a physical welcome package chalked full of local information and products perfect for new residents, employees or as a gift.

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How To Be a Yellowknifer: Shane Clark

February 3, 2017

Shane Clark, business owner, coach, and father, joins us on this episode of the How To Be a Yellowknifer Podcast. 

Shane's family has deep roots in Yellowknife even though he wasn't born here and didn't grow up here. His grandparents met in the early years of Yellowknife, his father was a business owner in Yellowknife by his own right and when he saw an opportunity to move to Yellowknife he took it.

Also a longtime speedskating coach, Shane loves Yellowknife. Now in the real estate business, he says one of his favourite things is getting to talk to people about Yellowknife.

Listen to this episode to learn more about what Shane has to say about Yellowknife.

Be sure to subscribe to the How To Be a Yellowknifer Podcast to hear the stories and insider knowledge on Yellowknife from residents new and old to young and seasoned.


How To Be a Yellowknifer offers a set of tour packages for new Yellowknifers looking for the information about their new home and for potential residents who are checking out Yellowknife before they decided to make the move. How To Be a Yellowknifer also offers a physical welcome package chalked full of local information and products perfect for new residents, employees or as a gift.

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How To Be a Yellowknifer: France Benoit

November 17, 2016

France Benoit, a Yellowknife Farmer, joins us on this episode of the How To Be a Yellowknifer Podcast.

Having been a Government employee, Justice of the Peace, filmmaker, non-profit organizer and now a farmer at an off-grid acreage, France has done a lot of things in Yellowknife since she arrived in the late 1980's.

She explains how Yellowknife is a place where if you want to do something all you have to do is try, and most of the time it works out. Currently, a farmer on the Ingraham Trail France also shares her advice for any budding gardeners in Yellowknife (see what I did there) who want to try their hand at growing their own food.

Listen to this episode to learn more about what France has to say about Yellowknife.

Be sure to subscribe to the How To Be a Yellowknifer Podcast to hear the stories and insider knowledge on Yellowknife from residents new and old to young and seasoned.


How To Be a Yellowknifer offers a set of tour packages for new Yellowknifers looking for the information about their new home and for potential residents who are checking out Yellowknife before they decided to make the move. How To Be a Yellowknifer also offers a physical welcome package chalked full of local information and products perfect for new residents, employees or as a gift.

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How To Be a Yellowknifer: Kiri Ashley

October 19, 2016

How To Be a Yellowknifer sat down with recent high school graduate, Kiri Ashley, to talk about what it has been like growing up in Yellowknife the past 18 years and what it feels like knowing you're going off to university but plan to come back to Yellowknife. Kiri touches on how assessable Yellowknife is, how it has changed over her 18 years and what she plans to do when she comes back. 

 

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How To Be a Yellowknifer: Carla Johnston

September 20, 2016

How To Be a Yellowknifer was thrilled to sit down with temporary Yellowknifer Carla Johnston and talk about her time in Yellowknife. In Yellowknife working with Ecology North on a Food System for Yellowknife through the Farmers Market, while also working to finish her Masters, Carla talks about what was unexpected about Yellowknife when she arrived and what she enjoys most.

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