Cathy is an Honours graduate (1979) from the University of Alberta Physical Education Program, where she majored in Outdoor Education. Cathy has a deep appreciation for the North and its Peoples, and is an excellent source of information both of Yellowknife and the North. She has been teaching paddling since 1977 and her experiences include a stint on Canada’s Whitewater Kayak Racing Team.
Cathy moved north in 1981 to teach canoeing and kayaking. She has demonstrated her commitment to the preservation of traditional knowledge through her work documenting and teaching traditional Inuit games, igloo building, and arctic survival.
Cathy has been teaching outdoor pursuits in Yellowknife and across the North for over 40 years and has personally instructed thousands of course participants. She has completed several instructional manuals (e.g. Canoe and Kayak building, Arctic Safety and Survival, Emergency Shelter Construction).
She has traveled extensively throughout the NWT and Nunavut, teaching outdoor pursuits, first aid, and spending time with family.
Her favourite pastimes include skijoring, hunting, and camping with her family.
Cathy was recently featured in a Paddle Canada Article titled 50 years; 50 people, Cathy Allooloo. Click the link to learn more.
Tiffany was born and raised in Yellowknife and is of Inuit ancestry. She attended University of Alberta where she graduated with a degree in theatre. Tiffany travels the world acting and speaking about Inuit culture. You might recognize her from her Juno Award Winning band, Quantum Tangle, or her more recent musical collaboration, Piqsiq, in which she throat sings with her sister. She is also a certified Paddle Canada Canoeing Instructor Trainer and a Kayak Instructor. Tiffany’s favourite pastimes include camping with her family.
Devon is of Inuit ancestry and has lived in the North all his life. Growing up, he spent a great deal of time on the land hunting and camping with his parents, sometimes for several weeks at a time. Devon’s patience and determination have made him a skilled hunter, including with bow and arrow. Devon is an accomplished outdoorsman and guide. He is trained in wilderness survival and is a certified instructor in first aid, canoeing, and motor boat safety. Devon is also an experienced trapper and his furs are renowned at international auctions for their high quality and attention to detail.