Saturday, April 28, 2007

We're Off to the Great White North!

OK, this post is for those of you who do not already know.. I have recently been offered a job with the Northwest Company. This an amazing opportunity that we just cannot pass up. I am going to be in training for about a year, after which I will receive my own store in a remote location in Canada...somewhere....Cold I presume. The Northwest stores carry everything for produce, to stereos, cribs, snowmobiles/ATVs and now trucks apparently(special order I would think). Their clientel are either Inuit or First Nations for the most part. This new job will allow Tina the luxury of being home while the kids grow up, no more worries about Childcare! They provide a house, a food allowance, and pay for the utilities and basic amenities that we will need. My last day with Winners will be May18th and we are planning on moving on the 31 of May or the 1st of June. We are moving to Fort Rae Northwest Territories. Fort Rae is a Dogrib First Nations community about 45 Min's to an hour outside of Yellowknife. Fort Rae, also known as Rae-Edzo and apparently has been renamed as of last year, thanks Brad, and is now known by it's Dogrib name Behchoko (Bay-cho-ko). There is a skating arena, swimming pool, approx 1900 population. Tina and I are very much looking forward to the isolation and slowing things down a bit and spending more time with the kids. We are going to miss all of you and we hope the you keep in touch. We will be keeping you all updated by posting regularly on the blog and there will be no stopping the pictures coming through. For those of you who read Mine and Adam's blog, I will be posting some Kick ass pictures that will blow away all of his, as he will be taking over East coast outdoors! Little Piece of Texas will be known as "Just below 63" as we will be just below the 63'rd Parallel. Northern Lights here we come!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just a heads-up, Rae-Edzo has been re-named as of last year. It is now known by it's dogrib name of Behchoko (pronounced "bay-cho-ko").

Any ideas yet on the car?

jody said...

I'm absolutely floored! But what a wonderful opportunity to experience/see a different way of life. I don't blame you in some ways, it'll be a safer/calmer life for the kids, and I know how much it means for Tina to be home with the boys. I won't envy you the cold though. Can't wait to see shots of the scenery! Just make sure you keep posting :)

Valentina said...

That's a surprise! I am happy for you, such a new adventure and the opportunity to stay home with the kids is priceless. I hope you will keep blogging as I can't wait to hear all about your new life in the North. Too bad I probably won't be able to meet you guys in person next time I go back to Halifax for a visit...

Anonymous said...

Wow.. what an adventure... Good luck and keep us posted...
Take Care, Mary Lou and family