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How To Be a Yellowknifer: Ashley Makohoniuk

Ashley Folk on the Rocks Yellowknife

Ashley Makohoniuk has lived in Yellowknife for about 8 years and most of that time she has volunteered for Folk on the Rocks, the annual music and arts festival that takes place in July on the shores of Long Lake.

As part of a Yellowknife Online and Folk on the Rocks partnership, this is the first How To Be a Yellowknifer episode of three that focuses not on people who live in Yellowknife, but also on Folk on the Rocks festival and what it means to them.

Over those 8 years volunteering with Folk on the Rocks, Ashley has gone from Director-at-Large to current Folk on the Rocks President, gotten married, and had two beautiful children. 

Throughout this episode, you will hear each of Ashley’s children make surprise cameos, all the while Ashley recounting what Folk on the Rocks and Yellowknife mean to her, and how she has adjusted to both now with two children.

If you have a young family and have wondered what Yellowknife or Folk on the Rocks is like with small children, this is the episode for you.

In this episode, we mention our Yellowknife Online Guide to Folk on the Rocks and our aggregated list of Yellowknife Facebook Groups.

If you haven’t already, check out what is coming to Folk on the Rocks this year on their website.

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.


Yellowknife Online is your practical and informative guide of Yellowknife for newcomers, visitors and residents alike. Be sure to follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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About the author

Kyle Thomas

Kyle grew up in Yellowknife and is a local entrepreneur, writer, baker, and Yellowknife Advocate who is addicted to learning as much as he can about the community and sharing it with anyone who'll listen. In 2009 he developed YkOnline.ca. A website all about living, working and thriving in Yellowknife for residents, newcomers, and visitors.

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