How To Be a Yellowknifer: Michelle Peters

Michelle Peters Yellowknife

Michelle Peters, originally from South Africa but now calls 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.

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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, employee

How To Be a Yellowknifer has approached many different community members to be guests on the show but many have not yet responded. If you have someone in mind please contact us


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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