How To Be a Yellowknifer: Ollie Williams

Ollie Williams

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.


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.

1 Comment

  • Hey @OllieW! Big tip—fresh ginger can(should!) be frozen and then simply grated (microplane is awesome) for all of your culinary needs. Phewf! Think of all the space you’ll save in the cab of your truck on your next big shopping trip south in the winter ?

    Enjoyed this podcast! A ‘true’ Northerner is anyone willing to come and embrace the adventure and participate in making the living experience for themselves and others a great one. Thanks!?

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