Hougen Group


Olive & August Pociwauschek were operators of Igloo Sporting Goods, 1985.

Igloo Sporting Goods

For many years Olive & August Pociwauschek were operators of Igloo Sporting Goods. When they retired "outside" their business was acquired by Craig & Kelly Hougen who added the product lines to Hougen's Sportslodge.

Crombie with bear, 1985.

David Crombie

The former "wee mayor of Toronto" David Crombie and Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development in the Mulroney cabinet visited Quiet Lake in July of 1985. Mr. Crombie was elected as a Member of Parliament.

Marg Hougen with her catch, a good sized lake trout, 1985.

Great Slave Lake

The Great Slave Lake (Plummer's) Lodge produces some great lake trout. It is located 145 km east of Yellowknife on the Taithellel Narrows. Great Slave Lake is the 2nd largest in Canada with over 10,000 square miles. Yellowknife, Hay River are the chief towns on it's shores. The McKenzie River, flowing north, drains the lake.

John Quigley, Regional Director, Marcel Masse and Rolf Hougen, 1985.

Hon. Marcel Masse Minister of Communications

The Hon. Marcel Masse Minister of Communications in the Mulroney Cabinet was guest of Rolf Hougen at Quiet Lake August. A fly in lake near the Canol Road produced a good arctic grayling catch on a fly rod.

Our favourite town on the Normadie coast "Honfleur", 1985.

Margaret Hougen’s Dutch Relatives

The search for Margaret's Dutch relatives began in May at Nordwykerhout near Amsterdam where her father grew up. All had moved. Next The Hague where we did visit a family. On her mother's side we went to Raamsdonkveer near Rotterman and found one family. Dr. & Mrs. Des Morrow joined us and we traveledto Denmark, then Scotland, England, crossed the Channel from Portsmouth to Cherbourg, drove through Normandy, visited Canada's cemeteries and World War II landing beach. Flew to Newfoundland from Amsterdam for a Canadian Chamber meeting.

Invited guests of Margaret and Rolf are: Left to right Tom Ladner of Ladner Downs Law Frim, Dr. Bill Buchan, Janet LAdner, Niki Buchan, Margaret, Mrs. & Senator George VanRoggen, 1985.

Vancouver Consular Ball

Each year the Vancouver Consular hosts a ball with invited guests and members of the Vancouver diplomatic community. Rolf Hougen as an Honorary Consul for France is a member.