Hougen Group


Rolf Hougen, Chairman Canadian Chamber of Commerce 1989-1990.

Rolf Hougen, Chamber of Commerce

Living in Whitehorse, Rolf Hougen says he sees everything "on top of the world looking down". This kind of perspective will be a valuable asset as he takes on the Chairman's job on the Chamber on September 18th. (click photo to view article)

The floating market 50 km from Bangkok, 1989.

Bangkok, Thailand

Thailand is full of exciting adventures - from the exciting city of Bangkok that has two of the worlds top 5 hotels, to Chiang Mai in the north tribal area, to the beach resort of Pattaya, to Phuket and Phi Phi Island in the south. Ambassador Smith in Bangkok ask Marg and Rolf Hougen to return to Bangkok after a Phuket holiday, to speak to the Canada-Thailand Business Club on behalf of the Canadian Chamber.


Following the reception the bride and groom left for the Caribbean in the British Virgin Islands for ten days of sailing, 1989.

Hougen Wedding


The footings of a root cellar with Rick Nielsen and Kelly Hougen, 1989.

Quiet Lake

1989 saw the building of a root cellar at Marg and Rolf Hougen's cabin at Quiet Lake. The planned digging into a small hill was promptly halted when solid permafrost was encountered. Construction was continued, however, by covering the roof with soil, sawdust and sand.

Esther Jomaas on road to Skagway, 1989.

Esther Jomaas visit to Whitehorse

The Hougen family had the pleasure of a visit from Norway. Esther Jomass, sister of Rolf's mother Margrethe, came to the Yukon to see where her sister had lived. She was accompanied by her daughter in law Grete and grandson Anders. She was the first Norwegian relative to ever visit. By good luck it was a time when the 25 ambassadors from Ottawa were touring so she had the opportunity to sit with the Norwegian ambassador for dinner.