Episode 042 – Ranger Cpl Joelie Qaunaq

Ranger Cpl Joelie Qaunaq serves with the 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group out of Arctic Bay, Nunavut.

He has been involved with the Canadian Ranger Program since 1986 and has earned the Special Service Medal with the Ranger Bar and his Canadian Decoration.  On NorEx 15, Cpl Qaunaq was awarded both the 4th Canadian Division Commander‘s Coin and the 31 Canadian Brigade Group Commander’s Coin for his outstanding contribution to the success of the exercise.

Cpl Qaunaq is an instructor on the Arctic Operations Advisor course and also teaches the Canadian Search and Rescue Technicians survival skills.  These courses are conducted by the Canadian Armed Forces Arctic Training Centre.

One of the things that makes Joelie successful as a Canadian Ranger is his love of the outdoors, his proficiency with snowmobiles and komatiks and his passion for hunting.


Cpl Qaunaq

Canadian Ranger, Cpl Joelie Qaunaq of the 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group, Arctic Bay, Nunavut.


Canadian Ranger Joelie Qaunaq, 1 Canadian Ranger Patrol Group (left) and Master Corporal Pierre-Luc Vallieres from the 1st Battalion Royal 22nd Regiment (1R22eR) construct an igloo out of snow blocks during Operation NUNALIVUT 2014.


Corporal (Cpl) Joelie Qaunaq from 1 Canadian Ranger Patrol Group and Cpl Colin Wood from The Grey and Simcoe Foresters cut snow blocks for a wind-break for their bivouac site on Little Cornwallis Island, Nunavut during NOREX 15 on March 24, 2015.


4th Canadian Division’s Arctic Response Company Group (ARCG) at the end of NOREX 2015 in Resolute Bay, Nunavut, Sunday, March 29, 2015.

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