Churchill Rive Canoe Outfitters is owned and run by Rc and Theresa Driediger. They have made a home in Missinipe and 

Heidi Seida

Heidi Seida

Eating well and traveling light are two key elements for an enjoyable paddle in the wilderness. Heidi, our Food Manager has spent a large part of her life studying food preparation and dehydration. Born and raised in British Columbia, Canada, Heidi has always been an avid canoeist, four-season camper, and cross-country skier.

Heidi met Ric Driediger in her former capacity as Recreation Director for the Saskatchewan Canoe Association, (now Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan). Upon learning of her wilderness cuisine culinary skills, Ric recruited Heidi to CRCO. Our guests have been enjoying her savory delights under the Northern Lights for the past twelve years.

Heidi's knowledge of dehydration techniques and canoe-tripping recipes comes from her experience on the water. She is an accomplished canoeist and guide, holding Canoe Tripping II, Lake Water I, and Flat Water Instructor certificates. She has spent a great deal of time on the North and South Saskatchewan Rivers, and travelled the waters in the Prince Albert National Park, the Gieke River, the Thlewiaza River and the Thelon River. When time allows, she explores Otter Lake, parts of the Churchill and north of the Churchill.

"Anybody can go out in the wilderness and be uncomfortable. It takes a little thought and finess to be comfortable. I like to try out new ideas and recipes by field-testing them on a trip before I offer them to our clients."

As well as preparing tasty fare, Heidi carefully considers the nutritional needs of each party she supplies. She is always looking for new ways to provide clients with the extra calories they need on the water and to replace the fats lost in the dehydration process.

There's nothing like enjoying one of Heidi's gourmet wilderness creations beside pristine waters, with a loon calling in the background, after a long day's paddle. There isn't a Five-Star restaurant in the world that can offer that!

Sarah Driediger

Sarah Driediger

Sarah was born and grew up at Churchill River Canoe Outfitters. She loves going out canoeing in the evenings to practice her solo flatwater strokes. Sarah enjoys working in the CRCO office. Her inherited knowledge of the area has helped many guests plan their canoe trips.

Sarah is a Registered Massage Therapist and Certified Lymphedema Therapist and has opened her own business, Achieve Massage Therapy in Winnipeg. She is easily recognized by her big smile and if you go down to the CRCO dock in the evening, she may be paddling her little red canoe.