Our Mission:


  • To offer quality training, by qualified instructors


  • Offering a wide variety of courses, with a focus on personal safety

    • in the workplace

    • at home

    • at the office


The assortment of courses allows our students to experience "hands-on" learning activities, focusing on personal safety in the workplace, at home, and anywhere you may be. We pride ourselves on employing instructors with the workplace experience related to the courses they teach.


At Coulee Creek Safety Training, we believe that time spent training will be valuable to both the employer and employee. Beyond our training facility in Peace River, we offer mobile services, traveling as far as the Northwest and Yukon Territories, Alberta and British Columbia.


Safety Training means investing in your organization, that directly affects your bottom line.



Gary Ayre was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario and came to Fort Simpson, NWT as a Steam Engineer for NCPC in 1968 and 1969. Following his marriage to Elaine, he completed a Mount Royal College course in correctional work and got his class two steam engineer’s certificate. After a serious H2S accident in 1972, went to University of Calgary to complete a Teaching degree. He taught junior high Industrial Arts, Special Education, leadership skills. He obtained his First Aid Instructors certificate and has done this for many years as a sideline until his retirement from the school system when he set up Coulee Creek Safety. To fulfill a desire to be a truck driver he worked for about a year for an oilfield trucking company at Olds. He contracted for Safetyman in Airdrie and Irwin Safety in Calgary, enlarging his areas of instruction as he went along. Gary and Elaine have lived in Calgary, Turner Valley, Calgary, Water Valley, Linden and are happy to be living in this northern community along the river


Elaine Melby Ayre was born in northern Saskatchewan and her family moved to a farm in southern Saskatchewan, her BScHE 1965 from Luther College and University of Saskatchewan, taught three years before returning to complete her B Ed degree in 1969. She taught Home Economics at Fort Simpson 1969-1971. She and Gary were married in July 1970 and spent their honeymoon at a Boy Scout Jamboree, the start of their amazing adventures- teaching Junior High Home Ec until her retirement in 1998, raising three sons, in 2015 she published “The Princess Doll’s Scrapbook” and is currently completing her grandfather’s homesteading story.


Nate Ayre was born in Calgary and moved with his parents, to Water Valley during the primary grades, and later to Linden, completing his high school at Olds outreach in early 2001. He held a variety of farming, construction and industrial related jobs.  In 2009 he set up his DJ Company called Dawg House Productions which he operated out of Olds, then Grande Prairie (2010-2017), until his recent move to Peace River, where his reach can expand further.  Nate has teaching experience throughout the last 12 years.  Since joining the team,  Nate has become a certified instructor in almost all the courses we offer. Nate has also spent several years volunteering with the Light Horse Committee at the Calgary Stampede, which has been a large part of his life.


Janet White was born in Peace River AB and grew up in Edmonton. She returned to the Peace country during high school where she still lives.  Mother of 2 girls, Janet studied Office Admin at NAIT and graduated in 2003.  She worked in the oilfield as an office admin where she got her start in safety.  Adding Safety Officer to her admin role, she has completed and passed many company audits before joining the team at Coulee Creek.  Janet has recently completed certification in drug and alcohol testing.