Timothy McMeekin

Survival Instructor Tim

Timothy McMeekin

Survival Instructor



  • Joined the Canadian Military armed forces in 1989.
  • Served 19 years in field Units, operating in all environments including desert, mountain, jungle, boreal forest and ocean.
  • Commanded sniper and reconnaissance teams in remote locations in numerous countries.
  • Retired instructor of the Canadian Forces School of Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape (SERE).
  • Guest instructor at Alexander Ross Middle School in The Pas, Manitoba.
  • Presented winter survival techniques at NATO flying training center in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.
  • Instructed on Survival and or participated on survival courses in every environment on the planet with most of NATO.
  • Guest survival instructor for SAR Tech pre-selection course in Jarvis Lake, Alberta.
  • Numerous mobile teaching teams (MTT’s) for air crew pre-deployment briefings prior to going over seas.


  • Long range reconnaissance
  • Sniper
  • Master Sniper
  • Senior leadership courses preparing me to lead 18 man teams into remote locations for extended periods of time.
  • Emergency, Industrial, and Wilderness First Aid.
  • SERE with Canadian, USA, British and German Armed Forces
  • Environmental Survival in the arctic, boreal forest, desert, mountain, and ocean.
  • Mountain and avalanche rescue.
  • Backcountry expedition leadership.
  • Small craft vessel operator.
  • Mountain operations course.
  • Tactical Man tracking course.


Personal History

  •  Born in Windsor, Ontario
  • Childhood spent Kingsville, Ontario (Boating, hunting, and exploring the back country)
  • Currently residing in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Married 21 years and father of 2 girls and a boy!

Personal Hobbies

  • Kayaking expeditions
  • Back country camping
  • Hunting
  • Various types of outdoor courses
  • Introducing my son to the great outdoors!