As a teenager, Wilf started out playing guitar in Humboldt, Saskatchewan in the mid 1940s. He played in various old time bands and performed at talent shows that were broadcast to raise money for tuberculosis relief.
Wilf was a school teacher in rural Saskatchewan through the 1940’s and ‘50s. In 1964, he responded to a newspaper ad looking for people to “Teach in Canada’s North land” and was hired over the phone a short time later.
In Yellowknife, Wilf played with local bands, “The Alley Cats” and “Easy Street” in the bars and community halls until 1977.
Wilf Schidlowsky passed away in 2016.