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Dog Sled Racing Returns to the Boundary

(UPDATE at the end)

A few years back dog sled racing came to the Boundary courtesy of the efforts of Dr. Ruth Sims 140125_bsd_racesand a host of volunteers. The 200 mile course following the old railway bed proved to be one of the toughest and the first years’ races were called because there was too much snow.

After a rethink and missing a year the dog sled races are back in the Boundary. This time, instead of 200 miles to cover, they’re sprint races of just a few miles length. Which means they are shorter – you can see them take off and return in at the same event!

The races are this weekend at Jewel Lake. Both Saturday and Sunday.
1st race is at 10:30AM and last is at 1:30PM
I talked with Dr. Sims and she tells me there’s at least 15 teams signed up.

There is a concession stand on site.

Video from a previous year’s finishes:

UPDATE:

The first day of racing has happened. A late change has seen ALL the courses moved from the bush onto the lake surface. Take a peek below:

 

Have Fun in the Sun to raise Funds for Fun in the Snow this winter

The Boundary Dog Sled Association is having a fundraising event this coming Sunday, Aug 18, at Jewel Lake. They’re putting on a Relay Race and a BBQ.

The Relay is 3 parts: Canoe, Bicycle and 3-legged race.
It starts at 11AM
Admission is $15

I interview Dr. Ruth Sims and get the lowdown below:

The website for the local race event is: railtrail200.wordpress.com/