DPSAY Annual General Meeting and Litter Pick-Up Fundraiser – May 8

Hello Dog Lovers,
the winter season came to an end a lot quicker than we all hoped for. DPSAY’s Mid-Distance Race “the Granger Grind” was our last event.

We would like to thank everyone again, who volunteered, participated, cheered and/or sponsored our events.

Spring is the time to clean up, and we also wrap up another fun DPSAY year!! This year we decided to combine the Litter Pick-Up with DPSAY’s AGM.

DPSAY – Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, May 8th starting right after the Litter pick-up (guessing 7pm)

BBQ and AGM will be at Marine and Mathieu’s place! (Thank you for hosting!)

DPSAY is in need of new board members! Please help.

Wednesday, May 8th starting at 5:30 pm – Fish Lake Rd

Keep the Yukon clean and raise money for DPSAY events at the same time!

  • We meet at the bottom of Fish Lake Road and work our way up!
  • Vests, signs, garbage bags and rubber gloves are provided by the city.
  • After an hour or so of clean-up we will have a well deserved BBQ and our AGM at Marine and Mathieu’s place!
    (They live just before icy Waters,instead of turning left to the gazebo, turn right. And if you arrive later you’ll see all the vehicles parked there.)
  • You can also catch up later, you’ll see us on the road!

Thank you for helping us!!!



YUKON BREWING Twister Results – Feb 24th, 2019

Sunday was a gorgeous day, which brought out many participants enjoying ideal temperatures and trail conditions.

Thank you again to Robert Siefke, Jean-Marc Champeval and Melissa Schenke for preparing the trails.

And thank you Mike Simon for timing once again!

We had a record turnout for our recreational class with dogs of all breeds, colours and sizes and their owners on skis, sleds and kick sleds.

In addition to our regular categories we saw 5 teams entering a 25 mile course, just as a treat! since we had such late start of the season! Since each team kind of ran the course “in their very own way” , we dropped the competition in the end, and called it a FUN RUN!!!

We also had three tiny mushers out; Aurora (4), Rylan (2) and Forest (2) “racing” their dogs and new homebuilt sled.

Thank you Yukon Brewing for sponsoring the event!

Thank you Takhini Hot Springs for sponsoring a soak for all participates and volunteers.

Thanks to our prize sponsors: Duffy’s Pets, Coast Mountain Sports and Yukon Quest.

Thank you everyone who came out and made it such fun day!

25 Mile Fun Run (sleds)
Alex Rochat
Claudia Beer
Fabian Schmitz
Jonathan Lucas
Stephanie Routley

10 Mile Sled
1 Alena Tryznova    54:46
2 Christiane Champeval    67:10
3 Cindy Baker-Hawkins    68:35
4 Nikolas Schmidt    77:10

10 Mile Ski
1 Virginia Sarrazin    51:37
2 Claudia Wickert    64:56
3 Lindsay Caskanette    68:10
4 Bob Sagar    75:05

1 Nadele Flynn (ski)    28:02
2 Stephan Blust (sled)    34:28
3 Martin Haefele (ski)    36:00
4 Syvanna Schmidt (sled)    42:14
5 John Carson (kicksled)    47:38
6 Berenike Ziemert (canicross)    51:40
7 Karen Loos (ski)    53:10
8 Andre Bourcier (kicksled)    56:42
9 Kathryn MacDonald (kicksled)   59:20

A special YUKON BREWING Twister Race – THIS SUNDAY, Feb 24th

Thank you YUKON BREWING for sponsoring our next Twister Event!

YUKON BREWING Twister Race – Sunday, February 24th, 2019
it’s Rendezvous …. wear your garters!!

Where: Takhini Hot Pools, Parking Lot, at the end of the Hot Springs Road

Thank you to our sponsors:
Yukon Brewing
Takhini Hot Pools (for a free soak for volunteers and participants!) Bring your swimsuit!!
Coast Mountain Sports (prizes)
Duffy’s Pets & Tanzilla Harness Supplies (prizes)
Yukon Quest International (prizes)

SPECIAL: We are able to add a 25-mile course, thanks to our trail crew Robert Siefke, Melissa Schenke and Jean-Marc Champeval.

– 25 Miles: 6-8 dogs Sleds, 2-4 dogs Skijoring

– 10 miles: 6-8 dogs Sleds, 2-4 dogs Skijoring

– Recreational 4 miles (6.6km): 2-4 dogs Sled, 1-2 dogs Skijoring
Fat Bikes, Kick sleds, Runners etc welcome!

– Kids Dash – free and just for fun!! DPSAY will help with a dog and a sled, if you don’t have any. CHILDREN MUST   WEAR A HELMET!!

starts at 10 am for the 25 and 10 mile category
Musher meeting at 10:30 am
Race Start shortly after
**The 10-mile participants will start right after the 25-mile participants.**

REGISTER at 12:00 pm, when you participate in the Recreational Class and Kids Dash.
meeting at 12:15 pm
Race Start shortly after

IMPORTANT: Since the parking lot will be plowed, please bring help to get your team safely to the start line! All teams need to be guided to the start line!
Of course recreational participants are always welcome to come out earlier to socialize, watch, volunteer and cheer!!!

For the 25 Miler:
$25 – for DPSAY Members
$30 – for Non-Members
For the 10 Miler:
$10 – for DPSAY Members
$15 – for Non-Members
Recreational class:
$5 – for DPSAY Members
$10 – for Non-Members

Membership (Annual) : Individuals Adults – $15, Individuals 18 years and under – $10

Temperature Cut-off: -30 Degrees Celsius (at the time of race start)

See you Sunday!

REGISTRATION OPEN for the 2019 DPSAY Mid-Distance Race “The Granger Grind”

Hello Race Fans,

We are happy to announce that registration for our annual mid-distance race “The Granger Grind” is now open!

THE GRANGER GRIND – March 9th and 10th


Race/Trail Overview
The 100 mile race (approximately) will start at the Lorne Mountain Community Centre, run up the Alligator Lake trail, cut around Mount Granger and take a mandatory 5 hour break at Sky High Wilderness Ranch. After the layover the race trail will follow a slightly different route before meeting back up with the Alligator Lake trail and ending back at the community center. (A more detailed description of the route will be available in the near future.)

Race Schedule
Start time: March 9th at 1:30 pm at the Lorne Mountain Community Centre
Musher’s Meeting: March 9th at 11 am at the Lorne Mountain Community Centre
Finishers Banquet: March 10th at 1 pm at the Lorne Mountain Community Centre

Categories and Entry Fees
100 mile sled 8-10 dogs: $120
100 mile skijor 2-4 dogs: $120
50 mile skijor 2-4 dogs: $60

(must be a DPSAY member……$15/person for the annual membership)

Registration forms and race rules can be found here: https://dpsay.wordpress.com/mid-distance-race/
Forms can also be picked up at Duffy’s Pets & Tanzilla Harness Supplies.
Complete registration (must include payment) can be mailed to mailing address stated on the registration form, emailed to address stated on the registration form or can be dropped off at Duffy’s Pets & Tanzilla Harness Supplies.

Registration Deadline: at the end of the day of March 6th, 2019
after that day a late fee of $50 will apply

Volunteers are still needed at the start line and check point. Feel free to do both.
If you can help out in any way, please email: lisa.kozakewich@gmail.com

Let it snow!!!

Carbon Hill & Cadence Twister Race RESULTS

With more snow the Carbon Hill & Cadence Cycle Twister Race would have been even more fun, but the weather was just perfect!!

Thank you for everyone, who came out, participants and spectators. Thank you to “The Gravy Train” for the delicious food.

Thank you to our sponsors and volunteers!

– Mike Simon for timing
– Colin Morrison for trail marking and sweeping
– Hans Oettli for being Race Marshall
– Judy Beaumont for Registration
– Robert Siefke for “ski paroling”
– the DPSAY board and everyone who lend a hand here and there!


Thank you to our prize sponsors:
Duffy’s Pets & Tanzilla Harness Supplies, Coast Mountain Sports and Yukon Quest International.

30 Miles – all sleds (actual distance 36 miles)
1 Martine Lelevier 2:43:43
2 Jonathan Lucas 3:18:24
3 Fabian Schmitz 3:34:17
4 Magnus Kaltenborn 3:35:17
5 Louve Twedell 3:38:14
6 Lori Twedell 3:46:53

10 Miles Sleds

1 Jade Netzer 0:45:07
2 Claudia Wickert 0:50:56
3 Stephan Blust 0:53:46
4 Adam Robinson 1:04:17
5 Alina Tryznova 1:09:42
6 Louis Cordonnier 1:21:04

10 Miles Skijor
1 Lindsay Caskenette 0:58:00
2 Sophie Firmenich 1:00:23

Recreational Class
Lena Breuer – 4 dogs sled 0:15:48
Syvanna Schmidt – 2 dogs kicksled 0:14:45
Kathryn MacDonald – 1 dog kicksled 0:24:01
Carol Foster – 1 dog kicksled 0:28:32
Nadele Flynn –  1 dog skijor 0:12:50

Kids Dash
Imogene Gignac-Keevil 15 sec
Andrew Davis 33 sec

TOMORROW!!!! – Carbon Hill Race Day & Cadence Cycle Twister

Hello Everybody,

We are happy to announce that we will go ahead and have a fun-filled
“Carbon Hill Race Day” & Cadence Cycle Twister” tomorrow, Sunday, Jan 13th.

30 miles: Alligator Lake Trail Loop (more like 35 miles)

10 miles: “Keep Right” – Loop on the Mary Lake trail (this trail has more snow and is safer for
skijoring than the McConnell Lake loop)

Rec Class: maximum length will be 6 miles, but it could also be shorter depending on what trail we exactly going to use. Loop will be announced tomorrow. We are looking at 2 different options right now.

Kids Dash: right at the Community Hall

For more information about registration, start times and entry fees please click here.

Since we are experiencing less snow coverage than in the past, we would like to make sure everyone helps to make this a safe event:

  • If you are less experienced or this is your first race, please participate with a smaller team than the maximum number allowed. (reduce dog power!)
  • If it can be challenging for you to control your team… reduce power! Hence run a smaller team or/and carry some weight in your sled.
  • Since one cannot rely on a snow hook on the first miles of the Alligator Lake trail (all the way to the Al Pope Rd), we ask everyone to  have a snub line (safety/tie-off rope) on their sleds in order to be able to secure the team to a tree if necessary!
  • Children and Youth must wear a helmet!

The Organizers of The Carbon Hill Race Day would like to give a special “Thank you” to our main sponsors for this event:

  • Duffy’s Pets and Tanzilla Harness Supply
  • Impact Well Drilling
  • Icy Waters Ltd

UPDATE: Carbon Hill Race Day & Cadence Cycle Twister

Hello Dog Lovers,
We would like to inform you that there will be a race this weekend, Sunday, January 13th.

1) We will for sure hold the Cadence Cycle Twister Race, since conditions are good for a 10 mile course and a Recreation Class loop.

2) Due to lower snow we are still looking into options for the 30-Mile Carbon Hill course. And now cold temperatures have kept us from checking on trail  conditions on the 30-mile loops.

Stay tuned! and keep your fingers crossed, that we can confirm a 30-mile course closer to race day!