More Fun Events coming!!!!

Hello Dog Lovers,

The weather is very frustrating for all of us dog-powered sports enthusiasts. Lets keep our fingers crossed, that winter will be back in no time and that we get plenty of fresh snow for our next events coming up.

DPSAY is in full swing organizing more Twister Races, the popular Carbon Hill Race Day, and a separate committee works on the annual Mid-Distance race. Busy, busy times!!!

We are looking forward to see you out there, and if you you have some time to spare, let us know, we always need help!

So what is next?

1) CADENCE CYCLE – Twister Race Day & GEAR SWAP
Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Thank you so much Dean and Cadence Cycle for sponsoring our next Twister Race Day!!!

SPECIAL!! Gear Swap –  Everyone has dog-related gear, we don’t need anymore and stuff we are looking for. So bring it to the event, bring a table or display it on your truck, all rather informal! Trade it or sell it!!!

Where: TBA – we will go where the trails are best! 😉

Categories:
10 miles: 6-8 dogs Sleds, 2-4 dogs Skijoring
Recreational 5 km: 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!!

About the Categories:
The longer distance (10 miles) category is the competitive race, where timing and placing applies. This category is recommended for experienced mushers/skiers and experienced dogs.

The shorter distance (3-5 miles) is the RECREATIONAL category. We will focus on a non-competitive approach. The focus is on trying a new sport with your dog (any breed!!), practicing, meeting new dog lovers and having fun without worrying about competitive dogs and mushers/skiers. (We keep track of times for your personal interest.)

Registration
10 am for the 10 mile category
Musher meeting at 10:30 am, Race Start shortly after

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

Of course recreational participants are always welcome to come out earlier to socialize, watch, volunteer and cheer!!!

Costs:
$10 – for DPSAY Members, $15 – for Non-Members per race
(Individual membership fees (annual): $15 – Adults, $10 – 18 years and under)

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

And if you still need a Christmas present bring extra cash for a colourful DPSAY T-Shirt! ($15/each)

2) Carbon Hill Race Day –  Sunday, January 14th, 2018

WHERE: Lorne Mountain Community Centre on KM 1 of the Annie Lake Road.

It’s happening again!! Thanks to:   

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

For detailed event information go to https://dpsay.wordpress.com/carbon-hill-race-day/

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Great Turnout at DPSAY Twister Race #1 !!!

It was a great turn out for DPSAY’s first Twister Race of the year held on the Copper Haul Road on Sunday. Fourteen sledder’s and one skijorer came out on the gorgeous day to run dogs just  before the warm weather hit.

The flat, wide open trails made for fast times and a good atmosphere for the dogs to get back into the swing of things.

Thank you to Mike Simon and his friend Murray for putting in a great trail and again thank you Mike for timing.

Results:

10-Mile Sled
1. Mandy Johnson 34.00
2. Marine Gastard 36.47
3. Armin Johnson 36.58
4. Martine Levier 42.22
5. Luc Tweddel 43.52
6. Lori Tweddel 48.50
7. Louve Tweddel 49.15
8. Gerry Willomitzer 50.11
9. Krys March 50.58
10. Erin Stevens 52.33
11. Dana Koudelova 56.15
12. Martin Haefele 56.34
13. Amelie Janin 58.12
14. Cindy Baker DNF

10 Mile Skijor
1. Adam Robinson 57.17

Recreational  Class
Jackie Taylor 17.15
Karine Genest 29.15
Robert Siefke 16.28
Maxime Aerts 15.40

Everybody do the Frost- and Snow Dance! Let winter be back asap!!

Hope to see you all at the next event: CADENCE CYCLE Twister Race Day – Sunday, December 17th

DPSAY

Winter Survival Skills Workshop Saturday, December 9th from 9am – 5pm @ Fox Lake

WE STILL HAVE ROOM!!

As dog musher and skijorer we often travel and train alone with our dogs and in very remote areas.

But what to do when something goes wrong? How to survive for a day or even longer in case we lose our team, get injured in a remote setting, how to prevent and deal with frost injuries?

DPSAY teamed up with Fabian Schmitz of Bushcraft Yukon to organize a one day winter survival course.
During this hands-on workshop you will learn a variety of survival strategies, what to pack for a survival kit, how to
reliably start a fire in foul weather, how to shelter from the elements, how to stay hydrated, how to signal for help and much more!
Come out for a fun day and brush up your bush skills!

As an intro we will also have a local frost bite specialist Josianne Gauthier from the Whitehorse General Hospital talking about frost injuries, how they occur, what to do in the field and their current treatment program at the hospital.

For more info and sign-up, please send an email to DPSAY.

Fees: (Lunch is included)

$35 for DPSAY members
$50 for Non-members

(DPSAY membership: $15 – Adults, $10 – 18 years and under (annual))

10 participants maximum!

Participants will get more detailed information about location and a way description after sign-up!

Stay warm!

DPSAY

Season Kick Off – DPSAY Twister Race Series!!!

Hello Winter Lovers,

Our calendar shows our first Twister race for this Sunday, but looking at trail conditions (Thank you Adam for checking out trails!) and the lack of snow, we need to push back our first event another week. We hope we will get more snow by December 3rd, so we can have fun in a safe manner!

This is the plan for our Season Kick Off Event, but stay tuned in case we do not get the snow, we wish for:

When: Sunday, December 3rd, 2017, 10 am (12 pm for recreational class)

Where: Copper Haul Road trails
– Turn left off the Alaska Hwy (direction Porter Creek) past Fast Gas onto Fish Lake Road. Go up Fish Lake Rd for about 4 km, it’s on your left!

Categories:
10 miles:  6-8 dogs Sleds, 2-4 dogs Skijoring
Recreational 5 km: 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!!

About the Categories:
The longer distance (10 miles) category is the competitive race, where timing and placing applies. This category is recommended for experienced mushers/skiers and experienced dogs.

The shorter distance (3-5 miles) is the RECREATIONAL category. We will focus on a non-competitive approach. The focus is on trying a new sport with your dog (any breed!!), practicing, meeting new dog lovers and having fun without worrying about competitive dogs and mushers/skiers. (We keep track of times for your personal interest.)

Registration
10 am for the 10 mile category
Musher meeting at 10:30 am, Race Start shortly after

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

Of course recreational participants are always welcome to come out earlier to socialize, watch, volunteer and cheer!!!

Costs:
$10 – for DPSAY Members, $15 –  for Non-Members per race
(Individual membership fees (annual): $15 – Adults, $10 – 18 years and under)

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

And if you still need a Christmas present bring extra cash for a colourful DPSAY T-Shirt! ($15/each)

Happy Trails!

DPSAY

Basic Dog Nutrition and Raw Feeding Presentation & Discussion Workshop

Hello Dog Lovers,

While we are waiting for the snow (or maybe some of us don’t 😉), we are happy to offer you another workshop. We can never learn enough about what’s best for our canine friends.

The Basic Dog Nutrition and Raw Feeding Presentation and Discussion Workshop
will be given by local Niomi Smith.

Niomi Smith is an FCI/MEOE Certified Training Director, CKC Canine Good Neighbor Evaluator and competes with her German Shepherds in many sport/working venues. She also runs a small German Shepherd breeding program in Yukon. Niomi has been training dogs since 2004, and professionally since 2006. Niomi has been competing in dogs sports since 2011 and, in 2013 traveled with two German Shepherds to Hungary, to attend her certification program.

Niomi has been raw feeding dogs since 2006; including fosters, rescues, litters and personal dogs of all ages. Over the last 11 years, Niomi has dedicated herself to developing her raw feeding and nutrition program. Through educational workshops, Niomi shares this information with those, who seek to provide the optimal nutrition their companion dogs or dogs who need to thrive in working capacities.

DATE: Saturday, November 18th

TIME: 3 pm

LOCATION: Yukon College Room A2605

  • This presentation is about 1.5 hours long, plus time for discussion and Q&A. So bring extra time (up to 3 hours total)!
  • 25 participants maximum!
  • This workshop has the potential to grow into advanced classes on a “higher level”, if people are interested and/or more experienced, later in the season.

Cost: $15 for DPSAY members, $20 for Non-members

(Individual membership fees (annual): $15 – Adults, $10 – 18 years and under)

How to register:

  • We do not accept reservations via FB messages.
  • You must send us an e-mail: dogpoweredsports@gmail.com
  • Your spot is only safe, when we received your payment. Please send e-transfers to: dogpoweredsports@gmail.com (Please let us confirm with you FIRST, if you have a spot, BEFORE you send payment!!)
  • If you don’t do online banking, please contact us to make other arrangements for your payment.
  • If you like to become a member of DPSAY, please fill out attached membership form and email it to us with your reservation (or print it and bring it to the workshop).
    Include membership fees in your e-transfer please.
  • We will establish a waiting list and contact you in case of cancellations.
  • We will send a confirmation of your spot by e-mail, please give us some time!!
Happy Halloween!!
Your DPSAY Board

DSPAY Mid-Distance Race Meeting and Winter Events Calendar

Hello Dog Powered Sports Enthusiasts,

DPSAY is gearing up to for the annual mid-distance race, and we are looking for individuals to be part of the organizing team. We need your help, this race cannot just be organized by the DPSAY board members.

The feedback from last years’ Granger Grind was positive, and the hope is to make it even better this season.

If you have ideas on how to improve the race and want to become a committee member and have your say, come out to the first meeting:

Tuesday – NOVEMBER 7th at 6:00 PM at the TOWN AND MOUNTAIN LOUNGE

Typical positions/tasks include:

  • Race Director
  • Treasurer
  • Trail Coordinator
  • Checkpoint Coordinator
  • Sponsorship Coordinator
  • Advertising Coordinator

If you can’t make the meeting, but want to help out, please let us know, and we will keep you up to speed.
Hope to see you there.

Below also find our Events Calendar for this winter.
Race dates, locations and times can change depending on trail and weather conditions.

DPSAY