THIS SUNDAY!!! – AGM and Hot Hound Season Opener!!

Hello Dog Lovers,

Just a reminder, that we have our AGM and Hot Hound Season Opener this Sunday!!!

It’s time to reflect on the previous year, vote in board directors, renew memberships and start having fun with our best friends, the dogs.

Sunday, June 10th, 2018 @ 4:30 pm

LOCATION: Mike’s place (Thank you for hosting Mike!)

at Mile 4.5 on the Mayo Rd (North Klondike Hwy direction Dawson City). 1km past the Hot Springs Rd gas station on the left hand side. There will be signs.

We will hold our AGM (short and sweet), business first!
Please consider coming to the AGM as well, not just to the race! It’s just 30 min earlier to arrive. 😉
If you are interested in joining the board, please e-mail us or just show. The board loves new people, new ideas, change and energy!
We will have positions available. We always need helping helps!
Come on out and support DPSAY!!! Help the Dog Powered Sports community grow and make it even more fun!

Right After:  HOT HOUND RACE Season Opener

REMINDER: Helmets are mandatory for bikejoring!!!

  • Registration starts right after the AGM
  • FEES: $5 per race – members, $10 per race – non-members
  • Renewal Time: Membership Fees (Annual): Individuals $15 – Adults, Individuals $10 – 18 years and under
  • RACE CATEGORIES:
    Canicross 1 mile – 1 dog
    Bikejoring 1 mile – 1 dog
    Bikejoring 2 miles – 2 dogs
  • Bring bowls for your dogs, water and doggie pool will be provided.
  • Temperature cut-off +25 Degrees (We probably don’t have to worry!)
  • DPSAY T-SHIRTS $15

A free BBQ and prizes afterwards!!

Thank you Winterlong Brewing Co. for donating something yummy!!!!

We will have extra harnesses and lines available, if someone wants to try canicross but doesn’t have any equipment.

We hope to see many of you!

DPSAY

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AGM and Hot Hound Season Opener on June 10th

Hello Dog Lovers,

The snow is gone and the temperatures are rising (slowly!), so it’s time to start the summer season and with that another DPSAY year.

Each DPSAY year starts with our Annual General Meeting (AGM). It’s time to reflect on the previous year, vote in board directors, renew memberships and start having fun without the white stuff with our best friends, the dogs.

Sunday, June 10th, 2018 @ 4:30 pm

LOCATION: Mike’s place (Thank you for hosting Mike!)

(Mile 4.5 on the Mayo Rd (North Klondike Hwy direction Dawson City). 1km past the Hot Springs Rd gas station on the left hand side. There will be signs.)

We will hold our AGM (short and sweet), business first!
If you are interested in joining the board, please e-mail us. The board loves new people, new ideas, change and energy! We will have positions available. We always need helping hands!
Come on out and support DPSAY!!! Help the Dog Powered Sports community grow and make it even more fun!

Right After:  HOT HOUND RACE Season Opener

  • Registration starts right after the AGM
  • FEES: $5 per race – members, $10 per race – non-members
  • Renewal Time: Membership Fees: Individuals $15 – Adults (annual), Individuals $10 – 18 years and under (annual)
  • RACE CATEGORIES:
    • Canicross 1 mile – 1 dog
    • Bikejoring 1 mile – 1 dog
    • Bikejoring 2 miles – 2 dogs
  • Bring bowls for your dogs, water and doggie pool will be provided.
  • DPSAY T-SHIRTS $15

The BBQ will be on us!!

We will have extra harnesses and lines available, if someone wants to try canicross but doesn’t have any equipment.

We hope to see many of you!
DPSAY

DPSAY Fundraiser – Litter Pick-Up on May 30, 2018

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

We meet at the bottom of Fish Lake Road on May 30 at 5.30PM 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 at the gazebo in the parking lot at Copper Haul Rd.

You can also catch up later, you’ll see us on the road!

Thank you for helping us!!!

DPSAY

DPSAY winter season has ended!

Happy Easter everyone!!!

This is the official end of DPSAY’s winter season.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU …… to all our sponsors, volunteers, members, participants, fans and followers. Thank you to all board members and race committee members, who spent endless hours organizing events and taking care of administration, all those tasks, which need to be done to keep DPSAY alive! 

Stay tuned for our spring events, e.g. Highway clean-up fundraiser and our Annual General Meeting. 

Enjoy the last snow, and we will start working on the summer season in the meantime.

DPSAY

 

Icycle Sports – Twister Race – Stories and Results!!

And here they come, the stories of Sunday:

The Icycle Sports – Twister Race at the Takhini Hot Pools sure showed some team spirit, and is one that won’t soon be forgotten.

An icy parking lot made for a challenging start for some teams.

Thank you Robert Siefke for offering ATV- support in order to get to the start line safely.

It turned out to be an adventurous race for both, the racers and the volunteers. A team was lost at the start line and was rescued with the musher and Robert on his ATV. Martin and Alex picked up a musher each and gave them a ride across the finish line. Adam and Jackie (both skijoring) came across a lonely dog team. Adam “upgraded” from skijoring to an 8-dog team by putting his two dogs in lead of the team of Siberians to bring everyone home.

And volunteers caught the winning musher-less team.

Never a dull moment while running dogs. All mushers and their teams made it back safe and sound.

After everybody was back, the parking lot was full of laughter, smiles and confused faces as everyone shared their own point of view of what happened out on the trail. One thing is certainly clear: that is what a great community of dog mushers and volunteers DPSAY has!  People who put the safety of the dogs and their fellow mushers ahead of trying to win a race, all the while with a smile on their face. Great job everyone!

As the temperature rose a bit with the sun, the two recreational-class participants enjoyed a softer trail and a much less eventful time out on their runs.

Once the awards were handed out, everyone enjoyed a FREE soak in the hot springs.

This race was most likely our last one of the season. But who knows with all this snow now. So stay tuned for eventual short notice announcements.

Thank you to our sponsors:  Takhini Hot Pools and Icycle Sports!!!

Thank you to:

Robert Siefke for organizing and marking trail. Mike Simon for timing. And all other volunteers at the start and finish, who helped keeping the chaos under control!! 😀

Results:

10-mile Skijor
1.       Claudia Wickert            00:58:32
2.       Cynthia Corriveau          01:02:10
3.       Lisa Kozakewich             01:03:49
4.       Jackie Taylor                   01:07:22

10-mile Sled
1.       Didier Moggia                 00:52:46
2.       Fabian Schmitz                00:54:10
3.       Alexandra Rochat           00:56:46
4.       Cindy Baker                     01:02:45
5.       Martine LeLevier            01:06:10
6.       Martin Haefele               01:24:15

5-mile Recreational
Claudia Beer – skijor 1 dog         00:59:19
Tiffany McLean – sled 3 dogs     00:58:38

Your DPSAY Board

The Race is ON!!! -ICYCLE SPORTS- Twister Race & GEAR SWAP, TOMORROW

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

We still have enough snow to hold the event tomorrow.

The trail will be hard and somewhat icy in the morning and then turning soft once it warms up. We try to start maybe a little earlier.

So please make sure you are registered by 10 am for the 10 miler!!

11:30 for the recreational class.

Due to not perfect trail conditions it’s ok to consider running smaller teams and please bring booties for the dogs just in case.

Come out and have fun! This might be the last time for this season.

Don’t forget to bring gear you want to exchange or sell.

Enjoy a soak in the Hot Springs after!! Free for volunteers and participants … Thank you Takhini Hot Springs!!

DPSAY