RESULTS – Hot Hounds @ the Hot Pools

June 14, 2017 Leave a comment

Hello Dog Powered Sports Enthusiasts,

We had a record turnout for the first hot hounds race of the season hosted at the Takhini Hot Pools, which saw 18 participants enjoying exercising with their canine friends. The bikejoring  categories saw mostly familiar faces while the canicross event was packed full of new faces and people trying the sport for the very first time.

The new trails at the hot pools make an ideal venue for the event, with features that appeal to everyone. Up and down hills, wide open flat stretches mixed in with some single track trails and tight turns made for very fun events. Thank you Robert Siefke for organizing and marking the trails, and for going out and making last minute changes to the route, when a small forest fire started on a portion of the 2 mile trail. We appreciate all your hard work year after year.

The weather cooled off, and bit of rain fell just prior to the start of the first race, which made temperatures for running dogs (and for going for a soak in the hot pools) perfect. After the events were wrapped up, races headed up to the NOLS site for a BBQ potluck under their big outdoor shelter. Thank you Bri for letting us escape the rain!

All participants and volunteers received a free pass for a soak in the hot pools, complements of the Takhini Hot Pools. Thank you very much. Also a big thank you to Mike Simon for coming out to be our timer.  And thank you to James Stobb for the great action photos.

Hope to see everyone out at the next event on July 16 at Mike & Jessica Simon’s place on the Mayo Road.

Thank you to our prize sponsors:

Takhini Hot Pools, Yukon Brewing, Icycle Sports

Results:

2 Mile Bikejor

1  Katharine Sandiford 09:32
2  Robert Siefke 09:48
3  Adam Robinson 09:54
4  Cynthia Corriveau 10:59
5  Jess Wood 12:44

1 Mile Bikejor

1  Cynthia Corriveau 06:36
2  Adam Robinson 06:52
3  Claudia Wickert 08:54

1 Mile Canicross

1   Adam Robinson 08:58
2   Ventseslav Perzhitski 09:50
3   Jessie  Thomon-Gladish 10:15
4   Tanja Heinrich 10:21
5   Katharine Sandiford 10:52
6   Laura Vinnedge 10:54
7   Nadele Flynn 11:00
8   Rebecca Jones 11:11
9   Cynthia Corriveau 11:21
10 Ricarda VonHebel 11.45
11 Leah Hughes 12:05
12 Bri MacKay 12:17
13 Valerie Girard 13:04
14 Maria Popvia 22:00
15 Marie-Pier Martel DNF

DPSAY Hot Hounds #2 – July 16th, 2017

June 14, 2017 Leave a comment

Hello Dog Lovers,

the new DPSAY board held its first meeting, and its members have the following positions:

President: Simi Morrison
Vice President: Adam Robinson
Secretary: Martin Haefele
Treasurer: Claudia Wickert
Director: Lisa Kozakewich
Director: Manuela Larsen

Stay tuned for a summary and the results of our Hot Hound Season Opener last Sunday! It’s coming soon. While waiting get ready for the next:

DPSAY “HOT HOUNDS” #2

Sunday, July 16th at 5 pm at Mike and Jessica’s place (Thanks Mike and Jessica Simon for hosting!!)

Mike and Jessica live 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.

Registration starts at 5 pm.

FEES:

  • $5 per race – DPSAY members,
  • $10 per race – non-members

NEW!! 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

DPSAY will provide a water pool for the dogs. Bring bowls for your dogs.

DPSAY T-SHIRTS $15

Potluck Dinner!! Bring some food to share (a BBQ will be available).

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

 

We hope to see you!!!

Your DPSAY board

First DPSAY Hot Hound Race this Sunday, June 11th

June 8, 2017 Leave a comment

Hello everyone,
summer has arrived and so do the Hot Hound Events!!

FIRST DPSAY “HOT HOUND RACE” of the Season Sunday, June 11th at 5 pm at the Takhini Hot Pools (Thanks Robert for hosting.)

The trail location has slightly changed from last year’s. Here is a way description to the start line: At almost the end of Takhini Hotsprings Rd turn right toward the Hotsprings campground, straight “leftish” at the first roundabout and then straight past NOLS, down the hill and there is the second roundabout where parking and the start/finish line is.
Follow the paper plates saying DPSAY on it.

Thank you Takhini Hot Springs for donating passes for the pool to all participants and volunteers.

Registration starts at 5 pm.

FEES:

  • $5 per race – DPSAY members,
  • $10 per race – non-members

NEW!! 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.

DPSAY T-SHIRTS $15

Potluck Dinner!! Bring some food to share (a BBQ will be available).

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

 

See you then.

DPSAY

Thank You and Welcome!!! To a new DPSAY year!

May 29, 2017 Leave a comment

Hello Dog Powered Sports Enthusiasts,

We held our AGM and Appreciation Party on Friday. in case you missed it, here is what happened:

1) Let’s thank our leaving board members, who will take a well deserved break. Thank you for all your time and hard work you have put into DPSAY:

Cynthia Corriveau
Sophie Firmenich
Fabian Schmitz
Armin Johnson

2) Let’s welcome our new DPSAY board: (executive positions will be appointed at the first board meeting)

Martin Haefele
Lisa Kozakewich
Manuela Larsen
Claudia Wickert
Adam Robinson
Simi Morrison

3) Fabian gave us a summary of the DPSAY survey, which we will make available online soon.

4) The crowd voted on a change of DPSAY’s membership fees. We have revisited the layout and fees for memberships for the following reason:

– to raise a little bit more money for events and administration (e.g. annual insurance @ $2500)

– to improve accuracy of membership count for events, sponsors and funding applications.

New membership layout is in effect as of now, since memberships expired on April 30th, 2017.

  • Individual memberships: $15 for Adults and $10 for 18 years old and younger
  • DPSAY does not offer Kennel Memberships anymore.

5) The DPSAY summer event calendar is ready. (Click here.)

After business was taken care of, we enjoyed a feast while watching the movie “Dog Power” (kindly sponsored by Non-Stop Dog Wear). And of course there was plenty of dog talk.

AGM and Appreciation Party tomorrow, May 26th

May 25, 2017 Leave a comment

Hello all,

if you don’t end up “Beer Festing” in Haines this weekend, come and join our party instead!!!

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING and APPRECIATION PARTY

TOMORROW, May 26th at 6 pm at Muktuk Adventures

  • AGM – Elect the DPSAY board! – We are looking for some new board members! Come on out and get involved.
  • Free Movie: “Dog Power”
  • Free BBQ
  • Draw Prizes
  • Chili Cook Off – Adam will cook his best chili ever! Who wants to challenge him? He says:”Bring it on!”
  • Cash Bar

Hope to see you there!

DPSAY

Mark Your Calendar – Upcoming DPSAY Events!!

May 19, 2017 Leave a comment

Hello Dog Lovers,

DPSAY has some busy weeks ahead, please mark our events below in your calendar. Join us in some fun and support DSPAY by participating.

1) ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING and APPRECIATION PARTY 

Friday, May 26th at 6 pm at Muktuk Adventures

  • AGM – Elect the DPSAY board! – We are looking for some new board members! Come on out and get involved.
  • Free Movie: “Dog Power”
  • Free BBQ – We appreciate, if you could please indicate on the FB Event post, if you are joining us!! It will make the shopping easier for us.  And if you decide in the last minute you still want to come out, don’t hesitate we will buy some extra.
  • Draw Prizes
  • Chili Cook Off – Adam will cook his best chili ever! Who wants to challenge him? He says:”Bring it on!”

2) DPSAY Fundraiser – SPRING LITTER CLEAN-UP

Wednesday, May 31st at 5:30 pm – Fish Lake Road

  • 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.
  • Your help will allow us to raise $300 for events.
  • 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!

3) FIRST DPSAY “HOT HOUND RACE” of the Season

Sunday, June 11th at 5 pm at the Takhini Hot Pools (Thanks Robert for hosting.)

  • Registration starts at 5 pm
  • FEES: $5 per race – DPSAY members, $10 per race – non-members
  • Membership Fees: Individuals $15 (annual), Kennel $25 (annual)
  • RACE CATEGORIES: Canicross 1 mile – 1 dog, Bikejoring 1 mile – 1 dog, Bikejoring 2 miles – 2 dogs
  • DPSAY will provide a water pool for the dogs. Bring bowls for your dogs.
  • DPSAY T-SHIRTS $15
  • Potluck Dinner!! Bring some food to share (a BBQ will be available).

We hope to see you soon!!!

Your DPSAY board

We would love your feedback!! – Please complete survey until May 9th

May 3, 2017 Leave a comment

Hello,

Thank you for your feedback. We received a lot of valuable input already, that is great!

If you have planned on participating in our survey, but didn’t get around to it yet, you still have until May 9th to do so!

We will close the survey on May 9th in order to review all feedback and results, which you can find out about at our AGM on May 26th!

Don’t miss out on being a part of DPSAY.

 

Thanks

The Board