October DPSAY events – Work Bee and Workshop

Hello Dog Lovers,

We know you have been waiting to hear from us. Here are the good news, we have some fun events coming up in October:

1) TRAIL MARKER WORK BEE – Friday October 20th- 6 pm

Come on out and help us stock up on trail markers for this season. We use a lot of markers for our events, and unfortunately they don’t last forever. Help make trail markers while you hang out with fun people, exchange winter plans and experiences or just call it “socialize”. Bring a dish to share for a potluck dinner and BBQ.

Thank you so much Mike Simon for having us!!!

When: Friday Oct 20th at 6 pm

Where: in Mike’s garage – Mike lives 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.

What to bring: a dish for a potluck dinner/BBQ,
BYO drinks,
lots of energy for trail marker making,
stories and enthusiasm!

We might pull out some draw prizes, who knows!

2) Workshop/ Presentation: Canine Massage for Sled Dogs and How to Enhance Their Performance

Thursday, October 26th at 6 pm – Yukon College Room A2605

Presented by local Christiane Koch-Champeval – certified Canine Massage Practitioner
(for more info on Christiane see here)


  • Physiological benefits of K9 massage
  • Anatomy : quick overview of the skeleton
  • Muscles involved in running
  • Massage techniques applied in racing dogs
  • Pre/Post event massage: the theory and the reality on the trail
  • Poor performance and muscles injuries: Why?
  • Prevention by Stress and Trigger points therapy

Presentation will probably take about 1h1/2 to 2h. 25 participants maximum!

Sorry – No dogs!

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!!

See you soon!!!

Your DPSAY Board!


Hot Hound #4 Results

After DPSAY’s successful poker run and BBQ, the last Hot Hound race of the season took place on the Chadburn Lake trails. The trails were fun, fast, technical and full of Gee-Haw navigating around tight turns and braided trails. The event brought out a few new faces and some faces that haven’t been seen in a long while. Newcomer Finn was a bit apprehensive about running the canicross race for the first time, however after some “not so hard” arm twisting she joined the fun and became excited about the new found sport. Sure we will see her out again.

With the summer season coming to an end and winter quickly on its way the DPSAY board is beginning preparations for the winter Twister Season.

Stay tuned for a new calendar of DPSAY events coming soon! … until then: Happy Training!!

Thank You Sponsors

Cadence Cycle

Icycle Sports

Duffy’s Pets & Tanzilla Harness Supply

Thank you Lisa for all your hard work in setting up and taking down the trails, and Claudia for timing.


2 mile 2 dog Bikejor

1. Cynthia Corriveau 7.54
2. Julien Rouget 8.34
3. Adam Robinson 9.12

1 mile 1 dog Bikejor

1. Robert Siefke 5.40
2. Adam Robinson 5.53
3. Cynthia Corriveau 6.41
4. Heather Robb 6.47

1 mile Canicross

1. Adam Robinson 8.35
2. Grischka Gorski 8.49
3. Finn Pescott 9.37
4. Cynthia Corriveau 9.42
5. Laura Vinnedge 10.07
6. Wendy Morrison 14.59

Our Poker Run – Fundraiser was a great success!!!

Hello DPSAY fans,

After a one year hiatus, DPSAY’s Poker Run Fundraiser for the Mae Bachur Animal Shelter was a big success. The event, which was held at the Chadburn Lake Ski Trails in Riverdale, saw 30 participants with their furry friends and families out in support of the shelter. The turnout was fantastic, and the demographic of people and their dogs was very diverse!

Upon finishing the course and waiting for the best poker hands to be tallied up, participants enjoyed a free BBQ of delicious sausages kindly donated by Stacey’s Butcher Block. Thank you they were fantastic.!!!

The hands were sorted out and three lucky participants walked away with some awesome prizes from our local sponsors.

  • 1st Prize: Return Airfare for 2 from Air North Yukon’s Airline went to Tonja Hinchey, who brought her family out to take part.
  • 2nd Prize: $200 gift certificate from All Paws Veterinary Clinic went to Heather Robb.
  • 3rd Prize $150 gift certificate from The Feed Store/Pet Junction went to Joey Connon.

Thank you to everyone, who participated and volunteered in the Poker Run. With your help we were able to raise $630 for the animal shelter.

Thank you again to our generous sponsors:

North Yukon’s Airline
Paws Veterinary Clinic
The Feed Store/Pet Junction
Stacey’s Butcher Block

Until next year!



DPSAY – POKER RUN – Fundraiser for the Mae Bachur Animal Shelter – Sunday Sept 17th

Hello Dog Lovers,

our next event is coming up soon. We are happy to announce, that we will hold a fundraiser for the Mae Bachur Animal Shelter in form of a POKER RUN (license# 2017-102) followed by the DPSAY Hot Hound event #4.

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

Meet in the Recreational Trails Parking Lot – Start of the Chadburn Lake Ski Trails

Drive into Riverdale, turn right at the roundabout towards the dam, turn left onto Chadburn Lake Road, follow this road for 4 km.
The Chadburn Lake Ski Trails sign and parking lot is on your right!

Registration for Poker Run @ 3:30 pm
Start of Poker Run @ 4:00 pm
Prizes presented to best Poker Hand when all participants have finished the course. (approx 5 pm)
Free BBQ right after!

Poker Run Fee:

1 mile on the Chadburn Lake Trails,
Run or walk with your dog! Dogs must be leashed at all times.
No dog, you are still welcome to join and help raise funds for the animal shelter!
Bear Spray recommended!!


Thank you to our generous sponsors!!

1st Prize: Air North Round Trip Airfare for 2 (Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton or Kelowna) – $1000
2nd Prize: All Paws Veterinary Clinic Gift Certificate – $200
3rd Prize: The Feedstore/Pet Junction Gift Certificate – $150


And right after we have our Hot Hound event #4 – participate or stay and watch!!


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

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


  • Canicross 1 mile – 1 dog
  • Bikejoring 1 mile – 1 dog
  • Bikejoring 2 miles – 2 dogs

There will be a water pool for the dogs. Bring bowls for your dogs.

We will have extra gear, if you like to try something new!

Thank you to our sponsors: Duffy’s Pets and Tanzilla Harness Supply, Icycle Sport, Candace Cycle.

See you there!!

Hot Hound #3 – Results and Thoughts!!

Hello dog sport fans,

It was a nice cool day for running dogs this past Sunday at Yukon Skijor & Bikejor.  Participants were welcomed to registration with a nice warm bonfire and many friendly people to make conversation with before the events got underway. The trails were fast and technical, and both were an out and back format making for an exciting race with lots of head on passing. Cynthia Corriveau took first in the 1 mile 1 dog bikejor event, coming in well under  5 minutes. Katherine Scheck made good use of her home trail advantage winning the 2 dog 2 mile in well under 9 minutes and Adam Robinson (like the dogs) enjoyed the cooler temperatures for running the canicross taking first in that event.

Participants, volunteers and spectators stayed after the race for a nice warm bonfire and potluck BBQ, despite the light rain shower.

Thank you Katherine Scheck for hosting, and Mike Simon for timing and all the other volunteers for set up and take down.

Thank you to our sponsors




Mark your calendar for our next event on Sunday, September 17th!!

Planned is a Fundraiser Poker Run for the Mae Bachur Animal Shelter with a Hot Hound #4 event right after at the Chadburn Lake Recreational Trail area. Once we receive the Poker Run license, we will advertise more in detail!! Stay tuned.

Happy Trails!




1 mile 1 dog Bikejor

1-Cynthia Corriveau    4.37

2-Katherine Scheck      5.03

3-Claudia Wickert        5.05

4-Adam Robinson        5.22


2 dog 2 mile Bikejor

1-Katherine Scheck       8.26

2-Cynthia Corriveau      8.39

3-Adam Robinson        9.40

4-Robert Siefke            9.52

5-Martin Haefele        12.11


1 mile Canicross

1-Adam Robinson       7.25

2-Laura Vinnedge       9.22

3-Cynthia Corriveau   11.16

DPSAY Hot Hounds #3 Aug 20th – Run Puppy Run

Sunday, August 20th at 5 pm at Katherine Scheck’s place (Thank you Katherine for hosting!!)
Km 7.8 on the Annie Lake Rd (Hamlet of Mt Lorne)
The road Katherine lives on is now known as 87 Triple Cross Road. There will be signs at the driveway!

Registration starts at 5 pm.


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

Membership Fees:

  • Individuals $15 – Adults (annual),
  • Individuals $10 – 18 years and under (annual)


  • 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.


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

We will have extra gear, if you like to try something new!