Dog Sled Classics Jan. 17-18

Sr. Ruth Sims and her band of merry volunteers will be out on the ice in January again for another running of the Boundary Doglsed Classics.

It’s almost time for the dogs and the mushers to hit the trails for the annual Boundary Dog Sled Classics. The event, which is put on by the Boundary Dog Sled Association, goes Jan. 17 and 18 at Jewel Lake.

Ruth Sims, president of the Boundary Dog Sled Association, said the format for the event will be the same as last year.

“Everyone will be racing once on Saturday and once on Sunday,” she said.

“The overall combined time will be winning time between the two days.”

The races will start and finish near the resort with individual loops traveling through evergreen stands and meadows.

“There are several different classes,” Sims said. “There’s one class that has three dogs pulling, one class with four dogs pulling, one class that has six dogs pulling, and one that has two dogs pulling someone in cross country skis (called skijoring).”

Sims said last year’s event went really well with most mushers saying they would be returning this year. Mushers and their dogs came from all around B.C. and the United States.

Sims said there are no local mushers registered at this time but she does hope to see some come out.

The event is, of course, open and free to the public and Sims hopes to see a good crowd out.

“The crowd last year wasn’t too bad,” she said. “We had warm weather which was good and we have a concession stand out there so you can buy lunch and hot chocolate. It’s a lot of fun to come out and see.”

The dog sled association has been raising money for the race with events such as Santa pictures with your pet, fowl supper as well as a print auction.

 

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