New name, format to dog sled race

The Boundary Dog Sled Association has announced their plans for the coming season - including the upcoming Fowl Supper fundraiser.

Boundary Dog Sled Association (BDSA) organizer Dr. Ruth Sims has some exciting news about upcoming changes. The race has changed from being a mid-distance marathon-qualifying race to a two-day sprint race event. To coincide with the change in race format they have also changed the name of the race (though not the association). The new race name is the Boundary Dog Sled Classics. The BDSA is now gearing up for the inaugural sprint races at Jewel Lake on January 25-26, 2014. The sprint races are being held at Jewel Lake Resort. The event will run both Saturday and Sunday and the combined fastest time for each class will be the winner for the weekend. There will also be a concession stand with hotdogs, hamburgers, etc. and some non-racing events are in the planning stages too. “We are in the process of becoming sanctioned by the International Sled Dog Racing Association as well,” explained Sims. The association is hosting their 4th annual Fowl Supper on October 5th at the Senior’s Hall in Grand Forks. All you- can-eat for $10 with turkey, trimmings and dessert. Tickets at the door only, with the supper on from 5-7 p.m. “We can always use a hand with setting up/cleaning up or doing a few dishes so if you can help let me know,” said Sims. “If you would prefer to just come out and enjoy the supper, make sure you bring lots of friends and family!” BDSA is on Facebook now at boundarydogsledclassics “I am primarily going to be using the Facebook page for updates etc. so check frequently particularly as we get closer to race day!” Sims says she will continue sending out periodical emails for those association members who do not have access to Facebook. They are also in the process of creating a new website – www.boundarydogsledclassics.com. “The railtrail200 website is no longer available and the new one is not yet ready to go, but should be up and running within a couple of weeks,” said Sims. “So keep updated by checking Facebook and website.”

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