Last sled dog race of the season in Fort Providence

Photo by: Thorsten Gohl

Fort Providence will host the last sled dog race of the season this weekend. Susan Fleck with the DehGah Musher’s Club says they had a busy race schedule this winter.

“Danny, Mel, and I went to about 8-9 races this year and finished in the top 3. It was an excellent season for us,” said Fleck.

While the snow is melting quickly, her husband Danny Beaulieu is putting the finishing touches on the trail.

“They’re going to do an 8 dog partner race, poker rally that will run 5 miles. We’re also looking at doing a mad trapper race, and a sponsors are going to come to town and go around a 3 mile race, and see who gets the trophy. We’re also looking at doing a 1 dog kid race, and a 3 dog junior race for junior mushers who come down,” added Fleck.

The races are set to start Saturday at noon, near the Fort Providence water plant.

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Josh Campbell
Josh Campbell has returned to the CKLB News Team. He covered female university soccer and volleyball in New Brunswick, prior to graduating from Loyalist College in Mohawk Territory near Belleville, Ontario in 2007. He's covered politics and Indigenous stories in both the NWT and Yukon over the last 10 years.

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