2007 NWT Sled Dog
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The 2nd annual NWT Dog Sledding Symposium was held in Yellowknife
August 18th and 19th, 2007.
The weekend began on Friday night with a meet and greet event at the Explorer Hotel. Becky Bristow presented her movie Dog Gone Addiction and mushers enjoyed a relaxing evening of networking and catching up from last racing season with fellow mushers from Canada and the United States.
Saturday morning the sessions began with enthusiasm as Yellowknife
was so proud to host such a highly successful group of individuals for this event.
Following a full day of inside professional development, Grant Beck brought panelists and friends for some fresh air and fun in his Kawasaki dog training cart.
Saturday evening participants gathered at the Yellowknife Ski Club to enjoy delicious steaks cooked by none other than Champion Musher Grant Beck. Following the dinner Mr. Joee Redington (son of the father of the world famous Iditarod) presented an incredible slide presentation of his fathers life with dogs.
Following the presentation Joee presented a beautiful framed print of his father that he donated to the winner of the raffle to Mr. Mike Baxter of Inuvik who purchased the most tickets an incredible 74!!!
An incredible Sunday evening started with the viewing of Spirit of the Wind with George Attla present at Grant and Carol Becks house and continued with a surprise belated 74th birthday party for George where the menu included local fresh fish for all caught by IFSS World Cup Mid Distance 2007 Champion Brent Beck. Adults and children joined in on the fun.
Thanks to all who supported our event including Sponsors: Canadian North Airlines, Sport North Federation, Aboriginal Sports Circle of the NWT, McKay CA, The Explorer Hotel, CKLB Radio, Yellowknife Dog Trotters Association, Diavik 150 Canadian Championship Dog Derby, Weaver & Devore, Overlander Sports, Kopykat, NorthWestern Air Lease, WLP Enterprises and Becks Kennels.
Thanks also to the event volunteers including: Diane Baxter, Mike Baxter, Rebecca Baxter, Marilyn Daigle, Erika Wallbridge, Eryka Perkison, Mary Hunt, Garth Wallbridge and Camille Rourke.
See you next year!
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