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Mush Larose Race for Rescue

January 15



Larose Forest, Indian Creek Parking Lot (P1), Limoges, Ontario

Join us on January 15, 2017 for our annual

Larose Forest, Indian Creek Parking Lot (P1), Limoges, Ontario
This year we’ll be raising money for :
S.H.A.R.P .. Siberian Husky Assistance & Rescue Program
*From the operators of S.H.A.R.P:
“SHARP – Siberian Husky Assistance & Rescue Program was first founded in 2000 with the Siberian Husky Club of Canada. Through the years, the rescue has changed hands a number of times, and ceased operation in 2012. In March 2016, Marilyn Hubley contacted the SHCC to get SHARP reactivated and Melissa Van Grootel, took over SHARP in March 2016 along with Marilyn. I had been rescuing Siberians, Alaskans and a few Malamutes prior to this on my own, out of pocket. I rescued 53 dogs on my own for 1 year before taking over SHARP. Since SHARP, an additional 54 dogs have been adopted into forever homes. We also assist owners in finding homes for their pets that are not working out.  We adopt and rescue dogs from across Canada, but most of the dogs are fostered with me in Tweed, ON. We have a very small foster network and always need more foster homes. When we first started last year, very few organizations wanted to work with us. Now we have so many that beg us to take in dogs it is overwhelming. The vast majority of our dogs come from kill shelters in Quebec. We work with other organizations to get dogs pulled from shelters that we cannot pull from, and return the favour as well. We have had a number of rehab cases either from aggression, or extreme fear, which are now in loving forever homes.
As a recreational musher myself, the adoptable dogs often get tried in harness (assuming they don’t eat my harnesses!). If they are good in harness, then we try to find them a mushing home. If not, then we find them adoptive homes as pets. Our dogs are in care for as long as it takes to find their perfect forever home. There is no time limit. We do not euthanize for behaviour. SHARP is run off of donations and fundraising such as t-shirt sales and online auctions.”
This is a very good cause so it would be great to present them with enough money to rescue and rehome some more Siberians
Race registration is at 8:30 am, race meeting at 9:30, races begin at 10 am
1 or 2 dog Skijor – 6.4 km
4 dog sled – 6.4 km (Open, Nordic Open, Nordic AKC/CKC)
2 dog sled – 2.4 km
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS! – Timers, Team Fetchers, Registration Help, Set-up, Take Down, Kitchen Help, Trail Help and Bib Collector. Races can’t happen without volunteers, so please volunteer to help when you are not racing, or bring someone with you who can. Please let us know what position you’d prefer by Monday January 9. As much as volunteering on the day is appreciated, we really need to plan in advance to be able to guarantee a quality event that we can all enjoy.Volunteer Coordinator Jeff Black: jeff@the-blacks.ca
REGISTRATION – There will be a charge of $5.00per run. All funds raised will benefit a dog charity TBA.

Club will require Rabies and Parvo/Distemper vaccine – you must present paperwork if you have not already done so at a previous race, or training day this season.

PRIZES – There will be ribbons for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category.  We’re going to try something different this year.   We’ll be selling tickets for a draw for prizes.  1 for $2.00 / 3 for $5.00 / 10 for $10.00
RACE INFORMATION – Any changes or cancellation notice will be posted online at MUSHLAROSE.CA on the appropriate event page.
Pizza and pop and hot chocolate will be available to purchase on site. Order your Boboul’s pizza before 10 am for noon delivery. There is no water on site. Please bring your own.
This race is dedicated to recreational mushers and dog-powered sports enthusiasts and is open to all breeds. It also serves as an opportunity for experienced dog mushers to enjoy the trail and share their knowledge. Most importantly it is a chance to “get working dogs off unemployment” and have a great time socializing with our dog sledding friends.
Please be aware that these dogs are not all house pets. Ask the owner before you approach any dog, be respectful of the proper way to approach a dog.
No loose dogs on site. Racers under age 18 must wear a helmet and eye protection. Please clean up after your dogs. All sleds must have a snow hook sufficient to hold the team and a leash or snub-line. Dogs are required to be in harness. Any participant may be disqualified if their equipment or their treatment of the dogs is deemed unsafe or unacceptable by the Race Marshall.
For more information contact:
Sue Giles  at osgoodehuskies@yahoo.com or
Sherry Borgia at  sherakan@rogers.com


January 15
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Susan Giles


Larose Forest
Indian Creek Rd
Limoges, Ontario Canada
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