Mush Larose – COVID-19 Policy Statement

Update for January 14th, 2021

Forestry says the Larose Forest trails remain open for individual dog sledding and skijor despite the Stay at Home order. Ontario is still listing dog sledding as an acceptable activity as long as the facility remains open. We will keep you posted on any developments as they arise. The club advises that you consider COVID guidelines before touching another person’s team. Remember to sanitize before and after contacting surfaces that others may have touched. Please wear a mask if you are helping another team, and consider keeping a mask on while in the parking area. Remind people who may want to pet the dogs, that regrettably, with COVID, that is not a good idea. They really aren’t sure how much worse these new variants are, so please play it safe.

All scheduled events including training days are currently postponed.

Please bring any concerns or questions to the attention of a Mush Larose executive member or email info@mushlarose.ca.

Update for December 26th, 2020

With the recent measures imposed by the Ontario Government limiting outdoor events to a maximum of 10 people, all Mush Larose scheduled events (including the upcoming Poker Run and training days) have unfortunately been indefinitely delayed for the safety of our two and four-legged members. Because the situation is constantly evolving, we will continue to review Federal, Provincial and Municipal guidelines and we will communicate with all members whenever updates are available. We are hopeful of being able to resume scheduled Mush Larose activities in late January 2021 when the current restrictions are due to expire.

At this time the trails will remain open for individual use. Should we finally get a substantial snowfall, grooming will commence and continue throughout the season – although Forestry has warned us that the frequency could potentially be reduced. Please review the Trail Reports section of the Mush Larose website for the most up-to-date reports on grooming and trail conditions: https://mushlarose.ca/category/trailreport/

We would like to thank everyone for your support with the Fall events! At least we managed to get in some group fun!

Stay healthy and stay safe!

The Mush Larose Executive Team

COVID-19 Update for the 2020/2021 Season

The upcoming 2020/2021 season will see various changes from previous years in order to ensure the safety of all members and volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We will continue to evolve our policies throughout the season to ensure we are in full adherence to all federal, provincial, and municipal guidelines. All members are required to follow these guidelines to participate in Mush Larose events, training days, and for general trail use.

Changes for this season will include items such as:

  • Electronic only event registration.
  • Electronic only membership and vaccination submissions (cash, cheques, and paper membership forms will not be accepted this season).
  • Modified event procedures.
  • Limiting non-member spectators as much as possible.
  • Social distancing of 6 feet for all members and volunteers while at events, and when not possible a mask will be required. We suggest wearing a mask at all times.
  • A mask is required during race meetings and while awards are presented.
  • All members should bring their own hand sanitizer and masks.

Please direct any and all questions, concerns or suggestions to the executive committee by visiting our contact page.

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