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Anne Melrose Poker Run for Cancer 2023-2024 Season

October 28, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm




SATURDAY 28 October 2023 – 9:30am

****Updated location***

Riverside-Cedar Campground

Note: This event is not on the Mush Larose trails, click link above for directions.


Have a fun day and help us raise money for cancer research in memory of one of our club founders, Anne Melrose. Her important contributions to the club will not be forgotten and she is very much missed. Without the people who took the time and effort to build the club in the beginning, Mush Larose would not be the great group of people it is today. Anne’s dedication, enthusiasm, friendliness and helpful advice was invaluable to many of us who came in knowing next to nothing about dog sledding and have since grown to love it..

Registration will be on-site. $10 per poker hand (you can purchase multiple hands) with all funds raised going to the Canadian Cancer Society. Run individually, or together with a friend and share the cost and split the prize if you wish! Your friend can help you practice passing. See passing tips on the map.

There will be signs with names of different well known mushers placed in 5 stations on a short trail. Poker Run map is attached (please print your own map as none will be provided at the event). Do whichever course you wish in order to pass the stations and come to complete your run by 11:30. When you return, tell the organizer who the 5 mushers were, and you will get a card for each one you can remember (take pics with your phone, write them down, go old school from memory, or ask a friend if you forget) – plus one extra wild card to improve your chances to win! Highest poker hands win awesome prizes. Announced around 12 noon.

In Loving Memory: Anne Melrose, Dean Fitzpatrick, Bob Villeneuve, Pat Callaghan and Pat Cranstone
Honouring Our Survivors: Miyo Brown, Linda Martin and Ian Cranstone
Our Canine Friends: In loving memory of: Kluane and Akova; Survivors: Raina, Nechako

Sign our wall of honour: who are YOU running for? Add the names of those you are honouring – human and canine – to our memory wall (both surviving, and thouse who live on through our thoughts).


Stick around after practice for BBQ sausage or burger with pop and chips for $7. Funds raised from the BBQ support fall training venue costs.

Questions? Please contact Laura at laura@cranstone.ca

Laura Cranstone
Poker Run Organizer


October 28, 2023
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Laura Cranstone