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Anne Melrose Poker Run for Cancer 2020

January 9 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm




*** Event will be rescheduled due to COVID restrictions. We hope to be able to hold more group events after the lockdown is lifted.

Larose Forest, P1 Parking Lot

Limoges, Ontario



This event will be rescheduled once the current pandemic restrictions are lifted. Thanks for your patience.


*New COVID protocols will be in place for this event and electronic registration will be made available before the event. No in-person registration for the event or for club memberships will be available on site. Additionally, all vaccination requirements must be submitted at time of membership renewal/purchase or following electronic event registration.*


Have a fun day and help us raise money for cancer 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.

The event will be a little different this year due to Covid-19, but we are going ahead! All participants will have to sign up virtually ahead of time, and there will be precautions to keep everybody safe. As always, there are prizes for the winning hands! $10 per poker hand (you can purchase multiple hands) with all funds raised going to the Canadian Cancer Society.

This year we don’t have a new person to honour – YAY! So instead, we will honour all those specially mentioned in past years, both humans and our canine friends.

In Loving Memory:

Anne Melrose, Dean Fitzpatrick, Bob Villeneuve, Pat Callaghan and Pat Cranstone

Honouring Our Survivors:

Miyo Brown and Linda Martin

Our Canine Friends:

In loving memory of Kluane and Akova

*NEW* Sign our ‘virtual’ wall of honour! Who are YOU running for?

The wall of honour will be virtual and posted to the Mush Larose website! During your electronic registration, there will be an option to include the names of those you are honouring (either survivors or in memory of those we have lost – both human and canine).


The Poker Run will be a little bit different this year to ensure everyone’s safety. 

There will be 2-sided printouts of different festive items placed in 5 spots on the trail (see map attached). Please print you own map as none will be provided at the event. When the participant arrives back at the shelter he or she will tell the organizer what the 5 things were and will get a card for each one he/she can remember (take pics with your phone, write them down, go old school from memory), plus one extra ‘wildcard’!

People arrive around 9:30 and have until 11:30 to do whichever course they wish in order to pass the stations and come to ‘collect their cards’. 

Masks to be worn at all times in the picnic shelter, and whenever you may get closer than 6 feet.  The event organizer will be in a taped off area to ensure social distancing is maintained and there will be place markers on the ground for participants to wait in line.

There will be a limit 25 people on-site. the first 25 people to register will play from 9:30-12:00. If there are enough additional registrants, we will do a second run in the afternoon.

The organizer will determine the high hands and distribute the prizes in the parking lot individually as soon as ready after 11:30. No big meeting for safety reasons.

Registration and payment are electronic only – please visit: https://mushlarose.ca/event-registration/ (no password is required this time). PayPal will be coming soon as a payment option, however it is not yet active. Please use e-transfer and send your poker hand payment to treasurer@mushlarose.ca using the password ‘mushlarose’.

Registration will close Friday, December 11th at noon (eastern time).

Questions? Please contact Laura at laura@cranstone.ca

Laura Cranstone
Poker Run Organizer


January 9
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Larose Forest
Indian Creek Rd
Limoges, Ontario Canada
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Laura Cranstone