The Labrador games are pleased to announce that five teams have registered to compete in the traditional dog sled race and vie for the Henry John Williams memorial trophy.
The dog sled race features mushers and their teams from various communities in Labrador and will take place at 9am on Saturday March 23, 2019 at Terrington Basin, HV-GB
The Labrador winter games is extending an invitation to mushers to meet with them while they are in Happy Valley-Goose Bay for the games to receive input, as well as discuss ideas and options for reviving and preserving the dog sled event.
The Labrador winter games are committed to working with dog sled mushers to build on the success of races that are held annually on the north and south coasts of Labrador.
“We want the mushers to know that we appreciate their long standing efforts to preserve the tradition of dog sledding and we value their input on ways in which
we can work together on a plan to make the 2022 event even more prestigious” said Ernie McLean, Chairperson, Board of directors for the LWGs.
The Labrador winter games dog sled race will run from the dock to Rabbit island and back, a distance of 30 km’s.
The best dog sled team will be presented with the Henry John Williams memorial trophy.
The trophy pays tribute to the Cartwright fisherman and trapper who kept and worked dog teams wel into his 70s.
In addition, a new award, the most traditional dog team,will be presented to the musher who makes the best use of traditional lashings and other materials.