Bristol aims to go to the dogs this fall and winter!

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Organizer Denis Rozon (right) holds the mic for experienced musher Guy Girard who explained how much the dogs like to race. Racer Murielle Ovenden looks on as “trail boss” Martin Riopell hitches up the 4 dog rig in preparation for a demonstration by Stephane Chouinard.



Organizer Denis Rozon (right) holds the mic for experienced musher Guy Girard who explained how much the dogs like to race. Racer Murielle Ovenden looks on as “trail boss” Martin Riopell hitches up the 4 dog rig in preparation for a demonstration by Stephane Chouinard.

Deborah Powell

BRISTOL – From October 28-30, Timberland Tours will host the Canadian Championships of Dryland dog racing where hundreds of racers and dogs from all over the globe will descend on Bristol to compete in this world-class event. Additions to the site this year include teepees, beautifully decorated by local artists, and an additional seven kilometres of trail that will allow for a winter race to be held January 14-15, 2017.
At the press conference and demonstration held October 14, elected officials, including MP Will Amos, MRC Pontiac Warden Raymond Durocher and Bristol mayor Brent Orr, all had high praise for Timberland operator Denis Rozon. Durocher presented Rozon with a $10,000 cheque from the MRC Pontiac in
support of his continued efforts to put the region on the map and bring in
visitors.
Scooter, canicross, bikejoring and 4, 6, and 8 dog rigs are all on the schedule for the October championships. Vendors will be on site with warm food and beverages as well as other merchandise for sale.