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Karen a world champion demonstrating bike joring

Lousie St.Laurent



Karen a world champion demonstrating bike joring

Lousie St.Laurent

BRISTOL – The opening of the 4th annual Bristol DryLand dog races, to be held October 26 and 27, was announced October 18, by Denis Rozon in front of major sponsors, dignitaries and tourists. “This is one of the biggest events held in the Pontiac and one of the biggest events to draw in funds for the Pontiac,” said Charlotte L’Ecuyer. The event, which is expected to have 100 or more racers competing this year. Guests enjoyed wine and cheese after the presentation.
Mayor Brent Orr and L’Ecuyer attended the event to deliver speeches and to enjoy the demonstrations of the races. Turnouts for the races have been    getting increasingly bigger every year and the Bristol Dryland dog races are becoming known throughout the world. Orr    congratulated Rozon and stated, “It keeps growing bigger and better, benefiting the Pontiac.”
In attendance was Dawson McCree, who helped Denis start up Timberland Tours and the Dryland races. McCree, who has competed in races for more than 50 years, has won world championships in racing; his grandson will be racing this year in the Dryland races.
A new platform for viewing the races has been constructed this year.
Rozon also announced that Bristol will be hosting the world championship in 2015. “It’s a great honor. We have applied for the last couple of years and lost our bid, but for 2015, we are the only country that applied so we are sure it will be held here. The     support of the Pontiac helps keep us going,” said Rozon.
This year’s trophies, featuring a sculpted pewter dog, were hand crafted by Francois Mangeret.