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ALL TOGETHER NOW – Margot Bossus, front, Mathieu Devred and Jonathan Lucas mush onto Fish Lake during the December 2020 Poker Run.

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YOUNGEST MUSHER – Nola Renner leaves the Fish Lake checkpoint during the 2020 Poker Run.

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LEADING MUSHER – Hans Gatt was first to the finish line of the 2020 Poker Run.

DPSAY announces new board and 2021/2022 race calendar

The Dog Powered Sports Association of Yukon (DPSAY) has announced a new board of directors for the 2021/2022 season.

By Whitehorse Star on September 14, 2021

Revised - The Dog Powered Sports Association of Yukon (DPSAY) has announced a new board of directors for the 2021/2022 season.

The new board is as follows:

President: Maria Metzen

Vice President: Amelie Janin

Treasurer: Claudia Wickert

Secretary: Nathaniel Hamlyn

Director: Katherine Scheck

Claudia Wickert and Katherine Scheck are returning board members.

The new board also thanked Susan Rogan, Connor McMahon, and Diddier Moggia for their work and support during the 2020/2021 season.

According to an email from the new board of directors, they have big plans and are hoping to cater to all mushing and dog sports needs – from small-sized one or two dog set-ups to competitive mushing kennels.

They are planning on ending the summer season and welcoming the cooler temperatures with one more dry land event on Sept. 26th at Mount McIntyre (one mile – one dog/two mile – two dog). More details are to follow.

The DPSAY winter season is mapped out as follows (this is a first draft, some changes might occur):

• 5th of December 2021, 5 – 10 miles “time trial” (location to be determined)

• 18th of December 2021, Poker Run, 25 miles, Fish Lake/Trans Canada Trail

• 16th of January 2022, Carbon Hill, 10 and 30 miles, Mt. Lorne Community Centre

• 19th of February 2022, 20 – 25 miles, Moonlight Run, in accordance with the Yukon Quest

Their biggest project for this season will be to bring back the Atlin Mail run as part of the Atlin Winter Festival (approximately the first or second weekend in March 2022).

For that event, they would like to establish a race (or run) committee that operates on its own, similar to the Journey committee last year.

They are looking for ambitious and motivated people to join the committee to plan and execute that fun event, in cooperation with the Atlin Winter Festival.

In addition, they will offer another online Zoom event in October or November 2021 to go over the topics of dog nutrition and supplements and sled dog expeditions. The mushers interviewed are to be determined.

The board added they would like to thank everyone that supported DPSAY through their membership, and by participating in races or volunteering at their events in the past year.

Submitted by DPSAY board.

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