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Yellowknife Set to Hold Winter Dog Sledding Class

The City of Yellowknife is once again offering a special event with some furry friends!

Twice a year, Yellowknife offers residents a chance to get some up close experience in the field of dog sledding, and that time is coming again soon! The class is set for December 3rd, from 9:00 am to 11:00, and will be open to everyone ages 8 and above at a cost of $63 per person.

Alecia Callahan, the Program Coordinator for the Community Services Department in Yellowknife, shared that the class will be taught by an instructor from Beck’s Kennels, who have been teaching dog sledding in the north since 1989.

Callahan also provided a key piece of advice for anyone who will be participating.

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“Dress warm. Plan to dress very warm for the weather, because you’re going to be outside. It’s a ride in the class, so you’re going to go for a ride with the dog sled, and the dogs will take you around. You’ll learn about the sport of dog sledding, and some different things about the sleighs.”

(Photo provided by City of Yellowknife)

While participants may get to ride with the dogs, Callahan was unsure whether or not anyone will get to “drive” the sled.

Anyone who wishes to take part in the program must be registered beforehand. Registrations can be made online, at the Fieldhouse, or by calling 867-669-3457. If anyone misses out on this class, the city will be putting together another one in early April.

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