IFSS Winter World Championships, Hosted by Haliburton Forest

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Funrace spring 2016: Karen Koehler Funrace spring 2016: Karen Koehler

To ring in Canada’s 150th Birthday CAHDS and Haliburton Forest partnered up and thought, you can’t get much more Canadian then hosting a dog sledding event. So in true Haliburton Forest fashion, “Go big or go home!” we will be hosting the 2017 International Federation of Sleddog Sports (IFSS) Winter World Championships. You heard us right. Ontario will be home to the "Olympics of dog sledding" from January 24th to February 1st 2017!

Funrace - Excitement Before the RaceOver nine days we will see 22 different classes of races, with over 20 countries represented by approximately 200 teams and 1,200 dogs.

There will be Opening and Closing ceremonies, Musher Banquets, food vendors, toboggan hill, etc…

How can you be witness to these events? Simple: You can join us as a spectator and view the races from the start/finish line, along the start/finish shoot as well as from MacDonald Lake. BUT why not be part of the team that made this event possible?

Funrace - VolunteersOver the course of the event we estimate that we will require approximately 40 to 60 volunteers a day. Volunteer positions include but are not limited to:

For Volunteer Position descriptions and to sign up please click here. For a schedule of events, information about location and venue as well as becoming part of a team either as a racer or volunteer please visit the official event website.

**Please Note that the Haliburton Forest snowmobile trails will be closed for all recreational use from January 23rd to and including February 1st 2017. Regular snowmobile operations will commence again February 2nd, 2017.

For any further inquiries, please do not hesitate to email Tegan Legge – Project Manager at tlegge@haliburtonforest.com or give her a ring at 800-631-2198 ext. 210.