All Bark, No Frostbite

    Countdown begins to the '08 Cannington Dog Sled Race & Winter Carnival
    Feb. 22nd, 23rd and 24th

    CANNINGTON, ON, Feb. 8 /CNW/ - The 4th Annual Cannington Dog Sled Race &
Winter Carnival is just days away - and this year, the fun-filled extravaganza
taking place just minutes north of the GTA is bigger and better than ever
    More than 70 dog sled teams from across North America will be competing
for a $10,000 purse as the picturesque town of Cannington welcomes thousands
of spectators to the celebration, billed as one of the best of its kind in
    "Mark it on your calendar now; this is a three-day weekend of excitement
that's guaranteed to get the whole family mushing," says Ben Deith, Chair of
the race committee and President of the Cannington Business Association.
    Deith says old crowd favorites like the Toilet Seat Toss and the Ice
Sculpture Competition will be joined this year by new attractions, including a
live bandstand in the downtown core and the Steam Whistle Beer Garden/Ocala
Wine Bar, running Saturday from noon until 1 a.m.
    "We're also honored to be hosting the Oshawa Metis Council who will be
taking us back in time with their authentic native foods, full-dress
ceremonial walks and traditional smudging ceremonies," he says.
    "If you've never tried a bison burger while listening to the huskies
howl, this is one experience you won't want to miss."
    Weekend passes for adults are $8 at the gate; children 13 and under are
just $2 each. Let's mush together this February 22nd, 23rd and 24th; for more
information on the race and carnival, visit or call
toll-free 1-877-246-1266.

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